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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I am very new to autoit.

I am trying to write a script that takes in parameters from the command line and simply displays the parameters in a message box.  I think the code below should do that.

local $parm1 = $CmdLine[1]
local $parm2 = $CmdLine[2]

local $message = $parm1 & $parm2

msgbox (0,"TEST", $message)
Exit



Then from the TOOLS menu I would like to use the GO command to run this script.  But how can I include a couple of parameters in the GO command to test my script?

Edited by bobfii

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Shift F8 in Scite, it will allow you to enter up to 4 command line arguements.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

You can also call it through CMD prompt (where CD is the directory of the script, else write out the full path to .au3 file)

"%programfiles(x86)%autoit3autoit3.exe" test.au3 testParam1 testParam2

Or, compile the script, and then on command line, remove this: "%programfiles(x86)%autoit3autoit3.exe"

If your 'Path' env var includes the autoit programs dir, than just call autoit3.exe test.au3 testParam1 testParam2

full list of options in helpfile, under Command Line Parameters

Edited by jdelaney

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Thanks to both of you for the help. 

I added two parameters using the shift F8 mode, then when ran the code I get this error:

local $parm1 = $CmdLine[1]
local $parm1 = ^ ERROR

According to the help file $CmdLine is a special array initialized with the command line parameters passed in to your AutoIt script.

What have I missed?

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>"C:Program Files (x86)AutoIt3SciTE..autoit3.exe" /ErrorStdOut "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Examples\test.au3"
C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Examples\test.au3 (4) : ==> Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded.:
local $parm1 = $CmdLine[1]
local $parm1 = ^ ERROR
>Exit code: 1    Time: 1.651

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As I expected, it isn't inserting the Parameters.

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OK and thanks.

I'll do that now.

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You aren't sending any command line parameters, you should see something like this

 

"E:BetaAppSciTEAutoIt3WrapperAutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "E:AutoItScriptstest.au3" /UserParams test 1  2

test, 1 and 2 are the parameters I set.

Also, you should test to see if any parameters are passed prior to trying to use them.

If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then
    local $parm1 = $CmdLine[1]
    local $parm2 = $CmdLine[2]
Endif

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Thanks.

As I said, I am new to autoit.

This is all very good information and I greatly appreciate the quick response

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

I'd do something like this (I prefer Enums), to make sure everything functions smoothly (covers all potential scenarios where errors can occur)...then in the script, drive everything off the array:

#include <Array.au3>
Global Enum $giParam_1,$giParam_2,$giParam_UBound
Global $aParams[$giParam_UBound]
For $i = 1 to UBound($CmdLine)-1
    If $i > $giParam_UBound Then
        MsgBox(1,1,"More Params included than expected")
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
    $aParams[$i-1]=$CmdLine[$i]
Next
_ArrayDisplay($aParams)

MsgBox(1,1,"First param " & $aParams[$giParam_1])
MsgBox(1,1,"Second param " & $aParams[$giParam_2])

Adding new params is as easy as adding a variable to the Global Enum, just prior to $giParam_UBound

Edit: you would make the enum variable names specific to what you expect them to be...I just provided samples as the count of the variable.

Edit2: missed this line: #include <Array.au3>

Edited by jdelaney

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Wow....ok that's a little over my head. I can follow most of your script but I really don't understand ENUM. But that's ok as this will be a good way to learn the language and the tools.

I'll go thru your script and use the F1 help key on all the items I don't understand.

Is there any kind of breakpoint or real time variable "watch window" in the tools?

As I have just downloaded the full install of SciTE I'll spend some time reading it's help file.

Thanks for all the information. This should keep me busy for awhile

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