Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

How to call an uncompiled au3 file....

Recommended Posts

This has probably been asked many times but a search did not find it ...

I want to call several .au3 files from a .au3 file... can this be done...

For example:

Inside the master au3 might be..

call myfile1.au3

call myfile2.au3

call myfile3.au3

call myfile3.au3

I know its very simple to do it if the au3 has been compiled but I am testing and making a lot of changes in the au3 so I do nont want to spend time re-compiling each time i mod an au3..

Thanks in advance.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Help file: <Using AutoIt - Command Line Parameters>. :)


Edit: Or in the online documentation here. ;)

Edited by Melba23

Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

To add to Melba23's post, search _RunAu3() in the wiki too.

UDF List:

_AdapterConnections()_AlwaysRun()_AppMon()_AppMonEx()_ArrayFilter/_ArrayReduce_BinaryBin()_CheckMsgBox()_CmdLineRaw()_ContextMenu()_ConvertLHWebColor()/_ConvertSHWebColor()_DesktopDimensions()_DisplayPassword()_DotNet_Load()/_DotNet_Unload()_Fibonacci()_FileCompare()_FileCompareContents()_FileNameByHandle()_FilePrefix/SRE()_FindInFile()_GetBackgroundColor()/_SetBackgroundColor()_GetConrolID()_GetCtrlClass()_GetDirectoryFormat()_GetDriveMediaType()_GetFilename()/_GetFilenameExt()_GetHardwareID()_GetIP()_GetIP_Country()_GetOSLanguage()_GetSavedSource()_GetStringSize()_GetSystemPaths()_GetURLImage()_GIFImage()_GoogleWeather()_GUICtrlCreateGroup()_GUICtrlListBox_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_SaveCSV()_GUICtrlListView_SaveHTML()_GUICtrlListView_SaveTxt()_GUICtrlListView_SaveXML()_GUICtrlMenu_Recent()_GUICtrlMenu_SetItemImage()_GUICtrlTreeView_CreateArray()_GUIDisable()_GUIImageList_SetIconFromHandle()_GUIRegisterMsg()_GUISetIcon()_Icon_Clear()/_Icon_Set()_IdleTime()_InetGet()_InetGetGUI()_InetGetProgress()_IPDetails()_IsFileOlder()_IsGUID()_IsHex()_IsPalindrome()_IsRegKey()_IsStringRegExp()_IsSystemDrive()_IsUPX()_IsValidType()_IsWebColor()_Language()_Log()_MicrosoftInternetConnectivity()_MSDNDataType()_PathFull/GetRelative/Split()_PathSplitEx()_PrintFromArray()_ProgressSetMarquee()_ReDim()_RockPaperScissors()/_RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock()_ScrollingCredits_SelfDelete()_SelfRename()_SelfUpdate()_SendTo()_ShellAll()_ShellFile()_ShellFolder()_SingletonHWID()_SingletonPID()_Startup()_StringCompact()_StringIsValid()_StringRegExpMetaCharacters()_StringReplaceWholeWord()_StringStripChars()_Temperature()_TrialPeriod()_UKToUSDate()/_USToUKDate()_WinAPI_Create_CTL_CODE()_WinAPI_CreateGUID()_WMIDateStringToDate()/_DateToWMIDateString()Au3 script parsingAutoIt SearchAutoIt3 PortableAutoIt3WrapperToPragmaAutoItWinGetTitle()/AutoItWinSetTitle()CodingDirToHTML5FileInstallrFileReadLastChars()GeoIP databaseGUI - Only Close ButtonGUI ExamplesGUICtrlDeleteImage()GUICtrlGetBkColor()GUICtrlGetStyle()GUIEventsGUIGetBkColor()Int_Parse() & Int_TryParse()IsISBN()LockFile()Mapping CtrlIDsOOP in AutoItParseHeadersToSciTE()PasswordValidPasteBinPosts Per DayPreExpandProtect GlobalsQueue()Resource UpdateResourcesExSciTE JumpSettings INISHELLHOOKShunting-YardSignature CreatorStack()Stopwatch()StringAddLF()/StringStripLF()StringEOLToCRLF()VSCROLLWM_COPYDATAMore Examples...

Updated: 22/04/2018

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are running on a machine with AutoIT installed you can also shellexecute scripts, like...


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

msgbox(0,'Driver Test','Hit <ENTER> to run .AU3 files')

shellexecute(@scriptdir & '\slave1.au3')
shellexecute(@scriptdir & '\slave2.au3')
shellexecute(@scriptdir & '\slave3.au3')

Slave 1

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

msgbox($IDOK,'Slave #1','Slave #1 running. Hit <ENTER> to exit')

Slave 2

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

msgbox($IDOK,'Slave #2','Slave #2 running. Hit <ENTER> to exit')

Slave 3

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

msgbox($IDOK,'Slave #3','Slave #3 running. Hit <ENTER> to exit')

...and on and on...

Forum Rules         Procedure for posting code

"I like pigs.  Dogs look up to us.  Cats look down on us.  Pigs treat us as equals."

- Sir Winston Churchill

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Melba.. that got me to a lot of experimentation.. but I could not get any to work ... and never in the regular documentation  did I see the example that made it work for me...  that is adding the "run" in the command....

Thanks Fubar but when I set up what you show as the first example... each time I hit enter.. it opened that slave file in the editor.. but would not auto run.

and a final big thanks to guiness... as in the search of the wiki as you suggested I found this example...

ShellExecute("E:Help_Folder!!!__Mary_Pope_HandyConsecutive_au3_files_RUNslave1.au3", "", "", "edit", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
ShellExecute("E:Help_Folder!!!__Mary_Pope_HandyConsecutive_au3_files_RUNslave2.au3", "", "", "edit", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
ShellExecute("E:Help_Folder!!!__Mary_Pope_HandyConsecutive_au3_files_RUNslave3.au3", "", "", "edit", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

But these simply opened each slave in the editor and no run same as what I got with Fubar..

So noticing the "edit" in the command... I said... what the hell why don't i try "run" instead of edit...

sure enough it worked... problem is all three ran at the same time... not good...

So scrolling to the bottom of that Wiki example it says used ShellExecuteWait to run one at a time..

ShellExecuteWait("E:Help_Folder!!!__Mary_Pope_HandyConsecutive_au3_files_RUNslave1.au3", "", "", "run", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
ShellExecuteWait("E:Help_Folder!!!__Mary_Pope_HandyConsecutive_au3_files_RUNslave2.au3", "", "", "run", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
ShellExecuteWait("E:Help_Folder!!!__Mary_Pope_HandyConsecutive_au3_files_RUNslave3.au3", "", "", "run", @SW_MAXIMIZE)


So I would love to give each of you 1/3 credit but does not work that way... but thanks to you all anyway...


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...