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Need help with OpenFile function

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First... I don't speak english well so be patient with me please

I know the functions "FileOpenDialog" and "FileSaveDialog". I also know how to use them but I would not use them. I would use another alternative. Can you help me please?

I would like to use the "OpenFile" of Windows. Here is the documentation:
 

Can someone help me to use it please?

 

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FileOpen() ???

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FileOpen() ???

Il existe un forum francophone : http://autoitscript.fr/forum/

I won't to use Fileopen. (Je ne veux pas utiliser Fileopen)

I would like to use an Alternative (Je voudrais utiliser une alternative)

No much peoples can help me on french forums (peu de gens peuvent m'aider dans les forums français)

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Hi,

FileOpenDialog only returns a path for a file, usable in further operations like FileMove, FileOpen, FileDelete etc.

FileOpen returns a handle for reading and writing.

What's better about the Microsoft API?

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Hi,

FileOpenDialog only returns a path for a file, usable in further operations like FileMove, FileOpen, FileDelete etc.

FileOpen returns a handle for reading and writing.

What's better about the Microsoft API?

I protect my script from decompilation and this protection prevent us to use "FileOpendialog" and "FileSavedialog".

I just need to use the Windows API. Can someone help me please?

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

You can always use the winAPI functions for this

_WinAPI_GetOpenFileName ; opens the open dialog box to specify file you'd like to open

and

_WinAPI_GetSaveFileName ; use this to get the save dialog box to specify the file you'd like to save
Edited by MikahS
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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

@MasterFrench, if you look at the MSDN you will see even MS suggests not using this function. If the AutoIt function is not good enough (still not clear on why not), you should be trying to mimic CreateFile, not OpenFile.

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(Getting the same answers here as on the French forum).

BTW pointless question.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
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PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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MasterFrench,

Please explain in detail why you do not want to use the AutoIt File* functions to call the API (because that is all they do) or I am going to close this. Merely mentioning that 'this protection prevent us to use "FileOpendialog" and "FileSavedialog"' is not an explanation - if this 'protection' is that strict what makes you think you can call other API functions without problem? Anyway you have a couple of hours to respond (et en francais par moyen d'un MP si tu preferes). :)

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