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vk41

Opening a custom file in notepad++

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Hi,

I have a single file (which is not a text file), the file is name1.uvproj(basically this is keil uvision project file) . I want to open name1.uvproj using notepad++.

So far I am lucky enough to open it using RUN () command. But I have hardcoded the path here, I do not want to hardcode it.

Script.au3

Run('C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe' &' K:\vijay\name1.uvproj')
This works fine.No issues here.

But I if I modify the script slightly, then it doesnt work.

Script1.au3

$notepad_path = 'C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe'
$file_path = 'K:\vijay\name1.uvproj'

Run($notepad_path & $file_path)
This wont work.

I dont want to hardcode the path like I did in script.au3

Can any one help me out with this.

 

 

 

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His path to notepad has a space in it.  He needs to wrap that in quotes as well.

Run('"' & $notepad_path & '" "' & $file_path & '"')

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

@vk41 - You could also benefit from checking out directory macros (@ProgramFilesDir), especially with SciTE and auto-complete.

As well as that, when troubleshooting or testing, you should be using either a MsgBox or the console to check on the status of your path variables. This should always be your first step, as it will show things like missing spaces and whether quotes etc are correct ... though it won't tell you if you forget to use them at all.

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Thanks guys !

Its working! 

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