Jump to content

Script to work only inside of a program?


Recommended Posts

Ok..... me and a friend are making a game, and we are in the testing phase of it, finding bugs, ect.... and i need to test alot of stuff but at the same time i have many things on my computer i need to do....

Is there any way to attach a script directly to a program (namely the program is called Shadow Realm) and let it run in there, but still be aply to type/browse freely without it taking effect on the rest of your computer? i've searched the help file throu and throu and havent found anything, but if this was possible it would be a GREAT help, if it's not then as a suggestion could you put it in the next version of AI?

Thanks in advance, any answer will satisfy me as long as i get an answer and it's truthfull hehe ;)

-TK

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok..... me and a friend are making a game, and we are in the testing phase of it, finding bugs, ect.... and i need to test alot of stuff but at the same time i have many things on my computer i need to do....

Is there any way to attach a script directly to a program (namely the program is called Shadow Realm) and let it run in there, but still be aply to type/browse freely without it taking effect on the rest of your computer? i've searched the help file throu and throu and havent found anything, but if this was possible it would be a GREAT help, if it's not then as a suggestion could you put it in the next version of AI?

Thanks in advance, any answer will satisfy me as long as i get an answer and it's truthfull hehe ;)

-TK

I am not sure this is what you meaning, but maybe you can create a child window in the game:

GUICreate ("title",(width),(height),(left),(top),$WS_CHILD,WinGetHandle("title of your game","Text in your game"))

This creates a GUI embedded in your game...

It will not have caption etc.

If you want that replace $WS_CHILD with $WS_CHILD+$WS_CAPTION+$WS_SYSMENU

Use AutoIt Window Info to search the title of your game and the text in your game.

If it hasnt a title/text, place this at the top of your script:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",4).

Now place this in the title:

classname=Here the classname, find it with AutoIt Window Info

Almostly all windows have classname.

Hope it helps u.

Sorry for my English, I'm Dutch... =DMedia UDFINet Adv UDF
Link to post
Share on other sites

im not sure what you mean by that stuff you posted lol... but i'll make what i meant more understandable....

What i need is to attach my script ONLY! to the game, so i can have my script testing the game for me, while i can freely do stuff OUTSIDE of the game, (typing, clicking, browsing, ect.) without the clicks and movements that are going on inside of the game.... is this possible?

Link to post
Share on other sites

i think what you are looking for is minimized click. i think the UDF is control_click. try searching the forum for it.

minimized click? lol i know how to have my game minimized but still have auto-it work in it, the problem is... once i click away from the game, like if i click ANYWHERE on the screen, it automaticaly detaches from the game.... i want this to attach itself to Shadow Realm (my game) and KEEP itself attached while i do other stuff (in firefox, notepad, messangers, ect.) but i DONT want the effects (like pressing z, e, q, ect.) to take place in firefox, notepad, ect....

as far as minimized click, no clue wut dat is lol....

Link to post
Share on other sites

as far as minimized click, no clue wut dat is lol....

A 'minimised click' is a click in a window that's minimised or otherwise not visible on the screen.

AutoIt is capable of automating standard windows in the background via the use of ControlClick(), ControlSend() etc. If your game consists of a standard Windows GUI (text fields, buttons, menus etc.) then it should be quite easy to automate as needed. Try using AutoIt Window Info on your game window to see if any information can be read. Place your mouse cursor over the different clickable/editable elements of the game screen to see what comes up. If nothing useful comes up then you're out of luck.

It's harder to 'automate' games because generally games are designed to be played by a human! ;) You will probably need to do your testing by hand.

Link to post
Share on other sites

try controlsend

More specifically, try using ControlSend() without specifying a control ID since your game window is likely not to have one:

ControlSend("Game window title", "", "", "Keys to send")
Link to post
Share on other sites

Almost right:

ControlSend("Shadow Realm", "", "", "s")
Sleep(2000)
ControlSend("Shadow Realm", "", "", "z")

Note the lowercase S and Z because otherwise it'll send Shift+key.

Edited by LxP
Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes -- ControlSend() expects four parameters. If you try it with just two then AutoIt will throw an error at you. You could have found this out for yourself by trying it, you know... ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes -- ControlSend() expects four parameters. If you try it with just two then AutoIt will throw an error at you. You could have found this out for yourself by trying it, you know... ;)

LOL, but who wants to go through trial and error when you can be handed the solution?

---"Educate the Mind, Make Savage the Body" -Mao Tse Tung

Link to post
Share on other sites

@ w0uter & LxP:

I've seen both of you suggest using a blank ControlID with ControlSend when the target window has no controls.

I've had only limited success with this method. (See my last post in the following topic)

Could you please check out this topic and let me know what your thoughts are?

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16867

Thanks, guys!

[font="Tahoma"]"Tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties"[/font]

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Skruge,

How embarrassing -- I've suggested this usage of ControlSend() a couple times now and after actually testing it with the following code:

Opt("WinWaitDelay", 0)
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

Local Const $NP = "metapad"
Local Const $CALC = "Calculator"

Run("metapad")
Run("Calc")

WinWait($NP)
WinWait($CALC)

WinActivate($CALC)
WinWaitActive($CALC)

Local $Return = ControlSend($NP, "", "", "Testing...")
MsgBox(0x40 , "ControlSend()", "Return value is " & $Return)

I find that it doesn't work as expected. Perhaps no one has actually tested this but instead heard that it works from someone else -- it's interesting how false ideas can propagate like this. Now to find the original poster of this suggestion... ;)

Incidentally the value returned by ControlSend() indicates success, which suggests that it is in fact designed to work this way... I would expect it to choose the control with focus by default.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Skruge,

How embarrassing -- I've suggested this usage of ControlSend() a couple times now and after actually testing it with the following code:

Opt("WinWaitDelay", 0)
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

Local Const $NP = "metapad"
Local Const $CALC = "Calculator"

Run("metapad")
Run("Calc")

WinWait($NP)
WinWait($CALC)

WinActivate($CALC)
WinWaitActive($CALC)

Local $Return = ControlSend($NP, "", "", "Testing...")
MsgBox(0x40 , "ControlSend()", "Return value is " & $Return)

I find that it doesn't work as expected. Perhaps no one has actually tested this but instead heard that it works from someone else -- it's interesting how false ideas can propagate like this. Now to find the original poster of this suggestion... ;)

Incidentally the value returned by ControlSend() indicates success, which suggests that it is in fact designed to work this way... I would expect it to choose the control with focus by default.

yeah i was going to post that yesterday after skruge's posts in another thread i tested on my own, i couldn't get it to send even to notepad without a control id. after i added just the control id to the line that wasn't working, it went fine for me....
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
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...