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Hello, I'm trying my hand at a simple TCP server and client but I have a bit of a worry! I create a simple GUI to return the error code following the TCPStartUp command and its returning an error! I have tried using some example TCP Scripts too which don't seem to work properly. 

Would someone mind having a look at my code below and tell me if the TCPStartUp should be working? Should it be returning errorcode 1? 

And should my text steps be TCP Listen > TCP Accept > TCP Recieve?

I'm a bit of a noob so any help would be hugely appreciated :)

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Opt('GUIonEventMode', 1)

$GUI = GUICreate("S.M.I Server", 472, 311, 751, 312)
$Content = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 313, 289, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_EDIT,$ES_READONLY))

GUICtrlSetData($Content, "Content")

IF @error == 1 Then
    GUICtrlSetData($content, "TCP Services started with: " & @Error)
    GUICtrlSetData($content, "TCP Services failed with error: " & @error)

While 1
        GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "quit", $GUI)

Func quit()
    GUICtrlSetData($content, "TCP Shut Down: " & @error)


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TcpStartup() will return 1 if the service started and 0 if not. You can use @error macro in case the function call failed to start tcp service to see wherethe problem is.

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try this:

; == Start the TCP service.


Func Example()
    Local $vTCP = TCPStartup() ; Start the TCP service.
    If $vTCP = 1 Then
        MsgBox(64, "", $vTCP)
EndFunc   ;==>Example


Edited by 232showtime

ill get to that... i still need to learn and understand a lot of codes graduated.gif

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try this:

; == Start the TCP service.


Func Example()
    Local $vTCP = TCPStartup() ; Start the TCP service.
    If $vTCP = 1 Then
        MsgBox(64, "", $vTCP)
EndFunc   ;==>Example


​I assigned a variable to TCPStartUp() as you did and this returns the error code I'm now expecting within my GUI!  Thanks.

Next step is trying to get another script to talk to this one.

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You don't really need to hardcode the 1, If $vTCP Then is enough as anything that isn't zero is consider True, with zero meaning False. This is the beauty (or ugly side) of dynamic languages.

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