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Is it possible to include UDFs in AutoIt's built in function list

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Hi all,

There is a lot of udfs in autoit. I wonder why don;t they include some most used udfs to autoit's own function list. If they do, then we can avoid a line of code(#include line). Is there any technical reason behind it. ?


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UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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If that's your only reason because of one less line, then no, it's pointless. If you would've said "Hey, function x and y perhaps could be included in the core because a] it's a function that has wide usage and b] there might be a possible performance gain in doing so e.g. FileReadToArray()" then maybe your post would have merit. But for typing one less line. There is also a benefit to having UDFs, one of which is transparency of code and for those to learn AutoIt on a practical scale.


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So i got two reasons for maintaining udfs separate from the core. Is there  any benefit in learning when a function is outside the core ? Correct me if i am wrong.


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UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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I think we need a package manager for AutoIt to solve this problem. A lot of languages already adopted this way. A UDF shipped with AutoIt would be no different from any other user defined library and it would be very convenient, possibly even more convenient than how it works now, to include libraries into your project.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

After writing my code into Scite, I press the F2-key which runs OrganizeIncludes. All required files are "included" automatically, not only UDF´s.

No typing of #include<blahblah.au3> by hand since years!

OrganizeIncludes runs some seconds, this is the only reason why i combined it not with the F5-Key-LUAMacro...

 Is there  any benefit in learning when a function is outside the core ? 

Yes, of course! And an other great advantage is that you are able to modify existing UDF-code to your own requirements!

Edited by AndyG

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Yes, i agree with manadar. A package manager will do the work. User can choose which functions to be added to the core while installing. 


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

AutoIt native functions are coded in C++, you cannot just add an AutoIt script to it, they need to be written in C++.

AutoIt is boss. It can do anything if you make it do it. Including embedding AutoIt functions internally. Though it wouldn't be too hard to translate AutoIt to C++ -- because all AutoIt internal functions are already there after all. =)

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Then the makers of AutoIt can include it in each upcoming updates. I think these are the most common UDFs 

1. Array.au3 

2. Misc.au3

3. File.au3

4. MsgBoxConstants.au3

5. SQLite.au3

 


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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How would they include MsgBoxConstants? They are just constants in which you don't have to remember magic values. It would have NO significant performance gain in your code (is this because you hate typing one line?). 

Out of those 5, the one that makes a little bit of sense is the Array UDF.


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But what about "_IsPressed()" ?. I think it used very commonly. So Misc.au3 is a must. And don't forget about the File.au3 too.


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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You mean everything in Misc? Come on!


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Autoit is a scripting language. It is mainly used for automation tasks. So It should have some basic keyboard functions (Like manadar's "HotString") and mouse functions. Without them, what automation  ?. And @guinness I just mentioned _IsPressed only. Sorry for saying Misc.au3


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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Not everyone uses it for automating tasks in a Window, it's better to do it other ways most of the time. I've never used _IsPressed for anything in something I'm scripting, not sure if I ever would. They're in external UDFs because they don't make sense to put things into the core just because some people want it there, it only makes sense when a majority of people use something, and it makes sense to have it run faster.


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Autoit is a scripting language. It is mainly used for automation tasks. So It should have some basic keyboard functions (Like manadar's "HotString") and mouse functions. Without them, what automation  ?. And @guinness I just mentioned _IsPressed only. Sorry for saying Misc.au3

Something of a blanket statement. 5 years ago I probably would have agreed with it, but I believe AutoIt is rapidly evolving. Simple keyboard and mouse task automation may be the main use you personally have for it, but that doesn't mean it holds true for the entire community.


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I am not arguing , but AutoIt still lacks better keyboard functions. I mean a function which helps the programmer to do a low level keyboard hook easily. 


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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kcvinu,

a function which helps the programmer to do a low level keyboard hook easily

And why do you suppose that is the case? Perhaps this might give you a clue.

And there has always been a reluctance to take further functions into core code as we get enough complaints about the size of the "compiled" executables as it is without further increasing the size of the interpreter which is packaged with each one.

M23

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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@Melba23 And that sounds a very very good reason. Prevention from bloating the compiled exe. 

And i am not talking about key loggers. Just think about a text expander in word or something like that. People needed it. They need to get rid of from repetitive tasks. Typing is a horrible task. take it in a good sense.


My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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kcvinu,

take it in a good sense

I do, which is why I posted as I did in this thread of yours.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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      #Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI **** #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=PAL Timecode Calculator UDF #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_LegalCopyright=horvath.imre@gmail.com #EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI **** ; ; #FUNCTION# ; Name...........: _tcAdd ; Description....: Returns addition of two timecodes ; Syntax.........: _tcAdd($fTc1, fTc2 [, $fFormat = "P"]) ; ; Parameters.....: $fTc1 - First timecode in hh:mm:ss.ff format ; $fTc2 - Second timecode in hh:mm:ss.ff format ; $fFormat - Time base - "P" (default): PAL (25 fps) ; "M" : millisecond ; ; Return value...: Sum of the two timecode in the selected format Func _tcAdd($fTc1, $fTc2, $fFormat = "P", $fHourFormat = 1) Local $fMs1 = _tcToMs($fTc1) Local $fMs2 = _tcToMs($fTc2) Local $fSumMs = $fMs1 + $fMs2 Return _msToTc($fSumMs, $fFormat, $fHourFormat) EndFunc ; #FUNCTION# ; Name...........: _tcsSub ; Description....: Returns addition of two timecodes ; Syntax.........: _tcSub($fTc1, fTc2 [, $fFormat = "P"]) ; ; Parameters.....: $fTc1 - First timecode in hh:mm:ss.ff format ; $fTc2 - Second timecode in hh:mm:ss.ff format ; $fFormat - Time base - "P" (default): PAL (25 fps) ; "M" : millisecond ; ; Return value...: Subtract $fTc2 from $fTc1 in the source format Func _tcSub($fTc1, $fTc2, $fFormat = "P") Local $fMs1 = _tcToMs($fTc1) Local $fMs2 = _tcToMs($fTc2) Local $fSumMs = $fMs1 - $fMs2 If $fSumMs < 0 Then $fSumMs = _tcToMs("24:00:00.00") - ($fSumMs * -1) EndIf Return _msToTc($fSumMs, $fFormat) EndFunc ; #FUNCTION# ; Name...........: _tcToMs ; Description....: Returns timecode converted to total milliseconds ; Syntax.........: _tcToMs($fTc) ; ; Parameters.....: $fTc - Timecode in hh:mm:ss.ff or hh:mm:ss:xxx format, where xxx are milliseconds ; ; Return value...: Milliseconds as an integer value Func _tcToMs($fTc) Local $fTemp = StringSplit($fTc, ":.") Local $fChr = StringLen($fTemp[4]) Switch $fChr Case 2 Return ($fTemp[4] * 40) + ($fTemp[3] * 1000) + ($fTemp[2] * 60000) + ($fTemp[1] * 3600000) Case 3 Return ($fTemp[4]) + ($fTemp[3] * 1000) + ($fTemp[2] * 60000) + ($fTemp[1] * 3600000) EndSwitch EndFunc ; #FUNCTION# ; Name...........: _msToTc ; Description....: Converts total milliseconds to timecode ; Syntax.........: _msToTc($fIn, $fFormat = "P", $fHourFormat = 1) ; ; Parameters.....: $fIn - Time in milliseconds ; $fFormat - Output format "P": PAL TC (default) ; "M": hh:mm:ss.xxx where xxx are milliseconds ; $fHourFormat - Hour format "1": max. value is 23, then starts from 0 (default) ; "0": hours can be more then 23 ; ; Return value...: Timecode as string in the selected format Func _msToTc($fIn, $fFormat = "P", $fHourFormat = 1) Switch $fFormat Case "P" Local $fFr = StringFormat("%02i", (StringRight($fIn, 3) - Mod(StringRight($fIn, 3), 40)) / 40) Case "M" Local $fFr = StringFormat("%03i", StringRight($fIn, 3)) EndSwitch $fIn = StringTrimRight($fIn, 3) Local $fSec = StringFormat("%02i", Mod($fIn, 60)) $fIn -= $fSec Local $fMinTot = $fIn / 60 Local $fMin = StringFormat("%02i", Mod($fMinTot, 60)) $fIn -= $fMin*60 Local $fHourTot = $fIn / 60 / 60 Switch $fHourFormat Case 1 $fHour = StringFormat("%02i", Mod($fHourTot, 24)) Case 0 $fHour = StringFormat("%02i", $fHourTot) EndSwitch Return($fHour & ":" & $fMin & ":" & $fSec & "." & $fFr) EndFunc ; #FUNCTION# ; Name...........: _tcFormatChange ; Description....: Toggle TC format ; Syntax.........: _tcFormatChange($fTc) ; ; Parameters.....: $fTc - Timecode in hh:mm:ss.ff or hh:mm:ss:xxx format, where xxx are milliseconds ; ; Return value...: PAL timecode or time with milliseconds as string, depends on input Func _tcFormatChange($fTc) Local $fTemp = StringSplit($fTc, ":.") Local $fChr = StringLen($fTemp[4]) Switch $fChr Case 2 Return $fTemp[1]&":"&$fTemp[2]&":"&$fTemp[3]&"."&StringFormat("%03i", $fTemp[4]*40) Case 3 Return $fTemp[1]&":"&$fTemp[2]&":"&$fTemp[3]&"."&StringFormat("%02i", ($fTemp[4]-Mod($fTemp[4], 40))/40) EndSwitch EndFunc And the example script:
      #include<_PAL_TC_Calc.au3> $palTC1 = "00:01:12.20" $palTC2 = "23:59:50.02" $msTC1 = "00:01:12.800" $msTC2 = "23:59:50.120" MsgBox(0, "1", _tcAdd($palTC1, $palTC2)); Adds $palTC1 to $palTC2, turns hour back to 0 after 23, returns PAL TC format MsgBox(0, "2", _tcAdd($palTC1, $palTC2, "M")); Adds $palTC1 to $palTC2, turns hour back to 0 after 23, returns time with milliseconds format MsgBox(0, "3", _tcAdd($palTC1, $palTC2, "M", 0)); Adds $palTC1 to $palTC2, hours can be infinite, returns time with milliseconds format MsgBox(0, "4", _tcAdd($msTC1, $msTC2)); Adds $palTC1 to $palTC2, turns hour back to 0 after 23, returns PAL TC format MsgBox(0, "5", _tcAdd($msTC1, $msTC2, "M")); Adds $palTC1 to $palTC2, turns hour back to 0 after 23, returns time with milliseconds format MsgBox(0, "6", _tcAdd($msTC1, $msTC2, "M", 0)); Adds $palTC1 to $palTC2, hours can be infinite, returns time with milliseconds format MsgBox(0, "7", _tcSub($palTC2, $palTC1)); Subtract $palTC1 from $palTC2, returns PAL TC format MsgBox(0, "8", _tcSub($palTC2, $palTC1, "M")); Subtract $palTC1 from $palTC2, time with milliseconds format MsgBox(0, "9", _tcSub($msTC1, $msTC2)); Subtract $palTC1 from $palTC2, returns PAL TC format - when hits zero, counts back from 24:00:00.00 MsgBox(0, "10", _tcSub($msTC1, $msTC2, "M")); Subtract $palTC1 from $palTC2, time with milliseconds format - when hits zero, counts back from 24:00:00.000 MsgBox(0, "11", _tcFormatChange($palTC2)); Convert PAL TC to time with milliseconds and back MsgBox(0, "12", _tcFormatChange($msTC2)); Convert PAL TC to time with milliseconds and back  
      TC_CALC_example.au3
      _PAL_TC_Calc.au3
    • TRAGENALPHA
      By TRAGENALPHA
      A small UDF to Modify the Console Interface.
      #include-once ;#AutoIt3Wrapper_Au3Check_Parameters=-q -d -w 1 -w 2 -w 3 -w- 4 -w 5 -w 6 -w- 7 ; =============================================================================================================================== ; Name...........: Console Modify ; Description ...: A small UDF to manipulate the Console Interface for scripts that are compiled as a console application. ; Syntax.........: _ConsoleClear() -- Clears the Console ; _ConsoleTitle("VALUE") - Sets the console title. ; _ConsoleWindow([WIDTH BUFFER SIZE], [HEIGHT BUFFER SIZE]) - Sets the Width and Height Buffer size of the console. ; Parameters ....: $bh6e5v_ctval = Title of the Console Window. ; $bh6e5v_cwwidth = Window width buffer size. ; $bh6e5v_cwheight = Window height buffer size. ; Return values .: True = Console window buffer size has been changed ; False = Failed to change console window buffer size. ; Author ........: TRAGENALPHA <3 ; Example .......: _ConsoleTitle("This is the new title") // _ConsoleWindow(200, 60) ; =============================================================================================================================== ; -- This is here because writing RunDos and including a whole UDF is too much. But this is basically just _RunDos() ;Func cmd($bh6e5v_ldvar) ; RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $bh6e5v_ldval) ;EndFunc Func _ConsoleClear() RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c cls") EndFunc Func _ConsoleTitle($bh6e5v_ctval) RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c title " & $bh6e5v_ctval) EndFunc Func _ConsoleWindow($bh6e5v_cwwidth, $bh6e5v_cwheight) If IsNumber($bh6e5v_cwwidth) And IsNumber($bh6e5v_cwheight) And ($bh6e5v_cwwidth > 0) And ($bh6e5v_cwheight > 0) Then RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c mode con: cols=" & $bh6e5v_cwwidth & " lines=" & $bh6e5v_cwheight) Return True Else Return False EndIf EndFunc  
      ConsoleModify.au3
    • FrancescoDiMuro
      By FrancescoDiMuro
      Good morning everyone
      I'm working on a little project, and, I encountered a little strange error when I try to add some data to an array...
      The code I wrote is this:
      Func _WMI_Get_Win32_TemperatureProbe($blnCanUseWMI, $blnCustomArrayDisplay = False, $blnReturnEU = False) If $blnCanUseWMI Then Local $objWMI_QueryResult = $objWMI.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_TemperatureProbe", "WQL", 32) If @error Then __ConsoleWrite("Error executing the query on Win32_TemperatureProbe class.", @error, 9999) Else Local $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe[1][3] _ArrayDelete($arrWin32_TemperatureProbe, 0) If @error Then __ConsoleWrite("Error deleting the 0st element $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe array.", @error, 9999) Else Local $objWMI_Variable = Null, $strWMI_QueryResult = "", $i = 0 For $objWMI_Variable In $objWMI_QueryResult $strWMI_QueryResult &= "QUERY RESULT" & "|# " & $i & "|/" & @CRLF & _ "Accuracy" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Accuracy & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "Availability" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Availability & "|" & "[uint16]" & @CRLF & _ "Caption" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Caption & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "ConfigManagerErrorCode" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.ConfigManagerErrorCode & "|" & "[uint32]" & @CRLF & _ "ConfigManagerUserConfig" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.ConfigManagerUserConfig & "|" & "[boolean]" & @CRLF & _ "CreationClassName" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.CreationClassName & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "CurrentReading" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.CurrentReading & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "Description" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Description & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "DeviceID" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.DeviceID & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "ErrorCleared" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.ErrorCleared & "|" & "[boolean]" & @CRLF & _ "ErrorDescription" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.ErrorDescription & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "InstallDate" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.InstallDate & "|" & "[datetime]" & @CRLF & _ "IsLinear" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.IsLinear & "|" & "[boolean]" & @CRLF & _ "LastErrorCode" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.LastErrorCode & "|" & "[uint32]" & @CRLF & _ "LowerThresholdCritical" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.LowerThresholdCritical & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "LowerThresholdFatal" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.LowerThresholdFatal & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "LowerThresholdNonCritical" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.LowerThresholdNonCritical & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "MaxReadable" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.MaxReadable & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "MinReadable" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.MinReadable & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "Name" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Name & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "NominalReading" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.NominalReading & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "NormalMax" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.NormalMax & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "NormalMin" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.NormalMin & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "PNPDeviceID" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.PNPDeviceID & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "PowerManagementCapabilities" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.PowerManagementCapabilities & "|" & "[uint16]" & @CRLF & _ "PowerManagementSupported" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.PowerManagementSupported & "|" & "[boolean]" & @CRLF & _ "Resolution" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Resolution & "|" & "[uint32]" & @CRLF & _ "Status" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Status & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "StatusInfo" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.StatusInfo & "|" & "[uint16]" & @CRLF & _ "SystemCreationClassName" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.SystemCreationClassName & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "SystemName" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.SystemName & "|" & "[string]" & @CRLF & _ "Tolerance" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.Tolerance & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "UpperThresholdCritical" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.UpperThresholdCritical & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "UpperThresholdFatal" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.UpperThresholdFatal & "|" & "[sint32]" & @CRLF & _ "UpperThresholdNonCritical" & "|" & $objWMI_Variable.UpperThresholdNonCritical & "|" & "[sint32]" $i+=1 Next ConsoleWrite($strWMI_QueryResult & @CRLF) _ArrayAdd($arrWin32_TemperatureProbe, $strWMI_QueryResult) ; I'll wait for an answer... See you later :) If @error Then __ConsoleWrite("Error inserting item #" & $i & " in the $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe array.", @error, 9999) Else If $blnCustomArrayDisplay Then _ArrayDisplay($arrWin32_TemperatureProbe, "Win32_TemperatureProbe:", "", 64 + 32 + 4, "|", "VARIABLE NAME|ACTUAL VALUE|ENGINEERING UNIT", 350, 0xD3D3D3) If @error Then __ConsoleWrite("Error displaying the $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe array.", @error, 9999) EndIf EndIf If $blnReturnEU = False Then _ArrayColDelete($arrWin32_TemperatureProbe, 2) If @error Then __ConsoleWrite("Error deleting the column #2 of $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe array.") EndIf EndIf If IsArray($arrWin32_TemperatureProbe) Then Return $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe Else Return False EndIf EndIf EndIf EndIf EndIf EndFunc And I get this error ( undocumented in the Help File on _ArrayAdd() function ):
      [15/09/2017 10:24:46] : Error inserting item #4 in the $arrWin32_TemperatureProbe array. > Error: 0 Adding a ConsoleWrite() before the _ArrayAdd() function, I can see the content of $strWMI_QueryResult, and, here it is:
      QUERY RESULT|# 0|/
      Accuracy|32768|[sint32]
      Availability||[uint16]
      Caption|Sensore numerico|[string]
      ConfigManagerErrorCode||[uint32]
      ConfigManagerUserConfig||[boolean]
      CreationClassName|Win32_TemperatureProbe|[string]
      CurrentReading||[sint32]
      Description|CPU Thermal Probe|[string]
      DeviceID|root\cimv2 0|[string]
      ErrorCleared||[boolean]
      ErrorDescription||[string]
      InstallDate||[datetime]
      IsLinear||[boolean]
      LastErrorCode||[uint32]
      LowerThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]
      MaxReadable|1270|[sint32]
      MinReadable|64266|[sint32]
      Name|Sensore numerico|[string]
      NominalReading||[sint32]
      NormalMax||[sint32]
      NormalMin||[sint32]
      PNPDeviceID||[string]
      PowerManagementCapabilities||[uint16]
      PowerManagementSupported||[boolean]
      Resolution|1000|[uint32]
      Status|Unknown|[string]
      StatusInfo||[uint16]
      SystemCreationClassName|Win32_ComputerSystem|[string]
      SystemName|DESKTOP-25LFPVU|[string]
      Tolerance|32768|[sint32]
      UpperThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]QUERY RESULT|# 1|/
      Accuracy|32768|[sint32]
      Availability||[uint16]
      Caption|Sensore numerico|[string]
      ConfigManagerErrorCode||[uint32]
      ConfigManagerUserConfig||[boolean]
      CreationClassName|Win32_TemperatureProbe|[string]
      CurrentReading||[sint32]
      Description|True Ambient Thermal Probe|[string]
      DeviceID|root\cimv2 1|[string]
      ErrorCleared||[boolean]
      ErrorDescription||[string]
      InstallDate||[datetime]
      IsLinear||[boolean]
      LastErrorCode||[uint32]
      LowerThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]
      MaxReadable|1270|[sint32]
      MinReadable|64266|[sint32]
      Name|Sensore numerico|[string]
      NominalReading||[sint32]
      NormalMax||[sint32]
      NormalMin||[sint32]
      PNPDeviceID||[string]
      PowerManagementCapabilities||[uint16]
      PowerManagementSupported||[boolean]
      Resolution|1000|[uint32]
      Status|Unknown|[string]
      StatusInfo||[uint16]
      SystemCreationClassName|Win32_ComputerSystem|[string]
      SystemName|DESKTOP-25LFPVU|[string]
      Tolerance|32768|[sint32]
      UpperThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]QUERY RESULT|# 2|/
      Accuracy|32768|[sint32]
      Availability||[uint16]
      Caption|Sensore numerico|[string]
      ConfigManagerErrorCode||[uint32]
      ConfigManagerUserConfig||[boolean]
      CreationClassName|Win32_TemperatureProbe|[string]
      CurrentReading||[sint32]
      Description|Memory Module Thermal Probe|[string]
      DeviceID|root\cimv2 2|[string]
      ErrorCleared||[boolean]
      ErrorDescription||[string]
      InstallDate||[datetime]
      IsLinear||[boolean]
      LastErrorCode||[uint32]
      LowerThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]
      MaxReadable|1270|[sint32]
      MinReadable|64266|[sint32]
      Name|Sensore numerico|[string]
      NominalReading||[sint32]
      NormalMax||[sint32]
      NormalMin||[sint32]
      PNPDeviceID||[string]
      PowerManagementCapabilities||[uint16]
      PowerManagementSupported||[boolean]
      Resolution|1000|[uint32]
      Status|Unknown|[string]
      StatusInfo||[uint16]
      SystemCreationClassName|Win32_ComputerSystem|[string]
      SystemName|DESKTOP-25LFPVU|[string]
      Tolerance|32768|[sint32]
      UpperThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]QUERY RESULT|# 3|/
      Accuracy|32768|[sint32]
      Availability||[uint16]
      Caption|Sensore numerico|[string]
      ConfigManagerErrorCode||[uint32]
      ConfigManagerUserConfig||[boolean]
      CreationClassName|Win32_TemperatureProbe|[string]
      CurrentReading||[sint32]
      Description|Video Card Thermal Probe|[string]
      DeviceID|root\cimv2 3|[string]
      ErrorCleared||[boolean]
      ErrorDescription||[string]
      InstallDate||[datetime]
      IsLinear||[boolean]
      LastErrorCode||[uint32]
      LowerThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      LowerThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]
      MaxReadable|1270|[sint32]
      MinReadable|64266|[sint32]
      Name|Sensore numerico|[string]
      NominalReading||[sint32]
      NormalMax||[sint32]
      NormalMin||[sint32]
      PNPDeviceID||[string]
      PowerManagementCapabilities||[uint16]
      PowerManagementSupported||[boolean]
      Resolution|1000|[uint32]
      Status|Unknown|[string]
      StatusInfo||[uint16]
      SystemCreationClassName|Win32_ComputerSystem|[string]
      SystemName|DESKTOP-25LFPVU|[string]
      Tolerance|32768|[sint32]
      UpperThresholdCritical||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdFatal||[sint32]
      UpperThresholdNonCritical||[sint32]
       
      Could please anyone help me out? 
      Thanks in advance
      Francesco
    • TheDcoder
      By TheDcoder
      Hello, I recently opened a bug report without reading the Helpfile... My bad . After @Melba23's gentle reminder, I was curious about why it was like that.
      It is about SetError's behaviour. This is the example from the bug report:
      Example() If @error Then ConsoleWrite("Error" & @CRLF) Else ConsoleWrite("No Error" & @CRLF) EndIf Func Example() SetError(1) Sleep(1000) EndFunc What I tried to do is set Example's (my user defined function's) @error value to 1... but the value set by SetError is cleared after calling a function, I wonder why? Why should calling to an external function effect my function's @error which is set when my function returns.
      Setting the error of a UDF in advance by using SetError makes sense... but I cannot find a reason why calling a function should clear it? Please note that I am not talking about @error, I am talking about the @error set by my function when it ends/returns!
      I hope someone can enlighten me, thanks for the answers in advance!
      P.S I tried to explain my best but my English is not very good and I didn't feel like I did a good job explaining today, so please pardon any mistakes that I have made
    • pboom
      By pboom
      I am looking for a way to retrieve filtered messages from the ‘system debug channel.' also known as  ‘kernel-mode debug output.'

      AutoIt must do the capture in real time. The following AutoIt UDF almost does what is required but it only captures application level, or Win32 debug output.

      https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/82889-capture-debug-information-udf/#comment-593268

      The utility DebugView by Sysinternals captures the information as required by turning on Capture Kernal and in my case using the Filter include:

      *Incoming connection*

      The use of DebugView to do this is covered in the following tech note;

      https://www.tacticalsoftware.com/support/tech-notes/logging-com-port-activity.htm

      https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/debugview.aspx

      However to make to make the information from DebugView available to my AutoIt script required DebugView capture to a text file and then my AutoIt script monitor that file for changes. The use of DebugView to capture the system debug channel could be made to work, but it was less than reliable and difficult to get started. The startup wasn’t something that could be easily automated not even with AutoIt.

      If you understood what I am talking about and made it this far, I think an explanation of the application is in order. Lots of details here sorry trying to answer questions in advance.

      I support a large installation of General Electric MUSE application. MUSE is a Windows-based medical application that processes and archives ECGs (electrocardiograms) taken on dedicated hardware (ECG Carts). Several methods exist on the cart to get the ECG from the Carts to the MUSE system; they range from floppies (on old obsolete hardware), memory cards, RS232 serial ports, and hardwired network connections.

      In our installation, we choose not to use the vendor-supplied network solution due to a variety of reasons I won’t get into here.  Instead, we have designed our own connection solution.

      We use a wireless serial server mounted on the ECG carts connecting to a server running a Serial/IP COM Port Redirector. The ECG cart and MUSE application think they are talking to each other via an RS232 port and as far as they are concerned, they are. However, this RS232 cable happens to run through our province (think State) wide Health Care WAN.  The hardware and software used can be seen on these two sites;

      http://www.bb-elec.com/Products/Wireless-Cellular/AirborneM2M-802-11-a-b-g-n-Dual-Band-Wireless/AirborneM2M-Industrial-Dual-Band-Wi-Fi-Router-Brid.aspx

      https://www.tacticalsoftware.com/virtual-serial-port-redirector/serial-ip.htm

      This setup works well we have over 130 ECG carts connecting using this setup. However, the end users are not technical, and there is a lot that can go wrong with wireless connections. So we do get complaints, often after the fact, that the ECG cart would not connect. A log of what ECG carts connected and when would be very helpful.

      The Serial redirector software can be configured to log all activity to the Kernal-mode Debug output. The serial redirector software itself being kernel level software. For configuration of the Wireless modules, we have custom written software (written in AutoIt) that amongst other things can display relevant configuration information for a Wireless module given it’s IP address.

      By extracting messages like the ones below from the Kernal-Mode Debug channel;

      COM56 : ½ Incoming connection from 10.158.188.172:51562

      COM18 : ½ Incoming connection from 10.158.188.200:50896

      COM19 : ½ Incoming connection from 10.158.188.180:59074

      COM68 : ½ Incoming connection from 142.239.15.82:34322

      We can have the module configuration program retrieve the configuration. The retrieved configuration contains more information such as the module ID number and wireless signal strength. This information is then logged to a file which is later loaded into a database. We can then query the database for connections made by a particular module within a specified time frame. The results of these Queries help us determine if the module was connected or is having problems connecting. Problems are usually indicated by poor signal strength and frequent re-connecting.

      So what I am looking for is a way for our module configuration program (written in AutoIt) to retrieve filtered Kernal-Level debug messages directly without using the DebugView application.

      The Forum post listed at the first of this message includes the source code for the DLL. So if you are versed in these matters and Visual Studio this may be an easy task. I looked at what needed to be done but, I was way over my head. If you look up the price of the serial IP redirector software, you can see that there is some money in our project for such things however, I do have a spending limit for purchases such as this.