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Rewrite of the PowerPoint UDF

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I have started to rewrite the PowerPoint UDF similar to the Word, Excel and Outlook UDF. The new UDF will not be compatible with the existing one.
I will add examples, documentation, a section in the wiki etc.
So far the following functions have been coded - more are on the ToDo list.

  • _PPT_Open: Open a connection to a running instance of PowerPoint or start a new one
  • _PPT_Close: Close a PowerPoint instance
  • _PPT_PresentationAttach: Attach to an already opened presentation
  • _PPT_PresentationClose: Close a presentation
  • _PPT_PresentationExport: Export one/multiple/all slides as PDF or XPS.
  • _PPT_PresentationExportGraphic: Export one/multiple/all slides in a graphic format.
  • _PPT_PresentationNew: Create a new presentation
  • _PPT_PresentationOpen: Open an existing presentation
  • _PPT_PresentationSave: Save a presentation
  • _PPT_PresentationSaveAs: Save a presentation to another location or with another type
  • _PPT_SlideAdd: Add slide(s) to a presentation
  • _PPT_SlideCopyMove: Copy, move, duplicate slide(s)
  • _PPT_SlideDelete: Delete slide(s)
  • _PPT_SlideShow: Show a presentation

Which functions do you want me to add to the UDF?

ToDo list:

  • create slide (JLogan3o13) - Done: _PPT_SlideAdd
  • Apply template to slide (JLogan3o13) - Done: _PPT_SlideAdd
  • Apply theme to slide (JLogan3o13)
  • Cut/Copy/Duplicate/Move/Delete slide(s) (JLogan3o13) - Done: _PPT_SlideCopyMove, _PPT_SlideDelete
  • Export slides (JLogan3o13) - Done: _PPT_PresentationExport
  • Cut/Copy/Duplicate/Move/Delete shape(s) (JLogan3o13)
  • ApplyAnimation, Select, SetDefaultProperties, and zOrder for shape(s) (JLogan3o13)
  • Searching and replacing text (pcjunki)
  • Export slides in a graphic format (JPG, GIF, PNG ...) (UEZ) - Done: _PPT_PresentationExportGraphic

Added the Alpha version to the download forum.
 

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My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Just my 2c, but I think the biggest bang for most users will be to include as many members as possible under the slide object: create, and delete of course, but maybe also ApplyTemplate/ApplyTheme, Cut/Copy/Duplicate, MoveTo (reorder) and Export. 


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Thanks for the reply!
I've added them to the ToDo list.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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searching and replacing text would be awesome!

like in those pesky text boxes.

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Thanks too for your input!
Added to the list.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Trying to think of things I do in PPT, and what I might automate. The only other one I can think of would be the Shapes object. Mostly the same members as Slide: Copy,Cut,Delete,Duplicate. But also ApplyAnimation, Select,SetDefaultProperties, and zOrder.


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Wow! The list gets longer and longer ;)


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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A progress bar or something like that would be fine.


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When would you like to see a progress bar? Does PowerPoint any long lasting processing?


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Just add it to the PPP, e.g. you have 8 slides then a small progress at the buttom will show the current progress of the slides.

Slide / current progress at the buttom

1       #

...

7       #######

8       ########

 


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Something for you to play with:
<Removed the files>
Alpha version added to the download forum (see first post in this thread).
 
 
 

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My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Awesome work, as usual. The script runs through, and I see the intended layouts in the presentation. It does catch the following COM error out of the UDF:

Test.au3 (69) : ==> COM Error intercepted !
    err.number is:      0x80020006
    err.windescription: Unknown name.

    err.description is:     
    err.source is:      
    err.helpfile is:    
    err.helpcontext is:     
    err.lastdllerror is:    0
    err.scriptline is:  69
    err.retcode is:     0x00000000

 


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If PowerPoint is not running when you start the script ObjGet returns this "error". This can be ignored and will not be seen with full blown example scripts :)


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Not to throw water on this idea, but how often does one need to automate creating a powerpoint presentation? I always thought it would be a manual process as they're usually a one-off type of thing.


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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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My 2c, but I look at it the same as "Why climb Mt. Everest?". If it is something water is wants to put the work in on, I'm all for it, and think there are those that would find benefit.


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I know this UDF won't be used on a daily basis like the Excel UDF. That's why I was reluctant for quite some time to start working on it.
But as it would be useful for me I now use some of my spare time for this project.
I have a meeting each month where I need to prepare the presentation manually by changing the date and the number of the meeting etc. This can be done automagically ;)

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My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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I never said don't put the time into it, I just wondered the purpose of automating what I saw as basically a one time document.

I worked on the ToolTip UDF and I'm pretty sure practically no one uses that either, but it was something I could sink my teeth into at the time. So I understand the desire.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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This can be done automagically ;)

autoitmagically ;)

 


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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 contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST API *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

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Added the Alpha version to the download forum.

New function _PPT_SlideCopyMove.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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#20 ·  Posted (edited)

I was reading something about 

  • Searching and replacing text (pcjunki)

Just here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff746607.aspx

and playing around:

Func _PPT_PresentationGetText(ByRef $oPresentation)
    Local $sText = ""
    If Not IsObj($oPresentation) Or ObjName($oPresentation, 1) <> "_Presentation" Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    For $oSlide_enum In $oPresentation.Slides
        For $oShape_enum In $oSlide_enum.Shapes
            If $oShape_enum.HasTextFrame Then
                $sText &= $oShape_enum.TextFrame.TextRange.Text & @CRLF
            EndIf
        Next
    Next
    Return $sText
EndFunc

mLipok

 

EDIT:
Better example:

Func _PPT_PresentationGetText(ByRef $oPresentation, $iSlide  = -1 )
    Local $sText = ""
    If Not IsObj($oPresentation) Or ObjName($oPresentation, 1) <> "_Presentation" Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    
    If $oPresentation.Slides.Count = 0
        Return SetError(2, 0, 0)
    ElseIf Not IsInt($iSlide) Then
        Return SetError(3, 0, 0)
    ElseIf $iSlide = -1 then
        For $oSlide_enum In $oPresentation.Slides
            $sText &= _PPT_SlideGetText($oSlide_enum)
        Next
        Return $sText
    ElseIf $iSlide < 1 or $iSlide > $oPresentation.Slides.Count
        Return SetError(4, 0, 0)
    Else
        Return _PPT_SlideGetText($oPresentation.Slides.Item($iSlide))
    EndIf
EndFunc

Func _PPT_SlideGetText(ByRef $oSlide)
    Local $sText = ''
    For $oShape_enum In $oSlide.Shapes
        If $oShape_enum.HasTextFrame Then
            $sText &= $oShape_enum.TextFrame.TextRange.Text & @CRLF
        EndIf
    Next
    Return $sText
Next

Hope will be useful.

ps. not tested

 

btw.
For this who want to read more:
Object model (PowerPoint VBA reference)

mLipok

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ADO.au3 UDF     POP3.au3 UDF     XML.au3 UDF    How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x  for other useful stuff click the following button

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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 contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST API *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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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.