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9 hours ago, water said:

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; Example: Paste the clipboard content to the TextFrame in Slide 2, Shape 3 of the Presentation
$oObject = $oPresentation.Slides(2).Shapes(3).TextFrame.TextRange
$oObject.Paste()

 

How do I use this piece of code with _PPT_TextFindReplace?

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Enhanced the PowerPoint UDF to version 1.0. New functions will be added in the future! Comments are welcome!

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 th

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 ti

6 minutes ago, Floppy said:

How do I use this piece of code with _PPT_TextFindReplace?

You can't. As I described in a previous post this function only works with strings.
To handle this problem we need at least an example PPT presentation to test :) 

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Sorry for my late reply. I have been very busy and needed a vacation too.
Will work on this issue now and reply as soon as possible.

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I had a look and noticed that there is yet no find function that just returns the shape where the text has been found.
The Word UDF comes with a similar function.
Starting with tomorrow I no longer have a Windows / Office PC available to play with.
This means: I can still write code for PowerPoint but I can't test it :( 

If you take the task of testing the code I will do my very best and provide code to solve your problem.
 

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36 minutes ago, water said:

I had a look and noticed that there is yet no find function that just returns the shape where the text has been found.
The Word UDF comes with a similar function.
Starting with tomorrow I no longer have a Windows / Office PC available to play with.
This means: I can still write code for PowerPoint but I can't test it :( 

If you take the task of testing the code I will do my very best and provide code to solve your problem.
 

Sure! I can test it

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First try for the find function. Returns an array with the objects of the Slide, Shape and TextRange where the text has been found.

; #FUNCTION# ====================================================================================================================
; Name...........: _PPT_TextFind
; Description ...: Find text on a single or selected slides.
; Syntax.........: _PPT_TextFind($oPresentation, $sFindText[, $vSlides = 0[, $vShapes = 0[, $iOccurrence = 0[, $bMatchCase = False[, $bWholeWords = False]]]]])
; Parameters ....: $oPresentation - Object of the presentation to process.
;                  $sFindText     - The text to be searched for.
;                  $vSlides       - [optional] Slides to process. See Remarks (default = 0 = all Slides).
;                  $vShapes       - [optional] Shapes to process on each selected Slide. See Remarks (default = 0 = all Shapes).
;                  $iOccurrence   - [optional] Number of times to search for $sFindText in a TextFrame (default = 0 = all occurrences).
;                  $bMatchCase    - [optional] Determines whether a distinction is made on the basis of case (default = False).
;                  $bWholeWords   - [optional] Determines whether only whole words are found (default = False).
; Return values .: Success - a two-dimensional zero based array with the following information:
;                  |0 - Object of the Slide where the text has been found
;                  |1 - Object of the Shape where the text has been found
;                  |2 - Object of the TextRange where the text has been found
;                  Failure - 0 and sets @error.
;                  |1 - $oPresentation is not an object or not a presentation object
;                  |2 - $sFindText is empty
;                  |3 - Error occurred creating the SlideRange from $vSlides. @extended is set to the error code returned by _PPT_SlideRangeSet
;                  |4 - Error occurred creating the ShapeRange from $vShapes. @extended is set to the error code returned by _PPT_ShapeRangeSet
;                  |5 - Number of Slides is > 1 but $vShapes is not one of the allowed values: 0, >0 or a string
; Author ........: water
; Modified ......:
; Remarks .......: Parameter $vSlides: See _PPT_SlideRangeSet for the format of this parameter
;                  Parameter $vShapes:
;                    If Number of Slides is = 1: All values for _PPT_ShapeRangeSet are valid. See _PPT_ShapeRangeSet for the format of this parameter
;                    If Number of Slides is > 1: only 0 (all Shapes), integer (ID of the Shape) or a string (Name of the Shape) are valid
;+
;                  While looping through the Shapes of a Slide errors are ignored and processing continues with the next Shape.
; Related .......:
; Link ..........: https://www.thespreadsheetguru.com/the-code-vault/find-and-replace-all-powerpoint-vba-macro
; Example .......: Yes
; ===============================================================================================================================
Func _PPT_TextFind($oPresentation, $sFindText, $vSlides = Default, $vShapes = Default, $iOccurrence = Default, $bMatchCase = Default, $bWholeWords = Default)
    Local $oSlide, $oSlideRange, $oShape, $oShapeRange, $oShapeTextFrame, $oTextRange, $sShapeText, $oTempText, $iFindCountTotal = 0, $iFindCount = 0, $aResult[10000][3]
    If $bMatchCase = Default Then $bMatchCase = False
    If $bWholeWords = Default Then $bWholeWords = False
    If $iOccurrence = Default Then $iOccurrence = 0
    If $vSlides = Default Then $vSlides = 0
    If $vShapes = Default Then $vShapes = 0
    If Not IsObj($oPresentation) Or ObjName($oPresentation, 1) <> "_Presentation" Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    If StringStripWS($sFindText, $STR_STRIPALL) = "" Then Return SetError(2, 0, 0)
    $oSlideRange = _PPT_SlideRangeSet($oPresentation, $vSlides)
    If @error Then Return SetError(3, @error, 0)
    If $oSlideRange.Count > 1 And _
            Not ($vShapes = 0 Or $vShapes > 0 Or IsString($vShapes)) Then     ; Check allowed values: 0 (all Slides), integer (single Slide), String (SlideName)
        Return SetError(5, 0, 0)
    EndIf
    ; Loop through the specified Slides
    For $oSlide In $oSlideRange
        ; Get the ShapeRange for every specified Slide
        $oShapeRange = _PPT_ShapeRangeSet($oPresentation, $oSlide, $vShapes)
        If @error Then Return SetError(4, @error, 0)
        For $oShape In $oShapeRange
            ; Get the TextFrame. If the Shape contains no TextFrame continue with the next Shape
            $oShapeTextFrame = $oShape.TextFrame
            If @error Then ContinueLoop
            ; Get TextRange of the TextFrame. If there is an error continue with the next Shape
            $oTextRange = $oShapeTextFrame.TextRange
            If @error Then ContinueLoop
            ; Get the Text of the TextRange
            $sShapeText = $oTextRange.Text
            If @error Then ContinueLoop
            ; Ensure there is text to search through
            If $sShapeText <> "" Then
                ; Find first instance of "FindText"
            ;   $oTempText = $oTextRange.Replace($sFindText, $sReplaceText, Default, $bMatchCase, $bWholeWords)
                $oTempText = $oTextRange.Find($sFindText, Default, $bMatchCase, $bWholeWords)
                If IsObj($oTempText) Then
                    $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][0] = $oSlide
                    $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][1] = $oShape
                    $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][2] = $oTempText
                    $iFindCountTotal += 1
                    $iFindCount = 1
                EndIf
                ; Find any additional instances of "Findtext" (if exists)
                While IsObj($oTempText)
                    If $iFindCount >= $iOccurrence Then ExitLoop
                    $oTextRange = $oTextRange.Characters($oTempText.Start + $oTempText.Length, $oTextRange.Length)
                ;   $oTempText = $oTextRange.Replace($sFindText, $sReplaceText, Default, $bMatchCase, $bWholeWords)
                    $oTempText = $oTextRange.Find($sFindText, Default, $bMatchCase, $bWholeWords)
                    $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][0] = $oSlide
                    $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][1] = $oShape
                    $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][2] = $oTempText
                    If IsObj($oTempText) Then
                        $iFindCountTotal += 1
                        $iFindCount += 1
                    EndIf
                WEnd
            EndIf
        Next
    Next
    ReDim $aResult[$iFindCountTotal][UBound($iFindCountTotal, 2)]
    Return $aResult
EndFunc   ;==>_PPT_TextFind

 

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Never tried it myself so I had to ask Google. At the moment I have no access to a Windows PC with PPT, hence the following code is untested:

Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen = 1
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x10 = 16
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9 = 15

$oPresentation.PageSetup.SlideSize = $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9

 

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Getting an error.  It seems like it wants me to build a complete new object and then update the values within the new object?  Am I mis-intrepreting the error?

 

"C:\PowerPoint Converter\My Code to fix slides.au3" (13) : ==> Variable must be of type "Object".:
$presentation.PageSetup.SlideSize = $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9
$presentation^ ERROR
->11:20:37 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:1
+>11:20:37 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.

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$presentation has to be the PowerPoint Presentation object. In my example I use $oPresentation.
As you didn't post your script I only can guess that you do not use $presentation when opening an existing or creating a new presentation.

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#include <Constants.au3>
#Include <PowerPoint.au3>

Global $presentation
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen = 1
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x10 = 16
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9 = 15

_PPT_PresentationOpen($presentation, "C:\PowerPoint Converter\4by3.pptx")
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OUTPUT", "Opening Pres" & @CRLF )

$presentation.PageSetup.SlideSize = $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OUTPUT", "Setting Slide Size" & @CRLF )

_PPT_PresentationSaveAs($presentation,"C:\PowerPoint Converter\16x9.pptx")
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OUTPUT", "Doing a Save AS" & @CRLF )

_PPT_PresentationClose($presentation)
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OUTPUT", "Closing File" & @CRLF )

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"C:\PowerPoint Converter\My Code to fix slides.au3" (13) : ==> Variable must be of type "Object".:
$presentation.PageSetup.SlideSize = $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9
$presentation^ ERROR
->16:54:39 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:1
+>16:54:39 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 1    Time: 3.112

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Thanks for helping BTW.  I appreciate it!.  I am new to AutoIT. 

One additional assumption.  When I "open" up an existing powerpoint, the $presentation variable I am using is just a pointer to the file.  

What I was thinking I would need to do is "read in" the slides and then manipulate each accordingly. 

I probably don't fully understand the AUTOIT language.

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I see (at least) two problems:

  • You do not call _PPT_Open to start the PowerPoint application (or to connect to an already running instance)
  • You do not store the presentation object returned by _PPT_PresentationOpen in variable $presentation

Please have a look at example script _PPT_PresentationOpen.au3 that comes with the UDF.

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Got it to work!   My only new challenge is the image on the Powerpoint slide is not being maximized.  Curious if that is a paramater I can pass?

 

Here is the test code BTW...

--------------------------------------------------------

#Include <PowerPoint.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>
#include <File.au3>

Global $oPPT = _PPT_Open()
Global $sPresentation = "C:\PowerPoint Converter\4by3.pptx"
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen = 1
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x10 = 16
Global Const $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9 = 15

ConsoleWrite ("@error=" & @error & @CRLF )
Global $oPresentation = _PPT_PresentationOpen($oPPT, $sPresentation, True)
ConsoleWrite ("Opening Presentation" & @CRLF )
ConsoleWrite ("@error=" & @error & @CRLF )
if @error then ConsoleWrite ("Failed to Open Presentation"& @CRLF )

$oPresentation.PageSetup.SlideSize = $PpSlideSizeOnScreen16x9

_PPT_PresentationSaveAs($oPresentation, "C:\PowerPoint Converter\16by9",$ppSaveAsPresentation, True)
ConsoleWrite ("Doing a Save AS" & @CRLF )
ConsoleWrite ("@error=" & @error & @CRLF  )

_PPT_PresentationClose($oPresentation)
ConsoleWrite ("Closing File" & @CRLF )
ConsoleWrite ("@error=" & @error & @CRLF  )

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      #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include "GuiFlatButton.au3" Example() ;Example GUI with toolbar Func Example() Local $hGUI, $idLabel, $aButtons, $iTbSize $hGUI = GUICreate("GuiFlatButton Ex2", 300, 200) GUISetBkColor(0x444444) $idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click a button", 10, 180, 150, 30) GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xFFFFFF) $aButtons = createToolbar() $iTbSize = UBound($aButtons) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI) Local $i = 0 Local $iMsg While 1 $iMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $iMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ExitLoop Case $aButtons[0] To $aButtons[$iTbSize - 1] ConsoleWrite("1") GUICtrlSetData($idLabel, GuiFlatButton_Read($iMsg)) EndSwitch Sleep(10) WEnd GUIDelete() EndFunc ;==>Example Func createToolbar() Local $aButtons[6] Local $bkColor = 0x777777 Local $textColor = 0xFFFFFF Local $borderColor = 0x999999 Local $aBtnClrs[12] = [0x777777, 0xFFFFFF, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT, 0x888888, 0xFFFFFF, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT, 0x999999, 0xFFFFFF, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT, 0x666666, 0xFFFFFF, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT] For $i = 0 To UBound($aButtons) - 1 $aButtons[$i] = GuiFlatButton_Create("B" & $i, $i * 50, 0, 50, 17) GuiFlatButton_SetColorsEx($aButtons[$i], $aBtnClrs) Next Return $aButtons EndFunc ;==>createToolbar  
      Icon Example
      You can even easily add icons to your buttons -- just create a new button and send it an icon!

      #include <GDIPlus.au3> #include "GuiFlatButton.au3" Example() ;buttons with Icon images Func Example() ;get images for demonstration _GDIPlus_Startup() ;initialize GDI+ Local $hIcon = _WinAPI_ShellExtractIcon(@SystemDir & '\shell32.dll', 258, 24, 24) ;extract the 'Save' icon Local $hBitmap = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromHICON($hIcon) ;Create Bitmap from Icon (for demonstration) Local $hHBitmap = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateHBITMAPFromBitmap($hBitmap) ;Create HBitmap from Bitmap _GDIPlus_BitmapDispose($hBitmap) ;dispose the bitmap _GDIPlus_Shutdown() ;done with GDI+ Local $hGUI = GUICreate("GuiFlatButton Ex5", 255, 400) GUISetBkColor(0xEEEEEE) ;set default colors of future buttons Local $aColorsEx = _ [0xE2E5E8, 0X000000, 0x888888, _ ; normal : Background, Text, Border 0xE2E5E8, 0X000000, 0x333333, _ ; focus : Background, Text, Border 0xE8E8E8, 0X000000, 0x666666, _ ; hover : Background, Text, Border 0xDDDDDD, 0X000000, 0xAAAAAA] ; selected : Background, Text, Border GuiFlatButton_SetDefaultColorsEx($aColorsEx) ;normal button with icon $label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel( "$BS_TOOLBUTTON -->", 5, 10) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT) Local $mybutton1 = GuiFlatButton_Create("Save", 130, 5, 50, 48, $BS_TOOLBUTTON) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybutton1), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align top Local $mybuttonT = GuiFlatButton_Create("Top", 5, 65, 120, 55, $BS_TOP) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonT), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align top-left Local $mybuttonTL = GuiFlatButton_Create("Top-Left", 5, 125, 120, 55, BITOR($BS_TOP, $BS_LEFT)) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonTL), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align top-right Local $mybuttonTR = GuiFlatButton_Create("Top-Right", 5, 185, 120, 55, BITOR($BS_TOP, $BS_RIGHT)) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonTR), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align left Local $mybuttonL = GuiFlatButton_Create("Left", 5, 245, 120, 55, $BS_LEFT) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonL), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align bottom Local $mybuttonB = GuiFlatButton_Create("Bottom", 130, 65, 120, 55, $BS_BOTTOM) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonB), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align bottom-left Local $mybuttonBL = GuiFlatButton_Create("Bottom-Left", 130, 125, 120, 55, BITOR($BS_BOTTOM, $BS_LEFT)) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonBL), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align bottom-right Local $mybuttonBR = GuiFlatButton_Create("Bottom-Right", 130, 185, 120, 55, BITOR($BS_BOTTOM, $BS_RIGHT)) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonBR), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) ;align right Local $mybuttonR = GuiFlatButton_Create("Right", 130, 245, 120, 55, $BS_RIGHT) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonR), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_ICON, $hIcon)) GuiFlatButton_SetState($mybuttonR, $GUI_DISABLE ) ;disabled Local $mybuttonDisable = GuiFlatButton_Create("Disabled", 130, 310, 120, 55, $BS_TOOLBUTTON) _WinAPI_DeleteObject(_SendMessage(GUICtrlGetHandle($mybuttonDisable), $BM_SETIMAGE, $IMAGE_BITMAP, $hHBitmap)) GuiFlatButton_SetState($mybuttonDisable, $GUI_DISABLE ) ;clean up! _WinAPI_DestroyIcon( $hIcon ) _WinAPI_DeleteObject( $hHBitmap ) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI) Local $iMsg While 1 $iMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $iMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ExitLoop EndSwitch Sleep(10) WEnd GUIDelete() EndFunc ;==>Example  
      I'm sure there are some use-cases I've forgotten, so feedback is welcome!
       
      Download the latest UDF and several more examples:
      GuiFlatButton_20220919.zip (1,121)
      Update 2022-09-19
      Added update from 05/25 back in after it was accidentally removed
      Update 2022-09-01
      Added $BS_MULTILINE button style
      Added ellipses when text is longer than the button
      Fixed compatibility with Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)
      Update 2022-05-25
      Fixed issue, buttons disappear when a GUI containing a child window with WS_EX_MDICHILD extended style is moved
      Update 2022-05-24
      Fixed issue releasing subclassing when GUI is deleted but program is not closed
      Fixed occasional white background flicker
      Added function GuiFlatButton_GetPos
      Update 2021-01-02
      Fixed bug, not drawing correctly after deleting GUI with GUIDelete()
      Fixed bug, changing default colors changed all buttons, even previously created buttons
      Made some internal functions more efficient
      Update 2019-04-14
      Fixed bug, not showing pressed down state when clicking rapidly
      Added Icon/Bitmap support!
      Added function GuiFlatButton_SetPos to change the position and/or size of a button
      Update 2019-02-09
      Added 2 new functions to set the button colors globally for all future buttons.
      GuiFlatButton_SetDefaultColors 
      GuiFlatButton_SetDefaultColorsEx

      Credits to:
      Melba23 (UDF template)
      LarsJ (general subclassing code)
      4ggr35510n (TrackMouseEvent example)
      binhnx (disable dragging with $WS_EX_CONTROLPARENT)
      GUIRegisterMsg in AutoIt Help (owner-draw button example)
      funkey (_WinAPI_DrawState example)
       
       
       
       
    • By t0nZ
      Always searching for the "final" solution to my zipping/unzipping needs, I started years ago using WinRar with AutoIT (don't ask me why...) and for the last 10 years I worked well with the _zip.UDF , a good solution using the embedded windows zipfldr.dll.
      But often I work with a lot of data (both multi gigabytes and/or 100K+ files) and I noticed the performance of the windows zip DLL are not so good, the problem is maybe worsened by the mono thread operation using AutoIT +  zipfldr.dll.
      SO my choice is 7zip (7ZA.exe)  also for licence (freeware also for business) reasons, and I wrote a small and simple UDF:
      ; #INDEX# ======================================================================================================================= ; Title .........: _7za ; AutoIt Version : 3.3.16.0 ; Language ......: English ; Description ...: Functions for using 7za.exe archive manipulation app ; Author(s) .....: NSC ; Version .......: 1.2 ; Date ..........: 2022/06/28 ; =============================================================================================================================== ; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ; This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or ; implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any ; damages arising from the use of this software. ; #INCLUDES# =================================================================================================================== ; #include-once #include <AutoItConstants.au3> ; =============================================================================================================================== ; #VARIABLES# =================================================================================================================== ; Global Global $7za_exe = @ScriptDir & "\" & "7za.exe" ; =============================================================================================================================== ; #CURRENT# ===================================================================================================================== ; _EXEC7za ;_UNcompress_7za ;_COMpress_7za_7z ;_COMpress_7za_zip ; =============================================================================================================================== ; #FUNCTION# ==================================================================================================================== ; Name ..........: _EXEC7za ; Description ...: launch 7Za.exe with params and returns exit codes ; Syntax ........: EXEC7za($7zCommands, $archive, $folder[, $show]) ; Parameters ....: $7zCommands - 7zip command line params ; $archive - complete path to the archive ; $folder - the source/destination folder ; $show - optional set the state of 7za console visibility, default @SW_HIDE, ; other values as ShellExecuteWait() ; Return values .: 1 - Success ; 0 - and set @error = 1 ; and ; @extended = 1 (Warning (Non fatal error(s)) ; @extended = 2 (Fatal error) ; @extended = 7 (Command line error) ; @extended = 8 (Not enough memory for operation) ; @extended = 255 (User stopped the process) ; @extended values set by 7za.exe exit codes ; Author ........: NSC ; Modified ......: 2022/05/13 ; Remarks .......: requires 7za.exe in @scriptdir, 7za.exe (7-Zip Extra: standalone console version) ; Thanks to 7-zip.org ; Related .......: ; Link ..........: ; Examples .......: compress a folder recursive with subfolders ; EXEC7za("u -mx4 -bt", c:\folder1\archive.7z", c:\folder1\folderTOcompress\ ) ; uncompress the same folder recursive ; EXEC7za("x -aoa -bt -r", "c:\folder1\archive.7z", "-oc:\folder2\") ; =============================================================================================================================== Func _EXEC_7za($7zCommands, $archive, $folder, $show = @SW_HIDE) Local $return7za = ShellExecuteWait($7za_exe, $7zCommands & ' "' & $archive & '" "' & $folder & '"', '', $SHEX_OPEN, $show) Select Case $return7za = 0 Return 1 Case Else Return SetError(1, $return7za, 0) EndSelect EndFunc ;==>_EXEC_7za ; #FUNCTION# ==================================================================================================================== ; Name ..........: _UNcompress_7za ; Description ...: launch 7Za.exe with preset params to uncompress an archive (.7z or .zip recursively) and returns exit codes ; Syntax ........: _UNcompress_7za($archive, $folder[, $show]) ; Parameters ....: $archive - complete path to the archive ; $folder - the source/destination folder ; $show - optional set the state of 7za console visibility, default @SW_HIDE, ; other values as ShellExecuteWait() ; Return values .: 1 - Success ; 0 - and set @error = 1 ; and ; @extended = 1 (Warning (Non fatal error(s)) ; @extended = 2 (Fatal error) ; @extended = 7 (Command line error) ; @extended = 8 (Not enough memory for operation) ; @extended = 255 (User stopped the process) ; @extended values set by 7za.exe exit codes ; Author ........: NSC ; Modified ......: 2022/05/19 ; Remarks .......: requires 7za.exe in @scriptdir, 7za.exe (7-Zip Extra: standalone console version) ; Thanks to 7-zip.org ; Related .......: ; Link ..........: ; =============================================================================================================================== Func _UNcompress_7za($archive, $folder, $show = @SW_HIDE) Local $return7za = ShellExecuteWait($7za_exe, "x -aoa -bt -r" & ' "' & $archive & '" -o"' & $folder & '"', '', $SHEX_OPEN, $show) Select Case $return7za = 0 Return 1 Case Else Return SetError(1, $return7za, 0) EndSelect EndFunc ;==>_UNcompress_Folder_7za ; #FUNCTION# ==================================================================================================================== ; Name ..........: _COMpress_7za_7z ; Description ...: launch 7Za.exe with precompiled params to compress in .7z format ;a single file, a filtered (*.pdf) bunch of files or a folder (recursively) and returns exit codes ; Syntax ........: _COMpress_7za_7z($archive, $folder[, $show [, $compLvl]] ) ; Parameters ....: $archive - complete path to the archive ; $folder - the source file(s) / folder ; $show - optional set the state of 7za console visibility, default @SW_HIDE, ; other values as ShellExecuteWait() ; $CompLvl - optional compression level (1-9) default 4 ; Return values .: 1 - Success ; 0 - and set @error = 1 ; and ; @extended = 1 (Warning (Non fatal error(s)) ; @extended = 2 (Fatal error) ; @extended = 7 (Command line error) ; @extended = 8 (Not enough memory for operation) ; @extended = 255 (User stopped the process) ; @extended values set by 7za.exe exit codes ; Author ........: NSC ; Modified ......: 2022/06/22 ; Remarks .......: requires 7za.exe in @scriptdir, 7za.exe (7-Zip Extra: standalone console version) ; avoids re-compress of popular archives. ; Thanks to 7-zip.org ; Related .......: ; Link ..........: ; =============================================================================================================================== Func _COMpress_7za_7z($archive, $folder, $show = @SW_HIDE, $CompLvl = 4) If StringRight($folder, 4) = ".zip" Or StringRight($folder, 3) = ".7z" Or StringRight($folder, 4) = ".rar" Or StringRight($folder, 4) = ".lha" Or StringRight($folder, 3) = ".gz" Or StringRight($folder, 7) = ".tar.gz" Or StringRight($folder, 4) = ".iso" Then $CompLvl = 0 EndIf Local $return7za = ShellExecuteWait($7za_exe, 'u -mx' & $CompLvl & ' -mmt -bt' & ' "' & $archive & '" "' & $folder & '"', '', $SHEX_OPEN, $show) Select Case $return7za = 0 Return 1 Case Else Return SetError(1, $return7za, 0) EndSelect EndFunc ;==>_COMpress_7za_7z ; #FUNCTION# ==================================================================================================================== ; Name ..........: _COMpress_7za_zip ; Description ...: launch 7Za.exe with precompiled params to compress in zip format ; a single file, a filtered (*.pdf) bunch of files or a folder (recursively) and returns exit codes ; Syntax ........: _COMpress_7za_zip($archive, $folder[, $show [, $compLvl]] ) ; Parameters ....: $archive - complete path to the archive ; $folder - the source file(s) / folder ; $show - optional set the state of 7za console visibility, default @SW_HIDE, ; other values as ShellExecuteWait() ; $CompLvl - optional compression level (1-9) default 4 ; Return values .: 1 - Success ; 0 - and set @error = 1 ; and ; @extended = 1 (Warning (Non fatal error(s)) ; @extended = 2 (Fatal error) ; @extended = 7 (Command line error) ; @extended = 8 (Not enough memory for operation) ; @extended = 255 (User stopped the process) ; @extended values set by 7za.exe exit codes ; Author ........: NSC ; Modified ......: 2022/06/22 ; Remarks .......: requires 7za.exe in @scriptdir, 7za.exe (7-Zip Extra: standalone console version), ; avoids re-compress of popular archives. ; Thanks to 7-zip.org ; Related .......: ; Link ..........: ; =============================================================================================================================== Func _COMpress_7za_zip($archive, $folder, $show = @SW_HIDE, $CompLvl = 9) If StringRight($folder, 4) = ".zip" Or StringRight($folder, 3) = ".7z" Or StringRight($folder, 4) = ".rar" Or StringRight($folder, 4) = ".lha" Or StringRight($folder, 3) = ".gz" Or StringRight($folder, 7) = ".tar.gz" Or StringRight($folder, 4) = ".iso" Then $CompLvl = 0 EndIf Local $return7za = ShellExecuteWait($7za_exe, 'u -tzip -mx' & $CompLvl & ' -mmt -bt' & ' "' & $archive & '" "' & $folder & '"', '', $SHEX_OPEN, $show) Select Case $return7za = 0 Return 1 Case Else Return SetError(1, $return7za, 0) EndSelect EndFunc ;==>_COMpress_7za_zip You have to provide 7za.exe, in scriptdir in some way, maybe with a fileinstall or embedding in some way. 
      Daily I use most of the time:
      _UNcompress_7za
      _COMpress_7za_7z
      so I'am almost done with these funcs....
      Also I made a quick and dirty benchmark on some real world data (for me at least) , comparing the windows DLL, the zip ULTRA by 7zip and the various 7zip levels.

      My choice is level 4 (time/size) but your mileage may vary...
      Also, extracting many thousands of little files from a 7z archive with 7zip is waaaay fast in respect to other solutions.
    • By Kanashius
      This UDF can be used to draw at the Desktop Wallpaper (Windows 8+) with GDI+ without using files.
      The example runs with 60-120fps at my machine, so the speed is acceptable.
      When the script exits, the original wallpaper is restored.
      Have fun :).
      PS: The UDF uses the window between the background and the icons, so it could be used to add an own child window at the desktop. Just look at the begin of __Wallpaper_Startup ($hWorkerW).
       
      Example:
       
      WallpaperUDF.au3 WallpaperUDF Example.au3
    • By sandgre
      Wondering if you can help a teacher out.  For the last few years of remote, hybrid, and in-person teaching I've been using an AutoHotKey script that creates an inking toolbar to be used during a PowerPoint presentation.  (https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=79163) The annotation tools available through Ppt are woefully inadequate, and, on my machine at least, jump around all over the place - sometimes on the bottom, sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right.  It's a scavenger hunt every single time.  The inking tool is always available, and recent updates allowed for the addition of lots more colors, which I used for modeling phenomena with students. One tragic day I arrived to school to find that my district IT dep't took away access to AutoHotKey.  No more tool bar. 
      I've been trying to resurrect some programming skills from a past life. I'm working through various tutorials and help files, with the goal of recreating the toolbar in AutoIt.  I'm really needing some help to move things along though.  I've been going through your PowerPoint UDF and all of your functions seem to just relate to editing the slides. Can you point me in the direction of how to create a toolbar that accesses the annotation tools that are available during the slideshow itself? 
       
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