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lrstndm

Hi all,

I want to run my compiled application I made in AutoIt in the command prompt and get feedback in the command prompt itself.

How am I able to do this?

Regards,

lrstndm

 

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water

Compile your script as CLI and start it from a command prompt.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-06-01 - Version 1.4.9.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - 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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Chimp

Here is a practical example of what water said: :)
you can pass parameters to your console program by command-line arguments and "get feedback in the command prompt itself" simply by using consolewrite()

This little script will multiply 2 numbers passed to it by command line arguments,

compile this script and then run the produced exe  (multiply.exe) from a command prompt passing 2 numbers as command-line arguments (for example multiply.exe 15 7), you will get the result on the command prompt itself.

#AutoIt3Wrapper_outfile=multiply.exe
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y

; the $CmdLine array is automatically generated by AutoIt
; and contains command-line parameters passed to the compiled program
;
If $CmdLine[0] = 2 Then ; check presence of 2 arguments

    ConsoleWrite($CmdLine[1] * $CmdLine[2] & @CRLF) ; multiply argument 1 by argument 2
    Exit

EndIf

ConsoleWrite("Parameters error: pass 2 arguments please." & @CRLF)
Exit 0

 

Edited by Chimp
added comments

small minds discuss people average minds discuss events great minds discuss ideas.... and use AutoIt....

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jaensterr

There are some old UDFs available to help you to also give you an the user of your CLI application an way to give some input.

 

Im too lazy to search for it, but it is called the console UDF.

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water

A list of UDFs (including the mentioned Console UDF) can be found in the wiki: https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/User_Defined_Functions

Edited by water

My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-06-01 - Version 1.4.9.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - 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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