Jump to content
rm65453

packaging bitmaps in exe

Recommended Posts

Hello Everyone,

 

I am currently using a script that heavily relies on the imagesearch function at work. I am planning to share it with other workers but the trouble is the location of the bitmaps. Can I somehow package the bitmaps in the exe itself so the script is not dependent on the location of these bmp files?

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rm65453,

A couple of possibilities to get images into a compiled .exe:

1. FileInstall. This places a copy of a file in your .exe which you can load onto the user's machine and then use from within your script. Read the Help file carefully and search for the many forum threads.

2. guinness' ResourcesEx UDF. This is more complicated to use, but allows you to use files stored in your .exe without having to copy them onto the user's machine. It requires more effort from the coder to get everything into the .exe, but does have the advantage of not having to load files onto a new machine - everything is self-contained. If you want to use this you MUST read the thread carefully and try out the examples - the UDF is not difficult to use, but if you do not take the trouble to learn how to use it properly, you will have problems.

I would recommend trying FileInstall first - if you can get what you want that way it is far simpler.

M23

 


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see 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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fileinstall worked perfectly but the trouble is most of the users will not have write access to the file directory. I am gonna trying to resourcesEx approach now.

Edited by rm65453

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rm65453,

You can always write them to @TEMPDIR.

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see 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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

true that. 

but am gonna give the second option a shot, just for brain exercise. if that doesnt work am sure, the temp option will work well.

 

Thanks Melba. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, have a look to Wakillon's binarytoau3kompressor here:


It can transform an image in hex data to be embedded within your listing.
You can then read the hex data in a variable (even without saving to disk) and have your Image in a variable ready to be used within your program.


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By kuhicop
      Hello, I need to find an image on screen and return it's position left, top, right, botton.
      I'm using the ImageSearch function but it only returns 1 or 0.
      Any ideas? Thanks!
    • By Errious
      Hello,
      maybe i am just tired or i did not understand exactly how to use ImageSearch for different pictures, but i tried now a few things with my example script and only the first part is working.
      Explaining what i try to do, at work we have a programm running which has three different states, they are visible but sometimes the statuses of the process is not running and to avoid a long time without progress of the programm i searched to get a way to have a better visible notification as existing, so there is grey as work in progress, orange for not running and red for aborted, now when the states are changing i would like to receive a little window that is just telling the actual status.
      #include <ImageSearch2015.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <AutoItConstants.au3> $x1=0 $y1=0 While 1 sleep(100) $image1 = _ImageSearch("red.png", 1,$x1,$y1,0) If $image1 = 1 then SplashTextOn ( "", "RED !" , 100 , 50 , 1800 , 220 , $DLG_TEXTLEFT, "Arial" , 12 , 500 ) Sleep(1000) SplashOff() sleep(100) EndIf $image2 = _ImageSearch("orange.png", 1,$x1,$y1,0) If $image2 = 1 Then SplashTextOn ( "", "Orange !" , 100 , 50 , 1800 , 220 , $DLG_TEXTLEFT, "Arial" , 12 , 500 ) Sleep(1000) SplashOff() sleep(100) EndIf $image3 = _ImageSearch("grey.png", 1,$x1,$y1,0) If $image3 = 1 Then SplashTextOn ( "", "Grey !" , 100 , 50 , 1800 , 220 , $DLG_TEXTLEFT, "Arial" , 12 , 500 ) Sleep(1000) SplashOff() EndIf WEnd As i said before, part one to receive the state for aborted is working, so i get the splash window for this, but what do i miss for the other two?
      I put the While statement in for continuously running as long it is needed when the program is in use, but i believe i missed something.
    • By VIP
      Use MouseClick()  mybe must/need:
      #RequireAdmin  
      DLL incuded on script!
      ; #INDEX# ================================================================================================= ; Title .........: ImageSearch ; AutoIt Version : 3.x ; Language ......: English ; Description ...: Check image Appears or Not and Return the position of an image on the desktop ; Author(s) .....: Dao Van Trong - TRONG.LIVE ; ================================================================================================= ; #CURRENT# ================================================================================================= ; _ImageSearch ; _ImageSearch_Area ; _ImageSearch_Wait ; _ImageSearch_WaitArea ; ================================================================================================= ;=============================================================================== ; ; Author:...........: AutoIT VietNam : Dao Van Trong - TRONG.LIVE ; Description:......: Check image Appears or Not ; Find and return the position of an image on the desktop ; Syntax:........... _ImageSearch_Area, _ImageSearch ; Parameter(s):..... $_ImagePath: The image to locate on the desktop ; May be a list of image by delimited by "|" ; i.e: $_ImagePath = "image1.bmp|image2.bmp|image3.bmp" ; $P_x1 $P_y1: Position of 1st point ; $P_x2 $P_y2: Position of 2nd point - Default is last botton right of desktop ; $_Tolerance: 0 for no tolerance (0-255). Needed when colors of image differ from desktop. e.g GIF ; $_CenterPos: boolen. True will return $array[1] x $array[2] is center of image found. ; False will return top-left position ; Return Value(s):.. Return an array has 3 item ; On Success: $array[0] 1 ; On Failure: $array[0] 0 ; DLL not found or other error: $array[0] -1 ; $array[1] x $array[2]: position of image what found on desktop ; ; Note:............. Use _ImageSearch to search the entire desktop ; _ImageSearch_Area to specify a desktop region to search ; $_ImagePath with more item need more time appear on screen before function can detect. ; Decrease sleep time in the loop to detect faster. But less performance. I.e CPULoad increased ; ;=============================================================================== EG:
      #include "_ImageSearch.au3" #include "_ImageSearch_Debug.au3" #RequireAdmin HotKeySet("{Esc}", "_Exit") ; Press ESC for exit Func _Exit() Exit 0 EndFunc ;==>_Exit Global Const $Ask_On_Found = 1 Global Const $Mouse_Move_On_Found = 1 Global Const $Mouse_Click_On_Found = 0 Global $_Image_1 = @ScriptDir & "\example.bmp" ; First, use this function to create a file bmp, maybe a desktop icon for example') MsgBox(64 + 262144, 'ImageSearch', 'At first, create a file bmp,' & @CRLF & 'photos that will search on the screen!') _ImageSearch_Create_BMP($_Image_1) ConsoleWrite("! Search for images: " & $_Image_1 & @CRLF & '! Searching on the screen ...' & @CRLF) While 1 ToolTip('(Press ESC for EXIT) Searching ...', 1, 1) Local $return = _ImageSearch($_Image_1) If $return[0] = 1 Then ConsoleWrite('- Image found:' & " X=" & $return[1] & " Y=" & $return[2] & @CRLF) If $Mouse_Move_On_Found Then MouseMove($return[1], $return[2]) If $Mouse_Click_On_Found Then MouseClick("left", $return[1], $return[2]) ToolTip('(Press ESC for EXIT) Image found:' & " X=" & $return[1] & " Y=" & $return[2], 1, 1) If $Ask_On_Found Then Local $ask = MsgBox(6 + 262144, 'Success', 'Image found:' & " X=" & $return[1] & " Y=" & $return[2]) If $ask = 2 Or $ask = 3 Or $ask = 5 Or $ask = 7 Then Exit ;No, Abort, Cancel, and Ignore If $ask = 10 Then _ImageSearch_Create_BMP($_Image_1) ; Continue ;Try Again EndIf EndIf Sleep(200) WEnd  
       
      Video demo:
       
    • By Nick3399
      I have loaded FastFind into my code and it takes a snapshot and creates a BMP file from it. 
      My issue is now I want to imagesearch from that BMP file (or snapshot memory) and look for a specific image from that image and get the coordinates from that. 
      I have looked at all the documentation but I cannot find anything to assist me.
       
      Does anyone have any idea?
    • By tiye0405
      Hello,
      global $y, $x #RequireAdmin Global $Paused HotKeySet("{NUMPAD2}", "Pause") HotKeySet("{NUMPAD8}", "End") Opt("MouseClickDownDelay", 30) #include <ImageSearch2015.au3> #include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <ComboConstants.au3> #include <EditConstants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #include <UpDownConstants.au3> #include <Misc.au3> Sleep(6000) Sleep(3000) $search1 = _WaitForImageSearch("goo.bmp", 30, 1, $x, $y, 10) If $search1 = 1 Then MouseMove(1500, 1500, 10) Sleep(100) MouseClick("right") Sleep(300) EndIf I've this script.
      The problem is that it work the way it is supposed to but doesnt work on a friends pc, even tho we have the same image search in C/programms(x86)/autoit3/include 
      and the same dll in system 32.
      When he starts the script on the desktop without having the "goo.bmp" file on his pc, the script finds it and right clicks the given location, while for me it doesnt and i have to open the folder with the "goo.bmp" picture in it.

      Im out of ideas on what could cause the problem.
      Any help?
      Thank you in advance
       
       
×
×
  • Create New...