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[Solved] Bypass the "create new" dialog on FileCopy?

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I'm doing a simple file copy ... except that the user enters the name for the copy.  Rarely would they decide to write over an existing file, so they almost always get the little "create new?" dialog box.  And the answer is always "Yes".

Is there a setting to skip that dialog?  I've tried various combinations of the overwrite flag on both the FileOpenDialog and the CopyFile statements, with no success.

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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Look for that window with WinExist, see if it is active with WinActive, then use shortcut or tab to hit the Yes button...I might be a little off, not able to look up functions right now, but it should get you to your resolution.


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25 minutes ago, nitekram said:

Look for that window with WinExist

Thanks for the suggestion.  Unfortunately—unless I'm missing something—FileOpenDialog is modal and doesn't give control back until the user finishes/answers.  At this point, I'm not quite ready to launch a companion script just to monitor this case.

Hopefully there is some other option.

 

 

 

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Can you post your code or an example?


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Solved.

Upon closer analysis, I realized that I had picked up statements from an existing script that used FileOpenDialog ... when I should have changed it to FileSaveDialog.

FileSaveDialog handles a new name properly, so my current need is solved.  But I suppose my original question still stands.  In fact, it becomes even more glaring when such similar dialogs work differently.  It's something that should be considered for a future AU3 release.

 

 

 

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