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PINTO1927

Hi guys,

 

through a script, a button refers me content in a txt file. You can have a MsgBox if this file is modified the content?

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Melba23

PINTO1927,

Do you mean you are reading the content of the file and wish to see if it has changed, or do you want to find out if the file has changed without reading its content?

If the former, then a simple comparison to a stored version of the content should suffice. If the latter, then I have found seangriffin's FileSystemMonitor UDF to work well.

M23

 

 


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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

 

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PINTO1927

 

 

I developed a simple program.

This program is present in a shared and is used by various people.

They open it in the form of shortcut on your desktop. Through a button that reads the txt files, leave notes that each one can read in the form of MsgBox.

In the case in which the txt file is changed I would need that the program writing a MsgBox to update any user.

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water

On startup of the script I would read the modification date/time of the file and store it in a variable.
Use AdlibRegister to register a function that is called every x seconds or minutes. This function would read the modification date/time of the file and if different to the original date/time popup the MsgBox.

But the solution you are looking for depends on how fast the users need to be informed about a change.

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PINTO1927

 

thanks, you can provide a simple example of AdlibRegister ..

The need to inform users should be instant

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water

This example takes no longer than 1/4 second to inform you when the file has changed.

#include <Array.au3>
Global $sFileToCheck = "C:\temp\test.txt"
Global $bFileChanged = False
Global $sFileDateTime = _ArrayToString(FileGetTime($sFileToCheck))
AdlibRegister("_CheckFile", 250)
While 1
    Sleep(10)
    If $bFileChanged Then
        MsgBox(0, "Info", "File has changed")
        $sFileDateTime = _ArrayToString(FileGetTime($sFileToCheck))
        $bFileChanged = False
    EndIf
WEnd

Func _CheckFile()
    If $sFileDateTime <> _ArrayToString(FileGetTime($sFileToCheck)) Then $bFileChanged = True
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckFile

 

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PINTO1927

Perfect... thank's so much..

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water

:)


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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
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water

Something like this:

#include <Array.au3>
Global $sFileToCheck = "C:\temp\test.txt"
Global $bFileChanged = False
Global $sFileDateTime = _ArrayToString(FileGetTime($sFileToCheck))
AdlibRegister("_CheckFile", 250)

; GUI creation etc goes here

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Form)
While 1
    If $bFileChanged Then
        MsgBox(0, "Info", "File has changed")
        $sFileDateTime = _ArrayToString(FileGetTime($sFileToCheck))
        $bFileChanged = False
    EndIf
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case...
        Case...
        Case...
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _CheckFile()
    If $sFileDateTime <> _ArrayToString(FileGetTime($sFileToCheck)) Then $bFileChanged = True
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckFile

 

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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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PINTO1927

Very Good...:frantics:

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