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SalamanderSoup

I've created a simple script that opens the Snipping Tool; Selects the "Full Screen Snip" option; then closes the program, prompting a save.  What I can't figure is how to name the file using the system date and time.

Can anyone help?

Run(@WindowsDir & '\system32\SnippingTool.exe')
AutoItSetOption('MouseCoordMode', 0)

Sleep(1)
$hWnd= WinWait("Snipping Tool", "ToolBarWindow32", 1)
WinActive($hWnd)
MouseClick('primary', 84, 48, 1, 0)
MouseClick('primary', 84, 140, 1, 0)
WinClose("[Class:Microsoft-Windows-Tablet-SnipperEditor]")

ControlClick("Snipping Tool", "", "Button1")

 

 

 

 

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JLogan3o13

@SalamanderSoup moved your topic to General Help and Support, as you seemed to have missed this at the top of the Examples forum:

Do not post general support questions here, instead use the AutoIt Help and Support forums.

 


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SalamanderSoup

Thanks, I hope someone will be able to help me.

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l3ill

Probably because windows wont allow you to save a file with back slashes/forward slashes\ in it.

Try using _NowDate() and StringReplace and replace the " / \ " with "." for instance...

 

p.s. unless you are dead set on using SnippetTool, Autoit has a very cool function called:

_ScreenCapture_Capture that does this job very well ;)

Edited by l3ill
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SalamanderSoup

Thanks l3ill, could you possibly give me an example of how the NowDate and StringReplace scripts might look together?  I've looked at the AutoScript Help File, and still feel a bit confused at how I should code it.  I'm very new at this.

3 hours ago, l3ill said:

Probably because windows wont allow you to save a file with back slashes/forward slashes\ in it.

Try using _NowDate() and StringReplace and replace the " / \ " with "." for instance...

 

p.s. unless you are dead set on using SnippetTool, Autoit has a very cool function called:

_ScreenCapture_Capture that does this job very well ;)

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Xandy

Here is your script.

#include <Date.au3>
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>

$filename = _NowDate()
;                         String     Find Replace
$filename = StringReplace($filename, "/", ".")

; I'm guessing fixed location wants the cursor off
;                      Filepath      \    Filename    .Type   x1  y1  x2  y2   Capture Mouse Cursor
_ScreenCapture_Capture(@ScriptDir & "\" & $filename & ".png", 84, 48, 84, 140, False)

It's only programmed to read 1 pixel width, but I hope you know that already.

If you want a BMP or something else you can change the type ".png"

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SalamanderSoup

Lol, I'd buy that script for a dollar!

Thank you, both for the input, and thank you Xandy for the working script.

I was able to add the system time to the file name, as well.

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Xandy
4 hours ago, l3ill said:

Nice follow up Xandy...

I hope this is not going to be too expensive ;)

I try SO hard!

Your advice gave me a concise path to victory.

2 hours ago, SalamanderSoup said:

I was able to add the system time to the file name, as well.

Then you're learning and all is well.  There's nothing wrong with eating a free fish, unless you're the fish.

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AutoBert
15 hours ago, SalamanderSoup said:

Lol, I'd buy that script for a dollar!

Just put a one dollar note in your cdtray and run

FileCopy('path to cdtray\one dollar.$$$','https://www.autoitscript.com/donate')

The dollar will transfered asap.  :lol:

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