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Maybe I am trying this all wrong, but hope someone can help. I have a GUI and want to click a button which will start a function to get a folder location. Then I need to pass that location to a variable to use outside the function. Here is a sample of the code;It prompts to choose a file location and the message box displays the choice but that is all inside the function. I need to pass the path selected outside the function. OR need a different way of doing this, maybe my approach is wrong.
$Label_Drive=GUICtrlCreateLabel("Use the select button and choose where profiles will be stored.", 15, 120, 240, 25)
$BTN_Set_BKP_Path = GUICtrlCreateButton("Select Location", 250, 120, 90, 30) ;left,top,width,heigth
$BKP_Path = FileSelectFolder("Select a folder where profiles will be stored.", "c:\")
MsgBox(0,"Select Path", "You set the path as " & $BKP_Path)
$Label_BKP_Path=GUICtrlCreateLabel("Current path is " & $BKP_Path & ".", 15, 150, 300, 25)
As with a lot of programming, the less manual repetition done to achieve the same outcome...the better.
I package programs for network deployment at the organization I work for. Sometimes these applications require verbose messaging to the user, and sometimes by special request we have to turn that off and deploy silently.
The way I currently handle these 2 scenarios is this.
I have a function that builds the splashwin display screen to variable size depending on message length, and displays the desired message to the end user.
Then at each point throughout my script as I need to make the user aware of what is currently happening, I inject a splashwin function call with the unique message pertaining to that specific event. ie. "Installing Microsoft Office, please wait..."
In effort to build a more universal script to handle any type of request submitted. I've incorporated a switch command of '/silent'
If cmdlineraw detects the usage of that switch when the script is triggered it sets a variable flag, ie. $silent = "on"
Then at every splashwin call I make, I'm prefixing it with an IF statement that checks for the flag, and then does NOT display the message if that flag is "on". Or does display it if its not. Has worked for me just fine. But while I grow my programming skills and look for more streamlined ways of handling areas I find myself creating repetition. I'm curious if I can relocate that flag check. Taking it out of every single splashwin call, and injecting it into the function itself.
Example of how I currently display or hide the splashwin based on command line...
If StringInStr($cmdlineraw, "/silent", 0) Then
$SilentSwitch = "ON"
If $SilentSwitch = "OFF" Then SplashWin($Uninstalling & $ProductInfo)
Some scripts have dozens of those splashwin calls littered throughout, so Is this the best approach I can take already? Or as stated earlier, can I pull the IF statement away from the splashwin call. And left the function as a whole either activate or deactivate as a result of the command line check.
Edit: Just realised this was posted in the wrong forum! I guess the Mods will move it to either "AutoIt General Help and Support" or "AutoIt Technical Discussion".
Do you use type checking? Or do you choose not to type check?
I was trying to think of the simplest way to do a type check without typing arguments more than once and I came up with:
Func displayPerson($firstName, $lastName, $age) ; -- TYPE CHECK -- Local $typeCheck = ("" _ & IsString($firstName) _ & IsString($lastName) _ & IsNumber($age) _ ) If (StringInStr($typeCheck, "0")) Then MsgBox(16, "Type Error: displayPerson()", $typeCheck) ; -- FUNCTION -- MsgBox(0, "", $firstName & " " & $lastName & " (" & $age & ")") EndFunc The only catch with this method is that it produces a very simplistic error message. Even still, the fact that you only have to type out arguments once makes it a reasonable approach, in my opinion. The same logic can also be used for making function contracts (for example: $firstName mustn't be an empty string etc...).
What do you think? How do you go about such things?
I am trying to allow the GUI to gather info as to when to execute a function. I am having trouble doing this. So far this is what I have.
;Timer Func timer () If Not IsDeclared("iMsgBoxAnswer") Then Local $iMsgBoxAnswer $iMsgBoxAnswer = MsgBox(36,"Timer","Please format your answer in 00:00:00:000") Select Case $iMsgBoxAnswer = 6 ;Yes Global $infotime = InputBox ('Time', 'What time to execute?') Do $rawtimer = ToolTip(@Hour & ':' & @Min & ':' & @Sec & ':' & _MSec()) until $rawtimer = $infotime if $rawtimer = $infotime Then msgbox (0,'Worked','Worked') Else EndIf Case $iMsgBoxAnswer = 7 ;No Exit EndSelect EndFunc Func _MSec() Local $stSystemTime = DllStructCreate('ushort;ushort;ushort;ushort;ushort;ushort;ushort;ushort') DllCall('kernel32.dll', 'none', 'GetSystemTime', 'ptr', DllStructGetPtr($stSystemTime)) $sMilliSeconds = StringFormat('%03d', DllStructGetData($stSystemTime, 8)) $stSystemTime = 0 Return $sMilliSeconds EndFunc I have also tried _GUIToolTip_GetText in order to read the tooltip until the time specified, but it still doesn't work. Any help would be great.
Hi! I wrote an UDF that can simplify the way you can control Telegram Bot with AutoIt. If you don't know what is a Telegram Bot, maybe you should read their official website here. All about this UDF is on my GitHub: what is, how it work, how to use and also a Test.au3 to see the script in action. But... let's talk about this UDF.
What is: It's an UDF that contain functions to control a Telegram Bot. Send messages, photo, video, stickers, wait for incoming messages and answer to them. How it works: Insert you Token given from BotFather, initialize your bot with _InitBot() function and... you're ready! All functions are commented: You will find a description of what it does, an explanation for every argument that function has need and what it return. This is the test script, that initialize your bot, run all functions and write the return value.
#include "Telegram UDF.au3" $ChatID = "Your_Chat_ID_For_Test" _InitBot("Bot_ID","Bot_Token") ConsoleWrite("Test _GetUpdates -> " & @TAB & _GetUpdates() & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _GetMe -> " & @TAB & _GetMe() & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendMsg -> " & @TAB & _SendMsg($ChatID,"Test _SendMsg") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _ForwardMsg -> " & @TAB & _ForwardMsg($ChatID,$ChatID,'MsgID') & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendPhoto -> " & @TAB & _SendPhoto($ChatID,"C:\image.jpg","Test _SendPhoto") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendVideo -> " & @TAB & _SendVideo($ChatID,"C:\video.mp4","Test _SendVideo") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendAudio -> " & @TAB & _SendAudio($ChatID,"C:\audio.mp3","Test _SendAudio") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendDocument -> " & @TAB & _SendDocument($ChatID,"C:\document.txt","Test _SendDocument") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendVoice -> " & @TAB & _SendVoice($ChatID,"C:\voice.ogg","Test _SendVoice") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendSticker -> " & @TAB & _SendSticker($ChatID,"C:\sticker.webp") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendLocation -> " & @TAB & _SendLocation($ChatID,"74.808889","-42.275391") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendContact -> " & @TAB & _SendContact($ChatID,"0123456789","Josh") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _SendChatAction -> " & @TAB & _SendChatAction($ChatID,"typing") & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _GetUserProfilePhotos -> " & @TAB & _GetUserProfilePhotos($ChatID) & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("Test _GetChat -> " & @TAB & _GetChat($ChatID) & @CRLF) While 1 $msgData = _Polling() _SendMsg($msgData,$msgData) WEnd Last part of the script (While cycle) use Polling function to put the script in a wait-state for incoming messages: _Polling() function return an array ($msgData in this case) that contain information about the received message (for example, $msgData is the Chat ID of the user that send the message, important to send a reply. See GitHub page for other info.
So, finally, here you can find and download the library -> https://github.com/xLinkOut/telegram-udf-autoit <-
UPDATE: Thanks to @mLipok to added my Telegram UDF on AutoItScript Wiki!
UPDATE 2: Functions that send files to Telegram Servers (photos, videos..) don't need anymore cURL executable file. Thanks to @Jos that suggested how to use WinHttp UDF by trancexx.
If you have question, bug report or anything else just contact me or reply to this Thread Don't forget to follow me on GitHub for future updates. Bye!