KickStarter15

[Solved] Notify user if new file were saved in a certian folder

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Hi Experts,

I need your inputs and idea if can autoit notify the user if has new file saved in his/her folder? Like to loop in that folder and popup notification GUI (see sample attached). I've got it from google. :sweating:

I can't start compiling code from this point. I have no idea how to handle notification. I also tried help but it's different of what i've expected to do.

Any help and idea would be great from experts on this forum. I'm kind of new learner in autoit and this forum helps me a lot. Hope you can extend your support for a seeker like me.:>

Thanks in advance guys....

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

KickStarter15,

I have used the FileSystemMonitor and ReadDirectoryChanges UDFs to monitor folders for changes. My personal preference goes to the former as it is self-contained while the latter requires a DLL.

As to the pop-up notification, look at my Toast & Notify UDFs (links in my sig below).

M23

Edited by Melba23
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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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Hi M23,

Thanks for your help, i finally got the idea how but I coded it my self and compiled some codes from help and your Notify UDF, and I've got the result I need.

Big big appreciation with your coding M23 and If you have any modification of what i coded below that would be helpful.

#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <ListViewConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <IE.au3>
#Include <File.au3>
#Include <Array.au3>
#include <DateTimeConstants.au3>

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=
$Form1 = GUICreate(@UserName, 190, 350, 192, 100)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Form1Close")
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE, "Form1Minimize")
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE, "Form1Maximize")
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_RESTORE, "Form1Restore")
$Label1= GuictrlcreateLabel("0",0,0,0,0)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "Label1Click")
$List1 = GUICtrlCreateListView("                                      |", 3, 30, 179, 293,$LVS_NOCOLUMNHEADER,$LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "List1Click")
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###

Func popup()
   $popup = GUICreate("New file saved to folder...", 350, 30, 1020,960, $WS_POPUPWINDOW)
   GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "popup")
   $Label = GUICtrlCreatelabel("New file saved to folder...", 1, 1, 250, 23,-1)
   GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "Arial")
   GUICtrlSetColor(-1,0xFFFFFF)
   GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x3D95FF)
   GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",255)
sleep(1000)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",240)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",230)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",220)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",210)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",200)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",190)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",180)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",170)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",160)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",150)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",140)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",130)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",120)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",110)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",100)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",70)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",65)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",60)
sleep(200)
WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",0)
sleep(200)

if WinSetTrans("New file saved to folder...","",0) then GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
   EndFunc

ListUser()

$nFiles = "D:Programs\" & @UserName & "\Folder"
$xFiles = DirGetSize($nFiles,1)
GUIctrlsetdata($Label1, $xFiles[1])

While 1
   Sleep(1000)
   local $arraynfiles = DirGetSize($nFiles,1)

   If GUICtrlRead($Label1) < $arraynfiles[1] then
   GUIctrlsetdata($Label1, $arraynfiles[1])
    popup()
 endif
 
WEnd
Func ListUser()
$FILE=_FileListToArray("D:Programs\" & @UserName & "\Folder")
    if @error then
    else
       
    For $INDEX = 1 To $FILE[0]
       $POINT = StringInStr($FILE[$INDEX],"_",0,-1)
      if $POINT <> 0 then
      GUICtrlCreateListViewItem(StringLeft($FILE[$INDEX],$POINT-1),$List1)
      endif
    Next
 endif
EndFunc
Func Form1Close()
Exit
EndFunc

I tried having it that way to see if it works. When new file saved at the path "$nFiles" notification popup at the bottom of your desktop.

I never expected i can compiled it that way but looks so messy at all.:lol:

Anyway, am I doing it right? I'm a little bit confused with it. Please can you make it more nicer.:sweating:

Thanks...

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KickStarter15,

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am I doing it right?

If it works for you then the answer is : Yes! I would have done it very differently as I explained above, but that does not make mine the only solution.

As to cleaning up the code - I would suggest using a loop to fade the notification:

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
    WinSetTrans($popup, "", 255) ; Use the GUI handle as you have it
    Sleep(1000)
    For $iTrans = 240 to 0 Step -10
        WinSetTrans($popup, "", $iTrans)
        Sleep(200)
    Next
    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
EndFunc

M23

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

 

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37 minutes ago, Melba23 said:

As to cleaning up the code - I would suggest using a loop to fade the notification:

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
    WinSetTrans($popup, "", 255) ; Use the GUI handle as you have it
    Sleep(1000)
    For $iTrans = 240 to 0 Step -10
        WinSetTrans($popup, "", $iTrans)
        Sleep(200)
    Next
    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
EndFunc

 

Wowwww... :drool: I never had it in mind that it can also be done this way...  Thank you so much M23, you have made my day perfect.:D

 

40 minutes ago, Melba23 said:

If it works for you then the answer is : Yes! I would have done it very differently as I explained above, but that does not make mine the only solution.

 

 Thank you M23, i think i can have it this way.

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M23,

How can I change this forum to [Solved]... Don't know how..^_^

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5 minutes ago, KickStarter15 said:

How can I change this forum to [Solved]...

There is no option to click, but you could simply update the title and prefix it with [Solved] if you want.

Jos


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Actually I was puzzled by this as well when I first started, to update the title as Jos mentioned, you need to edit the first post.

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Thanks, guys. Noted on this. ;)

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