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using Nerocmd in a gui?

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is there a prettier way of using Nerocmd in a gui rather than a horrid dos window?

thanks for any help


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is there a prettier way of using Nerocmd in a gui rather than a horrid dos window?

thanks for any help

Build a GUI with a button on it. Create a function using run("nerocmd.exe etc"). Assign function to button and there you have it.


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Build a GUI with a button on it. Create a function using run("nerocmd.exe etc"). Assign function to button and there you have it.

But i have about 600megs to burn, so i need to show some activity of what the burner is doing??


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

look up stdoutread, your could update the gui using that.

hmm nice idea, but how can i always retrieve the current line displayed by nerocmd in a doswindow?

For example; a way to detect the progress of burn in the dos window,

and what if it asks for a disk, or non-empty cd?

i'd be grateful for any help

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This is a post with an simple example that puts the output of MKISOFS (or PING) in an edit box.

You'd need to test the entire StdoutRead-retrieved (StderrRead? I don't know enough about NEROCMD...) data on each pass of the GUI loop for messages, or just provide the non-interactive flag in your NEROCMD command line so that it would either succeed or fail...


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A nice idea , alas i cant seem to get just the last line to be read (ie: the %indicator) surely someone has automated nerocmd in a gui before?? if not i'll have to keep persevering, thanks for any help guys


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Hi Rick, I don't know if you are doing the script to learn more about Autoit but, if you only want a gui that work with NeroCmd.exe then take a look to this webpage and download ImgTool Burn.

Keep in mind that you need nero installed otherwise NeroCmd.exe won't work, it used NeroApi.dll...


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi Rick, I don't know if you are doing the script to learn more about Autoit but, if you only want a gui that work with NeroCmd.exe then take a look to this webpage and download ImgTool Burn.

Keep in mind that you need nero installed otherwise NeroCmd.exe won't work, it used NeroApi.dll...

Yeah i'm doing a script that if Nero exists on the intended's pc then use nerocmd.exe to burn, however, all i want to do, and what seems the most difficult bit, is to not show a dos window, yet have the output in a gui window for any reponses should nerocmd require them, everything else is working fine except for hiding of the dos window and actioning any commands it asks for

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It is kind of hard to help you with out the script or a piece of the script but, I assuming that you are using the lates AutoIt Beta 1.1.93 If you are not then you can get it here.

all i want to do, and what seems the most difficult bit, is to not show a dos window, yet have the output in a gui window for any reponses should nerocmd require them

Im also assuming that you are using RUN() function to execute NeroCmd.exe if that is the case all you have to do so the dos windows won't show up is change @SW_SHOW for @SW_HIDE and if you use $STDOUT_CHILD you will be able to capture the output and displayed on your gui. This is a small example:

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>

;Generated with Form Designer preview
$Form1 = GUICreate("Dir C:\", 317, 334, 192, 125)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Run Dir C:\*.* Output", 96, 8, 104, 17)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 40, 297, 241, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start Dir", 60, 296, 75, 25)
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Close", 148, 296, 75, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $msg = $Button2
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $Button1
        $foo = Run(@ComSpec & " /c dir C:\*.*", @SystemDir, @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)
        While 1
            $line = StdoutRead($foo)
            If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop            
            GUICtrlSetData($Edit1, $line)
        Wend
            
    Case Else
    ;;;;;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

I hope this will help you.... :P


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A nice idea , alas i cant seem to get just the last line to be read (ie: the %indicator) surely someone has automated nerocmd in a gui before?? if not i'll have to keep persevering, thanks for any help guys

This is another thread on a similar subject, in this case irregularity because of the way that the edit box dealt with characters in the output and/or difference in the way that the output was buffered when AutoIt was connected to the child process's STDOUT; the % progress output appeared all in a blurt when the process ended rather than as a steady progress while it ran... Are you seeing one or both of these behaviors with NEROCMD.EXE?

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