Jump to content
fosil

Run batch file on a seperate window from consolewrite?

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone.

I'm currently working a program that constantly prints out log files through "consolewrite" and the "#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y" wrapper.

Part of this program requires me to run a batch script.

My issue is the batch script launches from the same window as consolewrite. I need the batch file to be launched through a different window as currently this causes an issue with the logs (which need to be very precise) but also causes the batch file to produce some funny behavior...

Does anyone know how I can force the file to run on a second DOS window?

Thanks in advance!!!

 

Edit: Im using the "run" command if that helps. I tried "shellexecute" but that seemed to not launch the batch scripts at all.

Edited by fosil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Instead of using ConsoleWrite to create the log information, why don't you just write it to a file, and then it won't need to run as a CUI program.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, BrewManNH said:

Instead of using ConsoleWrite to create the log information, why don't you just write it to a file, and then it won't need to run as a CUI program.

 

I have to do both. The logs get displayed in real time on the console as well as a text file. Unfortunately I can't change that part.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure you can, use an edit control to display the live content.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, BrewManNH said:

Sure you can, use an edit control to display the live content.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that? Can you give me an example?

I'm not entirely sure If I can incorporate it in my situation because that part was written by someone else and I rather leave it alone, but if itl fix this issue im open to it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Show me your script and I'll show you how to modify it.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the function responsible for creating the logs:

 

Func Write_log($aString)

    local $logfile = "D:\Logs\logfile.txt"

    local $openlogfile = FileOpen($logfile)

    If FileExists($logfile) = 0 Then
        _FileCreate($logfile)
    EndIf

    If StringLen($aString) = 0 Then
        FileWriteLine($logfile,@CRLF)
        ConsoleWrite(@CRLF)

    Else
        FileWriteLine($logfile,_Now() & ": " & $aString & @CRLF)
        ConsoleWrite(_Now() & ": " & $aString & @CRLF)

    EndIf

    FileClose($openlogfile)

EndFunc

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's one way of doing it.

; somewhere at the start of your script you create a GUI and put an Edit control in it.

Func Write_log($aString)

    local $logfile = "D:\Logs\logfile.txt"

    local $openlogfile = FileOpen($logfile)

    If FileExists($logfile) = 0 Then
        _FileCreate($logfile)
    EndIf

    If StringLen($aString) = 0 Then
        FileWriteLine($logfile,@CRLF)
        GUICtrlSetData($hSomeEditControlID, @CRLF, 1)
    Else
        FileWriteLine($logfile,_Now() & ": " & $aString & @CRLF)
        GUICtrlSetData($hSomeEditControlID, _Now() & ": " & $aString & @CRLF, 1)
    EndIf

    FileClose($openlogfile)

EndFunc

The number 1 at the end of the GUICtrlSetData is there just so that it's not an empty string, so that it will append your text to the end of the Edit control instead of overwrite its contents.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By TrashBoat
      Im trying to iterate through a 2d array created by 
      ProcessList() function that returns a 2d array containing names and pid's, i wanted to filter through the names and delete entries that have "svchost.exe" and this is how i did it
      Func _Sanitize($array) For $x = 1 To UBound($array) - 1 ConsoleWrite($array[$x][0] & @CRLF) If $array[$x][0] == "svchost.exe" Then _ArrayDelete($array, $x) EndIf Next EndFunc ;==>_Sanitize And i get this error message
      What is wrong?
    • By gahhon
      Global Const $DIR_WA_FOLDER = @MyDocumentsDir & '\Whatsapp Extension' Global Const $DIR_SHORTCUT = @DesktopDir & '\WhatsappWeb.exe' Func _Create_Shortcut() Local $sMessage = "Creating shortcut " _Metro_SplashTextScreen(1, "", $sMessage) AdlibRegister("_Metro_LoopInProgress") If FileExists($DIR_WA_FOLDER) Then $iDelete = FileDelete($DIR_SHORTCUT) If $iDelete Then _FileWriteLog($LOG_INSTALLATION, "Debug: Desktop's shortcut is deleted.") Else _FileWriteLog($LOG_INSTALLATION, "Debug: Desktop's shortcut is not found. But, desktop's shortcut is still created.") EndIf If FileExists($DIR_WA_FOLDER & '\WhatsappWeb.exe') Then $iCreate = FileCreateShortcut($DIR_WA_FOLDER & '\WhatsappWeb.exe', $DIR_SHORTCUT) If $iCreate Then _Metro_MsgBox(0, "", "Desktop shortcut is now created!") _FileWriteLog($LOG_INSTALLATION, "Debug: Desktop's shortcut is created.") Else _Metro_MsgBox(0, "", "Desktop shortcut is failed to created!") _FileWriteLog($LOG_INSTALLATION, "Error: Fail to create shortcut.") EndIf Else _Metro_MsgBox(0, "", "Source not found!") _FileWriteLog($LOG_INSTALLATION, "Error: WhatsappWeb.exe is not found.") EndIf Else _Metro_MsgBox(0, "", "Source not found!") _FileWriteLog($LOG_INSTALLATION, "Error: Whatsapp Extension folder is not found.") EndIf AdlibUnRegister("_Metro_LoopInProgress") _Metro_SplashTextScreen(0) EndFunc So I do have a button to trigger this create shortcut to desktop.
      But after it created shortcut at desktop, I cannot execute the shortcut as it has no any response.
      Then I go try trigger the file at the source path @MyDocumentDir & '\Whatsapp Extension\WhatsappWeb.exe' and it work as expected.
      Then I go to check my log, and it shows:- (P/S: I already did trigger the function twice)
      2019-02-28 23:27:32 : Debug: Desktop's shortcut is not found. But, desktop's shortcut is still created. 2019-02-28 23:27:33 : Debug: Desktop's shortcut is created. 2019-02-28 23:28:40 : Debug: Desktop's shortcut is not found. But, desktop's shortcut is still created. 2019-02-28 23:28:41 : Debug: Desktop's shortcut is created. So based on my log shows, it failed to locate the shortcut, but it did exists there.
       
      P/S: This project is done developed weeks ago, every testing is passed. Is just somehow the executable cannot be execute.
       
       
      Any advise?
    • By chrweav86
      Here is an existing AS400 PCOM script that I have: 
      #include-once
      #cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
       UDF Header Title: _PCOMM
       UDF Header Version: 0.1.0
       AutoIt Version: 3.3.8.1
       Author:         Jason S. - Jewelry Supply, Inc.
       Script Function: PCOMM UDF Header
                          For use with IBM AS/400 - IBM OS/400 - IBM System i - IBM i application system.
                          This PCOMM UDF Header targets ASW - an ERP application suite written in IBM's RPG language (yuck!),
                          although it will work for any AS/400 system and is not ASW specific.
                          PCOMM allows injection of keystrokes into the datastream of
                          a running terminal/console application ("Green Screen" Console Emulator).
                              - Assumes Session 'A' but can be overriden using the aswConnect() function.
                          PCOMM allows observing of characters in the datastream of a running
                          terminal/console application ("Green Screen" Console Emulator).
                              - Assumes Session 'A' but can be overriden using the aswConnect() function.
      #ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Global $Session = "A"
      Global $Ps
      Global $Oia
      ; Specify session to connect to
      Func aswSetSession($nSession)
          $Session = $nSession
      EndFunc
      ; Connect to ASW
      ; @param $nSession - Specify session to connect to. Ex: "A"
      Func aswConnect($nSession = $Session)
          $Obj_ConnMgr = ObjCreate("PCOMM.autECLConnMgr")
          $OBJ_EmulSession = ObjCreate("PCOMM.autECLSession")
          $OBJ_EmulSession.SetConnectionByName($nSession)
          $Ps = $OBJ_EmulSession.autECLPS
          $Oia = $OBJ_EmulSession.autECLOIA
      EndFunc
      ; Send Data to ASW
      ; if $rownum and $colnum are not specified, defaults to the cmd line
      Func aswSend($keys, $rownum = 20, $colnum = 7, $inhibit = 1)
          $Ps.SendKeys($keys, $rownum, $colnum)
          if $inhibit = 1 Then
              While $Oia.InputInhibited <> 0
              WEnd
          EndIf
          $Oia.WaitForInputReady()
      EndFunc
      ; Get Data from ASW
      Func aswGet($row, $col, $length)
          $info = $Ps.GetText($row,$col,$length)
          return $info
      Endfunc
      ; Check which page we are on
      ; @param $page - Page to see if we are on. Ex: "DMR30101" == Sales Order Maintenance page
      Func checkScreen($page, $rownum = 1, $colnum = 72, $length = 8)
          If StringInStr(aswGet($rownum, $colnum, $length), $page) Then
              Return 1
          Else
              Return 0
          EndIf
      EndFunc
      I would like to use it launch a connection to the AS400. I have an executable that I run with an hod file. Do I just need to run the exe and hod file then run the session connect function and send keys function to pass credentials?
       
    • By FordsFinest
      Have come across an issue where I use the below code to select and then click an item. It works great on every computer but one, which happens to be my bosses computer (of course right lol).  So SelectItem works fine, but for some reason, the ClickItem command keeps clicking the item below the correct item (but only on this computer. I changed the command to controlsend instead, but i'd rather use the click option.. any ideas here?
       
      _GUICtrlTreeView_SelectItem($hWnd, $Array2[1]) _GUICtrlTreeView_ClickItem($hWnd, $Array2[1], "right")  
    • By gahhon
      So I had compiled my AutoIT script into executable file, I think like few weeks ago.
      But once after I compiled the script to executable file, I tested it and it work as expected.
      Somehow, I just now wanna try to execute it but failed

      Any idea what's is going on? Do I need to recompile the script again? @@
×
×
  • Create New...