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luckyluke

Hello,

Im trying to read the output from CMD using Dllcall, here is my code:

#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <array.au3>
Global Const $STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE = -11
Global Const $_CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO = _
             "struct;int dwSizeX;" & _
             "short dwSizeY;" & _
             "short dwCursorPositionX;" & _
             "short dwCursorPositionY;" & _
             "short wAttributes;" & _
             "short Left;" & _
             "short Top;" & _
             "short Right;" & _
             "short Bottom;" & _
             "short dwMaximumWindowSizeX;" & _
             "short dwMaximumWindowSizeY;endstruct"

$pCmd = Run( "cmd.exe" )
Sleep(1000)
$hCmd = WinGetHandle("")
ConsoleWrite('handle:' & $hCmd & @CRLF)

$aRet = DllCall("kernel32.dll", "int", "AttachConsole", "dword", $pCmd)
;_ArrayDisplay($aRet)
If $aRet[0] <> 0 Then
    $vHandle_data=''
    $vHandle=''

    $vHandle_data = DllStructCreate($_CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO) ; Screen Buffer structure

    $aRet1 = DllCall("kernel32.dll", "hwnd", "GetStdHandle", "dword", $STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE)
    if not @error Then $vHandle =  $aRet1[0]

    $aRet = DllCall("kernel32.dll", "int", "GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo", "hwnd", $vHandle, _
        "ptr", $vHandle_data)

    MsgBox(0, '1',DllStructGetData($vHandle_data, 'dwSizeX') & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
EndIf

It did not work, i got the message 'The handle is invalid'. Please help?

Thank you in advance!

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Or you can also give Process UDF a try, you can get the output with a single line of code.


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8 hours ago, Jos said:

Why not simply use the standard supported StdoutRead() & StderrRead() in combination with Run()?

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Yes, that is the common way, i tried it, but it does not capture all output from the cmd. That why i want to try with console attach

 

7 hours ago, TheDcoder said:

Or you can also give Process UDF a try, you can get the output with a single line of code.

Your code is using the Stdreadout, i tried it before but it did not work. 

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Are you trying to read output directly from cmd.exe?


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49 minutes ago, TheDcoder said:

Are you trying to read output directly from cmd.exe?

Do you mean read from cmd.exe using StdoutRead, yes it can read output from cmd but not all things. I have an other program run using CMD, it will out the result to CMD, then i used StdoutRead to read from cmd, but can not get all result from there.

 

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1 hour ago, luckyluke said:

it can read output from cmd but not all things

I suspect that the program which outputs to the CMD is also using StdErr stream. You should try using the $STDERR_MERGED flag, the _Process_RunCommand function from Process UDF automatically does that for you by default :)

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6 minutes ago, TheDcoder said:

I suspect that the program which outputs to the CMD is also using StdErr stream. You should try using the $STDERR_MERGED flag, the _Process_RunCommand function from Process UDF automatically does that for you by default :)

yes, i tried, but not work. I see that if i close the program then it will show the message in the output. but if i run it from cmd, the message appears even when program is running.

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7 minutes ago, luckyluke said:

but if i run it from cmd, the message appears even when program is running.

If that is the case, then you can try calling the program from instead of directly calling it. You can do it like this in my UDF:

$sOutput = _Process_RunCommand($PROCESS_RUNWAIT, $PROCESS_COMMAND & 'path_to_your_program.exe') ; This will execute cmd.exe which will run your program

This way, cmd.exe acts like a proxy between the AutoIt script and the program. You should be able to read all output given to cmd.exe if you use the above code snippet

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I have a look at Process UDF, the code seems complicated.

Try this simple one:

Local $iCommand = "ping google.com"

_RunCmd($iCommand)
_RunCmd_GetStdOut($iCommand)


Func _RunCmd($sCommand)
    ConsoleWrite("+ Execute: " & $sCommand & @CRLF)
    Local $sOutput = '', $iPID = Run('"' & @ComSpec & '" /c ' & '"' & $sCommand & '"', '', @SW_HIDE, 0x6)
    If Not $iPID Then Return SetError(1, 0, '')
    Do
        $sOutput &= StdoutRead($iPID)
    Until @error
    Do
        $sOutput &= StderrRead($iPID)
    Until @error
    ConsoleWrite("" & $sOutput & @CRLF)
    ConsoleWrite("- -------------------------------------------------------------" & @CRLF)
    Return $sOutput
EndFunc   ;==>_RunCmd

Func _RunCmd_GetStdOut($sCommand, $sDir = '', $iType = 0x6, $bShow = False, $iDelay = 50)
    ConsoleWrite("+ Execute: " & $sCommand & @CRLF)
    Local $sTMP = '', $sOutput = ''
    Local $iPID = Run('"' & @ComSpec & '" /c ' & '"' & $sCommand & '"', $sDir, $bShow ? @SW_SHOW : @SW_HIDE, $iType)
    If Not $iPID Then Return SetError(1, 0, '')
    While 1
        $sTMP = StdoutRead($iPID, False, False)
        If @error Then ExitLoop 1
        If $sTMP <> "" Then
            $sTMP = StringReplace($sTMP, @CR & @CR, '')
            $sOutput &= $sTMP
            ConsoleWrite($sTMP)
            Sleep($iDelay)
        EndIf
    WEnd
    While 1
        $sTMP = StderrRead($iPID, 0, 0)
        If @error Then ExitLoop
        If $sTMP <> "" Then
            $sTMP = StringReplace($sTMP, @CR & @CR, '')
            $sOutput &= $sTMP
            ConsoleWrite($sTMP)
            Sleep($iDelay)
        EndIf
    WEnd
    ConsoleWrite("- -------------------------------------------------------------" & @CRLF)
    Return $sOutput
EndFunc   ;==>_RunCmd_GetStdOut

 

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4 hours ago, luckyluke said:

yes, i tried, but not work. I see that if i close the program then it will show the message in the output. but if i run it from cmd, the message appears even when program is running.

Show your code and info on the program running so we can see what might be the issue.

Jos


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7 hours ago, TheDcoder said:

If that is the case, then you can try calling the program from instead of directly calling it. You can do it like this in my UDF:

$sOutput = _Process_RunCommand($PROCESS_RUNWAIT, $PROCESS_COMMAND & 'path_to_your_program.exe') ; This will execute cmd.exe which will run your program

This way, cmd.exe acts like a proxy between the AutoIt script and the program. You should be able to read all output given to cmd.exe if you use the above code snippet

This code will get the output when the program ends. But i want to get the status when the program is running.

 

3 hours ago, VIP said:

I have a look at Process UDF, the code seems complicated.

Try this simple one:

 

Yes, i found it and tried it before. But the code actually get the output after the program exit. I want to get the console while the program is running.

this is my code:

the code will open the CMD and run "python ui.py" then get the output from console.

#include 'array.au3'
;#include "UIAWrappers.au3"

Global $DOS, $timer, $whd

$live_file = IniRead(@ScriptDir & '\config.ini', 'py_run', 'live_file', '')
$prediction_file = IniRead(@ScriptDir & '\config.ini', 'py_run', 'prediction_file', '')
$training_file = IniRead(@ScriptDir & '\config.ini', 'py_run', 'training_file', '')
$wait_time = IniRead(@ScriptDir & '\config.ini', 'py_run', 'wait_time', 6)
FileDelete(@ScriptDir & '\pyConsole.txt')

startPY()
Sleep(1000)
$checker = 1
$i = 1
While 1
    $tmp = ControlGetText('python.exe', '', 'Button1')
    if StringInStr($tmp, 'check online for a solution') Then
        WinClose('python.exe')
        Sleep(3000)
        startPY()
    EndIf

;~  Sleep(50) ;; no need to go at full speed here.
;~  $sOutput=''
;~  While 1
;~         $sOutput &= StdoutRead($DOS, False, False)
;~         If @error Then
;~             ExitLoop
;~         EndIf
;~         Sleep(10)
;~      ConsoleWrite($sOutput)
;~     WEnd

    $Message = StdoutRead($DOS) ;; ditched peek parameter + changed "=" to "&=" ... No more endless loop.
    if @error Then
        restartPY()
        startPY()
    EndIf

    ;$sOutput = StderrRead($DOS)
    ;ConsoleWrite($i & ':' & $sOutput & ',' & StringLen($sOutput) & @CRLF)
    ConsoleWrite($i & ':' & $Message & ',' & StringLen($Message) & @CRLF)
    $i=$i+1
    if StringLen($Message)>2 and StringInStr($Message, @CRLF) Then
        ConsoleWrite('i:' & $i & ',' & $Message & @CRLF)
        ;$i=$i+1
        if StringInStr($Message, ',') Then
            $tmp = StringSplit($Message, @CRLF)
            ;_ArrayDisplay($tmp)
            if not @error Then
                for $j = 1 to UBound($tmp)-1
                    if StringInStr($tmp[$j], ',') Then
                        $file = FileOpen(@ScriptDir & '\pyConsole.txt', 1)
                        FileWrite($file, $tmp[$j] & @CRLF)
                        FileClose($file)
                    EndIf
                Next
            EndIf
        EndIf
        $checker=1
    Else
        $checker = $checker+1
        ;ConsoleWrite('checker:' & $checker & @CRLF)
        if $checker=10 Then
            $timer = TimerInit()
        EndIf
    EndIf

    if $checker>=10000 Then
        $atime = TimerDiff($timer)/1000
        if not @error Then
            if $atime>Number($wait_time) Then
                restartPY()
                startPY()
            EndIf
        EndIf
    EndIf
    if @error then exitloop
WEnd

Func restartPY()
    Do
        if WinExists('C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe') then
            WinClose('C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe')
        Else
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Until WinExists('C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe')=0

    WinActivate('Predictive model 1.0')
    Sleep(500)
    WinClose('Predictive model 1.0')
    WinWait('Confirm Exit', '', 3)
    WinActivate('Confirm Exit')
    WinMove('Confirm Exit', '', 0, 0)
    Sleep(500)
    if WinExists('Confirm Exit') then MouseClick('left', 109,94)
    Sleep(4000)
EndFunc

Func startPY()

    $CMD = 'cd ' & @DesktopDir & '\Predictive_model && ' & _
        'python ui.py'
    $DOS = Run(@ComSpec & ' /C ' & $CMD, @ScriptDir, @SW_SHOW, $STDOUT_CHILD+$RUN_CREATE_NEW_CONSOLE)
    ;$DOS = Run(@ComSpec & ' /C ' & $CMD, @ScriptDir, @SW_SHOW, $STDIN_CHILD + $STDERR_MERGED)
    ConsoleWrite($DOS & @CRLF)

    $mtitle = 'Predictive model 1.0'
    WinWait($mtitle, '', 5000)
    ;Sleep(5000)


    WinMove($mtitle, '', 0, 0)
    Sleep(1000)

    ;=====================================set value to GUI=================================================
    ;live file
    ;_UIA_Action("Title:=;controltype:=UIA_EditControlTypeId;class:=","setfocus")
    ;_UIA_Action("Title:=;controltype:=UIA_EditControlTypeId;class:=","setValue using keys", "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Sabrina Betting\LV1.txt")
    WinActivate($mtitle)
    Sleep(1000)
    MouseClick('left', 345,87)
    Send("^a")
    Sleep(500)
    Send($live_file  & '11')

    ;prediction file
    WinActivate($mtitle)
    Sleep(1000)
    MouseClick('left', 345,200)
    Send("^a")
    Sleep(500)
    Send($prediction_file)
    ;use control click
    WinActivate($mtitle)
    Sleep(1000)
    MouseClick('left', 345,234)
    Send("^a")
    Sleep(500)
    Send($training_file)

    ;click start button
;~  Local $oP1=_UIA_getObjectByFindAll($UIA_oDesktop, "Title:=Predictive model 1.0;controltype:=UIA_WindowControlTypeId;class:=QWidget", $treescope_children)
;~  Local $oP0=_UIA_getObjectByFindAll($oP1, "Title:=;controltype:=UIA_CustomControlTypeId;class:=", $treescope_children)
;~  Local $oUIElement=_UIA_getObjectByFindAll($oP0, "title:=Start;ControlType:=UIA_ButtonControlTypeId", $treescope_subtree)
;~  _UIA_action($oUIElement,"focus")
;~  _UIA_action($oUIElement,"click")
    WinActivate($mtitle)
    Sleep(1000)
    MouseClick('left', 593,301)
    Sleep(3000)
EndFunc

 

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1 minute ago, luckyluke said:

This code will get the output when the program ends. But i want to get the status when the program is running.

In that case you can use $PROCESS_RUN instead of $PROCESS_RUNWAIT. Refer to the Example.au3 script for more details :)

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4 hours ago, TheDcoder said:

In that case you can use $PROCESS_RUN instead of $PROCESS_RUNWAIT. Refer to the Example.au3 script for more details :)

ok, i will check it. thank you

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      xxaviarxx: debugging, some ideas. jguinch: debugging, adding a bunch of tweaks and ideas. kylomas: debugging, new ideas.  
      Edits and updates:
      Added usage of tab key in edit control Edit has focus now on startup I'm currently rewriting a simple custom programming language to implement this tool.  
      UDF download: Console.au3
       
      Regards
      TheAutomator
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