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Ostheer

I am running into a problem automating an installation procedure. I want to install a program, and then patch it with a custom UserPatch to remove some glitches.

The UserPatch executable must be run from the installation directory, so I must retrieve this address from the installer. Then, after the program is installed, the script must copy the UserPatch file to the installation directory, and run it from there.

I retrieve the pathname as shown below. The script copies the raw text from the window, which I strip down to just the line containing the pathname.

WinActivate("Dir browse box title")
    $InstallDir = WinGetText("Dir browse box title")
    $split = StringSplit( $InstallDir, "&Path", 1)
    $InstallDir = $split[2]
    $split = StringSplit( $InstallDir, "&OK", 1)
    $InstallDir = $split[1]
    ControlClick("Dir browse box title", "&Drives", "[Class:CButtonClassName; INSTANCE:2]")
    Sleep(100)

When printing "$InstallDir" after the above procedure, it shows exactly what I want it to be: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Path to\Installation folder" (without '"').

The problem is this: It doesn't copy the file when I run the code snippet below. It does work when I hardcode the pathname (commented in the code below), but not when using the $InstallDir variable as retrieved by the code snippet above.

; Install the UserPatch
; $InstallDir = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Path to\Installation folder"
$UserPatchName = "SetupAoC.exe"

FileCopy($UserPatchName, $InstallDir & "\" & $UserPatchName)
Run($InstallDir & "\" & $UserPatchName)

WinWait("SetupAoC - Feature Update Tool")
ControlClick("SetupAoC - Feature Update Tool", "Install", "[Class:DirectUIHWND; INSTANCE:1]")
Send("{SPACE}")
Sleep(2000)
WinClose ("SetupAoC - Install Complete")
WinClose ("SetupAoC - Feature Update Tool")

I've got the feeling that I'm missing something obvious, but I really can't tell what the problem is? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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Earthshine

lol, i read your last thread too.


My resources are limited. You must ask the right questions

 

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Melba23

Ostheer,

I see you did not read those rules to which I linked very carefully - you missed the part that says:

"Do not repost the same question if the previous thread has been locked - particularly if you merely reword the question to get around one of the prohibitions listed above"

Do NOT start another thread on this - our patience has limits.

M23

 


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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
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Melba23

Earthshine,

Please do not start posting like that - you can see here what happened to the last guy who found it funny!

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______Open Open spoiler to see 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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