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ShaunWW

Hi all,

New to AutoIT. Finding it very useful used in conjunction with a PI Engineering Xkey pad. I have one question.

I have an au3 script like this:

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
#include <FlipLat - Ctrl+L.au3>

; Single middle click at the current mouse position. This gains focus...or not
MouseClick($MOUSE_CLICK_MIDDLE)
; Check if InSight is currently in focus
If WinActive("InSight Local") Then
; followed by the flip horizontal function
   Send("{CTRLDOWN}")
   Send("l")
   Send("{CTRLUP}")
EndIf

 

When complied the exe is nearly 1MB. is there any way this can be reduced?

Thanks, Shaun

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ShaunWW

...I mean compiled!

Thanks, Shaun

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BrewManNH

Download Scite4AutoIt3 zip file or Scite4AutoIt3 installer and use the AutoIt3Stripper command to strip out any unwanted data lines from the includes you're using.

#Au3Stripper_Parameters=/so

 


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Au3Builder

yes.

1) Right click on an au3 script

2) Compile with options

3) Use UPX

Edited by Au3Builder

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Melba23

ShaunWW,

When you "compile" an AutoIt script, you actually add a stripped, tokenised and compressed version of your script to the resource table of an executable containing the entire AutoIt interpreter - hence the size of even a small exe. However, this does allow some interesting options - like running separate .a3x scripts using the interpreter within the compiled exe - and I regard it as a "feature" rather then a "problem".

Using AutoItWrapper and Au3Stripper will remove unwanted functions, but unless your script is seriously large it will not make a huge difference as it merely reduces the size of the resource added. Using UPX will indeed reduce the size of the exe, but experience has shown that it can drastically increase the chance of your compiled script being flagged by your AV - personally I do not use it.

I hope this helps explains why the executable is the size it is - and is 1MB that big these days anyway?

M23

Edit: And welcome to the AutoIt forums.

 

Edited by Melba23

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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Au3Builder
42 minutes ago, Melba23 said:

ShaunWW,

When you "compile" an AutoIt script, you actually add a stripped, tokenised and compressed version of your script to the resource table of an executable containing the entire AutoIt interpreter - hence the size of even a small exe. However, this does allow some interesting options - like running separate .a3x scripts using the interpreter within the compiled exe - and I regard it as a "feature" rather then a "problem".

Using AutoItWrapper and Au3Stripper will remove unwanted functions, but unless your script is seriously large it will not make a huge difference as it merely reduces the size of the resource added. Using UPX will indeed reduce the size of the exe, but experience has shown that it can drastically increase the chance of your compiled script being flagged by your AV - personally I do not use it.

I hope this helps explains why the executable is the size it is - and is 1MB that big these days anyway?

M23

Edit: And welcome to the AutoIt forums.

 

it's a thing of the past now.

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Melba23

Au3Builder,

I would like to believe you, but as I said:

Quote

experience has shown

M23


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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Zedna

I always use UPX together with AutoIt's EXE files and I use exception (white) list in my antivirus software for skipping such directories with my AutoIt's EXE files from scanning and I have absolutely no problems.

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BrewManNH
3 minutes ago, Zedna said:

I use exception (white) list in my antivirus software for skipping such directories with my AutoIt's EXE

That prevents the issue on your computer, but if UPX'd scripts are being flagged because they used UPX on them, it's still a problem, you're just ignoring it on your computer.


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

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