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Hey All,

I have a nice little form that allows my end users to click on various menus and radio buttons to do things like map printers, download update, etc.

One thing I am trying to do is have a menu item (or radio button) that says Email Support. When they click on it, I want Outlook to come up with some fields filled out. I have the code that will do that (listed below). However, I am not sure how to link the menu to that code and have it run. I am really only familiar with using basic $MenuItem and Case command.

Any thoughts on how I can "link" the menu - Email Support to this code?

Btw, I am not sure who created this code, but thank you!

Honestly, what I really could use is a way to just click the menu - Email Support and Outlook opens. This code brings up a window, which is ok too. But I do need to learn how to run other scripts from within AutoIT.


Thanks for any help.

Global $MAILTO = 'YourEmailAddress@SomWhere.Com'
Dim $MyMsgBox = _MsgBox(2, 'Email Us', 'Click the Link Below or Click "OK" to email us!')
If $MyMsgBox = 6 Then
    _INetMail($MAILTO, 'Regarding: ', '')

Func _MsgBox($mb_Icon, $mb_Title, $mb_Text, $mb_Time = '')
    Local $StrnLenText = MsgLongestString($mb_Text)
    Local $NumberOfLines = (UBound(StringSplit($mb_Text, @CRLF)) - 1) * 5
    Local $Button1Txt = "Ok"
    Local $Button2Txt = "Cancel"
    Local $MsgValue = 0
    Local $Timer = ''
    $iMsgBox = GUICreate($mb_Title, $StrnLenText + 190, 100 + $NumberOfLines, -1, -1, 0x00400000, 0x00000008)
    $Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel($mb_Text, 60, 10)
    GUICtrlCreateIcon(@SystemDir & "\User32.dll", $mb_Icon, 10, 10, 35, 35)
    $OK = GUICtrlCreateButton($Button1Txt, 30 + ($StrnLenText / 2), 45 + $NumberOfLines, 60 + StringLen($Button1Txt), 25)
    $CANCEL = GUICtrlCreateButton($Button2Txt, 100 + ($StrnLenText / 2), 45 + $NumberOfLines, 60 + StringLen($Button2Txt), 25)
    $ControlPos = ControlGetPos($iMsgBox, $mb_Text, $OK)
    $EMAIL = _GuiCtrlCreateHyperlink("Email Us: Click to Email", $ControlPos[0], $ControlPos[1] - 15, 150, 25, 0x0000FF, 'E-Mail ' & _
         "SomeAddress@SomeWhere.com" & " (Comments/Questions)")

    If $mb_Time <> '' Then $Timer = TimerInit()
    While 1
        $imsg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $imsg = $OK
                $MsgValue = 6
            Case $imsg = $CANCEL
                $MsgValue = 7
            Case $imsg = $EMAIL
                _INetMail($MAILTO, 'Regarding: ', '')
            Case $mb_Time <> ''
                If TimerDiff($Timer) / 1000 >= $mb_Time Then ExitLoop
    Return $MsgValue

Func MsgLongestString($sText)
    Local $sSplit = StringSplit($sText, @CRLF)
    Local $Times = ''
    If Not @error Then
        If StringLen($sSplit[1]) <= 100 Then $Times = 2.25
        If StringLen($sSplit[1]) >= 101 And StringLen($sSplit[1]) <= 150 Then $Times = 2.5
        If StringLen($sSplit[1]) >= 151 And StringLen($sSplit[1]) <= 201 Then $Times = 3
        If StringLen($sSplit[1]) >= 202 Then $Times = 3.25
        Return Round(StringLen($sSplit[1])*$Times)
        If StringLen($sText) <= 100 Then $Times = 2.25
        If StringLen($sText) >= 101 And StringLen($sText) <= 150 Then $Times = 2.5
        If StringLen($sText) >= 151 And StringLen($sText) <= 201 Then $Times = 3
        If StringLen($sText) >= 202 Then $Times = 3.25
        Return Round(StringLen($sText)*$Times)

Func ArraySortByLen(ByRef $nArray, $Start = 1)
    For $i = $Start To UBound($nArray) - 2
        Local $SE = $i
        For $x = $i To UBound($nArray) - 1
            If StringLen($nArray[$SE]) < StringLen($nArray[$x]) Then $SE = $x
        Local $HLD = $nArray[$i]
        $nArray[$i] = $nArray[$SE]
        $nArray[$SE] = $HLD

Func _GuiCtrlCreateHyperlink($S_TEXT, $I_LEFT, $I_TOP, _
        $I_WIDTH = -1, $I_HEIGHT = -1, $I_COLOR = 0x0000FF, $S_TOOLTIP = '', $I_STYLE = -1, $I_EXSTYLE = -1)
    Local $I_CTRLID
    If $I_CTRLID <> 0 Then
        GUICtrlSetFont($I_CTRLID, -1, -1, 1)
        GUICtrlSetColor($I_CTRLID, $I_COLOR)
        GUICtrlSetCursor($I_CTRLID, 0)
        If $S_TOOLTIP <> '' Then
            GUICtrlSetTip($I_CTRLID, $S_TOOLTIP)
    Return $I_CTRLID


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When you post code in future please use Code tags - see here how to do it.  Then you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring as you can see above now I have added the tags. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.


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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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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When you receive the GUIGetMsg() of your button, simply open a "mailto" URL like this:

$sTo = "johnwick@domain.com"
$sCC = "johnmcclane@domain.com"
$sSubject = "The%20mail%20subject"
$sBody = "The%20mail%20body"

ShellExecute("mailto:" & $sTo & "?cc=" & $sCC & "&subject=" & $sSubject & "&body=" & $sBody)

It will open the default email client and create a new mail pre-filled with the data inside the URL.

Be aware that all the CRLF, space, etc are percent-encoded so you will have to adapt your data.

There are some website that can generate the link for you, like this one: https://mailtolinkgenerator.com/

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