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Ok, Ive decided to make a proper project, but one that I will use.

Basically, it will be to alert you when someones birthday is near.

I want it to run on startup.

First of all, I want to have some sort or file ( .ini? ) that i edit and put in the dates of the birthdays

eg

FRED    31  MAY
BOB 22  AUGUST
BILL    7   JUNE

So having the ini set like that.

I want it so, every 4hours, it will check the computer time, and if it happens to be one of those dates,

then a message box will pop up "Today it is Freds birthday" or "Today it is Bobs birthday" etc.

How would I go about making this?


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Maybe start by creating the gui to input the info

( maybe KODA Form Desaigner or GUI Builder > in SciTE Tools )

then when a button is pressed

use guictrlread() to read the inputed info

then use iniWrite() to write the info to the file

thats a way to start... after that we can work on the date functions and the message

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Maybe start by creating the gui to input the info

( maybe KODA Form Desaigner or GUI Builder > in SciTE Tools )

then when a button is pressed

use guictrlread() to read the inputed info

then use iniWrite() to write the info to the file

thats a way to start... after that we can work on the date functions and the message

8)

I dont really know how it will look though, or work. Tips? Hints?

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I dont really know how it will look though, or work. Tips? Hints?

Well, I made a GUI, but now i need to put in the code for the button.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

you need to paste the script here

[ code] ; no space

; paste code here

[ /code] ; no space

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you need to paste the script here

[ code] ; no space

; paste code here

[ /code] ; no space

8)

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
; == GUI generated with Koda ==
$Form1 = GUICreate("Write", 193, 113, 192, 125)
GUISetBkColor(0xFFFBF0)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Write", 8, 80, 177, 25)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name", 8, 8, 32, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Day", 8, 32, 23, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Month", 8, 56, 34, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Persons Name Here", 48, 8, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Day Here", 48, 32, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Month Here", 48, 56, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case Else
    ;;;;;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

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Case $msg =  $Button1
$Name = GuiCtrlRead($input1)
...
... same for other inputs

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Case $msg =  $Button1
$Name = GuiCtrlRead($input1)
...
... same for other inputs

8)

where do I do/put this? where ";;;;;;;;" is?

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
; == GUI generated with Koda ==
$Form1 = GUICreate("Write", 193, 113, 192, 125)
GUISetBkColor(0xFFFBF0)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Write", 8, 80, 177, 25)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name", 8, 8, 32, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Day", 8, 32, 23, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Month", 8, 56, 34, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Persons Name Here", 48, 8, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Day Here", 48, 32, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Month Here", 48, 56, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case Else
;;;;;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

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Good start! :(

At the Case Else, change it to Case $msg = $Button1. That will handle clicking the Write button. Under that, you want to read the contents of your input boxes with $InputData1 = GuiCtrlRead($Input1), etc. and exit the loop to save the data to your ini file with IniWrite().

You'll be sharing birthday wishes in no time... :)

P.S. Oops, Valuater's all over it already...

Edited by PsaltyDS

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

try this...I added a exit button so you can do more than one, then you can exit when done.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
$Form1 = GUICreate("Write", 193, 113, 192, 125)
GUISetBkColor(0xFFFBF0)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Write", 8, 80, 135, 25)
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 147, 80, 40, 25)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name", 8, 8, 32, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Day", 8, 32, 23, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Month", 8, 56, 34, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Persons Name Here", 48, 8, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Day Here", 48, 32, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Month Here", 48, 56, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
 Case $msg =  $Button1
   $Name = GuiCtrlRead($input1)
   $day = GuiCtrlRead($input2)
   $month = GuiCtrlRead($input3)
   IniWrite("birthday.ini",$Name,"name",$Name)
   IniWrite("birthday.ini",$Name,"date",$day)
   IniWrite("birthday.ini",$Name,"month",$month)
 Case $msg =  $Button2 
  exit   
 Case Else
 ;;;;;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

I would also make it so when you click on a field to enter data, the default data would blank out.

Edited by vollyman

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Good start! :(

At the Case Else, change it to Case $msg = $Button1. That will handle clicking the Write button. Under that, you want to read the contents of your input boxes with $InputData1 = GuiCtrlRead($Input1), etc. and exit the loop to save the data to your ini file with IniWrite().

You'll be sharing birthday wishes in no time... :)

P.S. Oops, Valuater's all over it already...

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg =  $Button1
    $Name = GuiCtrlRead($input1)
    $Day = GuiCtrlRead($input2)
    $Month = GuiCtrlRead($input3)
        ExitLoop
;;;;;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

Is this write? I searched the help file for the iniwrite function. but i still dont understand.. Im, one of those people that needs everything explained to me, very clearly xP or else i just get really confused, and give up.

Hehe...

Nevermind, just saw the post above me after i posted, will try it.

Edited by AzKay

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

This works for me....it will also check the ini every 4 hours but the time could be changed and a button/hotkey can also be set up to check the birthdays.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
; == GUI generated with Koda ==
$Form1 = GUICreate("Write", 193, 113, 192, 125)
GUISetBkColor(0xFFFBF0)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Write", 8, 80, 177, 25)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name", 8, 8, 32, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Day", 8, 32, 23, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Month", 8, 56, 34, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Persons Name Here", 48, 8, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Day Here", 48, 32, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Month Here", 48, 56, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

;check to see if the ini exists, if not make a new one
FileChangeDir( @ScriptDir )
$temp = IniRead( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", "-1" )

If $temp < 0 Then
    IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", "0" )
EndIf

;execute the check_bday function every 4 hours ( 14400000ms )
AdlibEnable( "check_bday", 14400000 )

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $Button1
        $entries = IniRead( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", "-1" )
        
        $key = "birthday" & $entries
        $value = GUICtrlRead( $Input1 ) & "-" & GUICtrlRead( $Input2 ) & "-" & GUICtrlRead( $Input3 )
        
        $err = IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "bdays", $key, $value )
        $err += IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", $entries + 1 )
        If $err <> 2 Then    
            MsgBox( 4096, "Error", "Error writing to ini file." )
            Exit
        EndIf

        MsgBox( 0, "Record Added", "The new birthday has been added to the ini file!" )
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit


Func check_bday()
    $bday_info = IniReadSection( "birthdays.ini", "bdays" )

    If @error Then
        MsgBox( "4096", "Error", "Error reading ini file, please make sure file exists and is in same folder as script." )
        Exit
    EndIf
    
    Local $temp
    
    For $iter = 1 To $bday_info[0][0]
        ;temp will be array of name then day then month
        $temp = StringSplit( $bday_info[$iter][1], "-" )
        
        If $temp[3] = @MON And $temp[2] = @MDAY Then
            MsgBox( 0, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!", "The current date is " & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & "/" & @YEAR & @CR & _
            "Dont forget to wish " & $temp[1] & " a happy birthday today!" )
        EndIf
    Next
EndFunc

Let me know how it goes...

EDIT: typo in code :)

Edited by Don N

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This works for me....it will also check the ini every 4 hours but the time could be changed and a button/hotkey can also be set up to check the birthdays.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
; == GUI generated with Koda ==
$Form1 = GUICreate("Write", 193, 113, 192, 125)
GUISetBkColor(0xFFFBF0)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Write", 8, 80, 177, 25)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name", 8, 8, 32, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Day", 8, 32, 23, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Month", 8, 56, 34, 17)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFBF0)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Persons Name Here", 48, 8, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Day Here", 48, 32, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$Input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input Month Here", 48, 56, 137, 21, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

;check to see if the ini exists, if not make a new one
FileChangeDir( @ScriptDir )
$temp = IniRead( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", "-1" )

If $temp < 0 Then
    IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", "0" )
EndIf

;execute the check_bday function every 4 hours ( 14400000ms )
AdlibEnable( "check_bday", 14400000 )

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $Button1
        $entries = IniRead( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", "-1" )
        
        $key = "birthday" & $entries
        $value = GUICtrlRead( $Input1 ) & "-" & GUICtrlRead( $Input2 ) & "-" & GUICtrlRead( $Input3 )
        
        $err = IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "bdays", $key, $value )
        $err += IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", $entries + 1 )
        If $err <> 2 Then    
            MsgBox( 4096, "Error", "Error writing to ini file." )
            Exit
        EndIf

        MsgBox( 0, "Record Added", "The new birthday has been added to the ini file!" )
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit
Func check_bday()
    $bday_info = IniReadSection( "birthdays.ini", "bdays" )

    If @error Then
        MsgBox( "4096", "Error", "Error reading ini file, please make sure file exists and is in same folder as script." )
        Exit
    EndIf
    
    Local $temp
    
    For $iter = 1 To $bday_info[0][0]
        ;temp will be array of name then day then month
        $temp = StringSplit( $bday_info[$iter][1], "-" )
        
        If $temp[3] = @MON And $temp[2] = @MDAY Then
            MsgBox( 0, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!", "The current date is " & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & "/" & @YEAR & @CR & _
            "Dont forget to wish " & $temp[1] & " a happy birthday today!" )
        EndIf
    Next
EndFunc

Let me know how it goes...

EDIT: typo in code :)

"C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Documents and Settings\Asus\My Documents\AutoIt\test.au3" /autoit3dir "C:\Program Files\AutoIt3" /UserParams

>Running AU3Check params: from:C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\au3check\

+>AU3Check ended.rc:0

>Running:(3.1.1.0):C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Documents and Settings\Asus\My Documents\AutoIt\test.au3"

C:\Documents and Settings\Asus\My Documents\AutoIt\test.au3 (40) : ==> Expected a "=" operator in assignment statement.:

$err += IniWrite( "birthdays.ini", "counter", "entries", $entries + 1 )

$err ^ ERROR

+>AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:0

>Exit code: 0 Time: 14.785

oO, I have no idea what is going on, lawl, all this scripting bussiness is getting to me xD

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oO, I have no idea what is going on, lawl, all this scripting bussiness is getting to me xD

Nevermind about that, there was a +infront of the =, i get it, typo, umm, i keep getting the error writing to ini message box, but it does write, and, would the format be in, MONTH = May, June, etc, or would it be in numbers, eg MONTH 11, 12, 4, etc

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Nevermind about that, there was a +infront of the =, i get it, typo, umm, i keep getting the error writing to ini message box, but it does write, and, would the format be in, MONTH = May, June, etc, or would it be in numbers, eg MONTH 11, 12, 4, etc

anyone? yes, i know i shouldnt be posting useless posts in a thread which is on the first page, but im very impatient xP, and i also know thats not a real excuse.

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Sorry this isn't going to help with the question, but what am I missing my gui's dont look like this

Posted Image they look like this Posted Image anyone know why?

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Sorry this isn't going to help with the question, but what am I missing my gui's dont look like this

Posted Image they look like this Posted Image anyone know why?

#1, im using a windows skin, and #2 your using, correct me if im wrong, GuiBuilder?

im using the other one, underneath it


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#1, im using a windows skin, and #2 your using, correct me if im wrong, GuiBuilder?

im using the other one, underneath it

I just copied the code and ran it. And that's the gui that showed up. How do you use a Windows skin?

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just a quick thing I would probally instead of having them input the date , i would have a calander or a date chooser

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just a quick thing I would probally instead of having them input the date , i would have a calander or a date chooser

thats what i thought, but i couldnt be bothered xP, i just want to finnish this as soon as possible.

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