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Getting DllCall to recognize a NULL

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

What... the.... crap. This aught to be easy, but I just can't seem to get this code to work:

$dll = DllOpen("user32.dll")
$DISPLAY_DEVICE = "int;char[32];char[128];int;char[128];char[128]"
Dim $dd = DllStructCreate($DISPLAY_DEVICE) ; As DISPLAY_DEVICE
DllStructSetData($dd, 1, DllStructGetSize($dd)) ; $dd.cb = Len($dd)
$dev = 0
 $EnumDisplays = DllCall($dll, "int", "EnumDisplayDevices", "str", 0, "int", $dev, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($dd), "int", 0)
if $EnumDisplays[0] = 0 then
    msgbox(0,"","true")
else
    msgbox(0,"","false")
endif
DllClose($dll)

this always returns true. I'm trying to pass a NULL to the first parameter (the "str" parameter) so that I get my display devices, and I've seen the code work in VB/C++, but no matter what I put in it either returns 0 every time, or gets a fatal error :)

Here is the msdn article for the dll, can anyone shed some light on this?!?

edit: apparently dword should be int. But it still doesn't work. Sigh.

Edited by fisofo

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Good Morning!

*Bump* Wake up, it's time to answer my question! :)

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Changed str to ptr... just a guess and worked... although I think str should have worked...

Global Const $DISPLAY_DEVICE = "int;char[32];char[128];int;char[128];char[128]"
Global $dd = DllStructCreate($DISPLAY_DEVICE) ; As DISPLAY_DEVICE
Global $dev = 0

DllStructSetData($dd, 1, DllStructGetSize($dd))

$EnumDisplays = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "EnumDisplayDevices", "ptr", 0, "int", $dev, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($dd), "int", 0)

msgbox(0,$EnumDisplays[0],DLLStructGetData($dd,2))

Lar.

Let me just say, officially, that you rock. In case you didn't know.

Thanks for the help!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Wow, the support forum is sure busy these days...

Well, Larry's adjustment got me further, but now I'm shooting higher and falling short. Here's the code:

Global Const $DISPLAY_DEVICE_MIRRORING_DRIVER     = 0x00000008
Global Const $ENUM_CURRENT_SETTINGS = -1
Global Const $ENUM_REGISTRY_SETTINGS = -2
Global Const $DEVMODE = "char[128];int;int;int;int;int;int[2] _
                         ;int;int;int;int;int;int;int;byte[32] _
                         ;int;int;int;int;int;int;int" ;perhaps not right?
Global Const $DISPLAY_DEVICE = "int;char[32];char[128];int;char[128];char[128]"

$dd = DllStructCreate($DISPLAY_DEVICE)
DllStructSetData($dd, 1, DllStructGetSize($dd))

$EnumDisplays = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "EnumDisplayDevices", "ptr", 0, "int", 0, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($dd), "int", 0)

If (DllStructGetData($dd, 4) <> $DISPLAY_DEVICE_MIRRORING_DRIVER) And (DllStructGetData($dd, 4) <> 0) Then
    $dm = DllStructCreate($DEVMODE)
    DllStructSetData($dm, 4, DllStructGetSize($dm))

    ; everything works great up to here!    

    $EnumDisplaysEx = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "EnumDisplaySettingsEx", _
                              "str", DllStructGetData($dd, 2), _
                              "int", $ENUM_CURRENT_SETTINGS, _
                              "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($dm), _
                              "int", 0)
    
    If $EnumDisplaysEx[0] = 0 Then
        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "EnumDisplaySettingsEx", _
                "str", DllStructGetData($dd, 2), _
                "int", $ENUM_REGISTRY_SETTINGS, _
                "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($dm), _
                "int", 0)
    EndIf
    
    Msgbox(0,"","ya! got here!")
endif

I'm almost positive the problem lies in the $DEVMODE struct, as I am unsure on some of the type's to use. MSDN for DEVMODE struct is here. Searching for DEVMODE in the forum finds people using it, but no one with the EnumDisplaySettingsEx, which returns much more information (I'm interested in position info that gets returned in the DEVMODE struct, specifically: POINTL dmPosition).

Anyway, the code above completely crashes the running autoit process, just a warning. Any ideas?

edit: made code more readable.

Edited by fisofo

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Good mornin again! Ugh, this cold sucks.

*bump*

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My originally developped DEVMODE structure was just to quickly get a func working... I did some research... and perhaps it should look like...

Global Const $DEVMODE = "byte[32];short;short;short;short;int;short;short;short" & _
        ";short;short;short;short;short;short;short;short;short;short;byte[32]" & _
        ";short;ushort;int;int;int;int"
"Samsonite! I was way off"

Nicely done, I didn't know shorts/ushorts could be specified for the struct statements.

Thank you for the assistance good sir! Your attention has been most helpful. Here, go buy yourself somethin' nice:

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