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Mike Horowitz

Running the OpenNotepad.au3 script?

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I've built the OpenNotepad.au3 script shown in the basic set of examples.

If I navigate to the file using Windows Explorer and left click on the file, it opens and displays the script. If I right click, a dropdown menu appears and the script will run if I choose "run script".

Certainly there has to be another way of executing a script rather than via that method!

I would expect to be able to Start/Run/c:\Program Files\Autoit3\OpenNotepad.au3, but that simply displays the script.

What entry from the prompt will cause a .au3 script to execute? - TIA, Mike

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When you install SciTe, there should have been an option asking whether you wanted to have ".au3" files executed when you doubled clicked them or have it display the code. Though there's probably a way to do it by editing the Registry, I think it would be easier to just reinstall SciTe.

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When you install SciTe, there should have been an option asking whether you wanted to have ".au3" files executed when you doubled clicked them or have it display the code. Though there's probably a way to do it by editing the Registry, I think it would be easier to just reinstall SciTe.

So one must go thru SciTe in order to execute a .au3 script? - Mike

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You could allways compile your script and then you would have an exe to double click on. I personally do not like scripts to be run when double click incase I accidently double click on something before I read what it does.



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I'm sure there are other ways, just in my opinion, it's easier to just install SciTe (it only takes about 2 minutes at the most).


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You could allways compile your script and then you would have an exe to double click on. I personally do not like scripts to be run when double click incase I accidently double click on something before I read what it does.

Ah, so I'm using an interpretive language, not unlike BASIC, and I do have the option to compile it. - Mike

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Ah, so I'm using an interpretive language, not unlike BASIC, and I do have the option to compile it. - Mike

YES! F-7 in the editor gave me a .exe file which ran from the prompt.

One success in a row, I think I'll take a nap ! - Mike

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When you install SciTe, there should have been an option asking whether you wanted to have ".au3" files executed when you doubled clicked them or have it display the code. Though there's probably a way to do it by editing the Registry, I think it would be easier to just reinstall SciTe.

True, but there is also the same option during the install of autoit-v3.2.2.0. If you have AutoIt installed, you can select the recommended uninstall of AutoIt before installing it again and that should give you the same "Double click equals run or edit" option that a SciTE4AutoIt3 installation does.

I see that Mike has found the "compile solution" to his problem/question - but I'll offer these steps for changing the way the XP* OS handles an "au3" file:

Open Windows Explorer

Select Tools from the menu bar

Select Folder Options

Select the tab named File Types

Scroll down to and select the AU3 file extension

Press the Advanced button and a new window should appear

Select Run Script in that new window

Press the Set Default button

"OK" your way back to Windows Explorer

Double click on an AU3 file...

...go take another nap :-)

* the steps are about the same for other Windows OS versions, just the names of the buttons change - I think.

I'm sure that there are several scripts in the forum to toggle this very feature, but armed with this tiny bit of info, you can change the default operation that the OS takes for most any file extension.

hope this helps,

-MSP-


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