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I have a GUI and some fuction, I think it's small. But when i compile it, program about 400 KB :|

And i see other program coded by AutoIT, it outgrow mine multiple times but it's about 260KB ! Who can help me compress size of program ?

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I have a GUI and some fuction, I think it's small. But when i compile it, program about 400 KB :|

And i see other program coded by AutoIT, it outgrow mine multiple times but it's about 260KB ! Who can help me compress size of program ?

are you adding other files with your script?

 

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no, i don't add any files

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no, i don't add any files

Post your code please.

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You can set the compression level from Aut2Exe.exe (Menu Compression - Highest).


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

You can set the compression level from Aut2Exe.exe (Menu Compression - Highest).

nah..Only works for FileInstall() ..

LAst version sizes:

When using UPX it should be approx 230Kb

When UPX is switched off it will be approx 440Kb

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Thabks JdEB, i will research more

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Do the include files add a lot.

I see some that skip some includes and the equivalent constant numbers.

But I tend to collect a lot of the includes at the top of my code, like:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

#include <IE.au3>

#include <File.au3>

#Include "Misc.au3"

#Include <Process.au3>

#Include <Constants.au3>

#include <INet.au3>

#include <Array.au3>

But I would not expect them to add much at all to the compiled exe, no?

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Do the include files add a lot.

I see some that skip some includes and the equivalent constant numbers.

But I tend to collect a lot of the includes at the top of my code, like:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

#include <IE.au3>

#include <File.au3>

#Include "Misc.au3"

#Include <Process.au3>

#Include <Constants.au3>

#include <INet.au3>

#include <Array.au3>

But I would not expect them to add much at all to the compiled exe, no?

gsb

If you'd like to get an idea of the size difference before and after...

If you are using 3.2.2.0 then run the below script, if you are using a beta, change the directories of $Au2 and $Exe2

$file = FileOpenDialog('pick', @ScriptDir, 'Au3 (*.au3)')
If @error = -1 Then Exit
$Au2 = '"' & @ProgramFilesDir & '\AutoIt3\Aut2Exe\Aut2Exe.exe"'
$Exe2 =  '"' & @ProgramFilesDir & '\AutoIt3\Extras\Exe2Aut\Exe2Aut.exe"'
$newfile = _CompileDecompile($file, $Au2, $Exe2, 'bbbb')

Dim $sStringMain = FileRead($file), $nSizeMain = FileGetSize($file)
Dim $sStringNew = FileRead($newfile), $nSizeNew = FileGetSize($newfile)
Dim $nMainLines = UBound(StringSplit(StringStripCR($sStringMain), @LF)) - 1
Dim $nNewLines = UBound(StringSplit(StringStripCR($sStringNew), @LF)) - 1

FileDelete($newfile)

MsgBox(64, 'Info', '**** Current File ****' & @CRLF & _
    'Line Count = ' & $nMainLines & @CRLF & _
    'Kb size = ' & Round($nSizeMain / 1024, 2) & @CRLF & @CRLF & _
    '**** After Includes ****' & @CRLF & _
    'Line Count = ' & $nNewLines & @CRLF & _
    'kb size = ' & Round($nSizeNew / 1024, 2))

Func _CompileDecompile($filename, $Au2Exe, $Exe2Aut, $pass = 'asdf')
    RunWait ($Au2Exe & ' /in "' & $filename & '" /out "' & $filename & '.exe" /pass "' & $pass & '"')
    RunWait($Exe2Aut & ' /in "' & $filename & '.exe" /out "' & $filename & '_Output.au3" /pass "' & $pass & '"')
    FileDelete($filename & '.exe')
    Return $filename & '_Output.au3'
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Point well taken!!

Than you again SmOke_N.

**** Current File ****

Line Count = 308

Kb size = 9.66

**** After Includes ****

Line Count = 8458

kb size = 328.22

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I wanted to come back to this one.

A new control, and I copied pieces of the include files I needed, so I have no includes in the .au3 file.

The .au3 file is 5k and the .exe is 214k.

Now I do include a 19K .ico file but it looks like close to 200k as a minimum for a .exe file, no?

So I do not think that your measure as above is the last word on the subject; although enlightening.

Thoughts?

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I wanted to come back to this one.

A new control, and I copied pieces of the include files I needed, so I have no includes in the .au3 file.

The .au3 file is 5k and the .exe is 214k.

Now I do include a 19K .ico file but it looks like close to 200k as a minimum for a .exe file, no?

So I do not think that your measure as above is the last word on the subject; although enlightening.

Thoughts?

gsb

You are compiling with UPX if your .exe is that size. To get a real comparison of what you are doing, compile without compression.

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Thanks for the hint.

I will try that next.

You are a great resource SmOke_N, ... thank you.

I hope you do not get bored with my posts.

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Nope.

I went to the compiler and 'unchecked' UPX which, by default I guess, was checked as you suspected.

Then went an recompiled the script: It went to over 400K.

I am simply not understanding enough about AutoIt yet I think. :whistle:

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

Then went an recompiled the script: It went to over 400K.

If you compile your script (using UPX) without any files installed, you will see that not the file was inlarging your compiled script, this is the *.bin file do this (from Aut2Exe.exe folder). So this is not mether how many files you install, the minimum size of your program will be something around the 200-220 kb (depends on script size itself and AutoIt version) - therefore, the .ico file is only “take” 19 kb (or even less if you use UPX) from main size of your program (in your case). Edited by MsCreatoR

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Thank you MsCreatoR.

And if I understand you correctly, my minimum sized compiled script should always be in the 200 - 220 k range and up, depending on my code. Correct?

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minimum sized compiled script should always be in the 200 - 220 k range and up, depending on my code. Correct?

Yes, this is correct, but also depending on AutoIt futures versions, because on early versions (3.1.0 i think) it was around 170-180 kb for script :whistle:

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Thank you. I better understand it now.

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Just to add a little bit more info on file sizes...

I made a 297-line program which .au3 was 9.07kb in size, and added a 3.49kb readme file, a 2.78kb jpg image, and a 2.18kb icon.

With AutoIt Beta v3.2.1.1 installed over AutoIt v3.1.1.0, I was only able to cut down the file size to 185kb, and I tried all the tricks of using numbers instead of includes and cutting out only the functions I needed, etc.

Hope this helps, if nothing but for general information.

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