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Is there a major difference between FileSelectFolder and FileSaveDialog? I am trying to automate notepad and then save the file in the desktop folder of all users\desktop. Not sure which option would be the best for me to use.

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PsaltyDS

Is there a major difference between FileSelectFolder and FileSaveDialog? I am trying to automate notepad and then save the file in the desktop folder of all users\desktop. Not sure which option would be the best for me to use.

thanks

You cannot select a file with FileSelectFolder(). You would be selecting the folder, then using a file name derived elsewhere.

FileSaveDialog() will select a complete path to save to, including both the folder and file name.

From your description, it sounds like you want FileSaveDialog() with the "init dir" parameter pointed to the desktop folder.

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You cannot select a file with FileSelectFolder(). You would be selecting the folder, then using a file name derived elsewhere.

FileSaveDialog() will select a complete path to save to, including both the folder and file name.

From your description, it sounds like you want FileSaveDialog() with the "init dir" parameter pointed to the desktop folder.

:)

When I use the FileSaveDialog and then run my script the Save As box pops up with Desktop in the Save in field only its my desktop folder and not All Users\Desktop folder. Is there something I am missing in my script. Here is what I have so far:

;Open Notepad, write multiple lines and save to all user desktop

Run ("Notepad.exe")

Sleep (2000)

Send ("Hello, Welcome to Your System.")

Send ("This file will be saved when closed.")

Sleep (2000)

$var = FileSaveDialog( "", "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop", "Scripts (*.aut;*.au3)|Text files (*.ini;*.txt)", 2)

If @error Then

MsgBox(4096,"","Save cancelled.")

Else

MsgBox(4096,"","You chose " & $var)

EndIf

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PsaltyDS

Shortened the demo to get rid of fluff and use the macro:

$var = FileSaveDialog("", @DesktopCommonDir, "Scripts (*.aut;*.au3)|Text files (*.ini;*.txt)", 2)

If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "Save cancelled.")
Else
    MsgBox(4096, "", "You chose " & $var)
EndIf

Still got the same result you did... gotta love how Microsoft always knows better than you do what you REALLY wanted! :)

That explains the Vista slogan: "Where do you want to beg permission to go today?"

:)


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Hi,

For saving you need to write data to file:

;Open Notepad, write multiple lines and save to all user desktop

Run ("Notepad.exe")

Sleep (2000)
Send ("Hello, Welcome to Your System.")
Send ("This file will be saved when closed.")
Sleep (2000)

$var = FileSaveDialog( "", "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop", "Scripts (*.aut;*.au3)|Text files (*.ini;*.txt)", 2)


If @error Then
MsgBox(4096,"","Save cancelled.")
Else
MsgBox(4096,"","You chose " & $var)
FileWrite($var, "Hello, Welcome to Your System." & @CRLF & "This file will be saved when closed.")
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Run ("Notepad.exe")

Sleep (2000)
Send ("Hello, Welcome to Your System.")
Send ("This file will be saved when closed.")
Sleep (2000)

$var = FileSaveDialog( "", "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop", "Scripts (*.aut;*.au3)|Text files (*.ini;*.txt)", 2)


If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096,"","Save cancelled.")
Else
    MsgBox(4096,"","You chose " & $var)
    $GetNotepadText = ControlGetText(WinGetTitle(" - Notepad"), "", "Scintilla1")
    FileWrite($var, $GetNotepadText)
EndIf

 

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