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How can I pass a variable back to a vbscript file?

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So I'm running a vbscript file in BartPE (a limited 32-bit environment, for those that dont know) that requires a password. Obviously, vbscript doesn't allow for masking passwords, and the "normal" methods for trying don't work in BartPE. So my question is, is there a way to launch a AutoIt executable that will prompt for a password, then pass it back to the vbscript?

Thanks for any help guys.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

figure out how to HTA for bartPE :)

<html>
<head>
<title>Password Box Demo in HTA</title>

<HTA:APPLICATION 
     ID="oHTA"
     APPLICATIONNAME="Passwordbox"
     SCROLL="NO"
     SINGLEINSTANCE="NO"
     WINDOWSTATE="maximize"
>
</head>

<script Language="VBScript">

Sub runscript()
MsgBox "Your password :" & PasswordArea.Value, 0, ""
End Sub

</SCRIPT>
<body>
<input type="text" name="BasicTextBox" size="50" title="Username"><BR>
<input type="password" name="PasswordArea" size="30" title="passwordbox">
<input id=runbutton  class="button" type="button" value="Run Button" name="run_button"  onclick="RunScript">
</body>
</html>

save this as run.hta and see if this helps..

(you need to add the MS HTA Package to your builder)

have a nice day

Edited by lordofthestrings

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

So I'm running a vbscript file in BartPE (a limited 32-bit environment, for those that dont know) that requires a password. Obviously, vbscript doesn't allow for masking passwords, and the "normal" methods for trying don't work in BartPE. So my question is, is there a way to launch a AutoIt executable that will prompt for a password, then pass it back to the vbscript?

Thanks for any help guys.

In AutoIt use an InputBox with the password flag

$Pass = InputBox("My App", "Please enter your password","","*")

Pass it to the clipboard

ClipPut($Pass)

Exit the script

When you open the VB script, read the password from the clipboard.

Have you looked at the possibility of just converting the vbs to AutoIt? That would make the whole process easier.

Edit:

$Pass = InputBox("My App", "Please enter your password","","*")
If $Pass Then
   ClipPut($Pass)
   ShellExecute(<Path> & "\Bart.vbs")
EndIf
Exit
Edited by GEOSoft

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you're right: AutoIt works just fine on BartPE.. so why not get the advantage of masking your code in one Executable..


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The reason its not totally done in AutoIt is that I'd like to keep it as simple as possible so others in my group understand what is going on, without having to search for and/or understand AutoIt. However, I may be forced to do the whole thing in AutoIt, as I'm not sure I can grab clipboard contents via VBScript in Bart. Or I could go the HTA route, but damn do I hate (even limited) HTML coding.

:)

Thanks for your help, as usual guys. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd love to hear em.

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Another options is to run your VBScript inline with your AutoIt code. Search the forum for examples of the use of the "ScriptControl" COM object and you'll be surprised at the doors that might open for you.

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You have other good options now from the smart people. This is kind of a brute-force method from one of the dimmer lights.

Compile the following in AutoIt as GetPass.exe:

; GetPass.au3 -- passes an input password out to the console
ConsoleWrite(InputBox("Password", "Password: ", "", "*"))

Run the following from a command prompt:

for /f %P in ('GetPass.exe') do (echo %P)

If you can do that from the CMD shell command line, you can do it from VB.

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You guys never cease to amaze me with new and different ways to skin a cat.

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You guys never cease to amaze me with new and different ways to skin a cat.

there hasn't been any truly "NEW" code written in a long time. It's all just different approaches to old code and different applications for that code.

George

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Be sure to read and follow the forum rules. -AKA the AutoIt Reading and Comprehension Skills test.***

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