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Invoking a file's Properties sheet

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I'm trying to use ShellExecute to call up the Properties dialog for a file, but nothing happens. Here's the code:

ShellExecute("file.lnk" , "", "", "properties" )

According to the AutoIt help file, this line should "display the file or folder's properties". Any idea what's going wrong?

When I run the script that contains this line (and a RunAsSet command so that it runs with admin privileges), I produces the following log, but there doesn't seem to be anything obviously wrong with it:

>"D:\dev\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "E:\code.au3" /autoit3dir "D:\dev\AutoIt3" /UserParams

+>18:05:34 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.1.9.1

>Running AU3Check (1.54.7.0) from:D:\dev\AutoIt3

+>18:05:34 AU3Check ended.rc:0

>Running:(3.2.4.9):):\dev\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "E:\code.au3"

+>18:05:34 AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:0

+>18:05:36 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished

>Exit code: 0 Time: 2.180

Cheers,

doonyakka

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I'm trying to use ShellExecute to call up the Properties dialog for a file, but nothing happens. Here's the code:

ShellExecute("file.lnk" , "", "", "properties" )

According to the AutoIt help file, this line should "display the file or folder's properties". Any idea what's going wrong?

When I run the script that contains this line (and a RunAsSet command so that it runs with admin privileges), I produces the following log, but there doesn't seem to be anything obviously wrong with it:

>"D:\dev\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "E:\code.au3" /autoit3dir "D:\dev\AutoIt3" /UserParams

+>18:05:34 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.1.9.1

>Running AU3Check (1.54.7.0) from:D:\dev\AutoIt3

+>18:05:34 AU3Check ended.rc:0

>Running:(3.2.4.9):):\dev\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "E:\code.au3"

+>18:05:34 AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:0

+>18:05:36 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished

>Exit code: 0 Time: 2.180

Cheers,

doonyakka

Not sure why it wont work doesnt work for me eaither something that may help though is:

FileGetShortcut

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Retrieves details about a shortcut.

FileGetShortcut ( "lnk" )

Parameters

lnk Full path and file name of the shortcut.

Return Value

Success: Returns an array that contains the shortcut information. See Remarks.

Failure: Sets @error to 1 if the shortcut could not be accessed.

Remarks

The array returned from this function is a single dimension array containing the following elements:

$array[0] = Shortcut target path

$array[1] = Working directory

$array[2] = Arguments

$array[3] = Description

$array[4] = Icon filename

$array[5] = Icon index

$array[6] = The shortcut state (@SW_SHOWNORMAL, @SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE, @SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)


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I already asking about this problem here (and here is a similar bug report).


 

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks for the replies.

MsCreator: I'm still not clear from those other threads whether this is a bug or not. Do you know if the 'properties' verb is properly implemented in ShellExecute?

frostfel: I'm really just looking for a function that will do what right-clicking on a file and selecting 'Properties' does.

Actually, the PropsFor cmd utility available at http://www.maddogsw.com/cmdutils/ does exactly what I need, so I'm not going to keep trying it in AutoIt, but if anyone finds a solution for this, I'd love to know :)

Cheers,

doonyakka

Edited by doonyakka

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