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Missing Drive functionality

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm not codng anymore but here are a couple of things that I found lacking in AutoIt that would have been nice to have. This is just the list for drives.

Optical drive enumeration to return the type and capabilities of optical drives (CD and DVD). I have C++ .h and .c files from MS if anyone would like to include it.

Type and size of CD Media loaded. Right now DriveSpaceFree and DriveSpaceTotal will return 0 on blank media and DriveSpaceFree returns a wrong value for a partially filled CD.

Determine if a "Fixed" drive is actually a removeable USB drive. DriveGetDrive("USB") or DriveGetDrive("Desktop")

Enumerate USB devices

Just suggestions, no flaming responses required.

Edited by GEOSoft

George

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That would actually be useful, but why are you leaving?

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I'm not codng anymore but here are a couple of things that I found lacking in AutoIt that would have been nice to have. This is just the list for drives.

Optical drive enumeration to return the type and capabilities of optical drives (CD and DVD). I have C++ .h and .c files from MS if anyone would like to include it.

Type and size of CD Media loaded. Right now DriveSpaceFree and DriveSpaceTotal will return 0 on blank media and DriveSpaceFree returns a wrong value for a partially filled CD.

Determine if a "Fixed" drive is actually a removeable USB drive. DriveGetDrive("USB") or DriveGetDrive("Desktop")

Enumerate USB devices

Just suggestions, no flaming responses required.

can you PM me the code and the API you think that can be use to implement all what you suggest.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

can you PM me the code and the API you think that can be use to implement all what you suggest.

:)

I'll send you the C++ sample For the drive enumeration and a couple of VB5/6 examples to get the media type right away.

Edit: It looks like one of those examples takes care of the third item as well. I'll keep digging to see what I can find for CD/DVD media type and sizes.

Edited by GEOSoft

George

Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

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

The PCRE (Regular Expression) ToolKit for AutoIT - (Updated Oct 20, 2011 ver:3.0.1.13) - Please update your current version before filing any bug reports. The installer now includes both 32 and 64 bit versions. No change in version number.

Visit my Blog .. currently not active but it will soon be resplendent with news and views. Also please remove any links you may have to my website. it is soon to be closed and replaced with something else.

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