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Gday, new to autoit. If anyones familiar with the tv viewing program dscaler I'm basically trying to make a scheduled recording script for it using autoit. I've pretty much done with the script and have started trying to write a GUI. What i want to be able to do is allow the user to put in the time and date when the recording starts and then the time and date when the recording should end. I'm trying to get to grips with this concept by modifying one of the example scripts provided. What it should do is allow the user to enter text in the edit box and then when they click open notepad the text entered should then be displayed in notepad (did this to make sure it's writing the value entered to a variable) for some reason though nothing is displayed in notepad. This is a pretty nooby error but any help would be appreciated.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

GUICreate("My GUI Button"); will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Run Notepad",  10, 30, 100)
$text=GUICtrlCreateEdit ("", 150,32,100,20,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL)
$display = GUICtrlRead($text, 1)

GUISetState ()   ; will display an  dialog box with a button

; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $msg = $Button
            Run('Notepad2.exe')   ; Will Run/Open Notepad
            WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad2")

fyi this is the script ill be using once i get to grips with changing variables through the gui. (it runs notepad and enters text at a specific time but once i get the gui working i'll change it so it opens dscaler and presses record/stop)

;Start recording
$Smins = "10"
$Shour = "12"
$Sday = "30"
$Smonth = "12"

;End recording
$Emins = "11"
$Ehour = "12"
$Eday = "30"
$Emonth = "12"


$var = 0

While $var = 0
   $Start = @hour & ":" & @Min & ":" & @MDAY & ":" & @MON
   If $Start = $Shour & ":" & $Smins & ":" & $Sday & ":" & $Smonth then
      $var = 1

WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad2")
Send("This is some text.")

While $var = 1
   $End = @hour & ":" & @Min & ":" & @MDAY & ":" & @MON
   If $End = $Ehour & ":" & $Emins & ":" & $Eday & ":" & $Emonth then
      WinClose("* Untitled - Notepad2")
      WinWaitActive("Notepad2", "Save changes to")
      $var = 0

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Do you actually have an application named "notepad2.exe"?

You do have a program named "notepad.exe". Also an easier way to see if a variable is being written to is using a MsgBox() or alternately use ClipPut($display) then paste it into a notepad window to see what the result was.


Edited by GEOSoft


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yeah its like a coder friendly version of notepad. Notepad2 opens alright but nothing is displayed in it. if i put something in the "" eg.

$text=GUICtrlCreateEdit ("", 150,32,100,20,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL)


$text=GUICtrlCreateEdit ("empty box", 150,32,100,20,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL)

then the default text inside the edit box will be "empty box" and when notepad opens "empty box" will appear but know matter what you change the text to inside the edit box "empty box" will still appear in notepad. Its like its not registering when you change the value of the text inside that edit box.

Edited by Project2501

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