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I'm creating a program launcher, and this is my problem..

Throughout most scripts I've created, GUIGetMsg() seems to be ignored when its called in a For/Next loop:

Anyway to solve this problem?

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If GUIGetMsg() = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
    Next
WEnd

Any help would be appreciated. :) Thanks.

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I'm creating a program launcher, and this is my problem..

Throughout most scripts I've created, GUIGetMsg() seems to be ignored when its called in a For/Next loop:

Anyway to solve this problem?

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If GUIGetMsg() = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
    Next
WEnd

Any help would be appreciated. :) Thanks.

Try saving GUIGetMsg into a variable before calling your For..Next loop.

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I did, and it didn't work. :) .

But thanks! :)

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You may be mis-interpreting what was suggested (as there was no example). You could just switch to OnEvent or you could use the suggested method of GUIGetMsg()

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)
Global $myGUIMsg
While 1
    $myGUIMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $myGUIMsg
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If $myGUIMsg = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
    Next
WEnd
This way you only poll the GUIGetMsg() once in a loop as it should be.

(Note.. I didn't look at the script at all, just looked at your concern)


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You may be mis-interpreting what was suggested (as there was no example). You could just switch to OnEvent or you could use the suggested method of GUIGetMsg()

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)
Global $myGUIMsg
While 1
    $myGUIMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $myGUIMsg
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If $myGUIMsg = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
    Next
WEnd
This way you only poll the GUIGetMsg() once in a loop as it should be.

(Note.. I didn't look at the script at all, just looked at your concern)

Thanks Smoke. That's what i meant when i said that.

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It didn't work... :)

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]
Global $GUIMsg

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

While 1
    $GUIMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $GUIMsg
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If $GUIMsg = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
    Next
WEnd

Error:

C:\Documents and Settings\Jar\Desktop\All organized Files\AutoIt\Autoit Scripts\Test.au3 (29) : ==> Unable to execute the external program.:

If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])

The system cannot find the file specified.

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It didn't work... :)

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]
Global $GUIMsg

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

While 1
    $GUIMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $GUIMsg
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If $GUIMsg = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
    Next
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Well, this is how I wanted it to work:

1. Load a program into the program.

1A. It will write the program name and path into an ini and create a button for it.

2. When the user clicks that button, I want it to run the program's path that it finds in the ini.

The For/Next loop checks to see if one of the buttons are clicked.

But it seems to ignore the GuiGetMsg().

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Hi JustinReno!

Try this example:

#include <GuiConstants.au3>

Opt("GuiOnEventMode", 1)

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir & "\Programs.ini"

Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [5, 30, 55, 80, 105, 130]

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Quit")

$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "ProgramAdd")

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func Quit()
    Exit
EndFunc

Func ProgramAdd()
    Local $GetProgramExecutable, $GetExecutableName
    $Count += 1
    If $Count > 5 Then
        MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
        Return
    EndIf
    
    $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
    $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
    IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
    $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 10, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count], 80 + StringLen($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]]), 25)
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "LaunchProgram")
EndFunc

Func LaunchProgram()
    Local $GetProgramPath
    
    $GetProgramPath = IniRead($Ini, "Programs", GUICtrlRead(@GUI_CtrlId), "None")
    If $GetProgramPath = "None" Then Return
    
    Run($GetProgramPath)
EndFunc

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Well, this is how I wanted it to work:

1. Load a program into the program.

1A. It will write the program name and path into an ini and create a button for it.

2. When the user clicks that button, I want it to run the program's path that it finds in the ini.

The For/Next loop checks to see if one of the buttons are clicked.

But it seems to ignore the GuiGetMsg().

$GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
Could be causing a problem. Add a message box just above the IniWrite() to see what $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]] is being returned as. I think that is better as

$GetExecutableName = StringMid($GetProgramExecutable, StringInStr($GetProgramExecutable, "\", 0, -1) +1)
Also You might want to take a look at using

$GetProgramExecutable = FileGetShortName(FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)"))

Another thing about creating Dynamic Controls, always create them last and befor you create them do something like

$BtnStart = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

<Create your initial buttons here>

$BtnEnd = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

Then when you want to add another button

1) GUICtrlDelete($BtnEnd)

2) GUICtrlCreateButton(this is the new button)

3) Re-create $BtnEnd with $BtnEnd = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

That will allow you to use

Case $BtnStart +1 To $BtnEnd -1
   Run (IniRead($Ini, "Programs", GUICtrlRead($Msg), ""))
in your switch statement allowing you to eliminate the For Next which I think is causing your problem.

Edit: For the sake of neatness and being able to increase the 5 button limit you might also want to consider changing the buttons to a combobox, list, listview or treeview control. In the event you use Listview or treeview then Create the Main control before the first dummy and the items between the 2 dummies as shown above.

Edited by GEOSoft

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you Rasim!

:)

Edit:

And thanks GeoSoft.

Edited by JustinReno

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It didn't work... :)

Global $Ini = @ScriptDir&"\Programs.ini"
Global $Buttons[6], $Count = 1, $ButtonsPositionTop[6] = [0, 25, 50, 75, 100]
Global $GUIMsg

$GUI = GUICreate("Program Launcher", 640, 480)
$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Configuration")
$AddProgram = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Add Program", $Menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

While 1
    $GUIMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $GUIMsg
        Case - 3
            Exit
        Case $AddProgram
            $Count += 1
            If $Count > 5 Then MsgBox(16, "Program Launcher", "Only 5 programs are allowed!")
            If $Count < 5 Then
            $GetProgramExecutable = FileOpenDialog("Program Launcher - Select Executable", @ScriptDir, "Exe(*.exe)")
            $GetExecutableName = StringSplit($GetProgramExecutable, "\")
            IniWrite($Ini, "Programs", $GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], $GetProgramExecutable)
            $Buttons[$Count] = GUICtrlCreateButton($GetExecutableName[$GetExecutableName[0]], 0, $ButtonsPositionTop[$Count])
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    For $I = 1 To UBound($Buttons) - 1
        If $GUIMsg = $Buttons[$I] Then
            $GetProgramPath = IniReadSection($Ini, "Programs")
            For $X = 1 To $GetProgramPath[0][0]
                If GUICtrlRead($Buttons[$I]) = $GetProgramPath[$I][0] Then Run($GetProgramPath[$I][1])
            Next
        EndIf
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