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Escape a Comma in Directory name String

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I am using a simple GUI interface to run on a KIOSK for users to walk up to, click the respective button and open the buried directory in windows explorer.

My issue is that I am using:

Case $msg = $Button_Directory1
            CloseOpenWins()
            Run("explorer.exe J:\directory, etc"

and it is recognizing the folder as etc instead of directory, etc.

I know it would be easier just to rename my directory but that is not a possibility.

I am assuming the comma (,) is causing some sort of garbage to happen therefore I think that I need to figure out how to escape the comma. I can't find anything within AUTO IT docs.

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What exactly are you tring to do? Open the Directory etc in J:\directory?

Or What?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I am using a simple GUI interface to run on a KIOSK for users to walk up to, click the respective button and open the buried directory in windows explorer.

My issue is that I am using:

Case $msg = $Button_Directory1
            CloseOpenWins()
            Run("explorer.exe J:\directory, etc"

and it is recognizing the folder as etc instead of directory, etc.

I know it would be easier just to rename my directory but that is not a possibility.

I am assuming the comma (,) is causing some sort of garbage to happen therefore I think that I need to figure out how to escape the comma. I can't find anything within AUTO IT docs.

This should work:

Case $msg = $Button_Directory1
            CloseOpenWins()
            $sPath = FileGetShortName("J:\directory, etc")
            Run("explorer.exe " & $sPath)

:)

P.S. That method tested correctly with a path of: "C:\temp\Test\February 20, 2008"

Edited by PsaltyDS

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This should work:

Case $msg = $Button_Directory1
            CloseOpenWins()
            $sPath = FileGetShortName("J:\directory, etc")
            Run("explorer.exe " & $sPath)

:)

P.S. That method tested correctly with a path of: "C:\temp\Test\February 20, 2008"

That worked like a charm. Thanks man, and sorry for the dim question, I just started using AutoIT.

Thanks again

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