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Is there a way to use the FileInstall function or something similar with a variable so that i can create an executable that will

(do the opposite of extract) or extract a file specified by a user?

With the normal fileinstall fuction, the specific file has to be specified BEFORE the script is compiled.

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Is there a way to use the FileInstall function or something similar with a variable so that i can create an executable that will

(do the opposite of extract) or extract a file specified by a user?

With the normal fileinstall fuction, the specific file has to be specified BEFORE the script is compiled.

The SOURCE has to be specified with a literal string, but execution of the function and the DESTINATION can both be specified at run time. Consider this:
Switch MsgBox(32+3, "Install", "Click YES to install FileA, or NO to install FileB")
    Case 2; Cancel
        Exit
    Case 6; Yes
        FileInstall("C:\Install\Files\FileA", @SystemDir & "\FileTarget")
    Case 7; No
        FileInstall("C:\Install\Files\FileB", @SystemDir & "\FileTarget")
EndSwitch

For the file to be installed at Run time, it has to be compressed into the .exe at Compile time. So, how would you know which file(s) to compress and pack into your .exe if the user chose it? All the files you want packed in must be specified up front (at Compile time) with literal strings. But they don't all have to be installed, and the destination can be variable as shown above.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

The source file must be a string and not a variable

Shortly NO!

But there is a way around, if you are so fixed on it you may look into this:

ORIGINAL:

$file = FileOpenDialog('Open the image file', @ScriptDir, 'image (*.mp3;*.jpg;*.bmp;*gif;*.png;*.txt;*.au3;*.exe)', 1)
$file2 = FileSaveDialog('Save the file', @ScriptDir, 'script (*.au3)')
_CheckExt($file2, 'au3')
$var = InputBox('Name variable', 'Prompt the name variable used', '$pic')
_CheckCapital($var, '$')
$hfile = FileOpen($file, 16)
$hfile2 = FileOpen($file2, 2)
FileWrite($hfile2, $var&'="0x"' & @CRLF)
While 1
    $data = FileRead($hfile, 30)
    If @error Then ExitLoop
    FileWrite($hfile2, $var&'&="' & StringTrimLeft($data,2) & '"' & @CRLF)
WEnd
MsgBox(0, 'Done!!', 'Done by Fabry!!!')
Func _CheckExt(ByRef $s_file, $s_ext)
    If StringRight($s_file, StringLen($s_ext)) <> $s_ext Then $s_file &= '.' & $s_ext
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckExt
Func _CheckCapital(ByRef $s_file, $s_cap)
    If StringLeft($s_file, StringLen($s_cap)) <> $s_cap Then $s_file = $s_cap & $s_file
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckExtoÝ÷ Ù
Edited by goldenix

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