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From a new newbie. No experience with scripts in general and AutoIt in particular! However, well experienced as an old programmer.

How can I pass data to a script and get data back from an external program? This must be very basic but I have spent *hours* searching and reading.

I use FoxPro (NOT OOP)

Pseudo code:

x = "Path\filename"

send x to an AutoIt script using FILEEXIST

back in the calling program

x = Success/Failed or even error code

I feel stupid but would really appreciate some hellp.

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One solution is to use a .ini file to pass parameters in and out. AutoIt has builtin functions to read and write sectioned .ini files - which makes it really easy to do.

If you want to go this way we can show you how pretty quickly.


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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