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My GUI contains several different functions.

functions that write to HKCU should not be invoked using admin privliges.

while others in the GUI call regsvr32 which must use admin privliges.

Is it possible to have a function call #RequireAdmin only as needed?

Currently, no matter where I place #RequireAdmin, even in an IF statement,

the GUI automatically starts off requesting admin privliges.

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To the best of my knowledge (backed up by a quick search!), directives are not conditional - if they appear anywhere in the script, they are acted upon!

Sorry. :-(


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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You can only elevate at the process level. It's not possible to elevate at the function or even thread level. You can use ShellExecute() with the runas verb to simulate the behavior of #RequireAdmin. Depending on the complexity of the statement you may be able to invoke @AutoItExe via ShellExecute() to prompt for elevation and use the single-line command feature to run a single line elevated. However, keep in mind, if you have multiple such commands you will annoy the user with all the UAC prompts.

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Thanks to everyone for their advice / suggestions.

Maybe use IsAdmin()?.

This is my best option.

At least i can use it toss up a msg box and advise the user that Admin rights are required to use the function

Edited by Shark007

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