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This is taken right out of the helpfile

source The source path of the file to compile. This must be a literal string; it cannot be a variable. It can be a relative path (using .\ or ..\ in the path).

so by "This must be a literal string;it cannot be a variable." does that mean I can't use @macros such as @ScriptDir , @HomeDrive?

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This is taken right out of the helpfile

source The source path of the file to compile. This must be a literal string; it cannot be a variable. It can be a relative path (using .\ or ..\ in the path).

so by "This must be a literal string;it cannot be a variable." does that mean I can't use @macros such as @ScriptDir , @HomeDrive?

Correct, no variables for the simple fact that the source info is used at Compilation time at which time these variables&macro do not contain any proper value.

Jos


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Correct, no variables for the simple fact that the source info is used at Compilation time at which time these variables&macro do not contain any proper value.

Jos

Thanks for clearing that up, but this creates a problem because what if I wanted to install a file into the @HomeDrive.

If I did it this way would this work... create all my files I want to install in to binary and write the file in a sub script and than include it into the main script this way the main script doesn't have 5000+ lines and is easy to work with.

MyPicture.au3 (Sub Script)

$File="0x"
    $File &= "FFD8FFE000104A46494600010101006000600000FFE10016457869660000"
    $File &= "4D4D002A00000008000000000000FFDB0043000101010101010101010101"
    $File &= "010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101"
    ...Continue 
    FileWrite(@HomeDrive & "\Test.jpg" , $File)

Main (Main Script)

#include <MyPicture.au3> ;INCLUDE SUB SCRIPT
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

GUICreate("Form1", 200, 200)
GUICtrlCreatePic(@HomeDrive & "\Test.jpg", 0, 0, 200, 200)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $Msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

    EndSwitch
WEnd

I hope you understand what I mean :) (I could test this method but if I sent it to my friend I don't want it to end up not working)

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Thanks for clearing that up, but this creates a problem because what if I wanted to install a file into the @HomeDrive.

Install into is the target file and has nothing to do with the source file.

Target file can contain variables as that is done at runtime.

Jos


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