Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#544 closed Bug (No Bug)

Read from console with FileRead

Reported by: paulpmeier Owned by:
Milestone: Component: Documentation
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


The description of this feature I missed in the AutoIt Help:
FileOpen("con", 4) opens console for binary input.


$input = ""
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & "Write some text and close with ENTER: ")

$file = FileOpen("con", 4)
While 1
	$chr = FileRead($file, 1)
	If $chr = @CR Then ExitLoop
	$input = $input & BinaryToString($chr)

ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & "Input was: " & $input & @CRLF)

Compile as CUI and start the exe-file from console prompt.
(Tested with AutoIt and Windows XP SP2)


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comment:1 follow-up: Changed 16 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to No Bug
  • Status changed from new to closed

This doesn't need documented. There is a native AutoIt function for doing the same thing so I don't feel that it is necessary for us to document alternate ways.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

Hi Valik,

thank you for your reply.
Please give me an example. How can I read keystrokes from the console prompt with ConsoleRead?

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 16 years ago by Valik

You could probably use the C-Runtime function _getch() which is exported from msvcrt.dll. You could also try out some of the Windows API console-specific functions like ReadConsole() or ReadConsoleInput(). These would, of course, need to be used via DllCall().

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 ; follow-up: Changed 16 years ago by paulpmeier

Thank you, Valik for this information.
I will try the API-functions.


comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 16 years ago by paulpmeier

Thank you again, Valik.

I have tested the _getch() function. I didn't know, that it's so easy to use the C-functions in AutoIt.


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