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Unstable Write Code

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soundpulse
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Unstable Write Code

soundpulse » March 6th, 2019, 1:26 pm

I have created this code to write InputText to a file yesterday, and it only works on random occasions, please help :? :?

Lua Code (LuaWriteFile.lua)

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function Initialize()
	sFileToWrite = SELF:GetOption('FileToWrite')
end -- function Initialize

function Update()

	hWritingFile = io.open(sFileToWrite)
	if not hWritingFile then
		print('LuaWriteFile: unable to open file at ' .. sFileToWrite)
		return
	end
	sContents = SELF:GetOption('Contents')

    return sContents
end -- function Update

function writeToFile(Contents)

    file = io.open("C:\\Users\\total\\OneDrive\\Documents\\Rainmeter\\Skins\\TestSkin\\Main\\input.txt", "a")
	file:write(Contents, "\n")
    file:close()
end
Rainmeter Code

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[MeasureLuaScriptWrite]
Measure=Script
ScriptFile=#CURRENTPATH#LuaWriteFile.lua
FileToWrite=#CURRENTPATH#input.txt

[MeterUpdate]
Meter=String
X=0
Y=175
FontSize=12
FontColor=120,120,120,255
StringStyle=Bold
SolidColor=255,255,255,210
AntiAlias=1
Text=🔎
LeftMouseUpAction=[!CommandMeasure MeasureInput "ExecuteBatch 1-2"]
Padding=3,3,3,5

[MeterInputLabel]
Meter=String
FontFace=Tanuki Permanent Marker
X=33
Y=175
W=170
H=18
FontSize=12
FontColor=120,120,120,255
SolidColor=255,255,255,210
Padding=5,6,5,4
AntiAlias=1
Text=Update List

[MeasureInput]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=InputText
X=38
Y=179
W=171
H=20
FontFace=Tanuki Permanent Marker
FontSize=12
FontColor=50,50,50,255
SolidColor=233,233,233,230
AntiAlias=1
FocusDismiss=1
DefaultValue=#CurrentInput#
OnDismissAction=[!SetVariable CurrentInput ""]
Command1=!CommandMeasure "MeasureLuaScriptWrite" "writeToFile('$UserInput$')"
Command2=[!SetVariable CurrentInput "[MeasureInput]"][!UpdateMeter "*"][!Redraw]
This code is a modified version of this https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?t=18060 btw, if that helps
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jsmorley
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Re: Unstable Write Code

jsmorley » March 6th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Not quite sure what you are getting. That skin/script seems to always work for me.

I did make a small change to how the file is opened for append, to eliminate the hard-coded file name.

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function Initialize()
	sFileToWrite = SELF:GetOption('FileToWrite')
end -- function Initialize

function Update()

	hWritingFile = io.open(sFileToWrite)
	if not hWritingFile then
		print('LuaWriteFile: unable to open file at ' .. sFileToWrite)
		return
	end
	sContents = SELF:GetOption('Contents')

	return sContents
end -- function Update

function writeToFile(Contents)

	file = io.open(sFileToWrite, "a")
	file:write(Contents, "\n")
	file:close()
end

I would note that I can't get that emoji of the magnifying glass to work with the default Arial font, and the Unicode representation is outside the boundaries of the Basic Multilingual Plane, so I would be tempted to use Font Awesome instead. https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/variables/character-variables/#FindingValues
But if that is working for you, good on you.

... Or you could just include an image file.

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soundpulse
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Re: Unstable Write Code

soundpulse » March 6th, 2019, 2:14 pm

jsmorley wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Not quite sure what you are getting. That skin/script seems to always work for me.

I did make a small change to how the file is opened for append, to eliminate the hard-coded file name.

...

I would note that I can't get that emoji of the magnifying glass to work with the default Arial font, and the Unicode representation is outside the boundaries of the Basic Multilingual Plane, so I would be tempted to use Font Awesome instead. https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/variables/character-variables/#FindingValues But if that is working for you, good on you.
Updated the code for write and it seems to work again. Hope it lasts. Thanks a lot.
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jsmorley
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Re: Unstable Write Code

jsmorley » March 6th, 2019, 2:36 pm

On that magnifying glass, You might want to use

Text=⌕

or

Text=[\x2315]

Which is in the Basic Multilingual Plane and supported in most fonts.

It's a tad smaller than that emoji, so you will likely want to mess with the FontSize and Y-position / Padding to get it looking as you want.