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Thread: iGuidance 2.x auto-run shortcut

  1. #1
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    iGuidance 2.x auto-run shortcut

    In appreciation to all of you who have helped me get my car pc running smoothly, I have written a compiled vb script that will launch iGuidance from a front-end application (I use Digital Dash app) and maximize the window. The script will examine the currently running processes, and if the app is already running, move focus back, rather than launching another instance of iGuidance. On my own system, I also place a shortcut to the script in the start menu so that the app comes up and is ready once the front-end loads. For added convenience, the script will wait 2 seconds, and then send an "enter" key command so to bypass the warning screen. If you did not install iGuidance in the default directory, the script will not function. Iíve included the vbs below if you want to modify and work on it for yourself.

    I hope this helps someone out!



    'James Eidson - 06/02/05
    'run and/or set focus on specified application


    'force variable dim
    Option Explicit

    'dim variables
    Dim WshShell
    Dim Process, ProcessList
    Dim strApplicationName, strApplicationDirectory
    Dim strProcessName

    'user settings
    '------------------------------------
    'set process name variable
    strProcessName = "iGuidance"

    'set application name variable
    strApplicationName = "iGuidance"

    'set application directory variable
    '- don't forget trailing "\"
    strApplicationDirectory = "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\iNav\iGuidance\"
    '------------------------------------

    'ignore errors
    on error resume next

    set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

    'get a list of processes that are running
    For Each Process In GetObject("winmgmts:").InstancesOf("Win32_process" )
    ProcessList = ProcessList & " " & Process.Name
    Next

    'see if application is running
    If instr(ProcessList, strProcessName) > 0 Then

    'If application is running, then return focus to it
    WshShell.AppActivate (strApplicationName)

    Else

    'if application not running, open it
    WshShell.Run """"&strApplicationDirectory&strProcessName&"""",3 , false

    'run command switches
    '0 Hides the window and activates another window.
    '1 Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when displaying the window for the first time.
    '2 Activates the window and displays it as a minimized window.
    '3 Activates the window and displays it as a maximized window.
    '4 Displays a window in its most recent size and position. The active window remains active.
    '5 Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position.
    '6 Minimizes the specified window and activates the next top-level window in the Z order.
    '7 Displays the window as a minimized window. The active window remains active.
    '8 Displays the window in its current state. The active window remains active.
    '9 Activates and displays the window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when restoring a minimized window.
    '10 Sets the show-state based on the state of the program that started the application.

    'pause until application opens
    WScript.Sleep 2000

    'run application
    WshShell.AppActivate (strApplicationName)

    'send the enter command
    WshShell.SendKeys "{Enter}"
    End If

    'do cleanup
    Set WshShell = Nothing
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    do I use the setfoces.exe as the shourcut to use in ME to launch iguid? i did that and iguid opens and media engine minimizes (goes out of the taskbar as well) winamp dissapears but music keeps playing? Any suggestions?

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