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Author Topic: Set a VBS file encoding  (Read 578 times)

Yaron

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Set a VBS file encoding
« on: July 15, 2017, 11:32 AM »
Hello,

I use the following code in a BAT file to open a folder and select a file in an existing Windows Explorer window (QTTabBar installed).

start "" %1

:VBSDynamicBuild
SET TempVBSFile=%temp%\~tmpSendKeysTemp.vbs

ECHO Set tSK = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") >> "%TempVBSFile%"
ECHO WScript.Sleep 200 >> "%TempVBSFile%"
ECHO tSK.SendKeys "^q%~2" >> "%TempVBSFile%"

CSCRIPT //NoLogo "%TempVBSFile%"

DEL /F /Q "%TempVBSFile%"

How can I change the temp VBS file encoding from the BAT file?

I'd appreciate your help.

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 11:37 AM »
Code: Visual Basic [Select]
  1. Option Explicit
  2.  
  3. Private Const adReadAll = -1
  4. Private Const adSaveCreateOverWrite = 2
  5. Private Const adTypeBinary = 1
  6. Private Const adTypeText = 2
  7. Private Const adWriteChar = 0
  8.  
  9. Private Sub UTF8toANSI(ByVal UTF8FName, ByVal ANSIFName)
  10.     Dim strText
  11.  
  12.     With CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
  13.         .Open
  14.         .Type = adTypeBinary
  15.         .LoadFromFile UTF8FName
  16.         .Type = adTypeText
  17.         .Charset = "utf-8"
  18.         strText = .ReadText(adReadAll)
  19.         .Position = 0
  20.         .SetEOS
  21.         .Charset = "_autodetect" 'Use current ANSI codepage.
  22.        .WriteText strText, adWriteChar
  23.         .SaveToFile ANSIFName, adSaveCreateOverWrite
  24.         .Close
  25.     End With
  26. End Sub
  27.  
  28. UTF8toANSI "UTF8-wBOM.txt", "ANSI1.txt"
  29. UTF8toANSI "UTF8-noBOM.txt", "ANSI2.txt"
  30. MsgBox "Complete!", vbOKOnly, WScript.ScriptName

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 02:48 PM »
Hello wraith808,

Thanks for replying. I appreciate it.

I've managed to convert from ANSI to UTF-8. Trying to convert from ANSI to Windows-1255 (Hebrew) does not work.
Any idea?

Best regards.

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 03:04 PM »
So you changed

.Charset = "utf-8"

to what?

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 03:11 PM »
I've changed .Charset = "utf-8" to .Charset = "_autodetect"
and then .Charset = "_autodetect" to .Charset = "Windows-1255".

Thanks again.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 04:32 PM by Yaron »

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 03:52 PM »
.Charset only works with type of adTypeText.  That could be the problem if you're trying to reverse it, as the open type is adTypeBinary.  You will probably have to play around a bit for your particular use case. 

The reference for ADODB.Stream can be found at https://www.w3school...p/ado_ref_stream.asp

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 04:27 PM »
I'm not really familiar with encoding. I'll post here if the "playing around" works.

Thank you. I appreciate your help.

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 10:51 AM »
SendKeys() does not support Unicode.

See http://www.donationc...?topic=44105.new#new for an alternative.

@wraith808,
Thanks again.

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 04:39 PM »
SendKeys() does not support Unicode.

See http://www.donationc...?topic=44105.new#new for an alternative.

@wraith808,
Thanks again.

No problem!  Just sorry it didn't work; I didn't think about the fact that unicode could be the issue.

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Re: Set a VBS file encoding
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 05:16 PM »
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