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  • donstephens
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    Frank.

    Rupp has explained it better than I could.

    The idea is to look at a database and pull TV Programs that have titles of interest and speak them a certain time before they show. I also use the Message Server plugin to broadcast the TV Programs to certain PCs. Don't laugh, my stuff isn't pretty. There are some checks to see the state of the speaker switch and if my wife and I are asleep. The message 'x' is created when the program showtime.vbs builds the timed event.



    PHP Code:
      Sub Main(x)
      
    'ShowSpeak.vbs
      
      '
    Get current state of speaker switch
          If 
    hs.IsOff("_9")Then 
              ComputerSpeakers 
    "off"
          
    Else 
              
    ComputerSpeakers "on"
          
    End if
                
          
          
    'Get current state of 'Sleep'
          If  hs.DeviceStatus("A17") = 3 Then
              SleepTime = False 
           Else
               SleepTime = True
          End If
          
          If SleepTime = False Then
                If ComputerSpeakers = "off" Then
                  hs.ExecX10 "_9", "on", 0, 0
                  hs.speak x,True
                  hs.ExecX10 "_9", "off",0,0
              Else
                  hs.speak x,True
              End if
          End if
          hs.plugin("message server").messagetoclient x  ,"TV Alert" ,0,True,False,Client
        
       End Sub 

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  • Rupp
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    Originally posted by Zeuster
    Thanks guys

    Don

    Can you show me showtimeSpeak.vbs.

    It looks to me like you're concatenating things. How is showtimeSpeak.vbs handling srtmsg?

    Frank
    It's adding ("main","variable") to showtimeSpeak.vbs to form:
    showtimeSpeak.vbs("main","variable")
    So this will call the main function and pass in the varible

    Inside showtimeSpeak.vbs theres a function called main like

    sub main(var)
    myVar = var
    ....
    end sub

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  • donstephens
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    Originally posted by Rupp
    Don,
    What is strMsg defined as?
    Jeeze! Thanks, Greg for asking. That is the part I was trying to tell Frank, and I forgot to insert it....sigh.
    PHP Code:
     strMsg "(" Chr(34) & "main" Chr(34) & Chr(44) & Chr(34) & Chr(34) & ")" 
    I'm putting a variable into a script so I need to mimic the ("main","variable") syntax.

    Hope that is a little clearer.

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  • Rupp
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    Don,
    What is strMsg defined as?

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  • donstephens
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    Frank:

    This works for me. Hopefully you can use this snippet of code.
    PHP Code:
       If not hs.EventExists(strRemThen
               i 
    hs.NewEventGetRef(strRem)
               
    script1 "showtimeSpeak.vbs" strMsg
               set ev
    =hs.geteventByRef(i)
               
    ' msgbox ev.name
               ev.ev_trig_func = 2
               ev.ev_abs_time = 0
               ev.ev_date = ReminderDate
               ev.ev_time = ReminderTime
               ev.ev_days = 0
               ev.group = "TV Reminders"
               ev.misc = &H10 + &H4000
               hs.AddAction i,5,script1 
               set ev = nothing
           end if 

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  • Rupp
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    Originally posted by Zeuster
    Thanks for the note Don.

    I'm already using GetEventByRef and have not been able to get AddAction to work for me.

    What I'd like to do is to use NewTimeEvent like I am today but instead of giving it the name of the script to run, give it the inline code. This way I could build the string on the fly and eliminate numerous scripts (1 for each device the created events deal with).

    Wife's out of town next week so the opportunity to spend unlimited keyboard time figuring this out is near at hand.

    Thanks again Don.

    Frank
    Frank,
    Post what you and one of us can show you how to make the input script a variable. That is what your looking to do correct?

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  • donstephens
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    Hey Frank:

    Hopefully the geteventByRef function will do what you want. Look it up in the help page; Homeseer has provided an example. Another thing to look at is the addaction function.

    Hope that is what you were looking for...

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  • Zeuster
    started a topic Setting event parameters from a script

    Setting event parameters from a script

    I have a script that creates an event using the NewTimeEvent command.

    hs.NewTimeEvent en,tm, td, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, "dvff", 1, dv & "-NoMotion.txt",eg

    This is working fine, however I would like to eliminate the need to specify a script and instead put into the event itself the commands that are currently in the script.

    I think I can do this because there are fields in the Actions List to do it if I'm manually editing the event.

    Question is, how do I do it programatically? I do not see anything in the Event Class tor elsewhere hat accesses the appropriate properties.

    Suggestions?

    Frank
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