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From "Kessler CTR Mark J" <>
Subject RE: Getting Mustella to work.
Date Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:43:00 GMT
I'm not sure what Mustella is written in, but would something generic like this work?  

If a string needs to be turned into an array then maybe... Use the "-" as the first delimiter
to break apart the options and use a temp array. Then use the "=" to break out the names from
the values.

Keeping two arrays with the same number of elements.  One array stores the argument name and
the second argument value.

//Declare arrays/string
string [] saNames = {"Option1", "Option2", "Option3"};
string [] saValues = {"My value with spaces", "test2", "test 3"};
string sCombinedOptions = "";

//Loop through all elements in arrays
for (;;)
   //Combine names / values.
   sCombinedOptions += saNames[currentItem] + "=""" + saValues[currentItem] + """ ";

//Add the command line and options.
"path\mxmlc.exe" + " " + sCombinedOptions;

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Ent [] 
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:33
Subject: Re: Getting Mustella to work.

That ought to work, but does not. The Mustella code pieces together a large string with all
of the options on it, then turns the string into a String[] by using space as the delimiter.

-source-path="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\MSInfo32.exe"

turns into
[] = -source-path="C:\Program Files\Common [] = Files\Microsoft [] = Shared\MSInfo\MSInfo32.exe"

And it does this several times (turning the array into a string, inserting other args, back
to an array) to build up the argument list. Ultimately, the array of options is passed over
to mxmlc to execute, so it does need to turn into an array of options. I was working on putting
everything into an ArrayList but more and more code needed to change and then I was getting
errors from mxmlc saying parameters were being mixed which I didn't understand since it was
getting the same parameters in the same order.

So I have to re-think the approach.


On 8/23/12 6:59 AM, "Kessler CTR Mark J" <> wrote:

>I know this may sound silly, but windows deals with the spaces in path 
>using quotes around the whole path.  Is there something similar with 
>So a windows command prompt example, I could do something like the 
>"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\MSInfo32.exe"
>Whereas the old non spaced dos style naming convention would do this 
>without quotes..
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Ent []
>Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9:20
>Subject: Re: Getting Mustella to work.
>I have not have luck solving the problem. It is much trickier than I 
>anticipated. I am going to jump back into getting more tests to run and 
>think more about the problem. Operating systems have allowed spaces in 
>file names for many, many years and you'd think would be an easily 
>solvable problem (or not even a problem at all).
>On 8/21/12 11:12 PM, "Justin Mclean" <> wrote:
>>If the space path issue was fixed you have more to add. Any luck with 
>>that yet?

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