[pyqt5] QProcess instantly finishes without output when using rundll32 Windows
I am trying to launch a patching dll for The Lord of The Rings Online with QProcess and get the output, but it only works on Linux (where I am doing it through wine with QProcess). I think it would be the same with any dll though. I just don't know of any standard ones I could use in an example.
I have tried a lot without success, and have come to the conclusion that the issue may be rundll32 launching the patcher as a separate process that is not tracked by QProcess. This doesn't even really hold up though, because the patching at least in my testing (others say it has worked sometimes) has not happened.
from qtpy import QtCore, QtWidgets import sys class PatchWindow(QtWidgets.QMainWindow): def __init__(self): super().__init__() self.setFixedSize(720, 400) self.txtLog = QtWidgets.QTextBrowser(self) self.txtLog.setGeometry(5,5,710,351) self.process = QtCore.QProcess() self.process.readyReadStandardOutput.connect(self.readOutput) self.process.readyReadStandardError.connect(self.readErrors) self.process.finished.connect(self.processFinished) self.process.setWorkingDirectory("C:/LOTRO/") self.show() self.startProcess() def readOutput(self): line = self.process.readAllStandardOutput() line = str(line, encoding="utf8", errors="replace") self.txtLog.append(line) def readErrors(self): line = self.process.readAllStandardError() line = str(line, encoding="utf8", errors="replace") self.txtLog.append(line) def processFinished(self, exitCode, exitStatus): self.txtLog.append("Process Finished") def startProcess(self): self.process.start("rundll32", ["patchclient.dll,Patch", "patch.lotro.com:6015", "--language DE", "--productcode LOTRO", "--highres"]) self.txtLog.append("Process Started") app = QtWidgets.QApplication(sys.argv) PatchWindow = PatchWindow() sys.exit(app.exec_())
There should be output similar to:
Connecting to patch.lotro.com:6015 Checking files... files to patch: 0 bytes to download: 0 Patching files: File patching complete
, but there is nothing. The actual code for this project is here
Any help is appreciated.
self.process.start("rundll32 patchclient.dll,Patch patch.lotro.com:6015 --language DE --productcode LOTRO --highres")
You're using QProcess wrongly. Executable and parameters are passed as two different parameters to start.
See example here: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qprocess.html
Also, each parameter to executable has to be an entry in the parameter/argument list.
Thanks. I didn't know that there is a specific right way to do it, so I just put what seamed clearest in the example. I have gone ahead and edited the question.