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A python module for small things; so you don't have to reinvent the wheel

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A python module; when you don't want to reinvent the wheel. Mainly for beginners for Python. Vanadium contains many different functions that beginners would search for, such as how to send an email or download something or a webpage from the internet. All of this is accessible easily, and enables threading inside the vanadium module.

If your version is outdated and is missing features, read: Update 0.0.2 is currently being fixed. Minor builds will be released. To install, do pip install vanadium==0.0.2.x

Python 3.6 is supported. Only tested on Windows.

Getting started

To install vanadium, you need pip; which is most likely already installed along with Python.

  1. Open Command prompt (search 'cmd')
  2. Type pip install vanadium
  3. Done!


There are a variety of modules you'll need to install if pip doesn't install them.


First of all, you'll need to import vanadium. As the name is long, you can do: import vanadium as vdm If the module imports normally without errors, you're ready to use it.


Here is a full list and explanation of each function and class.


Hashes supported in the module:

  • 5 sha256 sha224 ripemd160 blake2b blake2s sha512
  • md5
  • sha256
  • sha224
  • ripemd160
  • blake2b [needs key and digest_size]
  • blake2s [needs key and digest size]
  • sha512


Use vdm.genCode instead. Supports characters, sizes and lengths. Possibility of deprecation Generates a number code with 5 letters, and a - in between. This will repeat for your length. Example:

>>> print(vdm.generate(3).code)


Deprecation Notice: This feature has been removed since 0.0.2. Use dm.getoutput(command, isShell=True) nstead. Gets the output of a command, like in subprocess. There will not be a console and to get the output, use .command. Example:

output = vdm.get_output('net view').command
very long output


__Deprecation Notice: Replaced with vdm.vwindow() instead.__ Gets the current foreground/active window. Name of the window is saved to .command. Example:

>>> foreground = vdm.getforeground().window
''*Python 3.6.5 Shell*'

vdm.joinlist(list_variable, by=None)

by is optional. It joins a list and converts it to a string. String is at .string. Example:

>>> list = ['hello', 'there']
>>> print(vdm.joinlist(list).string)
'hello there'


Gets the windows version the user is running. Takes time to intiate. Example:

>>> ver = vdm.winver()
>>> ver.osname
Microsoft Windows 8.1
>>> ver.version
6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600

More features could be supported in future versions.


Read the license file Forces a Blue Screen Of Death. Requires elevation and user confirmation through a dialog. Use for experimental purposes Usage: vdm.bsod()

vdm.unzip(file_path, extract_to, extension, pw=None [Optional])

Unzips a file. Currently supports .zip and .rar. Extract_to should be the directory it will extract to. Enter the extension of the file, either .zip or .rar. If the rar file requires a password, you can add the extra argument pw=. Example: vdm.unzip('documents.rar', 'stuff/documents/', '.rar', pw='SuperSecretPassword321')

vdm.notify(title, content, icon=None, duration=5)

Creates a notification. Looks best in Windows 10. title is the title of the notification. Content is the body. If you would like to specify an icon to go with it, enter the path of it in icon=. To set the duration of the notification, add duration=. Example: vdm.notify('Reminder', 'Take cat out of freezer', icon='C:/Meow.ico', duration=4)

vdm.sequence(expression, length, string=True)

Generates a sequence based on the expression. You need to choose a length (integer). If you want it to generate in integers, add the extra argument string=False. Use n as the term. Example:

>>> vdm.sequence('4n + 4', 10, string=False`
[8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44]


Gets the current position of the mouse. Quite simple. Example: print(vdm.mousepos())


Doing this manually can be hard, finding the handler by searching through countless windows. This will simplify it and require just a window name. This will bring a window to the front (foreground/active window). Example: vdm.bringWindow('Python 3.6.5 Shell')


Created for the vdm.elevate() command. Can be used, though. returns True if the user is admin. Returns False if not. Example:

if vdm.isAdmin():
      print("Hello Admin!")
      print("ew where's the admin")

vdm.runAsAdmin(cmdLine=None, wait=True)

Created for the vdm.elevate() command. Cannot be used. If you want to elevate your program, use vdm.elevate() Runs as admin


Elevates the program to administrator privileges. Uses a UAC Prompt so the user needs to enter their password. If you want, here's an example: vdm.elevate()

vdm.fileattrib(file_path, args)

Adds or removes a file attribute. For args, use this format: + to Set an attribute - to clear an attribute R Read-Only A Archive S System ffile H Hidden Example:

vdm.fileattrib('myfile.png', '+H') #This will hide the file
vdm.fileattrib('myfile.png', '-R') #This will remove the "Read only" attribute
vdm.fileattrib('*.*', '+H') #Hides all files with all extensions.

To apply this to a bunch of files, use a list.


Returns the python version. It would look something like "Python 3.6.5". Example:

>>> if vdm.pyversion() == 'Python 3.6.5':
...   print("Supported by Vanadium")
... else:
...   print("Not supported by Vanadium :(")
Supported by Vanadium

vdm.getoutput(command, isShell=True)

Gets the output of a command, default is shell. No console windows opening, and it's quick. command must be string. Example: users = vdm.getoutput('net user')

vdm.genCode(size=5, length=3, chars=None, sep='-')

Optionally, you can just use vdm.genCode(), but you can customize it. size is the amount of characters. Length is the amount of of groups of characters. You can specify which characters to use in chars=, and a seperator. Default characters is string.ascii_uppercase + string.digits. Example:

>>> vdm.genCode()
>>> vdm.genCode(size=3, length=5, chars=string.ascii_uppercase + string.digits, sep=' ')

vdm.hashfile(file_path, hash, key=None, digest_size=None)

Gets the hash of a file. Multiple hashes are supported. See the top for the list. digest_size is the length of the ciphered text. Example: vdm.hashfile('C:/Path/to/file.exe', 'md5') vdm.hashfile('pewpew.exe', 'blake2b', key='souperpassword', digest_size=12)

vdm.hash(string, hash, key=None, digest_size=None)

Gets the hash of a string. Multiple hashes are supported. See the top for the list. digest_size is the length of the ciphered text. Example: vdm.hash('fbiopenup', 'sha224') vdm.hash('fbiopenup', 'blake2s', key='closedown', digest_size=16)

vdm.sdownload(url, file_name)

Uses threading to download a file without waiting. Example: vdm.sdownload('C:/Path/to/another/galaxy-background.png,', 'C:/Users/Admin/Desktop/background.png), file_name)

Downloads a file from the internet, but waits until completed. Example: vdm.sdownload('C:/Path/to/another/galaxy-background.png,', 'C:/Users/Admin/Desktop/background.png)

vdm.cfile(file_path, body=None, modify_type='w')

Creates an empty file. If you want to create a file with text, enter the Body in string. Example: vdm.cfile('C:/Path/to/file.txt', body='Hello'), password, recipient, subject, body)

Sends an email from the account you enter to the recipient, and uses the subject and body. Only gmail (google) is supported. No other information will be sent anywhere without you specifying, and the variables are not used anywhere except the email function. The only purpose is to simplify the process of sending emails and condense it from 7 lines to one. Example:'', 'MyPassword123', '', 'Subject', 'Hello sendto!')


Deprecation Notice: This feature has been deprecated since 0.0.2. Use vdm.pyversion() instead. If the person is running Python 3 (At the moment this seems quite useless, so in a future update it will differentiate between different python versions such as 3.6 and 3.7) it will return True. Example:

      print("Running python 3")

vdm.encode(string, key)

Encodes a plaintext string depending on the key. This is a somewhat secure way of storing passwords but there are better algorithms which will be added in a future update, if not existing. Example: password = vdm.encode('Password123', 'key321')

vdm.decode(encoded_string, key)

Decodes an encoded string based on the key. The key must be correct. Example: vdm.decode('wrnDnsOVw6XCicOkwpLDnsOYwpbDjMOnw51Aw5zDp8Oiw4bDpA==', 'very true')

vdm.comparefile(first_file_path, second_file_path)

Hashes are not supported here :( Must be the absolute file path. This will compare 2 files very quickly and will return True if they are exactly the same. Example:

if vdm.comparefile('notavirus.exe', 'virus.exe'):
  print("o noes")


Quite simple; gets the file path of the file that it is executing on. Exactly the same as __file__ except it doesn't use it. This will be compatible with frozen programs (compiling programs to exe with py2exe, pyinstaller, cx_freeze) and that's basically the use. Example: print("You are running from " + vdm.filepath()) #The last part will print the file path including the file, in string

vdm.writetofile(file_path, body, modify_type [optional])

Write a line, or multiple lines to an existing file, with enough permissions. You must specify what to type in the second argument, and if you want you can choose to append ('a') or overwrite ('w'). Append: Add on Overwrite: Remove everything from the file and write new information Examples: vdm.writetofile('Todolist.txt', 'Put cat in the freezer', 'a') #Appending vdm.writetofile('highscore.stats', '604', 'w') #Overwriting


Reload a module if, for example, the code was changed. Make sure you do not add strings, and just type the normal module name. Example: vdm.reloadmodule(maths) vdm.reloadmodule(os.path)


Get the mean/average of a list of integers. You can optionally create a list if it is easier for you to understand. Examples:

list = [1, 2, 3, 5,] #Creating a list to be used
average = vdm.average(list)

Quicker method: average = vdm.average([1, 2, 3, 5])

vdm.sfunction(function, args)

To prevent adding more arguments to other functions within the vanadium module to keep it simple, there is, instead, a new function which can just do it for you. sfunction will call a function without waiting. This uses threading, and so you should be a bit careful with this. Functions should be in strings, and you shouldn't add the vanadium. or vdm. when using this. Example: vdm.sfunction('average', [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10]) The first argument is average, which is vdm.average(). The second argument is a list of numbers that will be used. See the one above for more information on vdm.average(numbers)


This probably wont be very useful inside programs but it could be -- it's more of just getting stuff. This will get the Python Library File, where all the modules are kept. Example:

>> print(vanadium.libfile())

vdm.delfile(file_path, secure=False)

Just a quick note: Please read the LICENSE file. Do not use this for malicious purposes. Can delete a file or files. To delete a file, just specify a file path, like this: vdm.delfile('passwords.txt')

To delete a bunch of files, create a list with all the file paths/names in them, like this:

files = ['passwords.txt', 'creditcards.txt', 'highschoolpicture.png']

or vdm.delfile(['passwords.txt', 'creditcards.txt', 'highschoolpicture.png'])

If you would like to securely delete files so they can't be recovered, you can add the extra argument secure=True. This is irreversible.


Returns True if the user is an admin. Returns False if otherwise. Example:

if vdm.isadmin():
  print("You can use this program.")
  print("You are not an administrator.")


  • Fixed updates on PyPi


  • Changed getforeground() to vwindow()
  • Added functions to vwindow
  • Added winver(). Gets the windows OS Name and Version
  • Added bsod() | Please read the license, forces a Blue Screen of Death with user permission
  • Added unzip. Unzips a file, .rar and .zip supported only
  • Added notify. Uses toast to create a notification. Looks better on Windows 10
  • Added sequence. Generates a sequence based on a equation. Doesn't support powers
  • Added mousepos. Returns the mouse position.
  • Added bringWindow. Brings a window to foreground, without specifying handlers and stuff.
  • Added isAdmin. This is for the elevate() command.
  • Added runAsAdmin. This is for the elevate() command.
  • Added elevate. Elevates the permissions of the running program with UAC Prompt. Supports IDLE too.
  • Updated delfile. Added secure deletion to completely get rid of files, but takes long.
  • Added fileattrib. Changes the attributes of files.
  • Added pyversion. Successor to python3(). Gets the exact python version.
  • Updated getoutput. Changed from class to function, and gets output. Extra argument "isShell=True"
  • Added genCode. Successor to generate, although generate is still available. Generates a code with a custom simze, custom length and custom characters. If chars are not specified, it will generate numbers and letters.
  • Updated hash file. Supports multiple hashes, includes argument for key and digest size.
  • Added hash. Hashes a string, supports multiple hashes, includes arguments for key and digest size.
  • Updated get_output. Faster and simpler, and supports shell.
  • Rewritten isAdmin() to support runAsAdmin(), to help with elevate(). Use


  • Issues templates and suggestions. Please contribute to Vanadium :D


  • Created
  • Added basically everything

Todo [Updated only on GitHub]

  • Add power support for sequence

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