There have been far too many occasions recently where the Mod team have been trying to determine whether a particular thread is legal and a member has posted offering help to the OP. If the Mods are concerned about a thread, please refrain from posting within it - and certainly do not offer anything at all useful - until the all-clear has been given.
After this announcement has been posted, we will regard any future instances as unfriendly acts and the poster can expect to be sanctioned - you have been warned.
Please see this page on the AutoIt Wiki for the most frequently asked questions and answers. The FAQ consists of commonly repeated questions that many users ask and usually in most cases are easy to answer with a quick search.
Having trouble running a script? You may need the latest beta version of AutoIt. The latest beta version can be found here.
There are three ways you can posts scripts, these are:
Each has different advantages and disadvantages. In general you should use:
Inline code - for short code snippets
Attachments - for more complicated code larger than a page.
Downloads system - for projects or complex libraries
Best for entering short snippets of code
Easiest for other users to see
May be accidentally modified by forum upgrades or when re-editing your post - it's happened before...
Inline code is entered using the "Add Code" button in the toolbar and after posting appears with syntax highlighting like this:
; This is some AutoIt code
MsgBox(4096, "Message", "Hello there!")
Code over around 50 lines will appear in a scrollable box. At this point it becomes more difficult for other users to work with and you should consider an attachment instead.
Best for long pieces of code, entire programs, or multiple files
Unlikely to be accidentally lost or modified by forum upgrades or when re-editing your post
Counts against your global attachment allocation
Can be seen in the "username / My Attachments" part of your profile, along with the number of downloads
Multiple attachments can be added to a post. As attachments are stored as complete files in the filesystem, they are more robust than inline code snippets.
Best for very long and complicated projects or libraries that are of significant use to the community
Uses a different part of the forum that is optimised for file downloads and features screenshots, change logs, download counts, etc.
Does not count against your global attachment allocation
This can be accessed here: Downloads System.
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