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GodForsakenSoul

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right now i'm using inis as a dump-place to shove my variables into via IniWrite(), and then have another file or a function read that ini file,

find the variable i need to transfer and use it.

the system is probably considered retarded, but hey, it works.

the problem with this system, of course, is that it's not 100% reliable. sure, it's awesome, but i actually was forced to add a few lines of pointless make-sure-that-it-actually-exists code to let autoit take a long enough distraction from the ini file to have it updated, and then when i read it again, WITH THE UPDATE, i can safely use whatever variable i'm thinking of at the moment.

using my calculations, and a number i pulled out of my ass, i'd say this dump/read system is only 87% efficient. mostly, due to fact that autoit is slightly faster then the speed of ini update or whatever.

i'm looking for a way to actually TRANSFER a variable into a file.

unsurprisingly, i failed. and i tried quite alot, i assure you.

so now i'm looking for suggestions on the topic from more experienced coders. ;)

anyone? anyone at all?

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What exactly are you looking for?

1. Sharing values within one script run?

-> Use Global Variables and/or pass the values via parameters of the Func calls)

2. Just keep values as defaults between script runs?

-> INI is fine

3. Sharing values between multiple scripts running at the same time?

-> INI for occasional updates.

-> For Fast exchange you can use the Windows WM_COPYDATA message or Named Pipes.

Examples are posted for interscript data transfers.

Jos


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GodForsakenSoul,

Take a look at this topic. It might help you.

But if you are still working on the same project, you have been shown by Volly how to combine the 2 scripts and so avoid the problem altogether!

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yeah, that #forceref thing doesn't work.

it doesn't recognize the variables as existing ones.

i'm looking to transfer data between included variables. i ditched the method described in my earlier post because it's simply too late to redo the whole script to fit into it.

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yeah, that #forceref thing doesn't work.

it doesn't recognize the variables as existing ones.

i'm looking to transfer data between included variables. i ditched the method described in my earlier post because it's simply too late to redo the whole script to fit into it.

The #forceref thing works fine as such...

Don't know what you tried to do with it.


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ok, maybe *I* don't understand how it works... i admit that's a possibility....

hell, i have no clue what it is actually. dude (you, maybe?) just said to me "do #forceref $variable, $someothervariable".

i don't know what to expect from it. ._.;;

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The only purpose of #forceref is to avoid au3check errors/warnings and I cannot see what it would do for "inter-script" communication.

Anyways, the majority of the posts I have seen from you are as coherent as these last few so I am signing off again from this thread.


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GodForsakenSoul,

Did you read the #forceref topic you were directed to? Both Jos and I posted examples of how to use it there.... ;)

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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