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Hi guys,

Another ridiculously stupid question from a newbie - I am trying to use ArrayToString to take a range of array strings and send them to a window dialogue. The problem is I can't get each string to be enclosed in quotation marks when output.

Here is the line of code I'm using:

Send(_ArrayToString($aFileArray," " , 2, 4))

the array values look something like this:

$aFileArray [0] = hello

$aFileArray [1] = I

$aFileArray [2] = am

$aFileArray [3] = here

$aFileArray [4] = today

So the code produces: am here today

But, I want it to say: "am" "here" "today"

I've tried to figure this out for a while now, and I must be missing something really obvious.

Thanks for any help you can give me!

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You will need to build up the Send string to include the quotes. This should give you the clue:

#include <Array.au3>

Global $aFileArray[5]

$aFileArray [0] = "hello"
$aFileArray [1] = "I"
$aFileArray [2] = "am"
$aFileArray [3] = "here"
$aFileArray [4] = "today"

$sString_Direct = _ArrayToString($aFileArray," " , 2, 4)

MsgBox(0, "Direct", $sString_Direct) ; This is what you were doing

$sString_Indirect = ""
For $i = 2 To 4
    $sString_Indirect &= '"' & $aFileArray[$i] & '" '

MsgBox(0, "Indirect", $sString_Indirect) ; I think you want to do it this way

I hope this helps. :D


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And another example.

#include <Array.au3>

Local $aFileArray[5]

$aFileArray[0] = "hello"
$aFileArray[1] = "I"
$aFileArray[2] = "am"
$aFileArray[3] = "here"
$aFileArray[4] = "today"

WinWaitActive("Untitled -")

; Same as M23's but without the For - Next loop
Send('"' & $aFileArray[2] & '" "' & $aFileArray[3] & '" "' & $aFileArray[4] & '"' & @CRLF)
; or
Local $sString = '"' & _ArrayToString($aFileArray, '" "', 2, 4) & '"{ENTER}'

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Thank you so much! That worked great - it was more complex than I thought it would be, but your solution has given me plenty to think about.

Malkey thanks for your examples, too. Your second example was what I was aiming for originally. It's great to see different solutions. Good stuff all around.

Have a good weekend!

Edited by geospatial

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