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VBScript to autoIt conversion

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Hi all,

Can somebody help me to convert the following VBScript to AutoIt. I think I could manage most of it myself but haven't worked out how to use the ObjEvent function in this situation. I am connecting to the windoweyes.application, and registering a hotkey via window-eyes com object. For thoughs who don't know, Window-eyes is a screenreader for the blind. Where can I find the VBScript converter tool I can't seem to find it anythere?. Please help.

Begin VBScript:

Dim MyHotKey, keyFlag

keyFlag = False

Set WE = CreateObject("WindowEyes.Application")

set MyHotKey = WE.Keyboard.RegisterHotkey("control-shift-c", GetRef("helloWorld"))

While Not keyFlag

wscript.Sleep 100

Wend

WE.Speech.Speak "all done, thanks for playing"

Sub helloWorld()

WE.Speech.Speak "hello world"

keyFlag = True

End Sub

Thanks for any help here.

Warm regards.

Martin Webster.

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You don't actually need any event processing. Just use the native HotKeySet() function (see help file):

Global $MyHotKey, $keyFlag, $WE

$keyFlag = False
$WE = ObjCreate("WindowEyes.Application")
HotKeySet("^+c", "helloWorld")

While Not $keyFlag
    Sleep(100)
WEnd
$WE.Speech.Speak("all done, thanks for playing")

Func helloWorld()
    $WE.Speech.Speak("hello world")
    $keyFlag = True
EndFunc   ;==>helloWorld

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply, but there may be times when I need window-eyes to handle the function, this is of course not one of thoughs situations, but if I wanted window-eyes to handle the helloWorld function, via the Keyboard Object and RegisterHotkey property, then how do I do this using the ObjEvent function?. I will try and give you a scenario where this could be needed , I may have to have absolute control of the speech output, and therefore have to tell window-eyes to SHUTUP!!!!. smile, sorry this is not a good example, in fact I'd say it's rubbish if I heard it from anybody else smile LOL. Sometimes it would just be better to let window-eyes handle events. If you could give me another lesson with the ObjEvent function, that would be cool. Thanks again so much.

Warm regards.

Martin Webster.

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I can't test it, but I would guess the AutoIt equivalent of GetRef() in your original script would be DllCallbackRegister() followed by DllCallbackGetPtr(). You would pass that pointer to WindowEyes to call the function.

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I can't test it, but I would guess the AutoIt equivalent of GetRef() in your original script would be DllCallbackRegister() followed by DllCallbackGetPtr(). You would pass that pointer to WindowEyes to call the function.

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Hi Mellow,

I'll look at the help docs for the DLL functions you mentioned all though for now I think I'll just let autoIt handle things. It's a great scripting language I am really pleased with it so far. Thanks for your help.

Warm regards.

Martin Webster.

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