Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Hellooopsforgotsendcommand

scant tutorial section in the helpfile

7 posts in this topic

I was a bit dissapointed in the tutorial section of the helpfile, I felt there could have been a few more examples put in there. There was one on automating an install of winzip and 2 about displaying text in notepad. That was it. Dont get me wrong its a very good helpfile but I think the tutorial section could be beefed up a bit. Just my opinion

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Noted as such.

There are 2141 examples scripts in the helpfile on top of the tutorial.

sure there may be lots of script snippets in there and i did say it was very good but I was referring specifically to the Tutorial section, which I think could be improved and I thought it was all about making AutoIt better and also the help file to be as good as it can. I thought peoples opinions mattered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought peoples opinions mattered.

You sound a bit anoyed, but "noted as such" can quite easily be read as "I'm not taking offense and heard your argument".

I hear your argument and although it's a while ago I went through the tutorial, I kind of agree. The tutorial section isn't much, but in return every script has one or more nice examples.

Perhaps there could be a link to some of the nice tutorials here on the forum? It might help against all the topics regarding the improper use of arrays. :idea:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You sound a bit anoyed, but "noted as such" can quite easily be read as "I'm not taking offense and heard your argument".

I hear your argument and although it's a while ago I went through the tutorial, I kind of agree. The tutorial section isn't much, but in return every script has one or more nice examples.

Perhaps there could be a link to some of the nice tutorials here on the forum? It might help against all the topics regarding the improper use of arrays. :idea:

It wasnt the "noted as such" comment but the "There are 2141 examples scripts in the helpfile on top of the tutorial." comment that I thought was trying to rubbish what I had said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

automatedfaults,

There are excellent AutoIt tutorials for beginners here and here - other more specialist ones can be found in the Wiki (the link is at the top of the page). There are even video tutorials on YouTube if they prefer watching to reading.

So you can see that there is plenty of help out there, over and above the 2000-odd examples in our excellent (but much under-read) Help file. :idea:

But as there is always room for more, perhaps you might consider adding something to the Wiki yourself? :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't think Jon ever intended for the Helpfile to be a "Learn how to script in Autoit3" helpfile but rather a reference for its syntax.

The few Tutorials in there are just to get people going.

Doubt if the Helpfile will ever be a comprehensive tutorial as that is not its primary goal.

We spent a lot of time to make the documentation process such that the helpfile is always updated with all changes made to the language with each release made of AutoIt3 both Beta and Production.

Jos :idea:


Visit the SciTE4AutoIt3 Download page for the latest versions  - Beta files                                How to post scriptsource        Forum Rules
 
Live for the present,
Dream of the future,
Learn from the past.
  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0