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Drifter

Simple question:

What is #Region? What does it do, what is it useful for, and why don't i see it in my help file? o.0 Do i have an outdated help file but not an outdated SCiTE or something? o.0

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water

Simple question:

What is #Region? What does it do, what is it useful for, and why don't i see it in my help file? o.0 Do i have an outdated help file but not an outdated SCiTE or something? o.0

It's a SciTE thing called "folding directive" and lets you collapse/expand the code between #region/#endregion to a single line when clicking on -/+ left to #region.

See the SciTE help: SciTE/Autoit - Lexer features

Edited by water

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
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OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

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Tvern

I can't find it in the helpfile either, but I'll try to explain it's use.

First of all it doesn't change the way your script behaves. I believe it is stripped when compiling and ignored by the interpeter.

Region is just an easy way for the user to specify what a part of the code does.

For instance a database program could have a number of functions to read and write, create and edit a database which could be put in #Region Database ... #Endregion.

It might also have a few functions to create and update the GUI which could go in #Region GUI ... #EndRegion.

And it might have a few functions to check it's website for updates, download them and apply them in #Region Update ... #Endregion.

These regions can be collapsed so the user can easily work on other parts of the code, without having a 4000 line file open. (Making scrolling back and forth a nightmare)

I hope thats accurate and clear. ;)

Edit: Need a spellchecker.

@BrewMan : That's handy. I didn't realise that works.

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Drifter

very clear thank you. I still don't get why its not in my help file though ;)

That's all though, thank you :)

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water

See my first post. It's no AutoIt thing therefore no entry in the AutoIt help file.

See the SciTE help: SciTE/Autoit - Lexer features


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-06-01 - Version 1.4.9.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Drifter

oddly enough i dont think i have a scite help file, even though i looked in the directory and all that o.0

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water

Maybe you just downloaded "AutoIt Full Installation" which inlcudes a "cut down version of the SciTE script editor".

Download and install the "AutoIt Script Editor" from this site and you'll get the SciTE help file (call it in the SciTE editor with "Help -> Scite Help")


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-06-01 - Version 1.4.9.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Drifter

fair enough, thanks ;)

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BrewManNH

Another use for the #Region/#EndRegion tags are if you use Tidy on your script and you use the sort functions by name options. If you want to keep certain functions together, and still sorted, you would put them in between the region tags. What this does is it will sort the functions like this

#Region 1st region
Func A1
Func B1
Func C1
#EndRegion

#Region 2nd Region
Func A2
Func B2
Func C2
#EndRegion

Normally they would all be sorted like A1->A2->B1->B2 etc. Handy if you have a GUI with tabs and want to keep the control functions together so it's easier to find them instead of having to search for them.

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