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Kage

Noob needs some help with Hotkeys

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Hello.

im just a starter with Autoit, and i was hoping you guys could help me out here.

i wanted to make a Hotkey that triggers a case

like this:

Dim $AccelKeys[1][2]=[["!s", $start]] ;hotkey
        GUISetAccelerators($AccelKeys) ;hotkey!

The hotkey works and stuff, but only when the Autoit GUI is the active window

like when u are using Iexplore and press the hotkey nothing happened, i would need to first clikc the GUI and then the hotkey..

not very usefull like that

i know that the HotKeySet command works Always regardless of what windows you have active, but is it possible with HotKeySet to trigger a Case

(case as in this: )

While 1
     $msg = GUIGetMsg()
   Select
       Case $msg = $start
           do ;alot of stuff
           untill $counter = 1
   EndSelect
wend

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No need to use a Select/Case for something like that, just do whatever you want in a function that runs when you press the hotkey. You can use the function to do whatever you think you need to do inside your While/Wend loop.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Well what i just showed you was an example, im trying to make one big gui with multiple buttons(that all do different things) as it why i choose for using Case's

And also if i would have made a seperate Func for it the Var's dont work in it right ?

for what i have tested it is not possible putting a func inside a func and making a seprate func cannot use the var's used in another func ?

Like i said in my first post im still a complete noob with AutoIt, so im most likely doing alot wrong, and misunderstanding you ;)

Thanks,

Kage

Edited by Kage

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If you need to use the values of the variables between the functions, make the variables global. The GUI buttons being read can stay inside the loop, it's just that hotkey functions don't need to be especially if you want them to be available regardless of which Window is open at the time.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello Kage,

Welcome to the AutoIt Forums ;)

Why do you want that to trigger a case statement? Maybe a bit more information of what your attempting to do, and you might get more accurate help towards a solution.

When a hotkey is activated it will pause the script where it is at, run the hotkey function, and return back to where it was left off at, so in essence doing this:

HotKeySet("!s", "Start")

Func Start()
    Do
        ;alot of stuff
    Until $counter = 1
EndFunc

Should not call away from a While Statement, it should only pause it, then return to it once the function has completed.

Realm

Edited by Realm

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