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I am attempting to catch all special characters not available for a computer name

~!@#$%^&*()_=+[]{}{}|;:.'",<>/?

this is what i currently have but when i add the extras it breaks

$String = StringRegExp ( "abcd!@#efgh", '[~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?]')
if $string = "1" then
MsgBox(0,"","Error!")
endif
Edited by myk3

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DW1

Hi myk3,

I see two issues here, one is that you are not using StringRegExpReplace which is what I think you meant to use. Two is that when you include a "" that is a special character and needs to be "" since "" is the escape character.

$String = StringRegExpReplace("abcd~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?fgh", '[~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?]', '') ; add characters you want remove between brackets
If $String = "1" Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Error!")
Else
    MsgBox(0,'test', $String)
EndIf

EDIT: If you are going to add "[" and "]" then they will need to have the escape also, "[" "]"

Edited by danwilli

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myk3

Hi myk3,

I see two issues here, one is that you are not using StringRegExpReplace which is what I think you meant to use. Two is that when you include a "" that is a special character and needs to be "" since "" is the escape character.

$String = StringRegExpReplace("abcd~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?fgh", '[~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?]', '') ; add characters you want remove between brackets
If $String = "1" Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Error!")
Else
    MsgBox(0,'test', $String)
EndIf

EDIT: If you are going to add "[" and "]" then they will need to have the escape also, "[" "]"

thanks this worked.. I intend to use StringRegExp since i am not trying to replace anything, just search if it is there or not.

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myk3

Hi myk3,

I see two issues here, one is that you are not using StringRegExpReplace which is what I think you meant to use. Two is that when you include a "" that is a special character and needs to be "" since "" is the escape character.

$String = StringRegExpReplace("abcd~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?fgh", '[~!@#$%^&*()_=+{}|;:.,<>/?]', '') ; add characters you want remove between brackets
If $String = "1" Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Error!")
Else
    MsgBox(0,'test', $String)
EndIf

EDIT: If you are going to add "[" and "]" then they will need to have the escape also, "[" "]"

well it almost worked.. It doesnt check for ' or "

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Mechaflash

well it almost worked.. It doesnt check for ' or "

Paste what you got. Try escaping those as well as they are being seen as encapsulations.


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DW1

For the single quote you will have to use the ascii hex code since you wrap the expression in single quotes... this would be x27 = '

'[~!@#$%^&*()][_=+{}|;:.,<>/?x27"]'

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myk3

For the single quote you will have to use the ascii hex code since you wrap the expression in single quotes... this would be x27 = '

'[~!@#$%^&*()][_=+{}|;:.,<>/?x27"]'

Thanks that worked.. I added x22 for the " also

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jchd

You can also double the single (or double) quote for that matter.

This is the way AutoIt escapes quotes of the same kind which are enclosing the string litteral.

Now I'm unsure that you catch all forbidden chars (for computer names) that way. Are you considering NetBios names or DNS names?

Edited by jchd

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