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crislivinitup

Hello voluntary posters :oops:

I got a question about autoit that I've been unable to find a straight yes or no answer on in the documentation I've read. Well I've been learning C++ lately and I've found that structures are a big deal and very ways of storing variables. Now I can finally understand why in all the advanced programming in autoit they include so many 'Dllcreatestruct' type commands.

My question is that, how is it possible to create functions that pass that data created from the dllcreatestruct. Isn't it good programming technique to create as few global variables as possible? Please correct me if I'm wrong (I haven't been a programmer all that long) I think that the best way to use these are to pass them to and from functions. How do I do that?

Also, I was wondering how can I make functions like in C++ that demand certain types of data? i.e. A function that will demand a specific structure type, otherwise will fail to run.

Thanks in advance for the knowledge guys.

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Not exactly, I'm not looking to compare DLLStructs. I just want to know how to pass a DLLstruct to a function. AND I want to know how to have a function that will demand a certain type of struct as a parameter (like a dllcall and in C++).

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      By stormbreaker
      Hello everyone. Yet I face another DllCall (maybe DllStruct?) problem here, could someone please guide me, here's the code:


      #include Global Const $hDllBthProps = DllOpen("bthprops.cpl") Func _BluetoothFindFirstDevice() $tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS = DllStructCreate('DWORD;BOOL;BOOL;BOOL;BOOL;BOOL;BYTE;HANDLE') DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 1 , DllStructGetSize($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS)) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 2 , False) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 3 , False) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 4 , True) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 5 , False) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 6 , True) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 7 , 30) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, 8 , Null) $SYSTEMTIME=DllStructCreate("ushort wYear;ushort wMonth;ushort wDayOfWeek;ushort wDay;ushort wHour;ushort wMinute;ushort wSecond;ushort wMilliseconds") DllCall("Kernel32.dll","none","GetSystemTime","ptr",DllStructGetPtr($SYSTEMTIME)) $tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_INFO = DllStructCreate('DWORD;ULONG;ULONG;BOOL;BOOL;BOOL;ptr;ptr;WCHAR') DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_INFO,1,DllStructGetSize($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_INFO)) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_INFO,7,DllStructGetPtr($SYSTEMTIME)) DllStructSetData($tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_INFO,8,DllStructGetPtr($SYSTEMTIME)) $RESULT = DllCall($hDllBthProps, "handle", "BluetoothFindFirstDevice", "struct*", $tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS, "struct*", $tBLUETOOTH_DEVICE_INFO) msgbox(64, "", 'Result: ' & $RESULT[0] & @crlf & 'WinAPI Error: ' & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage() & @crlf & 'Error: ' & @error) EndFunc _BluetoothFindFirstDevice()
      The function doesn't seem to work, even though I have enabled and paired up my laptop and computer's bluetooth.

      Thanks.
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