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What is Randclick

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I have been slowly teaching myself autoit over the past couple years. Usually in short spurts, or untill my interest wanes.

I usually havea friend who sends me various code to learn from and helps me with these things, but he is out of town at the moment.

This time I have decided to learn about mouseclick movements, and came across something odd.

I understand the mouseclick and mousemove functions, but when looking through the code a friend sent me found this tidbit.

The code was written to move the mouse over a spot on the dekstop, right click to create a file and then left click to open that file.

My question pertains to a specific line of code, which I copied and pasted below.

RandClick("left", Round(300 * $x_screensize), Round(100 * $_screensize), 2, 2)

$x_screensize is equal to the length of your desktop

$y_screensize is equal to the height of your desktop

When I read through the code, randclick seems to have been used in every place where I would normally use a mouseclick function.

Why is this named RandClick? I tried looking up the function, but it does not appear to exist in the Autoit Help Files.

Would somone explain to me exactly what this does, as it seems to function the same way the mouseclick function does.

Edited by KingYoshi

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It looks to be a function that's inside the script you found it, it's not a normal AutoIt function or included UDF function.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Ahh thank you for that. I did not know a custom function could have the same parmiters as a regular function.

Feel a bit stupid right now. X)

From what I found, it seems that RandClick is a function that makes sure that the X and Y for the mouseclick remain integers, since on certain resolution computers they can become non integer numbers.

Again, thank you for your help.

Edited by KingYoshi

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Sounds more descriptive of a function to click a random location on desktop.

After taking a second lok at the code, it probably is.

This is the function that was used. Maybe I misunderstood it. Since it does have the random function in it. Hoever now that i look at it, I am a bit confused as to what exactly the random function does.

(I have not yet gone over therandom function, but will look into it.)

Func RandClick($clickType, $xPos, $yPos, $xOff = 10, $yOff = 10, $clicks = 1, $speed = 4)
If $xOff < 1 Then $xOff = 1
If $yOff < 1 Then $yOff = 1
$randX = Round(Random($xPos - ($xOff * $x_screensize), $xPos + ($xOff * $x_screensize)))
$randY = Round(Random($yPos - ($yOff * $y_screensize), $yPos + ($yOff * $y_screensize)))
MouseClick($clickType, $randX, $randY, $clicks, $speed)
EndFunc ;==>RandClick

This seems to be pretty complex for a simple program that makes and names folders. I guess it was meant to be part of a larger program.

I would paste the code in its entireity here, but would have to ask permission from my friend first, since he tends to be a bit protective about his coding.

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