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Help detecting a range of colors with PixelGetColor

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Hello autoit community, i want to make a script but i don't know how to do it:

Im making a script that uses PixelGetColor to activate a function when some colour shows up in a certain pixel.

That's easy, but the problem now is that i don't want it to work with a single color like 0xff0000 alone but with a range shades of that same color too (0xfe0000, 0xff0001, etc), kinda like pixel search's shade variation

Is there any way to do this?


Edited by Ruben

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Probably fill an array with the colors it should check.

Func pixelmatchescolorsI($x,$y,$carray)
local $color=PixelGetColor(x,y)
for $i=1 to $carray[0]
if $color = $carray[i] then
return true
return false

my autoit syntax is probably totally off, but this code should pretty much do it. carray contains an array with colors to check. In a range it could be something like Func pixelmatchescolor($x,$y,$colortomatch,$variation)

calculate the range and check if the color lies within that range, that would be faster than an array loop. Another simple solution to do a pixelsearch for one pixel with the shade variation you need and check if it returns an array.

Edited by cageman

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PixelSearch will allow you to input a shade variation value. Use that instead of PixelGetColor.

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I came with this code, it works like PixelGetColor and has PixelSearch's shades just like i asked.

It's a PixelGetColor with shades option and it finally works :D

I forgot about @error when i asked for help, now im using a error on purpose lol

Thanks anyway guys


While 1

$pos = MouseGetPos()
$color = 0xff0000
$shades = 128
$coord = PixelSearch($pos[0], $pos[1],$pos[0], $pos[1], $color, $shades, 1)

If Not @error Then

If $coord[0]=$pos[0] and $coord[1]=$pos[1] Then
TrayTip ( "", "that's it", 1 ,5 )


If @error Then
TrayTip ( "", "nothing there", 1 ,5 )



Func _exit()
Edited by Ruben

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