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Changing variable wrapped in a string

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey guys,

Say I have;

$Test[0] = "a"
$Test[1] = "b"
$Test[2] = "c"

for $i In $Path
    $string = ($i)
    send($i)

Next

This would obviously send the variable of  $i until the array splits are depleted.

However, I would like to use the {"LETTER" DOWN/UP} syntax but i'm having a hard time figuring out how and if I can change the variable each time wrapped in something  like the  button up/down syntax.

I was fiddling a bit attempting things like;

$Test[0] = "a"
$Test[1] = "b"
$Test[2] = "c"

for $i In $Path
    $string = ("{($i) & "down"}")
    send($i)

Next

or something along those lines.....

So can It be done if so how ?

Thanks

Odin

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Hi,

What do you need this script for?  :huh:

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Nothing Actually :D, I am writing snippets for/if I need them in the future, I do this all the time for PHP and HTML etc...


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You need help for something you don't need, makes all sense, so it's not a problem.


 

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You need help for something you don't need, makes all sense, so it's not a problem.

:blink:  mmmm I dont get it, I really just want to know if you can wrap a variable in the send key-up/key-down syntax.


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Example of wrapping a variable :

Local $s = "a", $s2 = "this is " & $s & " string."

ConsoleWrite($s2 & @CrLf)
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Excuse me if I'm missing something but I wasn't aware of a {"LETTER" UP/DOWN} syntax - pressing a letter whilst also pressing the down/up key does nothing. If you wish to simply press the letter and then the up or down key, I believe this would work:

Send(($i) & "{DOWN}")

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

@meisandy

From the help file :

To hold a key down

Send("{a down}") ;Holds the A key down

Send("{a up}") ;Releases the A key

And btw, if I didn't answer with the Send function that's because I don't know the script's purpose, remember that there are forum rules.

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Thanks guys,

I was referring this statement;

To hold a key down
    Send("{a down}") ;Holds the A key down
    Send("{a up}") ;Releases the A key

 

 

in the AutoIt Help index


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Apologies, I must have missed that syntax in the help file - you learn something knew everyday. And I was under the impression that the purpose of the script had been established as legitimate.

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Apologies, I must have missed that syntax in the help file - you learn something knew everyday. And I was under the impression that the purpose of the script had been established as legitimate.

 

I don't think he believe me.... that's ok :), I'm sure people come along all the time trying to manipulate the forums etc... Like I said I am running through some self made exercises and building some I guess you could call template scripts.


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It is easier to get people on the forum to help you when you need to solve a real world problem. To learn AutoIt you find a lot of tutorials in the wiki plus a lot of examples in the help file.

My suggestion: Try to understand them and then solve real problems.


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Just so I'm on the same page as everyone here, it is still against the site rules to help the OP or are we agreed that he has no malicious intent.

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meisandy,

As far as I am concerned (and my opinion is one of the ones that matter ;)) the OP's question is fine. And I think it was never a question of "malicious intent" - just someone wondering whether this was for a gamebot. :)

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok, thank you for the clarification Melba! I'll proceed to try and help the OP now then :)

OdinsPath, could you please clarify what you actually need the program to do (I don't need to know why unless you want to tell us). As far as I understand, you want to Send() function to simulate the user keeping a key pressed down (?). Now, on my machine executing Send{"{a down}") actually only produces one "a" - I assume this is because the script exits faster than the program to respond to the key being held down.

My suggestion would be not to use this syntax, but rather some form of loop that sent your characters are set number of times, or whilst a condition is true. You should nest this loop within the one that iterates over the items in your array so that each character in the array is repeated turn by turn.

Hope that helps somewhat

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#16 ·  Posted (edited)

OdinsPath, could you please clarify what you actually need the program to do (I don't need to know why unless you want to tell us)

 

 

The script has no purpose(For the Millionth time :D), besides increasing my understand of how For Loops and Arrays work in Autoit, I wanted to see if I could "wrap" a variable in a string and that would send the special syntax for holding a key down.

 

Thanks for your answers guys.

Well as far as I know from these posts and fiddling.

The script won't recognize the variable joined with other strings as the special syntax for holding a key down, Bummer :(.

I can just send the whole command as a string from the Array and then send the reverse as the next slice of the array in the loop;

$Test[0] = "{a down}"
$Test[1] = "{a up}"
$Test[2] = "{c down}"
$Test[3] = "[c up]"

for $i In $Path
  send($i)

Next
Edited by OdinsPath

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Maybe this :

Local $aTest[3] = ["a", "b", "c"], $s = ""

For $i = 0 To UBound($aTest) -1
$s = "{" & $aTest[$i] & " DOWN}"
Send($s)
Next
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For...In should be used for an array of objects. Use For...To for arrays.


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For...In should be used for an array of objects. Use For...To for arrays.

Are you really sure :ermm:

I've used For..In with arrays in every compatible situation with superior results.


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Are you really sure :ermm:

I've used For..In with arrays in every compatible situation with superior results.

Interesting... but I'm not really surprised.

 

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