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I have a bit of a problem that ive been trying to sort out, and cant seem to find the information.

I have a situation like this:

$Array1[3] = [ "List1", "List2", "List3" ]
$List1 = _FileListToArray("xxx")$List2 = _FileListToArray("yyy")
$List3 = _FileListToArray("zzz")

Rather than pointing specifically to the List I want to access, I want to use the string from Array1 to access the List Arrays...

How can I access any elements in $List1, $List2, or $List3 with only the STRING "List1", "List2" or "List3" from the Array1 variable.


Edited by jedd999

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You can do it like this: ;)

Local $Array1[3] = [ "List1", "List2", "List3" ]

Local $List1[3] = [1, 2, 3]
Local $List2[3] = [4, 5, 6]
Local $List3[3] = [7, 8, 9]

$aArray = Eval($Array1[0])
MsgBox(4096, $Array1[0], $aArray[0] & " - " & $aArray[1] & " - " & $aArray[2])

$aArray = Eval($Array1[1])
MsgBox(4096, $Array1[1], $aArray[0] & " - " & $aArray[1] & " - " & $aArray[2])

$aArray = Eval($Array1[2])
MsgBox(4096, $Array1[2], $aArray[0] & " - " & $aArray[1] & " - " & $aArray[2])
But I think it is very ugly code. :(

What exactly are you trying to do? We might be able to suggest something a little more elegant. :)



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The Eval function is exactly what I was looking for.

Basically, I have 4 folders with a bunch of files in them.
I wanted to create 4 different groups in a GUI with the list of all the files organized by group.

Eval works great!


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