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Hi All,

I just want to know what is the difference b/w

send(" !H ")

and

send(" { !H } " )

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

vis,

If you are only sending a single keypress there is no difference between them. However, Autoit uses the curly brackets (strictly speaking they are called braces) to define special keys - so if you have multiple characters (either modifiers as here or several normal keys) the brackets are definitely incorrect.

Try running this and you will see that you really do need them for the special keys:

Send("F")       ; Sends F
Send("{F}")     ; Sends F
Send("AB")      ; Sends AB
Send("{CD}")    ; Sends only C
Send("ENTER")   ; Sends the string "ENTER"
Send("{ENTER}") ; Sends an {ENTER} keypress
Send("!f")      ; Sends Alt-f
Send("{!f}")    ; Sends nothing
Thanks for the question - I use Send very rarely and had to experiment to find out what did actually happen. :)

M23

Edited by Melba23
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HI M23

Actually

send( "!H" )

is pressing the key stroke Alt+h

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

Indeed, read the documentation.

The braces are used to define the keys (for each key) on your keyboard, some are overrided by the key combination like the example below :

{!} ;"!" key
! ;"alt" key combination
Set the second parameter to 1 if you want raw output.

Br, FireFox.

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vis,

You are correct - I did not notice that there was a modifier key in there. In that case you definitely do NOT need the { } or it will not work. I have amended my post above - thanks for pointing it out. :)

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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