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AutoIT Includes

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Let me preface by stating that I am new to programming so don't judge too harshly. Just a quick question. I've tried searching the forums and couldn't find the answer.

I know that if you use #includes that your are, in essence, pulling code from another .au3 file into your own script. I even read that when you create GUIs that you have to call a couple includes. However, I tried running a test script with and without the includes and the script runs regardless. Why then do I need to call functions with include statements when the script is running no matter if I call the function or not. 

Thank you for your responses in advance and for you seasoned programmers I can only imagine how utterly childish this question may seem.  :/

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Yamz,

You only need to include files if they contain functions or constants that you want to use in the main script. If you used only native AutoIt functions then it is quite possible that a script ran without includes - although it must have been a very simple one. ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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Hi Yamz

The full list of AutoIt built-in functions is here (no need of #include)

if you open the help of AutoIt you can see that many functions start with _ (underscore), that are not native functions and an appropriate #include is required if you want use that function. (In the help page is specified what include you need)

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PincoPanco,

 

The full list of AutoIt built-in functions is here (no need of #include)

That is not entirely true. You might still need the basic GUIConstantsEx, WindowsConstants & Constants #include files to set the parameters for some of those functions. ;)

Unless you want to upset guinness and use "magic numbers" of course. :D

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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Thanks guys. I appreciate your help. :)

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