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What strategies are best for complicated GUI definitions, if any, to make all more readable.

I tried yesterday to do something like

#include "complicated_gui_setup.au3"


to avoid having 200 extra lines in my script.

But now I could not compile my script because of warnings "used before declaration".  I can possibly use -w 3 parameter, but doesn't that disable syntax check completely ?

I guess what I try to achieve is something like @import url("file.css") where the file is inserted at compile time.


I am just a hobby programmer, and nothing great to publish right now.

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What strategies are best for complicated GUI definitions, if any, to make all more readable.

 Use Region/EndRegion to tidy up your large scripts

The way I understand it, Includes are typically only for Functions and not for GUI's.

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Firstly, you can #include files at any point within the script - all AutoIt does is to add the code at that point. Most includes are designed to be at the start of the script, but yours sounds like an obvious exception. :)

However, I would not recommend doing this as you would have 2 scripts to maintain - change a variable name in one and the other will cease to function. If you use the #Region...#Endregion directives that are available with the full SciTE4AutoIt3 package then you can fold your 200 lines of code into a single one within SciTE - which gives you the same visual result but not the inter-file dependency. ;)


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GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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