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Hello everyone

1) I wanted to ask if there is a way to find special characters in a string and if it finds them re-do the input. Is there a way?

2) And if there is a space for example "      " re-do th input.

thanks in advance

Edited by MRXTO09

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Here is a simple way to do it: :)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

; List the banned characters
Global $sChars = " *a$"
; Escape SRE operators
$sChars = StringRegExpReplace($sChars, "[][$^.{}()+\-]", "\\$0")
Global $sPrevious_Text = ""

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 200, 20)


While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

    ; Read input
    $sText = GUICtrlRead($cInput)
    ; Has text changed?
    If $sText = $sPrevious_Text Then
        ; No so clear tooltip
        ; Yes so see if it contains any of the banned characters
        If StringRegExp($sText, "[" & $sChars & "]") Then
            ; if so then remove them
            GuiCtrlSetData($cInput, StringRegExpReplace($sText, "[" & $sChars & "]", ""))
            ; And tell the user
            Beep(500, 100)
            $aInputPos = WinGetPos(GUICtrlGetHandle($cInput))
            ToolTip("You entered a banned character", $aInputPos[0] + 10, $aInputPos[1] + 15, Default, Default, 3)
            $sPrevious_Text = GuiCtrlRead($cInput)
The script could be made better by using a message handler to detect when the input has been altered rather than polling the input in the loop - search the forum for EN_CHANGE to see how that is done. ;)

Please ask if anything is unclear. :)


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It all depends on which Unicode character range(s) you classify as "special".

This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

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SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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