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Although my documentation of these functions is not very good, I feel that others may benefit from this include. I always enjoyed coding in Javascript because I could do single-line if-then-else statements. I also always wanted a way to compare a single variable with multiple values. Ternary operations have brought me closer to this goal, but there is yet a distance to go. These functions should help others to make shorter code.
 

IfExtend.au3

#include-once

; IfThenElse - A one-line If Then Else EndIf statement for code shortening. It allows for one function with parameters if true, one function with parameters if false
;
; IfThenElse(expression to test, value to test against, Function 1, [Function 1 parameters wrapped with param(), [Function 2, [Function 2 parameters wrapped with param()]]])
;
; Usage example:
; IfThenElse($sky = "falling", MsgBox, param(0, "", "Sky is falling"), MsgBox, param(0, "", "Sky is not falling"))
;
; param(..., ..., ...) is for a list of parameters to be passed to the functions.

Func IfThenElse($test, $func1, $params1 = Null, $func2 = Null, $params2 = Null)
    If $test Then
        If $params1 = Null Then
            Return $func1()
        Else
            Return Call(FuncName($func1), $params1)
        EndIf
    Else
        If $func2 = Null Then Return -1
        If $params2 = Null Then
            Return $func2()
        Else
            Return Call(FuncName($func2), $params2)
        EndIf
    EndIf
EndFunc

Func param($1=0, $2=0, $3=0, $4=0, $5=0, $6=0, $7=0, $8=0, $9=0, $10=0, $11=0, $12=0, $13=0, $14=0, $15=0, $16=0, $17=0, $18=0, $19=0, $20=0, $21=0, $22=0, $23=0, $24=0, $25=0, $26=0, $27=0, $28=0, $29=0, $30=0, $31=0, $32=0, $33=0, $34=0, $35=0, $36=0, $37=0, $38=0, $39=0, $40=0, $41=0, $42=0, $43=0, $44=0, $45=0, $46=0, $47=0, $48=0, $49=0, $50=0, $51=0, $52=0, $53=0, $54=0, $55=0, $56=0, $57=0, $58=0, $59=0, $60=0, $61=0, $62=0, $63=0, $64=0, $65=0, $66=0, $67=0, $68=0, $69=0, $70=0, $71=0, $72=0, $73=0, $74=0, $75=0, $76=0, $77=0, $78=0, $79=0, $80=0, $81=0, $82=0, $83=0, $84=0, $85=0, $86=0, $87=0, $88=0, $89=0, $90=0, $91=0, $92=0, $93=0, $94=0, $95=0, $96=0, $97=0, $98=0, $99=0, $100=0, $101=0, $102=0, $103=0, $104=0, $105=0, $106=0, $107=0, $108=0, $109=0, $110=0, $111=0, $112=0, $113=0, $114=0, $115=0, $116=0, $117=0, $118=0, $119=0, $120=0, $121=0, $122=0, $123=0, $124=0, $125=0, $126=0, $127=0, $128=0, $129=0, $130=0, $131=0, $132=0, $133=0, $134=0, $135=0, $136=0, $137=0, $138=0, $139=0, $140=0, $141=0, $142=0, $143=0, $144=0, $145=0, $146=0, $147=0, $148=0, $149=0, $150=0, $151=0, $152=0, $153=0, $154=0, $155=0, $156=0, $157=0, $158=0, $159=0, $160=0, $161=0, $162=0, $163=0, $164=0, $165=0, $166=0, $167=0, $168=0, $169=0, $170=0, $171=0, $172=0, $173=0, $174=0, $175=0, $176=0, $177=0, $178=0, $179=0, $180=0, $181=0, $182=0, $183=0, $184=0, $185=0, $186=0, $187=0, $188=0, $189=0, $190=0, $191=0, $192=0, $193=0, $194=0, $195=0, $196=0, $197=0, $198=0, $199=0, $200=0, $201=0, $202=0, $203=0, $204=0, $205=0, $206=0, $207=0, $208=0, $209=0, $210=0, $211=0, $212=0, $213=0, $214=0, $215=0, $216=0, $217=0, $218=0, $219=0, $220=0, $221=0, $222=0, $223=0, $224=0, $225=0, $226=0, $227=0, $228=0, $229=0, $230=0, $231=0, $232=0, $233=0, $234=0, $235=0, $236=0, $237=0, $238=0, $239=0, $240=0, $241=0, $242=0, $243=0, $244=0, $245=0, $246=0, $247=0, $248=0, $249=0, $250=0, $251=0, $252=0, $253=0, $254=0, $255=0)
    Local $arr[@NumParams + 1] = ["CallArgArray"]
    For $i = 1 To @NumParams
        $arr[$i] = Eval($i)
    Next
    Return $arr
EndFunc

Func MultiOr($value, $2=0, $3=0, $4=0, $5=0, $6=0, $7=0, $8=0, $9=0, $10=0, $11=0, $12=0, $13=0, $14=0, $15=0, $16=0, $17=0, $18=0, $19=0, $20=0, $21=0, $22=0, $23=0, $24=0, $25=0, $26=0, $27=0, $28=0, $29=0, $30=0, $31=0, $32=0, $33=0, $34=0, $35=0, $36=0, $37=0, $38=0, $39=0, $40=0, $41=0, $42=0, $43=0, $44=0, $45=0, $46=0, $47=0, $48=0, $49=0, $50=0, $51=0, $52=0, $53=0, $54=0, $55=0, $56=0, $57=0, $58=0, $59=0, $60=0, $61=0, $62=0, $63=0, $64=0, $65=0, $66=0, $67=0, $68=0, $69=0, $70=0, $71=0, $72=0, $73=0, $74=0, $75=0, $76=0, $77=0, $78=0, $79=0, $80=0, $81=0, $82=0, $83=0, $84=0, $85=0, $86=0, $87=0, $88=0, $89=0, $90=0, $91=0, $92=0, $93=0, $94=0, $95=0, $96=0, $97=0, $98=0, $99=0, $100=0, $101=0, $102=0, $103=0, $104=0, $105=0, $106=0, $107=0, $108=0, $109=0, $110=0, $111=0, $112=0, $113=0, $114=0, $115=0, $116=0, $117=0, $118=0, $119=0, $120=0, $121=0, $122=0, $123=0, $124=0, $125=0, $126=0, $127=0, $128=0, $129=0, $130=0, $131=0, $132=0, $133=0, $134=0, $135=0, $136=0, $137=0, $138=0, $139=0, $140=0, $141=0, $142=0, $143=0, $144=0, $145=0, $146=0, $147=0, $148=0, $149=0, $150=0, $151=0, $152=0, $153=0, $154=0, $155=0, $156=0, $157=0, $158=0, $159=0, $160=0, $161=0, $162=0, $163=0, $164=0, $165=0, $166=0, $167=0, $168=0, $169=0, $170=0, $171=0, $172=0, $173=0, $174=0, $175=0, $176=0, $177=0, $178=0, $179=0, $180=0, $181=0, $182=0, $183=0, $184=0, $185=0, $186=0, $187=0, $188=0, $189=0, $190=0, $191=0, $192=0, $193=0, $194=0, $195=0, $196=0, $197=0, $198=0, $199=0, $200=0, $201=0, $202=0, $203=0, $204=0, $205=0, $206=0, $207=0, $208=0, $209=0, $210=0, $211=0, $212=0, $213=0, $214=0, $215=0, $216=0, $217=0, $218=0, $219=0, $220=0, $221=0, $222=0, $223=0, $224=0, $225=0, $226=0, $227=0, $228=0, $229=0, $230=0, $231=0, $232=0, $233=0, $234=0, $235=0, $236=0, $237=0, $238=0, $239=0, $240=0, $241=0, $242=0, $243=0, $244=0, $245=0, $246=0, $247=0, $248=0, $249=0, $250=0, $251=0, $252=0, $253=0, $254=0, $255=0)
    For $i = 2 to @NumParams
        If $value = Eval($i) Then Return 1
    Next
    Return 0
EndFunc

Func MultiNot($value, $2=0, $3=0, $4=0, $5=0, $6=0, $7=0, $8=0, $9=0, $10=0, $11=0, $12=0, $13=0, $14=0, $15=0, $16=0, $17=0, $18=0, $19=0, $20=0, $21=0, $22=0, $23=0, $24=0, $25=0, $26=0, $27=0, $28=0, $29=0, $30=0, $31=0, $32=0, $33=0, $34=0, $35=0, $36=0, $37=0, $38=0, $39=0, $40=0, $41=0, $42=0, $43=0, $44=0, $45=0, $46=0, $47=0, $48=0, $49=0, $50=0, $51=0, $52=0, $53=0, $54=0, $55=0, $56=0, $57=0, $58=0, $59=0, $60=0, $61=0, $62=0, $63=0, $64=0, $65=0, $66=0, $67=0, $68=0, $69=0, $70=0, $71=0, $72=0, $73=0, $74=0, $75=0, $76=0, $77=0, $78=0, $79=0, $80=0, $81=0, $82=0, $83=0, $84=0, $85=0, $86=0, $87=0, $88=0, $89=0, $90=0, $91=0, $92=0, $93=0, $94=0, $95=0, $96=0, $97=0, $98=0, $99=0, $100=0, $101=0, $102=0, $103=0, $104=0, $105=0, $106=0, $107=0, $108=0, $109=0, $110=0, $111=0, $112=0, $113=0, $114=0, $115=0, $116=0, $117=0, $118=0, $119=0, $120=0, $121=0, $122=0, $123=0, $124=0, $125=0, $126=0, $127=0, $128=0, $129=0, $130=0, $131=0, $132=0, $133=0, $134=0, $135=0, $136=0, $137=0, $138=0, $139=0, $140=0, $141=0, $142=0, $143=0, $144=0, $145=0, $146=0, $147=0, $148=0, $149=0, $150=0, $151=0, $152=0, $153=0, $154=0, $155=0, $156=0, $157=0, $158=0, $159=0, $160=0, $161=0, $162=0, $163=0, $164=0, $165=0, $166=0, $167=0, $168=0, $169=0, $170=0, $171=0, $172=0, $173=0, $174=0, $175=0, $176=0, $177=0, $178=0, $179=0, $180=0, $181=0, $182=0, $183=0, $184=0, $185=0, $186=0, $187=0, $188=0, $189=0, $190=0, $191=0, $192=0, $193=0, $194=0, $195=0, $196=0, $197=0, $198=0, $199=0, $200=0, $201=0, $202=0, $203=0, $204=0, $205=0, $206=0, $207=0, $208=0, $209=0, $210=0, $211=0, $212=0, $213=0, $214=0, $215=0, $216=0, $217=0, $218=0, $219=0, $220=0, $221=0, $222=0, $223=0, $224=0, $225=0, $226=0, $227=0, $228=0, $229=0, $230=0, $231=0, $232=0, $233=0, $234=0, $235=0, $236=0, $237=0, $238=0, $239=0, $240=0, $241=0, $242=0, $243=0, $244=0, $245=0, $246=0, $247=0, $248=0, $249=0, $250=0, $251=0, $252=0, $253=0, $254=0, $255=0)
    For $i = 2 to @NumParams
        If $value = Eval($i) Then Return 0
    Next
    Return 1
EndFunc

IfExtend_example.au3

#include "IfExtend.au3"

$sky = InputBox("Sky status", "Play around with values like blue, falling, green.", "falling")

#cs
;The following code can now be expressed as one-liners:

If $sky = "falling" Then
    MsgBox(0, "Test 1", "Sky is falling")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Test 1", "Sky is not falling")
EndIf

If $sky = "blue" Or $sky = "falling" Then
    MsgBox(0, "Test 2", "Sky is blue or falling")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Test 2", "Sky is not blue or falling")
EndIf

If $sky <> "blue" And $sky <> "falling" Then
    MsgBox(0, "Test 3", "Sky is not blue or falling")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Test 3", "Sky is blue or falling")
EndIf
#ce

IfThenElse($sky = "falling", MsgBox, param(0, "Test 1", "Sky is falling"), MsgBox, param(0, "Test 1", "Sky is not falling"))
IfThenElse(MultiOr($sky, "blue", "falling"), MsgBox, param(0, "Test 2", "Sky is blue or falling"), MsgBox, param(0, "Test 2", "Sky is not blue or falling"))
IfThenElse(MultiNot($sky, "blue", "falling"), MsgBox, param(0, "Test 3", "Sky is not blue or falling"), MsgBox, param(0, "Test 3", "Sky is blue or falling"))

; MultiNot Example
;
; Old code:
; If $sky <> "blue" And $sky <> "falling" And $sky <> "red" And $sky <> "orange" And $sky <> "green" Then
;
; New code:
; If MultiNot($sky, "blue", "falling", "red", "orange", "green") Then

The entire purpose of these functions is to make shorter code. I hope they will be useful to others as well.

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Just keep it simple: (AutoIt 3.3.10.0+)

$sky = InputBox("Sky status", "Play around with values like blue, falling, green.", "falling")
MsgBox(0, "Test 1", "Sky is " & ($sky = "falling" ? "" : "not ") & "falling")
MsgBox(0, "Test 2", "Sky is " & (($sky = "blue" Or $sky = "falling") ? "" : "not ") & "blue or falling")
MsgBox(0, "Test 3", "Sky is " & (($sky <> "blue" And $sky <> "falling") ? "not " : "") & "blue or falling")
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Although that is a better example of the EXACT example I gave, there are other situations where one needs to call one function if true, another if false. The example I gave was not perfect in that respect. However, it was only an example.


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Just keep it simple: (AutoIt 3.3.10.1+)

$sky = InputBox("Sky status", "Play around with values like blue, falling, green.", "falling")
MsgBox(0, "Test 1", "Sky is " & ($sky = "falling" ? "" : "not ") & "falling")
MsgBox(0, "Test 2", "Sky is " & (($sky = "blue" Or $sky = "falling") ? "" : "not ") & "blue or falling")
MsgBox(0, "Test 3", "Sky is " & (($sky <> "blue" And $sky <> "falling") ? "not " : "") & "blue or falling")

This works in v3.3.10.0+

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Although that is a better example of the EXACT example I gave, there are other situations where one needs to call one function if true, another if false. The example I gave was not perfect in that respect. However, it was only an example.

Please give an example of other situations, where your UDF creates shorter one-liners than normal coding.


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Simple.

IfThenElse($sky = "falling", MsgBox, param(0, "WARNING", "WARNING: This is important! The sky is falling!!!"), ConsoleWrite, param("It's a normal day." & @CRLF))

Is one line where

If $sky = "falling" Then
    MsgBox(0, "WARNING", "WARNING: This is important! The sky is falling!!!")
Else
    ConsoleWrite("It's a normal day." & @CRLF)
EndIf

Is five lines.

The whole point is to create a single line where two functions can be executed, based on an if statement.

The shortest possible way to code this without so many lines and without my functions that I know of is this:

If $sky = "falling" Then MsgBox(0, "WARNING", "WARNING: This is important! The sky is falling!!!")
If $sky <> "falling" Then ConsoleWrite("It's a normal day." & @CRLF)

Which is still two lines instead of one.

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How about like this using the 3.3.10+ syntax

$sky = InputBox("Sky status", "Play around with values like blue, falling, green.", "green")
($sky = "falling") ? MsgBox(0, "test1", "sky is falling") : ConsoleWrite("It's a normal day." & @CRLF)
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@BrewManNH,  :doh::blink: That didn't work for me when I tried it before! I probably had the syntax wrong. That's totally and completely what I wanted. I have no idea why it didn't work... :huh2: 

Yet, I am so very happy that it works!    :dance:

EDIT: if you have a suggestion for replacing MultiOr and MultiNot with some built-in functions I am happy to listen.  :huggles:

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MultiOr?

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        ; do something
    Case Else
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EndSwitch

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@jchd, Thanks for your example, it's one that others might benefit from, even though it might not be a good replacement for MultiOr. I am specifically looking for examples that allow a code to be fewer lines.


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this-is-me,

 

I am specifically looking for examples that allow a code to be fewer lines

If I may - that is not something that should most definitely not, in my opinion, drive a coding process. I would put reliability and maintainability much, much higher up the list of requirements than pure size. As an interpreted language with a built-in interpreter, AutoIt does not produce the smallest executables around, so trying to save one or two lines of codes by using complex and difficult to understand functions and structures is not going to make a great deal of difference to the final size of the compiled script. Much better to make sure that the code is reliable (by using additional error-checking) and maintainable (by using simple code structures and sensible variable names) so that when you return to the code in a few months (or weeks or days depending on your age) you can easily work out what is going on and where and how to modify the code to meet the changed circumstances it is now required to face. :)

This thread, although arguing against "fastest speed" rather that "smallest size", might prove interesting reading as many of the comments could be directly applied to the other case. ;)

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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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Melba, I understand your point of view. In my case, it's a readability issue, instead of a file size issue. Readability (and comprehension) improves for me with wide code. My screen is a standard 16:9 wide screen 1080p resolution. Because of this, there is an ample amount of line width in the viewport, but a (relatively) small amount of height for coding (60 lines normally). If I were able to stand my monitor on its side, or have SciTE show a dual-pane reading view (where the right column of code would scroll simultaneously starting at the bottom of the left column), the problem would be solved. Writing code with width in mind instead of height allows me to comprehend code better by giving me a larger scope of the code in my view. This is one reason I don't (generally) use line continuation, or the standard 80-characters-wide coding style.

Now, bear in mind that I don't discount your recommendation. I am simply mentioning something that helps me in the long run. However, now that I think about it, I might be able to come up with a dual-pane SciTE editor and manage to fix this so-called "problem" I have once and for all. Then I won't be worried about overly-long code vs wide code. That might be my next project.

Thank you for your opinion. I do, indeed, have the problem that I have no idea what my code is doing after a few months, due to the fact that most of the time, I am learning what I am coding as I am coding it, and therefore only have a superficial understanding of how it works. That combined with the fact that I am often guilty of not commenting every part of my code makes for some interesting reading later.  :huh2:


Who else would I be?

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