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edit variable in script without opening editor

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What I want to be able to do:

Start script, window with text box opens.

I enter a number,press OK.

That number replaces the default 0 in a global variable in the script.

Could someone walk me through how that can be done?

Thx in advance

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Look at the ini functions in the Help File. Prompt for the variable you want, then overwrite it in the file.

Edit: Home sick and bored, so here's a freebee as an example:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$oINI = @DesktopDir & "\My.ini"
$oVal = IniRead($oINI, "MyVar", "Var1", "")
GUICreate("Test", 200, 100)
$sInput = GUICtrlCreateInput($oVal, 10, 10, 180, 30)
 GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 14, 400, Default, "Arial")
$btnUpdate = GUICtrlCreateButton("Update", 10, 60, 50, 30)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
   Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    ExitLoop
   Case $btnUpdate
    $newVal = GUICtrlRead($sInput)
    IniWrite($oINI, "MyVar", "Var1", $newVal)
  EndSwitch
    WEnd
GUIDelete()
Edited by JLogan3o13

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And the popup window with a textbox part?

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Did you try the code?


√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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commented before i saw the update, will try

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So this obviously wirtes to an .ini file, but how do i get it to write to the .au3 file that the variable i want to change is?

I am very new to scrpting and am currently messing around with my first script learning stuff as i go.

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Be deliberate and specific in your questions.  Show code you've tried, don't leave it to us to be mind readers and supply code.

Do you mean to change a variable to an .au3 file you're NOT running? (I seriously hope not, if that's the case, then just use the ini file idea, and have the other .au3 file read the ini file and assign the value to the global variable)


Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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Sorry, hadent really tried anything as i had no idea how to do the GUI part.

Using the code he supplied, i removed the INI part and tried to make the gui save the text in the textbox to a variable, then copying that variable to the global variable.

Here is the code:

#cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 AutoIt Version: 3.3.12.0
 Author:         myName

 Script Function:
    Template AutoIt script.

#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Script Start - Add your code below here
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

HotKeySet("a", "Regi")
HotKeySet("{Esc}", "On_Exit")

Global $Val = 0
Global $Counter = 0

GUICreate("Test", 200, 100)
$sInput = GUICtrlCreateInput($Val, 10, 10, 180, 30)
 GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 14, 400, Default, "Arial")
$btnUpdate = GUICtrlCreateButton("Update", 10, 60, 50, 30)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
   Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    ExitLoop
   Case $btnUpdate
    $Counter = $Val
  EndSwitch
    WEnd
GUIDelete()

While 1
   Sleep(100)
   WEnd

Func Regi()
   While 1
   Send("{Enter}")
   Sleep(848)
   Send("{Enter}")
   Sleep(400)
   Send("{Enter}")
   Sleep(736)
   Send("{Enter}")
   Sleep(672)
   Send("{Enter}")
   Sleep(448)
   Send("{Enter}")
   Sleep(500)
   $Counter = $Counter + 1
   If $Counter = 410 Then Exit 
   WEnd

EndFunc



Func On_Exit()
   Exit
EndFunc

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Again, can you explain what you're trying to do, what window/application you're trying to automate? 99% of the time there is a better way than scripting a bunch of Sends.


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