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An alternative to MsgBox() function

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi all,

I have made a simple script to use instead of MsgBox function. This function takes only one parameter as message text. It will display your script name as message title. Here is the code. You can include this in your script.

#cs
Function name = Alert($msg)
Creater = kcvinu
Example = Alert("Hello World!")

This function is an alternative for MsgBox.
It only takes one parameter as message text
And it will display the script name as title

#ce

Func Alert($msg)
    Local $title = StringSplit(@ScriptName,".")     ; Splitting the script name into two piece.
    MsgBox(0,$title[1],$msg)                        ; Using the first piece as title. 2nd piece is the extension.
EndFunc

Here is the file

Alert.au3

Edited by kcvinu

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 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

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Interesting function.  Did you actually want it to replace the msg box?  If so, you still needed to use it.  Maybe I misunderstood the point?

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What is the advantage compared to MsgBox?

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What's happen if there is several points in the script name ?

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Hi 

water, Sometimes we need to use the MsgBox function rapidly. I mean for test purposes. Mostly, when we learning something. Then we don't need to type the flag and title.  Just use this function with your msg. 

 

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wakillon, Commonly people don't uses dots in filenames. Most programmers uses underscore in filenames. If you want to use two or more dots in your filename, then i need to use another function to strip the extension. :)

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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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 If so, you still needed to use it.  

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kjsisco, This function is for instant use. And what do you mean by this comment.

 

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JohnOne, Thank you for that code 

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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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@scriptlinenumber or a timerdiff or just about anything else would be more useful than the script name as the hard coded title, imho.

 

and i believe he means that you can't call it a "msgbox alternative", because it uses msgbox.  It is more a thread discussing your "msgbox presets".

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boththose OK. got it. :)

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 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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...  Sometimes we need to use the MsgBox function rapidly ....

 

 

I would add a default parameter so you can call the function even more quickly (that is even without parameters at all....)

Func Alert($msg = "Pause")
    Local $title = StringSplit(@ScriptName,".")     ; Splitting the script name into two piece.
    MsgBox(0,$title[1],$msg)                        ; Using the first piece as title. 2nd piece is the extension.
EndFunc

 


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Valuater, This is my fist step in the UDF world. I know, i need to learn more. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

 

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gil900, Actually, This is the first time i met  _WinAPI_ShowMsg. I don't know anything about it.

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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

 

i need to use another function to strip the extension. :)

 

This is what I wanted hear you say.

Take a look to the _PathSplit function.

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If you are going to use something like this you should make the other parameters optional.

_MsgBox("Hello")
_MsgBox("Hello", "Title")
_MsgBox("Hello", "Title", 4096)

Func _MsgBox($msg, $title = StringSplit(@ScriptName,".")[1], $flag = 0)
    Return MsgBox($flag, $title, $msg)
EndFunc
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wakillon, Here is the code.
#cs
Function name = Alert($msg)
Creater = kcvinu
Example = Alert("Hello World!")

This function is an alternative for MsgBox.
It only takes one parameter as message text
And it will display the script name as title

#ce

Func Alert($msg)
    Local $Length = StringLen(@ScriptName)
    Local $title = StringMid(@ScriptName,1,$Length-4)       ; Stripping the script name without extension.
    MsgBox(0,$title,$msg)
EndFunc

My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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wakillon, Here is the code.
#cs
Function name = Alert($msg)
Creater = kcvinu
Example = Alert("Hello World!")

This function is an alternative for MsgBox.
It only takes one parameter as message text
And it will display the script name as title

#ce

Func Alert($msg)
    Local $Length = StringLen(@ScriptName)
    Local $title = StringMid(@ScriptName,1,$Length-4)       ; Stripping the script name without extension.
    MsgBox(0,$title,$msg)
EndFunc

 

what happens if your script name has no extension.....


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what happens if your script name has no extension.....

You can't run a script without save it in SciTe. If you save your script, then your script name must have an extension. 


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UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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You can't run a script without save it in SciTe. If you save your script, then your script name must have an extension. 

 

yes, but you can compile it, remove the .exe extension and run it from another script by the run() function.... :geek:

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#20 ·  Posted (edited)

yes, but you can compile it, remove the .exe extension and run it from another script by the run() function.... :geek:

If so, i need to include an if statement to check if the script name has an extension.

Edited by kcvinu

My Contributions

UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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