llewxam

syntax of GUI set parameters

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All functions except those that fall under "GUI set parameters" (as far as I can think at the moment) follow the usage:

function(control handle, argument)

So why is it that things such as GUISetState are reversed?

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

Even after using AutoIt for many many years on a heavy basis I sometimes forget this, and just spent about 10 minutes trying to understand why opening a second GUI in an app was failing, suspecting I had done something else wrong to make the app freeze (since that second GUI wouldn't show up) only to suddenly realize that I had the syntax backwards, again just because my brain is used to the syntax being handle first.....

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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llewxam,

A question I have asked myself in the past. Myself answered me by pointing out that these GUISet* functions are designed to be used for the most part immediately following the creation of the GUI to which they refer - and as such have been coded to act by default on the last created GUI, thus making the handle parameter redundant. However, a handle parameter is there just in case the functions were required later in the script and it was necessary to specify the GUI to which they referred. On reflection I thought that myself had probably got it right. :)

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Are you speaking of GuiCtrlSet* ?

Because I do not see what you are describing.

GUISetAccelerators ( accelerators [, winhandle] )
GUISetBkColor ( background [, winhandle] )
GUISetCoord ( left, top [, width [, height [, winhandle]]] )
GUISetFont ( size [, weight [, attribute [, fontname [, winhandle [, quality]]]]] )
GUISetHelp ( helpfile [, winhandle] )

 

 
 
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Did you fully read the OP?

He's talking about GuiSetState.


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Right, the GUICtrlSet* are what I am used to, and how nearly everything works. But the GUISet* are the oddballs, and I have very often wondered why. As in, WHY?? Melba's response makes sense, but I have always specified the GUI I am setting an option for and likely always will, as just having "GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)" without specifying the actual GUI handle just seems.....icky. :)

Ian


My projects:

  • IP Scanner - Multi-threaded ping tool to scan your available networks for used and available IP addresses, shows ping times, resolves IPs in to host names, and allows individual IPs to be pinged.
  • INFSniff - Great technicians tool - a tool which scans DriverPacks archives for INF files and parses out the HWIDs to a database file, and rapidly scans the local machine's HWIDs, searches the database for matches, and installs them.
  • PPK3 (Persistent Process Killer V3) - Another for the techs - suppress running processes that you need to keep away, helpful when fighting spyware/viruses.
  • Sync Tool - Folder sync tool with lots of real time information and several checking methods.
  • USMT Front End - Front End for Microsoft's User State Migration Tool, including all files needed for USMT 3.01 and 4.01, 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
  • Audit Tool - Computer audit tool to gather vital hardware, Windows, and Office information for IT managers and field techs. Capabilities include creating a customized site agent.
  • CSV Viewer - Displays CSV files with automatic column sizing and font selection. Lines can also be copied to the clipboard for data extraction.
  • MyDirStat - Lists number and size of files on a drive or specified path, allows for deletion within the app.
  • 2048 Game - My version of 2048, fun tile game.
  • Juice Lab - Ecigarette liquid making calculator.
  • Data Protector - Secure notes to save sensitive information.
  • VHD Footer - Add a footer to a forensic hard drive image to allow it to be mounted or used as a virtual machine hard drive.
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They're called defaults, as in the default value is the last created GUI, and default values are almost always optional. Using an optional parameter, with it's default value to me seems...icky to use your word, I'd call it pointlessly redundant coding.


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Agreed it is redundant, I guess our preferences are different. What actually concerned me was why the syntax was different which M23 adequately explained. And agreed, less code = better.

Ian


My projects:

  • IP Scanner - Multi-threaded ping tool to scan your available networks for used and available IP addresses, shows ping times, resolves IPs in to host names, and allows individual IPs to be pinged.
  • INFSniff - Great technicians tool - a tool which scans DriverPacks archives for INF files and parses out the HWIDs to a database file, and rapidly scans the local machine's HWIDs, searches the database for matches, and installs them.
  • PPK3 (Persistent Process Killer V3) - Another for the techs - suppress running processes that you need to keep away, helpful when fighting spyware/viruses.
  • Sync Tool - Folder sync tool with lots of real time information and several checking methods.
  • USMT Front End - Front End for Microsoft's User State Migration Tool, including all files needed for USMT 3.01 and 4.01, 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
  • Audit Tool - Computer audit tool to gather vital hardware, Windows, and Office information for IT managers and field techs. Capabilities include creating a customized site agent.
  • CSV Viewer - Displays CSV files with automatic column sizing and font selection. Lines can also be copied to the clipboard for data extraction.
  • MyDirStat - Lists number and size of files on a drive or specified path, allows for deletion within the app.
  • 2048 Game - My version of 2048, fun tile game.
  • Juice Lab - Ecigarette liquid making calculator.
  • Data Protector - Secure notes to save sensitive information.
  • VHD Footer - Add a footer to a forensic hard drive image to allow it to be mounted or used as a virtual machine hard drive.
  • Find in File - Searches files containing a specified phrase.

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I guess that many of us have fallen foul over this issue, but obviously it doesn't happen often enough, for us to remember.


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