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I think Stackoverflow Documentation is a really good idea and i want to contribute to my favourite language. We need 4 more contributors to get it accepted in the documentations forum. You need a Stack Overflow account and at least gained 1 positive awnser in the topic AutoIt. If thats the case, you can read more about stackoverflow documentation here:
And contribute here:
Hi people, Sorry to post this Topic in this section, but I don't find any Section about the Autoit forum/website. (Moderator fell free to moved it to the right place) I have notice that under Opera 12.17 the Richtext(html) toolbar of the forum do not appear. Cheers, (btw: I still use Opera 12.17 Because I don't find other Browser with is all features !)
Hi folks, this is a simple little program I whipped up, due to losing two postings in 24 hours some days ago.
Normally, like many of you, when I know I'm gonna write more than a few lines, for safety, I do my writing in Notepad, and then paste into a post. Same scenario for Facebook, etc.
Sometimes, I forget or I end up writing far more than I initially foresaw ... or like those two incidents, I was pretty tired as well. I also had an issue where my Netbook was giving my Mouse lag from time to time, so that when I thought I was only clicking on a Firefox tab, it moved at the last millisecond and I clicked on a button, that took me to another site. Once upon a time, when not tired, and with a big red STOP button in the browser, I could react quick enough not to lose everything ... unfortunately that is no longer the case.
Anyway, enough dribble.
Here is a little simple basic Text Editor program/window, that has several advantages over Notepad for Forum posting, etc. No doubt it could be improved by clever enterprising minds, but it has enough nifty features to suit me, and possibly be useful to others. Source is included in zip, but be aware, it was crafted with AutoIt v220.127.116.11 so will need updating if you want to modify and not use my exe.
Also be aware, that UPX was used to reduce the size of the EXE for here.
The program has Autosave and remembers it's size and position, plus a floating button for quick access. Text is exported to clipboard or an active field with a few clicks. See Info menu.
WARNING! WebPad uses the clipboard, to achieve elements like Case Change, Quotes, Code, Link & Tab insertion or surround. This is to speed up the process and look less clunky than using SEND. This could potentially interfere with any fancy multi-entry Clipboard program you may actively use. This issue could be coded around.
NOTE - v1.3 has two more buttons (TAB and COPY), one each side of the ON TOP one.
Floating restore button.
Web Pad v1.3.zip
(76 downloads previously)
NEWER VERSION (v2.5) also available - See below.
See Post #14 for update detail.
NOTE - If you want to keep things simple, then probably stick to the version of the program above, though there are some important bugfixes.
Later versions increase in complexity, and are more targeted to my requirements.
WARNING - Created and updated with AutoIt v18.104.22.168, so the script may have issues running or compiling with later versions of AutoIt.
Web Pad v2.5 downloads (open the re-direction html page with your browser, don't save)
Web Pad v2.5.zip
There are three ways you can posts scripts, these are:
Inline code Attachments Download system Each has different advantages and disadvantages. In general you should use:
Inline code - for short code snippets Attachments - for more complicated code larger than a page. Downloads system - for projects or complex libraries
Best for entering short snippets of code Easiest for other users to see May be accidentally modified by forum upgrades or when re-editing your post - it's happened before... Inline code is entered using the "Add Code" button in the toolbar and after posting appears with syntax highlighting like this:
; This is some AutoIt code MsgBox(4096, "Message", "Hello there!") Code over around 50 lines will appear in a scrollable box. At this point it becomes more difficult for other users to work with and you should consider an attachment instead.
Best for long pieces of code, entire programs, or multiple files Unlikely to be accidentally lost or modified by forum upgrades or when re-editing your post Counts against your global attachment allocation Can be seen in the "username / My Attachments" part of your profile, along with the number of downloads Multiple attachments can be added to a post. As attachments are stored as complete files in the filesystem, they are more robust than inline code snippets.
Best for very long and complicated projects or libraries that are of significant use to the community Uses a different part of the forum that is optimised for file downloads and features screenshots, change logs, download counts, etc. Does not count against your global attachment allocation This can be accessed here: Downloads System.
In the next week or so the forum will be upgraded to IPB4. I'm currently testing features with the MVPs. The upgrade should take a couple of hours so the site will be offline for that time. When it comes back online there are still about 12 hours worth of background tasks that will begin.
During these background tasks a lot of content will look incorrect or be completely broken:
Search offline Emoticons Quotes / Trac links / Topic links - pretty much anything with BBCodes AutoIt/Plaintext code should look correct straight away - I'm pre-converting it myself. However we will have to switch to Prettify for code highlighting and direct links from code into documentation will no longer work.
Do not re-edit your old posts during this time with the intention of cleaning them up. It will happen automatically and you are just wasting time.
I'll post status updates of the rebuild process and when it is complete.
The new site is a responsive design and therefore works much better on small devices. There is no "mobile" skin anymore. But obviously the look might not be to everyone's taste. I'm happy to tweak the template a little to fix minor cosmetic annoyances but I'm not going to go crazy with it as all the tweaks need to be redone on each upgrade. If you want to have a taste then look the IPB main site at http://community.invisionpower.com/