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I was previously a member of this forum under the username Wombat. It's been years and multiple email accounts closed since then so I decided to start fresh and take a moment to thank you all... (Admins/Mods let me know if we need to discuss this...)
I started programming with AutoIT while working as a scrap catcher for a machine that chopped scrap into pieces for easier moving, I learned styles and gained strengths from some of the best members on this forum by reverse engineering their code. I gained the confidence of our IT manager by making a boast that I could write an application to replace a p.o.s. cobalt based app we were using on the floor at that time, needless to say I was way in over my head but he saw that I had potential and I luckily had built several other apps on the side that were of equal or greater value to the company. I've been working as help-desk for the past 3 years and writing software as well to facilitate the help desk and solve recurring issues with our users. I was given an office and moved out of help-desk about a year ago, after 5 years of hard work I've actually landed the title of Jr. Developer moving into mid level title/pay this year! The company has already set out an improvement path that sees me with 4 certs and a bachelors in 4 more years making great money. Before this I had only ever worked at gas stations, fast food and manual labor jobs. If you're ever worried about your life, want something more, or just want a change you can do it. It's not easy, not at all, but it's possible and software programming is a very rewarding field if you like to make things and see how others interact with them.
I utilized AutoIT to bring a company into the twenty-first century, away from paper trails and sticky notes improving the quality of life for the employees on the floor (where I started before learning AutoIT). I was given the go ahead to purchase visual studio and I learned VB.Net and built an awesome piece of Zebra labeling software (Utilizing ZPL code translated froma graphical editor) for our shipping department. Now I'm diving head first into C# and we have another programmer on board as we move on to MS Team Services and begin to tackle a sweet new project involving real time awareness of our product on the factory floor utilizing RFID and windows 10 tablets.
That's a long way to come in just 4 years, and I couldn't have done it without the gigantic heart this community has and the mentorship provided for people looking to get into programming.
So from the bottom of my heart, with immense respect.... Thank you so much AutoIT community
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 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 v126.96.36.199 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 v188.8.131.52, 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.
The forum is currently being upgraded - this post details the status.
Content may look badly formatted at the moment. This is normal until the background rebuild tasks have finished. There is no need to re-edit your old posts or signatures to fix them, this should happen automatically. Please resist the urge to do so
The post rebuild is estimated at 9 hours - it's not a quick task.
Forum upgraded - 100% AutoIt code boxes rebuilt - 100% Double-spaced paragraphs fixed up (as best I can) - 100% Forum to Wiki Access - 100% Signatures rebuilt - 100% Posts rebuilt (emoticons, bbcode, attachments, images, quotes) - 100% Legacy BBCode fixed in signatures color - 100% color=rgb() - 100% url - 100% img - 100% size - 100% Search engine online - 100%