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Wow this looks cool, I am sure it will come in handy.  I just sort of got comfortable with Arrays not too long ago, I assume that Maps are going to be sort of like RegEx.

"The best practice is to not use them unless you need them" and still stick to Arrays for most tasks.

I would love to see some real life examples however of where a map can more easily do what an array could not so that I can sort of wrap my head around when this would be best used or make a task easier. 

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I can't think use of maps too :P, But I guess I will eventually discover its use :)


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use a For..In Loop, instead of a For...To Loop.     Unless thats bad form, imho it looks cleaner.


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$mParkMap["Map Item 1"] = "Cottan Candy Stand"
$mParkMap["Map Item 2"] = "Public Toilet"
$mMapOfMapsvilla["Map Item 3"] = "Woods"

I don't get that bit.

Are you deliberately moving the woods in the park to the shopping mall in mapsvilla?


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@JohnOne :P People in the shopping mall wanted some sandal wood

@boththose How can I get the key to the element if I use For...In?

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#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

; Lets create our map first
Local $mMap[]

; Lets add some information to the map, feel free to modify & add new elements
$mMap["Name"] = "Damon Harris"
$mMap["Alias"] = "TheDcoder"
$mMap["Gender"] = "Male"
$mMap["Age"] = 14
$mMap["Location"] = "India"

$aMapKeys = MapKeys($mMap) ; MapKeys function returns all the keys in the format of an array
Local $sProfile = "Profile of " & $mMap[$aMapKeys[0]] & ':' & @CRLF ; We will use this string later

For $Key In $aMapKeys
    msgbox(0, '' , $Key & " = " & $mMap[$Key])
next

 


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You can also keep your Funcs in your map with your data

; Lets create our map first
Local $mMap[]

; Lets add some information to the map, feel free to modify & add new elements
$mMap["Name"] = "Damon Harris"
$mMap["Alias"] = "TheDcoder"
$mMap["Gender"] = "Male"
$mMap["Age"] = 14
$mMap["Location"] = "India"
$mMap["Keys"] = MapKeys($mMap)


For $Key In $mMap["Keys"]
    If $Key <> "Keys" Then msgbox(0, '' , $Key & " = " & $mMap[$Key])
next

 

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(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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@boththose Nice trick ;), But I will implement it in another example


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I really don't like documenting alpha (not beta) functionality in the open Forum, because it's suggesting that this will at some point be included in a future release of AutoIt, unless @TheDcoder has been told something I don't know about?!


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@guinness I think I will update the introduction to be more specific on the current stage of development of maps :)

@TheDcoder has been told something I don't know about?!

Ummm... Maybe.... Maybe Not :P


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i would want to explore maps in maps to achieve the OP.  start at the smallest unit throwing them into larger and larger containers..

Local $mMapGlo[]
Local $mMapLocAus[]
Local $mMapLocDal[]
Local $mMapPersonNorth[]
Local $mMapPersonSouth[]
Local $mMapPersonDallas[]


$mMapPersonNorth["Jeff"] = "Jeff in N. Austin"
$mMapPersonSouth["Jack"] = "Jack in S. Austin"
$mMapPersonDallas["John"] = "John in Dallas"

$mMapLocAus["NorthAus"] = $mMapPersonNorth
$mMapLocAus["SouthAus"] = $mMapPersonSouth
$mMapLocDal["Dallas"] = $mMapPersonDallas

$mMapGlo["CentralTx"] = $mMapLocAus
$mMapGlo["NorthTx"] = $mMapLocDal


For $loc in $mMapGlo
    For $key in mapkeys($loc)
        For $item in $loc[$key]
            msgbox(0, '' , $key & @LF & $item)
        Next
    Next
next

 


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| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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@Luigi Yes :)

 

I am happy to see people discovering new things with maps! Keep up the good work guys! :D


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maps are similar to scripting.dictionary which is similar to an ini which i guess is similar to a 2D array with equal signs?

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|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
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| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
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@MartinMarris  I thinks its a yes... I am not familiar with the concept of dynamic arrays but a quick google search explained me about them, though I didn't use them, I can say that a Map is similar (not same) to dynamic arrays, Resizing a map (i.e adding or removing elements from it) is faster compared to arrays.

 

Sorry for late reply, I was busy, TD :)


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