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I am a beginner to autoit. the script i am writing is to prepare a computer to be imaged by installing all normal programs and setting computer settings

I have my program finished but i am trying to cut down on code

i would like to create a funtion for the gui controls. Is there a way to pass a variable name?

like for example.


Func _IniReadCheckbox($checkbox, $text, $run, $ran, $left, $top, $width, $height, $ranleft)

$checkbox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($text, 10, 15, 130, 15)

If IniRead($settings, "Script_Settings", $run, "") = 1 And IniRead($settings, "Program_Use_Only", $ran, "") = 0 Then

GUICtrlSetState($remuser, $GUI_CHECKED)


If IniRead($settings, "Program_Use_Only", $ran, "") = 1 Then

GUICtrlCreatePic($workingdir & "AutoIT\ran.bmp", $height, $top, $height, $height)




but $checkbox needs to pass a variable name....so i can put something like

_IniReadCheckbox($installoffice, "Install Office", "Install Office", "Installed Office, 10, 15, 130, 15, 145)

_IniReadCheckbox($setvisstyle, "Set Visual Style", "Set_Visual_Settings", "Set_Visual_Settings, 10, 30, 130, 15, 145)

Edited by ACalcutt

Andrew Calcutt



Its not an error, its a undocumented feature

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The way you have it should work. It is easy to test... just write a script to test it.

$x = "Foo"


Func _MyFunc($p, $q)
    MsgBox(0,"Test", $p & $q)

I don't think you want byRef -- byRef variables share the same memory location both in the main program and in the function so that updates to the variable in the function immediately affect the variable in the main as well. You don't need this. By default, they pass byValue which means that the value of the variable at the time of the function call is copied to a new memory location and it works independantly of the variable in the main program (this is typically safer).


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