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is there a function or a UDF for parsing a hotkey definition string like "^a" or "+!{F1}" ?

I´d like to create a settings GUI where users are able to define their custom hotkeys for a specific function and then save it to an ini. Of course, at the next start of the program, these settings have to read and not only the HotkeySet() command needs to be fed with it but also the settings GUI.

As I do not want to present the user just the hotkey string but a rather user-friendly display (like checkboxes for the separate modifier keys and a drop down list of supported trigger keys), I need to fiddle on the saved string.

I would envision a function that takes a hotkey string and returns for example an array like this: [isCtrl][isAlt][isShift][isWin][triggerKey][isTriggerVirtual]. And of course, there needs to be a function decoding the array back to the respective string representation.


Thanks for your hints!

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You do not need any special UDF or Function for this.

All the native stuff will work just fine.

Example Idea:

Create a GUI with Checkboxes that represent Alt, Control, Shift, Etc and an Inputbox to put the letter or number (or a drop down) and another drop down to select the function.

A button to then exit the GUI loop and read the data and save to an INI

I would probably have a separate script run @ login that looks for that INI file and if it exists loads the given hotkeys and functions.

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1 hour ago, ViciousXUSMC said:

... and read the data and save to an INI

And that´s exactly the point: how do I do this? Of course, reading the current settings from the GUI controls is quite straight forward but how to do it the other way round - parsing the INI values to spread the separated data amoung the GUI controls?

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I would use the hotkey UDF found here

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Here is a quick filthy example


$button = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 10, 40)
$input = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 300, 10) ;enter a letter
$combo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 100, 10, 100) ;select a modifier
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "CTRL|SHIFT|ALT")


While 3
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case -3
        Case $button
            $modifier = ""
            Switch GUICtrlRead($combo)
                Case "CTRL"
                    $modifier = "^"
                Case "SHIFT"
                    $modifier = "+"
                Case "ALT"
                    $modifier = "!"
            $hot = $modifier & GUICtrlRead($input)
            HotKeySet($hot, thefunc)

Func thefunc()
    MsgBox(0, 0, 0)
EndFunc   ;==>thefunc


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See my example map.au3 and map.txt for an example on how to use a string to trigger a function like a hotkey would.



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4 hours ago, RobOtter said:

And that´s exactly the point: how do I do this? Of course, reading the current settings from the GUI controls is quite straight forward but how to do it the other way round - parsing the INI values to spread the separated data amoung the GUI controls?

Still the same concept.  The native INIRead and INIWrite functions mixed with GUICtrlSetData and GUICtrlSetState are all you need.

This is a messy example showing how it saves the data to an INI, but when you open it reads the data from the INI.  It also Sets the Hotkey active.

You can tweak this to keep the GUI open and update the hotkey in real time, or like I said I would have 2 scripts one for setting the hotkey and a 2nd to use it.

Global $sINIFile = @ScriptDir & "\test.ini"
Global $vMyHotkey = ""
Global $sMyHotkey = ""

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=
$Form1 = GUICreate("Test Form", 383, 149, 192, 124)
$Checkbox1 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Alt", 48, 56, 50, 17)
$Checkbox2 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Ctrl", 48, 72, 50, 17)
$Checkbox3 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Shift", 48, 88, 50, 17)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Hotkey", 104, 56, 121, 21)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Set!", 256, 48, 75, 57)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###

#Region INI Update Section
If INIRead($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "AltKey", "UnChecked") = "Checked" Then
    GUICtrlSetState($Checkbox1, 1)
    GUICtrlSetState($Checkbox1, 4)

If INIRead($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "ControlKey", "UnChecked") = "Checked" Then
    GUICtrlSetState($Checkbox2, 1)
    GUICtrlSetState($Checkbox2, 4)

If INIRead($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "ShiftKey", "UnChecked") = "Checked" Then
    GUICtrlSetState($Checkbox3, 1)
    GUICtrlSetState($Checkbox3, 4)

GUICtrlSetData($Input1, INIRead($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "MainKey", "Hotkey"))
#EndRegion INI Update Section

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $Button1

If GUICtrlRead($Checkbox1) = 4 Then
    IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "AltKey", "UnChecked")
    $vMyHotkey &= "!"
    $sMyHotKey &= "Alt + "
    IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "AltKey", "Checked")

If GUICtrlRead($Checkbox2) = 4 Then
    IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "ControlKey", "UnChecked")
    $vMyHotkey &= "^"
    $sMyHotKey &= "Ctrl + "
    IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "ControlKey", "Checked")

If GUICtrlRead($Checkbox3) = 4 Then
    IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "ShiftKey", "UnChecked")
    $vMyHotkey &= "+"
    $sMyHotKey &= "Shift + "
    IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "ShiftKey", "Checked")

$vMyHotKey &= GUICtrlRead($Input1)
$sMyHotKey &= GUICtrlRead($Input1)
IniWrite($sINIFile, "HOTKEYS", "MainKey", GUICtrlRead($Input1))

HotKeySet($vMyHotkey, "MyFunction")

MsgBox(0, "", "Your Hotkey Has Been Set For" & @CRLF & $sMyHotKey)

While 1

Func MyFunction()
    MsgBox(0, "", "Function Triggered!")


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