Skysnake

MsgBox does not display & (ampersand)

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Maybe I am missing something.

Problem is this 

Local $DisplayText="This & that, shows that this & that does not display the ampersand correctly"

MsgBox(0,"Show &",$DisplayText)

What I get is:

This _that, shows that this _that does not display the ampersand correctly.

For Labels one cures the problem with the style $SS_NOPREFIX, but what's to do with the MsgBox?

Just a nudge in the right direction would be appreciated.

Thanks :)

 

 

Skysnake

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I believe it is a UTF related issue. 

The example above works correctly :(

But when I read text from a .txt file and display that, I get the problem as discribed. So its probably not a MsgBox issue, but rather a file read issue... I will look at this again in the morning. 

Thanks. :)

 


Skysnake

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I can't recreate that. Your ampersands get replaced with an underline?

Your code works just fine for me.

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I've also tried this using FileRead (warning: this does an actual file write, read and delete to your temp dir, just saying).

Global $hFile = FileOpen(@TempDir & "\test1234.txt", 10)
FileWrite($hFile, "This & that, shows that this & that does not display the ampersand correctly.")
FileClose($hFile)

Sleep(2000)

$hFile = FileOpen(@TempDir & "\test1234.txt", 0)
MsgBox(0, "", FileRead($hFile))
FileClose($hFile)

FileDelete(@TempDir & "\test1234.txt")

Same result as above. There must be something else to your code which alters it that way.

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Next steps, what's your version of Autoit and possibly Scite? And what package did you install?

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Interesting...it sounds like it's creating an access key on the msgbox dialog box.  I'm not sure how that is happening or how to reproduce it.  You're not using a custom msgbox function are you?  

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Standard MSGBOX in latest AutoIt, on Win7 and Win10.

However, what I did not mention is that string is encreypted, saved to disk, then another process decrypts and displays the text.  It is this second display that creates the problem...


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It's probably not the message box that's the problem then, and has nothing to do with the error you're experiencing.


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And you are positive that the second script is using the standard MsgBox?  I don't mean to berate the point I am seriously struggling to reproduce the issue.  Can you post some code that does reproduce the issue?

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Only if I use two scripts. If I use the example posted here, it works correctly. And I do not understand why


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Its a set of encrypt / decrypt scripts that are basically mirrors. used for sending secure communication. deliver encrypted text file to recipient, opens it and sees the decoded content --- I actually started with the encrypter, then copied to the decrypt script and made minimal changes.

Its at the office.  I will sanitize and provide a copy. Thank you for your interest.


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