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WinActivate question

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Hello. I want to include a variable in WinActivate() form. I'm getting an error badly formatted variable or macro. I've tried to:
 

$a="John"
$b="User's"$a"control panel"

WinActivate($b)

and
 

$a="John"

WinActivate("User's"$a"control panel")

Any tips? It's pretty clear that i have no clue how to insert a variable in a string =/

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Welcome to the wondrous world of & :) 

$firstName = "John"
$lastName = "Johnson"
$fullName = $firstName & " " & $lastName
MsgBox(64, "name", $fullName)

 

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Roses are FF0000, violets are 0000FF... All my base are belong to you.

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@eKolin still unwilling to crack open the help file I see. To concatenate a string you use the & symbol.

"User's" & $a & "control panel"

 


√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

5 minutes ago, SadBunny said:

Welcome to the wondrous world of & :) 

$firstName = "John"
$lastName = "Johnson"
$fullName = $firstName & " " & $lastName
MsgBox(64, "name", $fullName)

 

Thanks. Seems strange that i didin't need "&" for like a month.

 

3 minutes ago, JLogan3o13 said:

@eKolin still unwilling to crack open the help file I see. To concatenate a string you use the & symbol.

"User's" & $a & "control panel"

 

Well, I've started doing it every time before I post. This time i've failed to find it, because i didin't know what to search for exactly.

Edited by eKolin
typo?

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1 minute ago, eKolin said:

Well, I've started doing it every time before I post. This time i've failed to find it, because i didin't know what to search exactly.

Stitching strings together is called concatenation. & (and &=) are concatenation operators. Check the helpfile for "Language Reference - Operators":

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        Concatenation operators
& Concatenates/joins two strings. e.g. "one" & 10    (equals "one10")
&= Concatenation assignment. e.g. $vVar = "one", and then $vVar &= 10    ($vVar now equals "one10")

 

 

2 minutes ago, eKolin said:

Thanks. Seems strange that i didin't need "&" for like a month.

Indeed :D 

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

19 minutes ago, JLogan3o13 said:

still unwilling to crack open the help file

i never know that reading helpfile is a cracking contest. Who i the judge: i don't realy know why, but every time i press F1 it's opened and give good advice. So, the pot is mine. And yes i can reproduce this feeeature.

Edited by AutoBert

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@AutoBert what really scares me is the fact that I believe that sentence makes some sort of sense to you...


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9 minutes ago, AutoBert said:

So, the pot is mine.

Apparently :D 


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

 

8 minutes ago, SadBunny said:

Apparently :D 

i'm not sure seems that JLogan3o13 is also one how knows about and i didn't know time of contest start and contest end.

17 minutes ago, JLogan3o13 said:

@AutoBert what really scares me is the fact that I believe that sentence makes some sort of sense to you...

the google translation wasn't very helpfull but i am afraid it means the contenst is already closed.

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How about we not derail the OP's topic any further, please.


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