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easy question about arrays

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi people,

It's been a while :)
I have been scripting in vbscript for some time but now i'm back using AutoIt for a project:

Scripting Adobe Illustrator with AutoIt .
This vb code needs to be converted:

Set appRef = CreateObject("Illustrator.Application")
'Create a new document and assign it to a variable
Set documentRef = appRef.Documents.Add
'Create a new text frame item and assign it to a variable
Set sampleText = documentRef.TextFrames.Add
'Set the contents and position of the TextFrame
sampleText.Position = Array(200, 200)
sampleText.Contents = "Hello World!"

The ... = Array(200,200) part is done in one line in vb, is this possible in AutoIt without declaring an array first?
I know I sound like a newbie but I never had to use arrays this way before..

what i have:

$appRef = ObjCreate("Illustrator.Application")
;Create a new document and assign it to a variable
$documentRef = $appRef.Documents.Add
;Create a new text frame item and assign it to a variable
$sampleText = $documentRef.TextFrames.Add
;Set the contents and position of the TextFrame
ReDim $sampleText.Position[2] = [200, 200] <<<--- doesn't work...
$sampleText.Contents = "Hello World!"

 

Edited by TheAutomator

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maybe you could "simulate" the VB behaviuor for "Array()" by using a simple function to return a 2 elements array....

$appRef = ObjCreate("Illustrator.Application")
;Create a new document and assign it to a variable
$documentRef = $appRef.Documents.Add
;Create a new text frame item and assign it to a variable
$sampleText = $documentRef.TextFrames.Add
;Set the contents and position of the TextFrame
$sampleText.Position = Array(200, 200)
$sampleText.Contents = "Hello World!"

Func Array($iX, $iY) ; returns a 2 element 1d array
    Local $aArray[2] = [$iX, $iY]
    Return $aArray
EndFunc   ;==>Array

 


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7 minutes ago, Chimp said:

maybe you could "simulate" the VB behaviuor for "Array()" by using a simple function to return a 2 elements array....

$appRef = ObjCreate("Illustrator.Application")
;Create a new document and assign it to a variable
$documentRef = $appRef.Documents.Add
;Create a new text frame item and assign it to a variable
$sampleText = $documentRef.TextFrames.Add
;Set the contents and position of the TextFrame
$sampleText.Position = Array(200, 200)
$sampleText.Contents = "Hello World!"

Func Array($iX, $iY) ; returns a 2 element 1d array
    Local $aArray[2] = [$iX, $iY]
    Return $aArray
EndFunc   ;==>Array

 

Yes, I thought about that to.. but I first wanted to know if there wasn't a more direct way.
I suppose that's a no for direct array declaring in AutoIt then? :)

Thanks for the reply btw :)

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

11 minutes ago, TheAutomator said:

I suppose that's a no for direct array declaring in AutoIt then?

Correct in relation to your syntax, although using StringSplit() should also work here - however this is still calling a function.

Edited by czardas

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good point,

so you could use for example something like this;

$sampleText.Position = StringSplit('200,200', ',', 3)

p.s. ( little hijacking) )

@czardas,

Since also the StringRegExp function can return an array, what pattern can be used to have an array from a comma delimited list? .....thanks


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Hello. knowing that we're going to use number also we could use

_ArrayDisplay(StringRegExp("200,200", '\d+', 3))

Of course for this Chimp's  suggestion is the correct/clean way to use.

Saludos

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5 minutes ago, czardas said:

I think I know this. :)

never doubted ...... lol :D

@Danyfirex .... thanks :)

 

p.s.

:think: is there any 'regexp' guru that could came out with an an esotheric pattern to get a multidimensional array as well..... :blink:

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2 hours ago, Chimp said:

never doubted

Well as long as there are no missing items in the list, the regexp is fine. :whisper:

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redim $sample.text.position[200][200]

arrays are [x][y] not [x,y]

Just my humble 2 cents

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