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Hey everyone, so before you shoot me with how I didn't do autoIT syntax correctly, I come from a Java background, and I'd love to learn.

I'm having problems passing an Arrays by reference.

Func numStar(Const ByRef $Array)

    For $i = 1 To UBound($Array)
        If $Array[$i] == "*" Then
            $numStar += 1

;~  MsgBox(0, "JIM LENGTH", UBound($Array))
;~  _ArrayDisplay($arr)

;~  For $i = 1 To UBound($Array)
;~      If (String($Array[$i]) == "*") Then
;~          $numStar += 1
;~      EndIf

;~  Next
    MsgBox(0, "JJ", $numStar)
EndFunc   ;==>numStar


Gives me the error

0"F:\Temp\test.au3" (58) : ==> Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded.:
If $Array[$i] == "*" Then

$Array: Single character, string array

The function is basically looking for the number of stars in the array.



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I won't tell you why it's breaking but I will tell you a great way to debug. Use _ArrayDisplay($Array) in your function call and on each iteration in the for loop, print $i to see it's value. You'll figure it out ;)

Also, you can use StringSplit to split a string into an array, each character in an index.

_ArrayDisplay(StringSplit("Example Split Into Characters", "", $STR_NOCOUNT))


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Local $Elements = ["A", "*", "X", "-", "*"]
Local $numStar = 0
For $Element In $Elements
    If $Element == "*" Then $numStar += 1


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