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Completely newby needs some tips

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Today marked my first try at somewhat difficult code-writing, heh.

Anyhow, I think I've got the very, very basics of AutoIt scripting down. I've been trying to write a script that does the following, to no avail except quite a few error messages :) :

Remains in the 'background' until the user presses a specific button (Do I need to use the 'Hotkey' function for this? :whistle:) and then begins sending some text (With the 'Send' function, I'm guessing). After it sends a line of text and hits return, it then pauses for six seconds ('Sleep' function?) and then sends the same line of text again. It continues to 'loop' from the beginning - that is, typing the text and hitting return (I hesitate to say loop, because it could mean something that I don't understand) until the user presses another key ('Hotkey' again?)

It doesn't seem too complex, maybe someone could help me out with this?

Remember, I'm completely new at this, so don't be too harsh please :lmao:

EDIT - Just realized my title is screwed up, heh :)

Edited by Wrench

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Found this in another script:

HotkeySet("{END}","_end")

HotKeySet("{Home}", "RunScript")

HotKeySet("{PAUSE}","PauseScript")

Does that have the same effect as the 'press button start' 'press another end' part that I need?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

HotKeySet("{END}", "TogglePause")
HotKeySet("{PAUSE}", "ToggleResume")
$Paused = 1
While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd
Func TogglePause()
    $Paused = 0
    While $Paused = 0
        Send('YourTextGoesHere')
        Sleep(6000)
    WEnd
EndFunc
Func ToggleResume()
    $Paused = 1
EndFunc

It's pretty poorly written i suppose. Just hit the END key to start the script, and the PAUSE BREAK key to pause it.

Edited by Jasio

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I would use another key other than ones that the user may already use, and if the user's program already used that key then who knows what would happen. Try using Alt or Ctrl before the hotkey


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@Wrench, you can make the hotkeys anything you wish, notice where it sais {END} and {PAUSE}. You can change that to anything you wish.

{!} !

{#} #

{+} +

{^} ^

{{} {

{}} }

{SPACE} SPACE

{ENTER} ENTER key on the main keyboard

{ALT} ALT

{BACKSPACE} or {BS} BACKSPACE

{DELETE} or {DEL} DELETE

{UP} Cursor up

{DOWN} Cursor down

{LEFT} Cursor left

{RIGHT} Cursor right

{HOME} HOME

{END} END

{ESCAPE} or {ESC} ESCAPE

{INSERT} or {INS} INS

{PGUP} PageUp

{PGDN} PageDown

{F1} - {F12} Function keys

{TAB} TAB

{PRINTSCREEN} Print Screen key

{LWIN} Left Windows key

{RWIN} Right Windows key

{NUMLOCK on} NUMLOCK (on/off/toggle)

{CAPSLOCK off} CAPSLOCK (on/off/toggle)

{SCROLLLOCK toggle} SCROLLLOCK (on/off/toggle)

{CTRLBREAK} Ctrl+Break

{PAUSE} PAUSE

{NUMPAD0} - {NUMPAD9} Numpad digits

{NUMPADMULT} Numpad Multiply

{NUMPADADD} Numpad Add

{NUMPADSUB} Numpad Subtract

{NUMPADDIV} Numpad Divide

{NUMPADDOT} Numpad period

{NUMPADENTER} Enter key on the numpad

{APPSKEY} Windows App key

{LALT} Left ALT key

{RALT} Right ALT key

{LCTRL} Left CTRL key

{RCTRL} Right CTRL key

{LSHIFT} Left Shift key

{RSHIFT} Right Shift key

{SLEEP} Computer SLEEP key

{ALTDOWN} Holds the ALT key down until {ALTUP} is sent

{SHIFTDOWN} Holds the SHIFT key down until {SHIFTUP} is sent

{CTRLDOWN} Holds the CTRL key down until {CTRLUP} is sent

{LWINDOWN} Holds the left Windows key down until {LWINUP} is sent

{RWINDOWN} Holds the right Windows key down until {RWINUP} is sent

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Yes, I had anticipated them using other keys.

Thank you for all the help everyone, I'll get this down soon enough =P

EDIT -

Jasio, I tried your script out...it doesn't seem to work correctly. I'll try messing with it a little with my (very) limited knowledge and see where that gets me :whistle:

Edited by Wrench

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Alright, monkeyd with it a bit:

HotKeySet("{END}", "TogglePause")
HotKeySet("{PAUSE}", "ToggleResume")
$Paused = 1
While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd
Func TogglePause()
    $Paused = 0
    While $Paused = 0
        Send('Hello world!')
        Send("{NUMPADENTER}")
        Sleep(6000)
    WEnd
EndFunc
Func ToggleResume()
    $Paused = 1
EndFunc

It works now, tested it in Notepad.

Thank you Jasio!

Soo much more to learn -_x

I found this neat AutoIt 1 2 3 thing that someone made, I'll check it out tonight :whistle:

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I suggest you download SciTe editor to. Its very helpful for all stages of the programming process. SciTe download

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I suggest you download SciTe editor to. Its very helpful for all stages of the programming process.

Thank you, I got that this morning =P

Much easier than notepad. Was getting a headache from the monotone text x_x

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