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Share how u remember all those autoIT functions etc....

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Hi,

Right now, each time when I forget how to right those codes, I will refer to the help files. After some time, I will know quite many functions but its impossible to remember everything. And it is not productive if I will have to look at help files because the help files have to many things which I dont need to know for the time being. Therefore I need to write the codes down into my very own book.

Can members please share with me how they organise themselves in this respect.

Thanks

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After writing lots and lots of lines of code, then the knowledge of the help file gets ingrained into your brain. If you read a page countless times, then it does sink in, but early on, you will open that help file constantly, like for almost every function used to know how to type good code.

You need to remind yourself that it will get easier as you go along. And then later on, it will be like a part of you.

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SciTE4AutoIt3 helps to jog my senile brain.

-MSP-


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My best advise is everytime you go to that help file to get a function... make sure you never copy and paste the code. Force yourself to write it out. :shocked:

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you wouldnt believe the amount of useless southpark songs I used to know by heart..

this type of knowledge is the first you loose if you are serious about remembering all the functions...


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you wouldnt believe the amount of useless southpark songs I used to know by heart..

this type of knowledge is the first you loose if you are serious about remembering all the functions...

I just wonder is autoIT help available in the form of a book. Its easier to refer from book.

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I just wonder is autoIT help available in the form of a book. Its easier to refer from book.

file -> print :shocked:

As for remembering, i still refer to the helpfile !

in general, the names of the functions stick, but nothing else does, such as the syntax

short of sounding like a nut, start thinking in code.. so instead of "copy and paste" think to yourself "filecopy("source","destination","overwrite")"

you sound like a nutter (especially if you murmer what your doing like i do), but you remember it.

meanwhile, i have started on PHP.. cannot get the format of a FOR loop into my head for crap.

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...and it is not productive if I will have to look at help files because the help files have to many things...

Notice the "Favorites" Tab in the Help file. When you find in the Help file something you will need in the future, just click the "Favorites" Tab, and then click the 'Add" button on the bottom.

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There is a script on my desktop that I run every time there is AutoIt work to do. It opens the following five windows:

1. Explorer window to my sources

2. Explorer window to my compiled scripts share

3. AutoIt Beta help file

4. Firefox to this forum

5. SciTe4AutoIt (which opens my current project by default on starting)

Been working with AutoIt over a year now and I still use the help file every time.

:shocked:


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I just wonder is autoIT help available in the form of a book. Its easier to refer from book.

It can not possibly be easier to refer to a book.

You are aware that the help file has a search function right?

And that it offers links that quickly direct you to related information.

IMHO there is just no way you can possibly find pertinent information faster in a hard copy than you can with a help file.


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It can not possibly be easier to refer to a book.

You are aware that the help file has a search function right?

And that it offers links that quickly direct you to related information.

Agree! And don't forget that books don't support Ctrl+C function, either! :shocked:

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

I wouldn't mind an AutoIt book, but it wouldn't be for command reference (the help file is fine for that, and an updated one comes with each Beta). I would love to read a good explanation of say, the twenty most common DLL and COM objects used in AutoIt scripts. Maybe a chapter on best practices for versioning and expecially a good chapter or two on RegExp!

"AutoIt For Dummies PsaltyDS"

:shocked:

Edited by PsaltyDS

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I use my local copy of the help file and select the index tab. Then it is pretty quick to scroll to the command of interest. Plus something related is often close by. If you are using the content or search it can take a while so try the index tab.

jh

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Hit F1 many times while coding ... fast and easy ... :shocked:

...and if you're really stuck, use your forehead to do it?

:(


Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law

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Great trance music & the helpfile for me!

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I am constantly running back to the help file for functions like MsgBox, InputBox, FileSaveDialog, pretty much anything with a flag parameter. Besides that, the functions are all pretty well named and as such, they kind of organize themselves. As long as you know what you want to do, it's pretty simple to figure out.

"Hmm, I want to get the contents of a file... Want to read the file... File function.. that reads... FileRead. Yay!"

You'll just remember the stuff after a while (but you'll never remember all the flags :shocked:).

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