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Display text with embedded AutoIt macros in it

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I am importing dialog text from an ini file based on the language detected. Some times the message of the dialog needs additional information based on what language is being displayed (because of the location of the person reading the message). I want to be able to include AutoIt macros like @CRLF and @TAB into the ini variables, something like this:

certfailmsg = "text line 1" & @CRLF & "line2" & @Tab & "line2 message" & @CRLF & "line3" & @Tab & "line3 message" & @CRLF & "line4" & @Tab & "line4 message"

When I run the script, the iniread() function successfully pulls in the entire line, but when I use msgbox to display it, the macros are interpreted as text instead of the AutoIt macro.

Any suggestions?

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All you should really need to do is wrap everything inside another quote something like

certfailmsg = '"text line 1" & @CRLF & "line2" & @Tab & "line2 message" & @CRLF & "line3" & @Tab & "line3 message" & @CRLF & "line4" & @Tab & "line4 message"'


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That doesn't work... It still displays things as text. I tried single quotes and double quotes.

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$certfailmsg = '"text line 1" & @CRLF & "line2" & @Tab & "line2 message" & @CRLF & "line3" & @Tab & "line3 message" & @CRLF & "line4" & @Tab & "line4 message"'
MsgBox(4096,"",$certfailmsg)
$certfailmsg = Execute($certfailmsg)
MsgBox(4096,"",$certfailmsg)


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

That doesn't work... It still displays things as text. I tried single quotes and double quotes.

Not overly pretty, but see if this works for you.

Created a dummy ini file that contained your example entry:

[Section]
certfailmsg = "text line 1" & @CRLF & "line2" & @Tab & "line2 message" & @CRLF & "line3" & @Tab & "line3 message" & @CRLF & "line4" & @Tab & "line4 message"

And then processed it with:

$sIniFile = @ScriptDir & "\temp.ini"

$sMsg = IniRead($sIniFile, "Section", "certfailmsg", "")
If StringLeft($sMsg, 1) <> Chr(34) Then
    $sMsg = Chr(34) & $sMsg
EndIf

If StringRight($sMsg, 1) <> Chr(34) Then
    $sMsg &= Chr(34)
EndIf

If StringInStr(StringStripWS($sMsg, 8), "&@") Then
    $aSplit = StringSplit($sMsg, "&")
    $sMsg = ""
    For $i = 1 To $aSplit[0]
        $aSplit[$i] = StringReplace($aSplit[$i], "@CRLF", @CRLF)
        $aSplit[$i] = StringReplace($aSplit[$i], "@TAB", @TAB)
        $sMsg &= $aSplit[$i]
    Next
EndIf

MsgBox(64, "Reformatted", $sMsg)

Basically, you'd want to update the For...Next loop to reflect all of the specific macros you intend to use in your ini file(s). Hope this can at least get you started.

Edited by Monamo

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I'll have to do some additional testing... I thought the execute() function would work, but I haven't gotten it to yet when reading in the ini file.

I'll have to try the other suggestion too.

Thanks for the help.

Edited by LynnS

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Monamo, that works great. Thanks.

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quarkiness of INI funcs... add extra single or double quotes...

$certfailmsg = "'text line 1' & @CRLF & 'line2' & @Tab & 'line2 message' & @CRLF & 'line3' & @Tab & 'line3 message' & @CRLF & 'line4' & @Tab & 'line4 message'"
IniWrite("test.ini","main","test","'" & $certfailmsg & "'")
$certfailmsg = IniRead("test.ini","main","test","")
MsgBox(4096,"",$certfailmsg)
$certfailmsg = Execute($certfailmsg)
MsgBox(4096,"",$certfailmsg)

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