Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2289 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

PixelGetColor - output options

Reported by: Rhyono Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


The current decimal output has to be converted to Hex using said function to view the color in a meaningful way, or in order to compare it to a variable with a six digit hex value (i.e. a standard color format), you have to convert it to hex with 6 digits, then back to decimal.

Could there be a (optional) third option for output, such as:
0 - default. Output whatever that decimal number currently is.
1 - six digit hex value.
2 - decimal representation of six digit hex value

Side note: is there a place to report typos in the documentation? Find "snd" on here:

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by guinness

Fixed typo in GUICtrlCreateCombo.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by BrewManNH

I'm not understanding the problem with it returning just the decimal number.

Doesn't this do what you're looking for, where the second messagebox shows the 6 digit Hex number?

Local $var = PixelGetColor(10, 100)
MsgBox(0, "The decimal color is", $var)
MsgBox(0, "The hex color is", Hex($var, 6))

Or even simpler, just automatically convert it to hex as you call it.

Local $var = Hex(PixelGetColor(10, 100), 6)
MsgBox(0, "The decimal color is", Dec($var))
MsgBox(0, "The hex color is", $var)

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Rhyono

It doesn't return the decimal number I'd expect. I.e. I have a variable set to 0x0A1B22, which is then converted to 662306. The number that function will spit out by default when encountering that color is not that number. So in order to use PixelGetColor, I had to wrap the output.

So the output of that function is never usable in a sensical manner, prior to using another function on it.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by BrewManNH

The function returns the color of the pixel at the location specified. Either the color you're having it look for is different than what you think it should be, or there's a shade variation.

The function PixelGetColor returns a decimal value, which can easily be converted with the Hex function. I don't see an overwhelming need to have the devs add functionality when it's easy to get it another way with a function that already exists. Plus the fact that the value it returns on my system is the correct color, converted to Hex or in Decimal, means that the function is working properly.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Rhyono

I'm having trouble reproducing it in a controlled environment, but when values that should have been matching up in my bot weren't, I had it output the values and they were confirmed not matching up. Then, I'd have it output it as Hex($color,6) and it would be the correct value, even though that hex value did not match the decimal value it had shown prior.

After using Dec(Hex(PixelGetColor($x,$y),6)), the problem went away and hasn't reoccurred.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by Jpm

It seems such discussion have to take place in the Forum.

From the point of view of the track, unless there is really a bug which can be reproduced just open a new ticket as Bug.

For the feature request no need to change the reporting type just use Hex() when needed

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by Jpm

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