Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#3751 closed Bug (Fixed)

Abbreviation Manager with abbreviation [

Reported by: Nine Owned by: Melba23
Milestone: Component: SciTE4AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


Creating an abbreviation with character [ generates all sort of problems. Unable to delete, to rename, to edit. Only way to get rid of it is to go directly into the file and delete the line.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by mLipok

  • Component changed from AutoIt to SciTE4AutoIt
  • Owner set to Jos

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

  • Owner changed from Jos to Melba23
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

After some testing I take it you are referring to using the "[" character in the NAME of the abbreviation and not in the text to be inserted when the abbreviation is expanded. I will look into why this is the case.


comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

The problem is in the RegEx used to match the abbreviation name to the list of existing abbreviations - it fails to match if there is a "[" character in the name. I imagine it is because the "[" character has a special meaning within a RegEx pattern.

I will see what I can do to get around this.


comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

I have removed the offending RegEx and used a less elegant, but functioning(!) StringInStr in its place. Please try this version of the _SearchArray function - you will need to replace the existing function in "Your_Path\AutoIt3\SciTE\SciTEConfig\AbbrevMan.au3":

Func _SearchArray($aArray, $sAbbrev_Name)

		For $i = 1 To $aArray[0]

			Local $iIndex = StringInStr($aArray[$i], "=")
			If $iIndex <> 0 Then
				If StringLeft($aArray[$i], $iIndex - 1) = $sAbbrev_Name Then
					Return $i

		Return -1

	EndFunc   ;==>_SearchArray

If you are unsure of just what to do, please send me a PM and I will explain in more detail and/or send you a whole new AbbrevMan file.


Edit: Sorry, just seen who raised the ticket - no intent to suggest you do not know what you are doing!

Last edited 4 years ago by Melba23 (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

No offense M23. It works perfect, thank you very much.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by Melba23

  • Resolution set to Fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

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