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Intro to Classes in AutoHotkey in AutoHotkey

Intro to ClassesToday we had a great Intro to Classes in AutoHotkey by Jean Lalonde, author of Quick Access Popup.

As mentioned in the video, we had webinar teaching an Intro to Classes in AutoHotkey back in 2018.  I wanted to revisit the topic and Jean agreed to give us a good introduction to classes.

Jean mentioned a good precursor of this video is the webinar we had on Objects

He also mentioned a few tutorials on the forum.  Here are a few Intro to Classes in AutoHotkey that he mentioned

Intro to Classes in AutoHotkey Tutorial

Easily pull up AutoHotkey Documentation and Videos with AHKHelp in ANY editor!

AHK HelpThe AutoHotkey documentation is top-notch however many editors don’t allow you to easily pull it up!  AHKHelp allows you to easily access AutoHotkey documentation and video tutorials!  In this one tool we leverage the online AutoHotkey documentation as well as search YouTube for the AutoHotkey topic you’ve selected!  This will greatly improve your AutoHotkey experience!

Watch how easy it is to pull up AutoHotkey documentation and videos from ANY editor!

How to easily change your default AutoHotkey editor with AHKEditSwap!

default AutoHotkey editor AHK EditSwapWe all have our favorite default AutoHotkey editor / AutoHotkey IDE to edit in however sometimes you want to switch editors.  Not all editors make this easy!  AHK Studio has a built in way to set it as the default editor (in the omni search type default editor), however you can’t easily switch it back to what was default before it.   SciTE4AutoHotkey will ask at first-run if you want it o be the default editor however after that you’re on your own.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using Visual Studio, Notepadd++, or Notepad as your default AutoHotkey editor.  This just keeps track of your registry settings and allows you to, easily, swap them without actually monkeying with your registry!

AHKEditSwap is an AutoHotkey script that will keep track of your editors and make it easy revert back to previous editors.  If you’re wanting to try out a different AutoHotkey IDE, use Edit Swap to easily customize your default AutoHotkey editor.  Or, if you’re working on someone else’s computer, use AHKEditSwap to easily change back and forth so you can use your favorite AHK IDE and so can the default user!

You can download AHKEditSwap here

How to change your default AutoHotkey editor with AHKEditSwap!

Automatically close brackets, parens, braces, and quotes with SciTE

In this short tutorial I walk through how I configured SciTE to automatically close: brackets, parens, braces, and quotes with SciTE.

Here’s what you need to do to try this:1) Export these lua files into your SciTE home directory
2) Open your UserLuaScript.lua script and add the following lines (in this order)

Use the following for a webpage post:


Then just restart SciTE and you’ll be able to have SciTE close brackets, parens, quotes on its own!

Video demonstrating the process so SciTE can close brackets, parens, etc.