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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:45 am   

Using variables in seperate windows.
 
Is it possible to use a variable from my main session in other windows?

I've been trying but it does not read them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:57 am   
 
Yes it is possible.
The easiest method is to create a module to store any variables that will be used in other windows.
Technically you could use the long variable reference syntax... but I always forget how it goes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:58 am   
 
I figured out a way:

From my main window I can:

Code:

#EXEC WindowName:#VAR Name Value


The window in question contains a list of all characters online, I have a script that runs a %replaceitem to colourcode different people, depending what variable they are assigned too - but it is very messy and slow.

My plan is to make this trigger in the window:

Code:

#TRIGGER {@Varaible} {#CW Colour}


But it isn't working :(

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:46 am   
 
when using a variable list in a trigger pattern, it needs to be enclosed in its own set of curly braces
#TR {{@VAR}} {#CW color}

By the by, this is the exact reason i use a module in my own play.
I put the trigger in there as well, and then it works in all windows, instead of needing to be repeated in each.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:42 pm   
 
Arghh, so simple. Thank you very much!
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