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O.P. What scripts can't do.
Scripts as they are, are not advanced as some may think. What can scripts do? For starters, they can get and send text messages with MSN. They can open conversation windows and detect when someone changes their status. They can go as far as swapping your DP for an image stored on your computer. They can use many of Windows' built in features like opening a message box or reading files, and they can even use features from application extensions (DLL files.) However, if you're not a script developer, please don't let your imagination run wild with requests. If it couldn't be done before, it can't be done now. Scripts are just plugins that are easier to make. You can't make your display picture animated, you can't see your AIM contacts in messenger. Scripting isn't some magical tool that lets you do things you couldn't before, so please check if its actually possible before requesting a script to do it. Also, think logically about what messenger plus does, and what you think scripts can do. That is all.


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07-07-2006 05:41 AM
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RE: What scripts can't do.
Good point ShawnZ. When we do say they can be advanced, we mean as if calling functions from more advanced languages. We can't go past the Window's Live Messenger api. In fact, Plus! does not use all functions from the api, therefore scripting is not so great. Scripts are popular with developers because they are easy to create, the language is easy and Plus! makes the functions so much easier to use.

As ShawnZ said, scripts are not magical things that can do anything. They are limited, but with a good imagination they can do some useful stuff.

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07-07-2006 10:05 AM
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RE: What scripts can't do.
I don't know what really is possible? What was possible before and where can I find out?

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RE: What scripts can't do.
but scripts have an interface to DLL's
which makes up for a large portion of missing functionality
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but scripts have an interface to DLL's
which makes up for a large portion of missing functionality

I think you are missing the point. Scripts can do everything the old plugins could do (.dlls) however in a much easier way for newer users to grasp onto.
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07-23-2006 06:13 AM
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RE: What scripts can't do.
hmm are they capable of hooking onto window procs?
(not trying to start an argument or anything, i just never noticed anything like that in the documentation)
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RE: What scripts can't do.
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hmm are they capable of hooking onto window procs?
(not trying to start an argument or anything, i just never noticed anything like that in the documentation)

Put it this way: If you could do it using MP3 using .dlls then you can do it in scripts :P
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RE: What scripts can't do.
Hi,

I tried to learn Script, but I dont know how it works.

I only know Visual Basic and the good old Basic (Quickbasic or older).

But is it possible to create a simple script that can sent information to a Visual Basic created program and back?
Like a textfile or with a magical link between the both programs?

Greetings,

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08-09-2006 08:47 PM
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RE: What scripts can't do.
Please do not double post :)

And yes, I believe that is possible.
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RE: What scripts can't do.
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Originally posted by dodos622
Hi,

I tried to learn Script, but I dont know how it works.

I only know Visual Basic and the good old Basic (Quickbasic or older).

But is it possible to create a simple script that can sent information to a Visual Basic created program and back?
Like a textfile or with a magical link between the both programs?

Greetings,

Erwin
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