• URL shortener


    Not my code but I’ve found this AutoHotkey script (which can use either the TinyURL or Is.Gd APIs) very useful:

    AHK code:

    ; Credit to 'teadrinker'
    ; https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?p=358489#p358489
    Gui, New,, URL shortener
    Gui, Margin, 15, 15
    Gui, Font, s10
    Gui, Add, Radio, Checked, TinyURL
    Gui, Add, Radio, x+10 yp, Is.Gd
    GuiControlGet, RadioPos, Pos, Button2
    Gui, Add, Text, xm, Enter URL to shorten:
    Gui, Add, Edit, y+5 w200
    Gui, Add, Button, x+5 yp hp, Shorten
    GuiControlGet, ButtonPos, Pos, Button3
    Gui, Add, Text, xm y+10, Shortened URL:
    Gui, Add, Edit, xm y+5 w200
    Gui, Add, Button, x+5 yp w%ButtonPosW% hp, Copy
    offset := (ButtonPosX + ButtonPosW - RadioPosX - RadioPosW)//2
    GuiControl, Move, Button1, % "x" . 15 + offset
    GuiControl, Move, Button2, % "x" . RadioPosX + offset
    Gui, Show
    ButtonShorten() {
    static apiTiny := "https://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url="
    , apiIs := "https://is.gd/create.php?format=simple&url="
    GuiControlGet, Button1
    GuiControlGet, Edit1
    url := (Button1 ? apiTiny : apiIs) . EncodeDecodeURI(Edit1)
    GuiControl,, Edit2, % HttpQuery(url)
    ButtonCopy() {
    GuiControlGet, Clipboard,, Edit2
    EncodeDecodeURI(str, encode := true, component := true) {
    static Doc, JS
    if !Doc {
    Doc := ComObjCreate("htmlfile")
    Doc.write("<meta http-equiv=""X-UA-Compatible"" content=""IE=9"">")
    JS := Doc.parentWindow
    Return JS[ (encode ? "en" : "de") . "codeURI" . (component ? "Component" : "") ](str)
    HttpQuery(url) {
    whr := ComObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
    whr.Open("GET", url, true)
    status := whr.status
    if (status != 200)
    throw "HttpQuery error, status: " . status
    Return whr.ResponseText
    GuiClose() {

    When run, you’ll see this GUI:


    Usage is self-explanatory.

    Many thanks to teadrinker in the AutoHotkey Ask For Help forum.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Rick Corbett.
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Rick Corbett.
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