Function Reference


Creates an Edit control for the GUI.

GUICtrlCreateEdit ( "text", left, top [, width [, height [, style = -1 [, exStyle = -1]]]] )


text The text of the control.
left The left side of the control. If -1 is used then left will be computed according to GUICoordMode.
top The top of the control. If -1 is used then top will be computed according to GUICoordMode.
width [optional] The width of the control (default is the previously used width).
height [optional] The height of the control (default is the previously used height).
style [optional] Defines the style of the control. See GUI Control Styles Appendix.
    forced styles : $ES_MULTILINE, $WS_TABSTOP only if not $ES_READONLY
exStyle [optional] Defines the extended style of the control. See Extended Style Table.
    default ( -1) : $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE

Return Value

Success: the identifier (controlID) of the new control.
Failure: 0.


To obtain the value of the control see GUICtrlRead().
To set or change information in the control see GUICtrlUpdate...() functions.

To combine styles with the default style use BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_EDIT, newstyle, ... ).
To use the values specified above you must #include <EditConstants.au3> in your script.

If you want to drag & drop a filename onto this control just add the WS_EX_ACCEPTFILES extended style on the GUICreate() and set the state to $GUI_DROPACCEPTED.
Multiple selected files will be dropped as separate lines.

Default resizing is $GUI_DOCKAUTO size and position will occur.

Creating a RichEdit control is too complex so it will not be included as a basic control.
You have to use the _GUICtrlRichEdit_Create().


GUICoordMode (Option), GUICtrlRead, GUICtrlSetData, GUICtrlSetLimit, GUICtrlSetState, GUIGetMsg


#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>


Func Example()
    GUICreate("My GUI edit") ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

    Local $idMyedit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("First line" & @CRLF, 176, 32, 121, 97, $ES_AUTOVSCROLL + $WS_VSCROLL)



    ; will be append dont' forget 3rd parameter
    GUICtrlSetData($idMyedit, "Second line", 1)

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

EndFunc   ;==>Example