Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Change String during Running Time

Recommended Posts


Hello Freaks,

is there any possibility to change a String content during Running Time? It would make things much easier.

For example: I have an

"unknown string content" & "world time" & "unknown content"

if I could declare it like this:

$string = $a & $hour & $min & $sec & $b

Now I could "only" update $hour, $min, $sec and would get a new String:

while (1)

$hour = @HOUR

$min = @MIN

$sec = @SEC


if $sec has changed it would be great if $string has changed, too - because it contains $sec...

Is it impossible or has anybody an idea?

Many thanks - Autoit is really great!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


To update a string during runtime, you just redeclare it. Based on your post, this shows what I mean:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$sTime = ""  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Declare the string as empty

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel($sTime, 10, 10, 100, 20)


$iCurr_Sec = @Sec

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

    If @SEC <> $iCurr_Sec Then
        $sTime = @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<< Redeclare the string as we go along
        GUICtrlSetData($hLabel, $sTime)


I hope this helps.


P.S. And we are not "freaks", by the way! :D

Edited by Melba23

Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______Open Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this