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can't get text from listbox

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I'm trying to read the entries from a ListBox control that populates after entering some info in an input box and clicking a button in the same window.

But even though I can see entries come up after clicking the button to submit a search, when I check the ListBox contents using the Window Info tool, or using ControlGetText(), no text is found.

Here's what Window Info returns for this control:

ListBox

1

ListBox1

[CLASS:ListBox; INSTANCE:1]

16402

8, 219

1144, 239

124, 34

0x54000909

0x00000200

0x002A060C

Note that the blank space under the control ID (16402) is where the text should be.

Here's the script I'm using to get the text:

$search="Title of Window"

winactivate($search)
winwaitactive($search)
$results=controlgettext($search,"",16402)
msgbox(0,"",$results)

How can I find the text that I see in the ListBox?

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May be, this helps:

ConsoleWrite( ControlCommand('[CLASS:ListBox]', '', 'ListBox1', "GetCurrentSelection", "") & @CRLF)

No, that just wrote a blank string to the console.

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These can be tough break. Firstly ensure you are getting the correct control handle, using the control ID is a good idea or $search like you are doing.

I can understand why no text is shown, there is no text associated with the control, its in the control, populated at run-time.

Secondly - its a little trail an error - I suggest ControlGetText (i see you have tried) or ControlCommand with different "command" options. You could have a stab using _GUICtrlListBox_GetCurSel($controlHandle) or GUICtrlRead().


Post your code because code says more then your words can. SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y. Use Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)[topic="84960"]Brett F's Learning To Script with AutoIt V3[/topic][topic="21048"]Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... is now in Session[/topic]Contribution: [topic="87994"]Get SVN Rev Number[/topic], [topic="93527"]Control Handle under mouse[/topic], [topic="91966"]A Presentation using AutoIt[/topic], [topic="112756"]Log ConsoleWrite output in Scite[/topic]

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These can be tough break. Firstly ensure you are getting the correct control handle, using the control ID is a good idea or $search like you are doing.

I can understand why no text is shown, there is no text associated with the control, its in the control, populated at run-time.

Secondly - its a little trail an error - I suggest ControlGetText (i see you have tried) or ControlCommand with different "command" options. You could have a stab using _GUICtrlListBox_GetCurSel($controlHandle) or GUICtrlRead().

How could I use GUICtrl functions? This isn't an application that I created with an AutoIt script, it's an existing application that I'm trying to interface with.

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How could I use GUICtrl functions? This isn't an application that I created with an AutoIt script, it's an existing application that I'm trying to interface with.

Like I said, have a stab. I would try it so see what happens probably will not work but it may just. What have you got to lose?

Post your code because code says more then your words can. SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y. Use Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)[topic="84960"]Brett F's Learning To Script with AutoIt V3[/topic][topic="21048"]Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... is now in Session[/topic]Contribution: [topic="87994"]Get SVN Rev Number[/topic], [topic="93527"]Control Handle under mouse[/topic], [topic="91966"]A Presentation using AutoIt[/topic], [topic="112756"]Log ConsoleWrite output in Scite[/topic]

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