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Filling GuiCtrlSetData() from Array

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I have questions...

Question #1: How do I fill GuiCtrlSetData() from a multi-dimensional array? I want to populate GuiCtrlSetData() with the contents of only column[0] for every row, aka "lines", contained in the multi-dimensional array.

Question #2: After making a selection with GUICtrlCreateCombo() how do I capture the remaining columns, columns 1 thru 3, contents associated with this specific row? I want to store each column[$var] to a memory varible too.

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After much trial and error I've answered Question #1: How do I fill GuiCtrlSetData() from a multi-dimensional array? I want to populate GuiCtrlSetData() with the contents of only column[0] for every row, aka "lines", contained in the multi-dimensional array.

I've created the test.csv file as:

$Ay[0][0]='TX' $Ay[0][1]='Dallas' $Ay[0][2]='Ft. Worth' $Ay[0][3]=' '

$Ay[1][0]='NM' $Ay[1][1]='Taos' $Ay[1][2]='Albuquerque' $Ay[1][3]='Belen'

$Ay[2][0]='FL' $Ay[2][1]='Miami' $Ay[2][2]='Coco Beach' $Ay[2][3]='Tampa'

$Ay[3][0]='AZ'

Here is the script thus far:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <File.au3>
$in_filename = "test.csv"
Dim $lines,$Display, $NumCols
_FileReadToArray($in_filename, $lines)
$Columns = StringSplit($lines[1], ",")
$NumCols=$Columns[0]
MsgBox(0,"how many columns", $NumCols)
Dim $array[ $lines[0] ][ $Columns[0] ]
For $i = 1 To $lines[0]
    $Columns = StringSplit($lines[$i], ",")
    If $Columns[0] = 1 Then Continueloop
    For $j = 1 To $Columns[0]
        $array[$i-1][$j-1] = $Columns[$j]
    Next
Next
$Rows=$Lines[0]-1
MsgBox(0,"How many Rows", $Rows)
For $i = 1 To $lines[0]-1
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display Entire CSV File converted to an Array
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
    For $j = 1 To $NumCols
  $Display  = $Display&"array["&String($i-1)&"]["&String($j-1)&"]="&chr(9)&$array[$i-1][$j-1]&@CRLF
    Next
Next
MsgBox(4096, "Here is your CSV File",$Display)
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display only the contents of Row 1, Column A 
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
MsgBox(0,"Array[Row1][ColumnA]", $Array[0][0])
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display the contents of Column A and all rows
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim $ColumnA, $AllColumnA
$M = 0
While $m <= $Rows -1
    $ColumnA=$Array[$m][0] & "|"
    $m = $m + 1
    $AllColumnA=$AllColumnA & $ColumnA
Wend
MsgBox(0,"AllColumnA", $AllColumnA)
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display the contents of Column A in a ComboBox
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
GUICreate("ComboBox view for contents of Column A for all Rows",400,100,-1,-1)
GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 10,10,100)
GUICtrlSetData(-1,$AllColumnA)
GUISetState ()

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
Wend

All I need now is some help with Question #2: After making a selection with GUICtrlCreateCombo() how do I capture the remaining columns, columns 1 thru 3, contents associated with this specific row? I want to store each column[$var] to a memory varible too.

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All I need now is some help with Question #2: After making a selection with GUICtrlCreateCombo() how do I capture the remaining columns, columns 1 thru 3, contents associated with this specific row? I want to store each column[$var] to a memory varible too.

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Hello PerryRaptor,

I'm not an expert on the GUI stuff, but when I remember it well, there is no way to return the chosen index number from a Combobox. You can only retrieve the chosen data with GUICtrlRead.

So in order to know the corresponding index in your array, you will have to make a 'search function' that searches for the chosen value through your array and returns the index.

Maybe someone should add functionality to GUICtrlGetState() to retrieve the chosen index from a combobox (it does currently for a chosen column in a listview). That should make life much easier.

Regards,

-Sven

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Thanks for the look Sven.

I'm going to try the _ArrayBinarySearch() to see if it can search the first dimension in the array for what GUICtrlRead() returns.

I'm guessing that _ArrayBinarySearch() can return the index number. Also, I'm guessing that it can work the first dimension since the helpfile says it's only for 1 dimensional arrays.

The CSV File is important to my project. I do not want to loose it for a work around. The data in the CSV File is easily edited for additions, updates, and deletions.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

add the following to your while

If $msg = $h_cmb Then
         MsgBox(0,"",_GUICtrlComboBoxIndex($h_cmb))
    EndIf

add this function

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxIndex($h_combobox)
    Dim $CB_GETCURSEL = 0x147 
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_GETCURSEL , 0, 0 )
EndFunc

Edit: forgot you need to assign the control id

$h_cmb = GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 10,10,100)
Edited by gafrost

SciTE for AutoItDirections for Submitting Standard UDFs

 

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Didn't work GaFrost. probably because I've made changes since the posted code. Here is my current evolution with your additions. Also, I'm using AutoIT version 3.1.1 and not the current beta.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <File.au3>
$in_filename = "test.csv"
Dim $lines,$Display, $NumCols
_FileReadToArray($in_filename, $lines)
$Columns = StringSplit($lines[1], ",")
$NumCols=$Columns[0]
MsgBox(0,"how many columns", $NumCols)
Dim $array[ $lines[0] ][ $Columns[0] ]
For $i = 1 To $lines[0]
    $Columns = StringSplit($lines[$i], ",")
    If $Columns[0] = 1 Then Continueloop
    For $j = 1 To $Columns[0]
        $array[$i-1][$j-1] = $Columns[$j]
    Next
Next
$Rows=$Lines[0]-1
MsgBox(0,"How many Rows", $Rows)
For $i = 1 To $lines[0]-1
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display Entire CSV File converted to an Array
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
    For $j = 1 To $NumCols
  $Display  = $Display&"array["&String($i-1)&"]["&String($j-1)&"]="&chr(9)&$array[$i-1][$j-1]&@CRLF
    Next
Next
MsgBox(4096, "Here is your CSV File",$Display)
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display only the contents of Row 1, Column A 
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
MsgBox(0,"Array[Row1][ColumnA]", $Array[0][0])
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display the contents of Column A and all rows
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim $ColumnA, $AllColumnA
$M = 0
While $m <= $Rows -1
    $ColumnA=$Array[$m][0] & "|"
    $m = $m + 1
    $AllColumnA=$AllColumnA & $ColumnA
Wend
MsgBox(0,"AllColumnA", $AllColumnA)
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display the contents of Column A in a ComboBox
;----------------------------------------------------------------------
GUICreate("ComboBox view for contents of Column A for all Rows",400,100,-1,-1)
GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 10,10,100)
GUICtrlSetData(-1,$AllColumnA)
$h_cmb = GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 140,10,100)
GUISetState ()

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    If $msg = $h_cmb Then
         MsgBox(0,"",_GUICtrlComboBoxIndex($h_cmb))
    EndIf
        
Wend

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxIndex($h_combobox)
    Dim $CB_GETCURSEL = 0x147 
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_GETCURSEL , 0, 0 )
EndFunc

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

change

GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 10,10,100)
GUICtrlSetData(-1,$AllColumnA)
$h_cmb = GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 140,10,100)

to

$h_cmb = GUICtrlCreateCombo ("", 10,10,100)
GUICtrlSetData(-1,$AllColumnA)
Edited by gafrost

SciTE for AutoItDirections for Submitting Standard UDFs

 

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

 

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For those interested in some combo box functions

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxSelectedIndex($h_combobox)
; An application sends a CB_GETCURSEL message to retrieve the 
; index of the currently selected item, if any, in the list box of a combo box.
    Dim $CB_GETCURSEL = 0x147 
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_GETCURSEL , 0, 0 )
EndFunc

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxCount($h_combobox)
; An application sends a CB_GETCOUNT message to retrieve the
; number of items in the list box of a combo box. 
    Dim $CB_GETCOUNT = 0x146 
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_GETCOUNT , 0, 0 )
EndFunc

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxFind($h_combobox,$s_search,$i_exact=0)
; An application sends a CB_FINDSTRING message to search the
; list box of a combo box for an item beginning with the characters
; in a specified string.
    Dim $CB_FINDSTRING = 0x14C 
; An application sends a CB_FINDSTRINGEXACT message to find the first
; list box string in a combo box that matches the string specified in
; the $s_search parameter.
    Dim $CB_FINDSTRINGEXACT = 0x158
    If($i_exact) Then
        Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_FINDSTRINGEXACT , -1, $s_search )
    Else
        Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_FINDSTRING , -1, $s_search )
    EndIf
EndFunc

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxAddItem($h_combobox, $s_text,$i_location = -1)
; An application sends a CB_INSERTSTRING message to insert a string into
; the list box of a combo box. Unlike the CB_ADDSTRING message, the
; CB_INSERTSTRING message does not cause a list with the CBS_SORT style
; to be sorted. 

; if $i_location is omitted then we append to end of list
    Dim $CB_INSERTSTRING = 0x14A 
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_INSERTSTRING , $i_location, $s_text )
EndFunc

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxClearItems($h_combobox)
; An application sends a CB_RESETCONTENT message to remove all items from
; the list box and edit control of a combo box. 
    Dim $CB_RESETCONTENT = 0x14B
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_RESETCONTENT , 0, 0 )
EndFunc

Func _GUICtrlCombBoxSelectString($h_combobox,$s_search,$i_StartAt = -1)
; An application sends a CB_SELECTSTRING message to search the list of
; a combo box for an item that begins with the characters in a specified string.
; If a matching item is found, it is selected and copied to the edit control.
    
; if $i_StartAt is omitted then search entire list
; otherwise it Specifies the zero-based index of the item preceding
; the first item to be searched. When the search reaches the bottom
; of the list, it continues from the top of the list back to the item
; specified by the $i_StartAt parameter
    Dim $CB_SELECTSTRING = 0x14D 
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_SELECTSTRING , $i_StartAt, $s_search )
EndFunc

Func _GUICtrlComboBoxSetSel($h_combobox,$i_index)
; An application sends a CB_SETCURSEL message to select a string in the list
; of a combo box. If necessary, the list scrolls the string into view. The text
; in the edit control of the combo box changes to reflect the new selection, and
; any previous selection in the list is removed.
    Dim $CB_SETCURSEL = 0x14E
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg ( $h_combobox, $CB_SETCURSEL , $i_index, 0 )
EndFunc

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Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

 

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Thanks everyone that helped me out!!!

This works with version 3.1.1.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <File.au3>
$in_filename = "test.csv"
Dim $lines,$Display, $NumCols
_FileReadToArray($in_filename, $lines)
$Columns = StringSplit($lines[1], ",")
$NumCols=$Columns[0]
Dim $array[ $lines[0] ][ $Columns[0] ]
For $i = 1 To $lines[0]
    $Columns = StringSplit($lines[$i], ",")
    If $Columns[0] = 1 Then Continueloop
    For $j = 1 To $Columns[0]
        $array[$i-1][$j-1] = $Columns[$j]
    Next
Next
$Rows=$Lines[0]-1
For $i = 1 To $lines[0]-1
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display Entire CSV File converted to an Array
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
    For $j = 1 To $NumCols
  $Display  = $Display&"array["&String($i-1)&"]["&String($j-1)&"]="&chr(9)&$array[$i-1][$j-1]&@CRLF
    Next
Next
MsgBox(4096, "Here is your CSV File",$Display)

;---------------------------------------------------------------------
;Get the contents of Column A for every row 
;  Add a "|" at the end of each item
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim $ColumnA, $AllColumnA, $H_cmb, $H_ComboBox
$M = 0
While $m <= $Rows -1
    $ColumnA=$Array[$m][0] & "|"
    $m = $m + 1
    $AllColumnA=$AllColumnA & $ColumnA
Wend
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
;Display the contents of Column A in a ComboBox
;  Display Column B contents in an InputBox
;  Display Column C contents in a GuiCtrlCreateLabel 
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
GUICreate("ComboBox view for contents of Column A for all Rows",400,100,-1,-1)
$h_cmb = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10,10,100)
GUICtrlSetData(-1,$AllColumnA)
GUISetState ()

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    If $msg = $h_cmb Then
         GuiCtrlCreateInput(_GUICtrlComboBoxIndex($h_cmb), 115,10,80)
    EndIf
Wend
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
;Function used with "Display the contents of Column A in a ComboBox"
;  Returns the row (aka Line Number) for the item selected
;  Returns the data contained in Columns B and C
;---------------------------------------------------------------------
Func _GUICtrlComboBoxIndex($H_ComboBox)
    Dim $CB_GETCURSEL = 0x147 
    $Row_Return = GUICtrlSendMsg ( $H_ComboBox, $CB_GETCURSEL , 0, 0 )
    $H_ComboBox = $Array[$Row_Return][1]
    GuiCtrlCreateLabel($Array[$Row_Return][2],200,13,140)
    Return $H_ComboBox
EndFunc

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