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Alright I am trying to get different colored lines using this this function but it doesn't seem to be working. It only takes up the color of the last line printed into the edit box. Also I tried Do, Until msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE to exit the script once the exit button has been pressed but it doesn't seem to be working ( and yes i used $msg = GUIGetMsg() )

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

GUICreate("Buttons", 647, 302)
$output = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 0, 647, 302, 0)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x000000)

Global $output

While 1
    _print("line 1 = white", "0xFFFFFF", 1)
    _print("line 2 = red", "0xFF0000", 1)
    _print("line 3 = blue", "0x0000FF", 1)

Func _print($message, $color, $crlf)
    If $crlf = 1 Then
        $crlf = @CRLF
        $crlf = ""
    GUICtrlSetData($output, $message & $crlf, 1)
    GUICtrlSetColor(-1, $color)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1,9,0,0,"Lucida Console")

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Q1. Edit controls can only have a single text colour. You need either a RichEdit control (just use search to find numerous posts) or this UDF from MrCreatoR which makes excellent multicoloured labels.


i used $msg = GUIGetMsg()

No sign of it in the script?


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Thanks for the reply Melba. I looked at MrCreatoR's UDF but it wont help me since you can't use $variables inside those tags. I searched the forum for RichEdit controls and read about 3-4 topics and I still couldn't really understand how it works, the example in the help files doesn't make much sense either.

Is it possible for some here to make me an example script using RichText (or any other method that will work) using my example script above?

(for the exit button I fixed it by using a switch statement xD )

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If you are using the latest beta then look in the Help File >> User Defined Functions >> GuiRichEdit Management for examples.


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