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Hi,

Basically i've got an input which says "Type text here!". And I want it to delete the text when clicked in, but if the user hasn't inputted anything to default back to the origanal message: "Type text here!".

But if thats really to hard or not possible, I would just like it to highlight the message on click!

Please

Thanks

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DjATUit,

There is probably a really sexy way to do this using windows messages, but this hobbyist code seems to work: ;)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

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

$hInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type text here!", 10, 10, 250, 20)
$hInput_Handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

$hButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Read", 10, 50, 80, 30)

$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 100, 250, 20)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS)

GUISetState()

$fInput_Flag = False

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $hButton
            $sText = GUICtrlRead($hInput)
            Switch $sText
                Case "", "Type text here!"
                    ; Do nothing
                Case Else
                    GUICtrlSetData($hLabel, $sText)
            EndSwitch
            $fInput_Flag = False
            GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "Type text here!")
    EndSwitch

    $hFocused = _WinAPI_GetFocus()
    If $hFocused = $hInput_Handle Then
        If $fInput_Flag = False Then
            $fInput_Flag = True
            $iBegin = TimerInit()
            GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "")
        Else
            If GUICtrlRead($hInput) = "" And TimerDiff($iBegin) > 2000 Then
                $fInput_Flag = False
                GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "Type text here!")
                GUICtrlSetState($hButton, $GUI_FOCUS)
            EndIf
        EndIf
    EndIf

WEnd

The code is pretty self-explanatory - note the use of $fInput_Flag to signal whether the timer is running to reset the text. Obviously you can change the delay by altering the TimerDiff line.

As usual, please ask if anything is unclear. :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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

 

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So sorry for so reply

Thanks so much again

I'm having a bit of a problem with flikering though: When I click on the input box "Type text here" flickers and I cannot type anything!?

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Oh forget that, silly me ive sorted it

THANKS AGAIN Melba23! :)

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DjATUit,

Does it flicker A.) when you run the code I posted or B.) when you have incorporated it into your script?

If A.) - well, it does not flicker for me and I can type in the input without problem! I do not post untested code! ;)

If B.) - post the combined code so we can see what is going wrong. :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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Okay me again! Instead of the text reappearing after so long i would like it to reappear when the user clicks of the input box?

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DjATUit,

To make sure I understand - you want the text to reappear as soon as the focus leaves the input box.

If that is the case:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

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

$hInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type text here!", 10, 10, 250, 20)
$hInput_Handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

$hButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Dummy", 10, 50, 80, 30)

$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 100, 250, 20)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS)

GUISetState()

$fInput_Flag = False

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

    $hFocused = _WinAPI_GetFocus()
    If $hFocused = $hInput_Handle Then
        If $fInput_Flag = False Then
            $fInput_Flag = True
            GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "")
        EndIf
    Else
        $fInput_Flag = False
        GUICtrlSetData($hInput, "Type text here!")
    EndIf

WEnd

The button is just there so the focus can go somewhere else. :)

But be careful, if you need to press a button to read the input you will always get the default text as it is reset as soon as you press the button.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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Thanks

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HI,

Actually now testing it with all three of my input boxes using that snippet of a script. I cannot type anything with out going back to ""?

And instead of it going back to "" if the focous is lost I need it to only do that if nothing is in the input box!

Please!? :)

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DjATUit,

I am not a mind reader. :) Please post the script so I can see it!

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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Sorry:

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=T:\icons\icandy Icons\iCandy Junior\The Icons\Home 2.ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Comment=This program speeds up the process of typing "Learning Objective" and "To be able to". By  using Windows key and Alt followed by l or  t
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Speeding up typing at school!
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.0 Beta
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not as many now!!!
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Global $HK1_String = "", $HK2_String = "", $HK3_String = "", $HK3_Check, $HK1_Check, $HK2_Check, $rd1hkout, $rd2hkout, $rd3hkout, $GUI_FOCOUS, $Input_flag  ; <<<<< And not so many here either!

Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3)  ; <<<<<<<< Added 2 = Do not tick when selected
Global $SetKeyBoardShortcutsTray = TrayCreateItem("Set Keyboard Shortcuts")
Global $AboutTray = TrayCreateItem ("About")
Global $EscScript = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

HotKeySet("{ESCAPE}", "stoptxt")
HotKeySet("#!l", "TypeLO")
HotKeySet("#!t", "TYPEtbat")

;GUICtrlSetOnEvent($ButtonOKCP, "ButtonOKCP")  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not in OnEvent mode

;$sCurr_Combo = ""  ; no longer needed

;$turninhots1_1 = ""   ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<< no longer needed
;$turninhots1_2 = ""
;$turninhots1_3 = ""
;$turninhots2_1 = ""
;$turninhots2_2 = ""

; Create GUI
    Global  $Form1 = GUICreate("About SB 1.1", 212, 158, 192, 124)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("About                             SchoolBoard 1.1", 8, 8, 198, 17)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("This program was created to set hotkeys", 8, 32, 195, 17)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("to speed up typing, as a demo it brings up ", 8, 48, 203, 17)
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("a message box showing you hot key and", 8, 64, 196, 17)
$Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("your message. Bugs may occour! I am ", 8, 80, 186, 17)
$Label6 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Fully Aware and working on a Fix", 8, 96, 159, 17)
$Label7 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Created by Andrew Green", 8, 120, 126, 17)
$Label8 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("@ drewscyberworld.net", 96, 136, 115, 17)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
Global $Form2 = GUICreate("Control Panel for SchoolBoard", 482, 330, 302, 218)

GUISetIcon("D:\005.ico")

Global $PageControl1 = GUICtrlCreateTab(8, 8, 436, 256)
;GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKWIDTH + $GUI_DOCKHEIGHT) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not needed, you do not have a resizeable GUI

Global $TabSheet1 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Keyboard Shortcuts")

; These are reordered to make it a bit easier to work out what is going on!!

GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 56, 47, 18) ; <<<<<< You only need to use variables for the ControlID if you are going to use it later
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 56, 63, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 56, 32, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$firsthklabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 54, 84, 18)
GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_FOCOUS)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combofirstset1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 24, 80, 49, 25) ; <<<< You need this one for example
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 80, 80, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combofirstset2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 79, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 170, 80, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combofirstsetletter = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 79, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 79, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Inputfirsthk = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 264, 80, 169, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $Input1_focous_handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 117, 47, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 114, 63, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 110, 32, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$secondhklabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 115, 84, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Comboscndset1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 25, 138, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 81, 140, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Comboscndset2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 137, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 170, 135, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Comboscndsetletter = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 133, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 136, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Inputscndhk = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 263, 135, 169, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $Input2_focous_handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 176, 47, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 173, 63, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 173, 32, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 171, 84, 18)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")

Global $Combothrdset1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 25, 197, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 81, 194, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combothrdset2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 103, 195, 49, 25)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 169, 194, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combothrdsetletter = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 197, 49, 25)
     GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 197, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Inputthrdhk = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 266, 195, 169, 22 )
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $Input3_focous_handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

Global $ButtonOKCP = GUICtrlCreateButton("&OK", 166, 272, 75, 25) ; Not needed here >> , $WS_GROUP)
Global $Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Cancel", 246, 272, 75, 25)                    ;, $WS_GROUP)
Global $Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Help", 328, 272, 75, 25)                      ;, $WS_GROUP)

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Hide GUI until needed
$Input_flag =False

While 1

    ; Look for tray events
    Switch TrayGetMsg()
        Case $EscScript ; Exit script completely
            Exit
        Case $SetKeyBoardShortcutsTray ; Show the GUI so we can set HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Form2)
        Case $AboutTray
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Form1)
EndSwitch


    ; Look for GUI events
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $Form2
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form2)
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $Form1
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form1)
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $Button2 ; Hide GUI again without changing HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form2)
        Case $ButtonOKCP ; Change HotKeys and then hide GUI again
            Change_HotKeys()
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form2)
        Case $Button3
            ; Show some Help - I hope!
    EndSwitch
$1hk_focoused = _WinAPI_GetFocus ()
If $1hk_focoused = $Input1_focous_handle Then
    If $Input_flag = False Then
        $Input_flag = True
        GUICtrlSetData($Inputfirsthk, "")
    EndIf
Else
    $Input_flag = False
    GUICtrlSetData($Inputfirsthk, "Type your sentance here!")

EndIf
$2hk_focoused = _WinAPI_GetFocus ()
If $2hk_focoused = $Input2_focous_handle Then
    If $Input_flag = False Then
        $Input_flag = True
        GUICtrlSetData($Inputscndhk, "")
    EndIf
Else
    $Input_flag = False
    GUICtrlSetData($Inputscndhk, "Type your sentance here!")
EndIf
$3hk_focoused = _WinAPI_GetFocus ()
If $3hk_focoused = $Input3_focous_handle Then
    If $Input_flag = False Then
        $Input_flag = True
        GUICtrlSetData ($Inputthrdhk, "")
    EndIf
Else
    $Input_flag = False
    GUICtrlSetData($Inputthrdhk, "Type your sentance here!")
EndIf

    ;Sleep(100) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Only needed if you are in OnEvent mode
WEnd

;Func ButtonOKCP() ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not needed, we are not in OnEvent mode
;   Exit
;EndFunc   ;==>ButtonOKCP

Func Change_HotKeys()
    ; Reset first HotKey

    ; Unset current key
    HotKeySet($HK1_String)
    ; Now set HotKey string to blank
    $HK1_String = ""
    ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
    $HK1_String &= Get_Char($Combofirstset1)
    ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
    $HK1_String &= Get_Char($Combofirstset2)
    ; Add key character to string
    $HK1_String &= GUICtrlRead($Combofirstsetletter)

    ; Set required phrase
    $rd1hkout = GUICtrlRead($Inputfirsthk)

    ; Set check string
    $HK1_Check = GUICtrlRead($Combofirstset1) & " - " &  GUICtrlRead($Combofirstset2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combofirstsetletter)

    ; Set the new key
    HotKeySet($HK1_String, "UserHotKey1")

    ; Reset second HotKey

    ; Unset current key
    HotKeySet($HK2_String)
    ; Now set HotKey string to blank
    $HK2_String = ""
    ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
    $HK2_String &= Get_Char($Comboscndset1)
    ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
    $HK2_String &= Get_Char($Comboscndset2)
    ; Add key character to string
    $HK2_String &= GUICtrlRead($Comboscndsetletter)

    ; Set required phrase
    $rd2hkout = GUICtrlRead($Inputscndhk)

    ; Set check string
    $HK2_Check = GUICtrlRead($Comboscndset1) & " - " &  GUICtrlRead($Comboscndset2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Comboscndsetletter)

    ; Set the new key
    HotKeySet($HK2_String, "UserHotKey3")

    HotKeySet($HK3_String)
    $HK3_String = ""
    $HK3_String &= Get_Char($Combothrdset1)
    $HK3_String &= Get_Char($Combothrdset2)
    $HK3_String &= GUICtrlRead($Combothrdsetletter)
    $rd3hkout = GUICtrlRead($Inputthrdhk)
    $HK3_Check = GUICtrlRead($Combothrdset1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combothrdset2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combothrdsetletter)
    HotKeySet($HK3_String, "UserHotKey3")

EndFunc

Func Get_Char($Combo)

    Local $sRet
    ; Set value according to combo value
    Switch GUICtrlRead($Combo)
        Case "Alt"
            $sRet = "!"
        Case "Win"
            $sRet = "#"
        Case "Ctrl"
            $sRet = "^"
    EndSwitch
    ; Return value
    Return $sRet

EndFunc

Func stoptxt()
    Exit 0
EndFunc   ;==>stoptxt

Func UserHotkey3()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK3_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rd3hkout)
EndFunc
Func UserHotkey2()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK2_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rd2hkout)
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey2

Func UserHotKey1()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK1_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rd1hkout)
    ; Send($rd1hkout)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< what you will need!
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotKey1

Func TypeLO()
    Send("Learning Objective")
EndFunc   ;==>TypeLO

Func TYPEtbat()
    Send("To be able to")
EndFunc   ;==>TYPEtbat

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DjATUit,

Here we go - I hope: ;)

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=T:\icons\icandy Icons\iCandy Junior\The Icons\Home 2.ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Comment=This program speeds up the process of typing "Learning Objective" and "To be able to". By  using Windows key and Alt followed by l or  t
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Speeding up typing at school!
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.0 Beta
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not as many now!!!
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Global $HK1_String = "", $HK2_String = "", $HK3_String = "", $HK3_Check, $HK1_Check, $HK2_Check, $rd1hkout, $rd2hkout, $rd3hkout, $GUI_FOCOUS, $Input_flag ; <<<<< And not so many here either!

Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3) ; <<<<<<<< Added 2 = Do not tick when selected
Global $SetKeyBoardShortcutsTray = TrayCreateItem("Set Keyboard Shortcuts")
Global $AboutTray = TrayCreateItem("About")
Global $EscScript = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

HotKeySet("{ESCAPE}", "stoptxt")
HotKeySet("#!l", "TypeLO")
HotKeySet("#!t", "TYPEtbat")

;GUICtrlSetOnEvent($ButtonOKCP, "ButtonOKCP")  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not in OnEvent mode

;$sCurr_Combo = ""  ; no longer needed

;$turninhots1_1 = ""   ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<< no longer needed
;$turninhots1_2 = ""
;$turninhots1_3 = ""
;$turninhots2_1 = ""
;$turninhots2_2 = ""

; Create GUI
Global $Form1 = GUICreate("About SB 1.1", 212, 148, 192, 124)
$sMsg = "About                             SchoolBoard 1.1" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "This program was created to set hotkeys" & @CRLF & "to speed up typing, as a demo it brings up" _
        & @CRLF & "a message box showing you hot key and" & @CRLF & "your message. Bugs may occour! I am " & @CRLF & "Fully Aware and working on a Fix" _
        & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Created by Andrew Green" & @CRLF & "@ drewscyberworld.net"
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel($sMsg, 8, 8, 203, 136)
#cs
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("About                             SchoolBoard 1.1", 8, 8, 198, 17)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("This program was created to set hotkeys", 8, 32, 195, 17)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("to speed up typing, as a demo it brings up ", 8, 48, 203, 17)
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("a message box showing you hot key and", 8, 64, 196, 17)
$Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("your message. Bugs may occour! I am ", 8, 80, 186, 17)
$Label6 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Fully Aware and working on a Fix", 8, 96, 159, 17)
$Label7 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Created by Andrew Green", 8, 120, 126, 17)
$Label8 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("@ drewscyberworld.net", 96, 136, 115, 17)
#ce
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)

Global $Form2 = GUICreate("Control Panel for SchoolBoard", 482, 330, 302, 218)

GUISetIcon("D:\005.ico")

Global $PageControl1 = GUICtrlCreateTab(8, 8, 436, 256)
;GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKWIDTH + $GUI_DOCKHEIGHT) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not needed, you do not have a resizeable GUI

Global $TabSheet1 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Keyboard Shortcuts")

; These are reordered to make it a bit easier to work out what is going on!!

GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 56, 47, 18) ; <<<<<< You only need to use variables for the ControlID if you are going to use it later
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 56, 63, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 56, 32, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$firsthklabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 54, 84, 18)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCOUS)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combofirstset1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 24, 80, 49, 25) ; <<<< You need this one for example
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 80, 80, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combofirstset2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 79, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 170, 80, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combofirstsetletter = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 79, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 79, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Inputfirsthk = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 264, 80, 169, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$Input1_focous_handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 117, 47, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 114, 63, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 110, 32, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$secondhklabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 115, 84, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Comboscndset1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 25, 138, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 81, 140, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Comboscndset2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 137, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 170, 135, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Comboscndsetletter = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 133, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 136, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Inputscndhk = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 263, 135, 169, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$Input2_focous_handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 176, 47, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 173, 63, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 173, 32, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 171, 84, 18)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")

Global $Combothrdset1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 25, 197, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 81, 194, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combothrdset2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 103, 195, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 169, 194, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Combothrdsetletter = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 197, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 197, 13, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Global $Inputthrdhk = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 266, 195, 169, 22)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
$Input3_focous_handle = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

Global $ButtonOKCP = GUICtrlCreateButton("&OK", 166, 272, 75, 25) ; Not needed here >> , $WS_GROUP)
Global $Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Cancel", 246, 272, 75, 25) ;, $WS_GROUP)
Global $Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Help", 328, 272, 75, 25) ;, $WS_GROUP)

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Hide GUI until needed

$Input_flag_first = False  ; <<<<< Set 2 flags - one for each Input
$Input_flag_scnd = False
$Input_flag_thrd = False

While 1

    ; Look for tray events
    Switch TrayGetMsg()
        Case $EscScript ; Exit script completely
            Exit
        Case $SetKeyBoardShortcutsTray ; Show the GUI so we can set HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Form2)
        Case $AboutTray
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Form1)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Show the About GUI and wait for it to be closed
            While 1
                If GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then
                    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form1)
                    ExitLoop
                EndIf
            WEnd
    EndSwitch

    ; Look for GUI events
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        #cs   ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not sure why you added these?
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $Form2
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form2)
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $Form1
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form1)
        #ce
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $Button2 ; Hide GUI again without changing HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form2)
        Case $ButtonOKCP ; Change HotKeys and then hide GUI again
            Change_HotKeys()
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Form2)
        Case $Button3
            ; Show some Help - I hope!
    EndSwitch

    $hFocused = _WinAPI_GetFocus() ; See what has focus
    Switch $hFocused
        Case $Input1_focous_handle ; It is the first input
            If $Input_flag_first = False Then ; If the flag for the first input is not set
                GUICtrlSetData($Inputfirsthk, "") ; Set the input to blank
                $Input_flag_first = True ; So set the flag for the first input
            EndIf
            $Input_flag_scnd = False ; Reet the flags for the other 2 inputs and reset the text if they are blank
            If GUICtrlRead($Inputscndhk) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($Inputscndhk, "Type your sentence here!")
            $Input_flag_thrd = False
            If GUICtrlRead($Inputthrdhk) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($Inputthrdhk, "Type your sentence here!")

        Case $Input2_focous_handle
            If $Input_flag_scnd = False Then
                GUICtrlSetData($Inputscndhk, "")
                $Input_flag_scnd = True
            EndIf
            $Input_flag_first = False
            If GUICtrlRead($Inputfirsthk) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($Inputfirsthk, "Type your sentence here!")
            $Input_flag_thrd = False
            If GUICtrlRead($Inputthrdhk) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($Inputthrdhk, "Type your sentence here!")

        Case $Input3_focous_handle
            If $Input_flag_thrd = False Then
                GUICtrlSetData($Inputthrdhk, "")
                $Input_flag_thrd = True
            EndIf
            $Input_flag_first = False
            If GUICtrlRead($Inputfirsthk) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($Inputfirsthk, "Type your sentence here!")
            $Input_flag_scnd = False
            If GUICtrlRead($Inputscndhk) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($Inputscndhk, "Type your sentence here!")
    EndSwitch

    ;Sleep(100) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Only needed if you are in OnEvent mode
WEnd

;Func ButtonOKCP() ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not needed, we are not in OnEvent mode
;   Exit
;EndFunc   ;==>ButtonOKCP

Func Change_HotKeys()
    ; Reset first HotKey

    ; Unset current key
    HotKeySet($HK1_String)
    ; Now set HotKey string to blank
    $HK1_String = ""
    ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
    $HK1_String &= Get_Char($Combofirstset1)
    ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
    $HK1_String &= Get_Char($Combofirstset2)
    ; Add key character to string
    $HK1_String &= GUICtrlRead($Combofirstsetletter)

    ; Set required phrase
    $rd1hkout = GUICtrlRead($Inputfirsthk)

    ; Set check string
    $HK1_Check = GUICtrlRead($Combofirstset1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combofirstset2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combofirstsetletter)

    ; Set the new key
    HotKeySet($HK1_String, "UserHotKey1")

    ; Reset second HotKey

    ; Unset current key
    HotKeySet($HK2_String)
    ; Now set HotKey string to blank
    $HK2_String = ""
    ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
    $HK2_String &= Get_Char($Comboscndset1)
    ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
    $HK2_String &= Get_Char($Comboscndset2)
    ; Add key character to string
    $HK2_String &= GUICtrlRead($Comboscndsetletter)

    ; Set required phrase
    $rd2hkout = GUICtrlRead($Inputscndhk)

    ; Set check string
    $HK2_Check = GUICtrlRead($Comboscndset1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Comboscndset2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Comboscndsetletter)

    ; Set the new key
    HotKeySet($HK2_String, "UserHotKey3")

    HotKeySet($HK3_String)
    $HK3_String = ""
    $HK3_String &= Get_Char($Combothrdset1)
    $HK3_String &= Get_Char($Combothrdset2)
    $HK3_String &= GUICtrlRead($Combothrdsetletter)
    $rd3hkout = GUICtrlRead($Inputthrdhk)
    $HK3_Check = GUICtrlRead($Combothrdset1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combothrdset2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combothrdsetletter)
    HotKeySet($HK3_String, "UserHotKey3")

EndFunc   ;==>Change_HotKeys

Func Get_Char($Combo)

    Local $sRet
    ; Set value according to combo value
    Switch GUICtrlRead($Combo)
        Case "Alt"
            $sRet = "!"
        Case "Win"
            $sRet = "#"
        Case "Ctrl"
            $sRet = "^"
    EndSwitch
    ; Return value
    Return $sRet

EndFunc   ;==>Get_Char

Func stoptxt()
    Exit 0
EndFunc   ;==>stoptxt

Func UserHotkey3()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK3_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rd3hkout)
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey3
Func UserHotkey2()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK2_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rd2hkout)
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey2

Func UserHotKey1()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK1_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rd1hkout)
    ; Send($rd1hkout)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< what you will need!
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotKey1

Func TypeLO()
    Send("Learning Objective")
EndFunc   ;==>TypeLO

Func TYPEtbat()
    Send("To be able to")
EndFunc   ;==>TYPEtbat

I have commented where I have changed things - as usual look for the <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< lines. I have also shown you how to make a single label for a multi-line message. B)

You need to bear in mind that the short code examples that you get in reply to your questions are self contained and are not "plug-and-play" modules to insert in your script. They normally indicate a method of solving a problem, which you then need to adapt to your specific script. For example, the input box code I gave you was good for 1 input box - you can see above how it bears only a passing resemblance to the way I have coded for 3! B) You need to make sure you understand WHY a certain code works so you can then alter it to fit what you need to do. Besides it is more fun playing around with code - where is the satisfaction in just plugging in what someone else has written.

Anyway, please ask if anything is unclear, but not for the next hour - I will be watching the draw for the World Cup! :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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Yeah, totally, it works fine!

You've been so helpful and I've learnt alot from you!

Its all part of learning(getting things wrong and messing around)!

Thanks Melba23 :)

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

DjATUit,

Here is a version of your script that I have tidied a lot to show you how it can become easier to read - and save wear on the typing fingers! ;)

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=T:\icons\icandy Icons\iCandy Junior\The Icons\Home 2.ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Comment=This program speeds up the process of typing "Learning Objective" and "To be able to". By  using Windows key and Alt followed by l or  t
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Speeding up typing at school!
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.0 Beta
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

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

Global $sHK1_String = "", $sHK2_String = "", $sHK3_String = ""
Global $sHK1_Check, $sHK2_Check, $sHK3_Check
Global $sHK_Msg_1, $sHK_Msg_2, $sHK_Msg_3
Global $fInput_Flag_1 = False, $fInput_Flag_scnd = False, $fInput_Flag_thrd = False

; Create menu
Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3)

Global $hSetHK_Tray = TrayCreateItem("Set Keyboard Shortcuts")
Global $hAbout_Tray = TrayCreateItem("About")
Global $hExit_Tray = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

; Set HotKeys
HotKeySet("{ESCAPE}", "On_Exit")
HotKeySet("#!l", "TypeLO")
HotKeySet("#!t", "TYPEtbat")

; Create GUIs
; Create About GUI
Global $hAbout_Win = GUICreate("About SB 1.1", 212, 148, 192, 124)
$sAbout_Msg = "About                             SchoolBoard 1.1" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "This program was created to set hotkeys" & @CRLF & "to speed up typing, as a demo it brings up" _
         & @CRLF & "a message box showing you hot key and" & @CRLF & "your message. Bugs may occour! I am " & @CRLF & "Fully Aware and working on a Fix" _
         & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Created by Andrew Green" & @CRLF & "@ drewscyberworld.net"
$hAbout_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel($sAbout_Msg, 8, 8, 203, 136)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)

; Create HotKey GUI
Global $hHotKey_Win = GUICreate("Control Panel for SchoolBoard", 482, 330, 302, 218)
GUISetIcon("D:\005.ico")

GUICtrlCreateTab(8, 8, 436, 256)
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Keyboard Shortcuts")

$hControl_Start = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; This is here so we know the start of the ControlIDs of the controls in the loop
For $i = 1 To 3
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, ($i * 60) - 4, 47, 18)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, ($i * 60) - 4, 63, 18)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, ($i * 60) - 4, 32, 18)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, ($i * 60) - 4, 84, 18)
Next
$hControl_End = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; This is here so we know the end of the ControlIDs of the controls in the loop

For $i = $hControl_Start To $hControl_End ; And we use these values to loop through all the controls like this
    GUICtrlSetFont($i, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
Next

$hControl_Start = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
For $i = 1 To 3
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 80, ($i * 60) + 20, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 170, ($i * 60) + 20, 13, 22)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, ($i * 60) + 20, 13, 22)
Next
$hControl_End = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

For $i = $hControl_Start To $hControl_End
    GUICtrlSetFont($i, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
Next

; Create things that are used often just once and then use the variable
; Saves the typing finger!
$sKey_List = "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z"
$sDefault_Text = "Type your sentence here!"

; We could make these into a loop - but it can give problems with naming the variables
$hControl_Start = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
Global $hCombo_HK1_Mod_1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 24, 80, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
Global $hCombo_HK1_Mod_2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 80, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
Global $hCombo_HK1_Key = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 80, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, $sKey_List)
Global $hCombo_HK1_Text = GUICtrlCreateInput($sDefault_Text, 264, 80, 169, 22)
$hInputHK_Handle_1 = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

Global $hCombo_HK2_Mod_1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 25, 140, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
Global $hCombo_HK2_Mod_2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 140, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
Global $hCombo_HK2_Key = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 140, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, $sKey_List)
Global $hCombo_HK2_Text = GUICtrlCreateInput($sDefault_Text, 264, 140, 169, 22)
$hInputHK_Handle_2 = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)

Global $hCombo_HK3_Mod_1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 25, 200, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
Global $hCombo_HK3_Mod_2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 200, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
Global $hCombo_HK3_Key = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 200, 49, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, $sKey_List)
Global $hCombo_HK3_Text = GUICtrlCreateInput($sDefault_Text, 264, 200, 169, 22)
$hInputHK_Handle_3 = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)
$hControl_End = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

For $i = $hControl_Start To $hControl_End
    GUICtrlSetFont($i, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
Next

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

; Create buttons - and give them meaningful names
Global $hButton_Change = GUICtrlCreateButton("&OK", 166, 272, 75, 25)
Global $hButton_Cancel = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Cancel", 246, 272, 75, 25)
Global $hButton_Help = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Help", 328, 272, 75, 25)

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)

While 1

    ; Look for tray events
    Switch TrayGetMsg()
        Case $hExit_Tray ; Exit script completely
            Exit
        Case $hSetHK_Tray ; Show the GUI so we can set HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hHotKey_Win)
        Case $hAbout_Tray ; Show the About GUI and wait for it to be closed
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hAbout_Win)
            While 1
                If GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then
                    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hAbout_Win)
                    ExitLoop
                EndIf
            WEnd
    EndSwitch

    ; Look for GUI events
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $hButton_Cancel ; Hide GUI again without changing HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hHotKey_Win)
        Case $hButton_Change ; Change HotKeys and then hide GUI again
            Change_HotKeys()
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hHotKey_Win)
        Case $hButton_Help
            ; Show some Help - I hope!
    EndSwitch

    $hFocused = _WinAPI_GetFocus() ; See what has focus
    Switch $hFocused
        Case $hInputHK_Handle_1 ; It is the first input
            If $fInput_Flag_1 = False Then ; If the flag for the first input is not set
                GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK1_Text, "") ; Set the input to blank
                $fInput_Flag_1 = True ; So set the flag for the first input
            EndIf
            $fInput_Flag_scnd = False ; Reet the flags for the other 2 inputs and reset the text if they are blank
            If GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Text) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK2_Text, $sDefault_Text)
            $fInput_Flag_thrd = False
            If GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Text) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK3_Text, $sDefault_Text)

        Case $hInputHK_Handle_2
            If $fInput_Flag_scnd = False Then
                GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK2_Text, "")
                $fInput_Flag_scnd = True
            EndIf
            $fInput_Flag_1 = False
            If GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Text) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK1_Text, $sDefault_Text)
            $fInput_Flag_thrd = False
            If GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Text) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK3_Text, $sDefault_Text)

        Case $hInputHK_Handle_3
            If $fInput_Flag_thrd = False Then
                GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK3_Text, "")
                $fInput_Flag_thrd = True
            EndIf
            $fInput_Flag_1 = False
            If GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Text) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK1_Text, $sDefault_Text)
            $fInput_Flag_scnd = False
            If GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Text) = "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hCombo_HK2_Text, $sDefault_Text)
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func Change_HotKeys()
    ; Reset first HotKey

    ; Unset current key
    HotKeySet($sHK1_String)
    ; Now set HotKey string to blank
    $sHK1_String = ""
    ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
    $sHK1_String &= Get_Char($hCombo_HK1_Mod_1)
    ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
    $sHK1_String &= Get_Char($hCombo_HK1_Mod_2)
    ; Add key character to string
    $sHK1_String &= GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Key)

    ; Set required phrase
    $sHK_Msg_1 = GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Text)

    ; Set check string
    $sHK1_Check = GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Mod_1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Mod_2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK1_Key)

    ; Set the new key
    HotKeySet($sHK1_String, "UserHotKey1")

    ; Reset second HotKey

    ; Unset current key
    HotKeySet($sHK2_String)
    ; Now set HotKey string to blank
    $sHK2_String = ""
    ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
    $sHK2_String &= Get_Char($hCombo_HK2_Mod_1)
    ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
    $sHK2_String &= Get_Char($hCombo_HK2_Mod_2)
    ; Add key character to string
    $sHK2_String &= GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Key)

    ; Set required phrase
    $sHK_Msg_2 = GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Text)

    ; Set check string
    $sHK2_Check = GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Mod_1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Mod_2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK2_Key)

    ; Set the new key
    HotKeySet($sHK2_String, "UserHotKey3")

    HotKeySet($sHK3_String)
    $sHK3_String = ""
    $sHK3_String &= Get_Char($hCombo_HK3_Mod_1)
    $sHK3_String &= Get_Char($hCombo_HK3_Mod_2)
    $sHK3_String &= GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Key)
    $sHK_Msg_3 = GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Text)
    $sHK3_Check = GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Mod_1) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Mod_2) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($hCombo_HK3_Key)
    HotKeySet($sHK3_String, "UserHotKey3")

EndFunc   ;==>Change_HotKeys

Func Get_Char($hCombo)

    Local $sRet
    ; Set value according to combo value
    Switch GUICtrlRead($hCombo)
        Case "Alt"
            $sRet = "!"
        Case "Win"
            $sRet = "#"
        Case "Ctrl"
            $sRet = "^"
    EndSwitch
    ; Return value
    Return $sRet

EndFunc   ;==>Get_Char

Func On_Exit()
    Exit 0
EndFunc   ;==>On_Exit

Func UserHotKey1()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $sHK1_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $sHK_Msg_1)
    ; Send($sHK_Msg_1)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< what you will need!
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotKey1

Func UserHotkey2()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $sHK2_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $sHK_Msg_2)
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey2

Func UserHotkey3()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $sHK3_Check & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $sHK_Msg_3)
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey3

Func TypeLO()
    Send("Learning Objective")
EndFunc   ;==>TypeLO

Func TYPEtbat()
    Send("To be able to")
EndFunc   ;==>TYPEtbat

Now, there was nothing actually wrong with your script as it stood (it worked!) but I hope you can see how using meaningful variable names and loops can really clarify code - when you came back to something after a few months (or even weeks!) having clear, commented code is something for which you will be eternally grateful. Forget this "Real programmers don't comment - if it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand" BS - remember that you have to maintain/develop/modify the code, so make it as limpid as possible! :)

As always, please ask if you have any questions.

M23

Edited by Melba23

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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

 

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it has too errors which i personally dont get:

C:\Users\DJ Drew\Desktop\sbtst.au3(81,20) : ERROR: syntax error

GUICtrlSetData(-1, )

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Users\DJ Drew\Desktop\sbtst.au3(181,1) : ERROR: missing Next.

Func

^

C:\Users\DJ Drew\Desktop\sbtst.au3(59,12) : REF: missing Next.

For $i = 1 To

~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Users\DJ Drew\Desktop\sbtst.au3 - 2 error(s), 0 warning(s)

I have copied the script exactly

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DjATUit,

My apologies - I have no idea what happened there. :) I have reset the script in my previous post - there was a missing Next - and its absence confuses me greatly. ;)

Anyway, the point was the reworking of the code to make it clearer - not the code itself. B) I will try to look at the code again over the weekend to see if I can get it even tighter - how up to speed are you on arrays? B)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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I don't really work or know arrays. What ive got so far is probably as far as it goes with me for now!

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I can use and know arrays now!

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

DjATUit,

Good. :evil:

Here is a version of your script using arrays - it is much shorter: :evil:

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=T:\icons\icandy Icons\iCandy Junior\The Icons\Home 2.ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Comment=This program speeds up the process of typing "Learning Objective" and "To be able to". By  using Windows key and Alt followed by l or  t
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Speeding up typing at school!
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.0 Beta
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Global $HK_String[4], $HK_Check[4], $rdHKout[4], $Comboset1[4], $Comboset2[4], $Combosetletter[4], $InputHK[4]

Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3)
Global $SetKeyBoardShortcutsTray = TrayCreateItem("Set Keyboard Shortcuts")
Global $EscScript = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

HotKeySet("{ESCAPE}", "stoptxt")
HotKeySet("#!l", "TypeLO")
HotKeySet("#!t", "TYPEtbat")

; Create GUI
Global $hMain_GUI = GUICreate("Control Panel for SchoolBoard", 482, 330, 302, 218)

GUISetIcon("D:\005.ico")

Global $PageControl1 = GUICtrlCreateTab(8, 8, 436, 256)

Global $TabSheet1 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Keyboard Shortcuts")

; Create all 3 sets in one loop
;   We use the loop counter ($i) to put the ControlIDs into the arrays we declared earlier
;   We also use some simple maths to change the vertical position of the elements on each pass -> 56 + (60 * $i)
For $i = 0 To 2

    GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Key", 24, 56 + (60 * $i), 47, 18)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Second Key", 104, 56 + (60 * $i), 63, 18)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Letter", 191, 56 + (60 * $i), 32, 18)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Phrase/ Sentence", 260, 56 + (60 * $i), 84, 18)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $Comboset1[$i + 1] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Win", 24, 80 + (60 * $i), 49, 25)
        GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Alt|Ctrl")
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 80, 80 + (60 * $i), 13, 22)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $Comboset2[$i + 1] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Alt", 105, 80 + (60 * $i), 49, 25)
        GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Ctrl|Win")
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("+", 170, 80 + (60 * $i), 13, 22)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $Combosetletter[$i + 1] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("a", 193, 80 + (60 * $i), 49, 25)
        GUICtrlSetData(-1, "b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|u|v|w|x|y|z")
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("=", 249, 80 + (60 * $i), 13, 22)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "Arial")
    $InputHK[$i + 1] = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type your sentence here", 264, 80 + (60 * $i), 169, 22)
        GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, "Arial")

Next

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

Global $hOK_Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("&OK", 166, 272, 75, 25)
Global $hCancel_Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Cancel", 246, 272, 75, 25)
Global $hHelp_Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Help", 328, 272, 75, 25)

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)

While 1

    ; Look for tray events
    Switch TrayGetMsg()
        Case $EscScript ; Exit script completely
            Exit
        Case $SetKeyBoardShortcutsTray ; Show the GUI so we can set HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hMain_GUI)
    EndSwitch

    ; Look for GUI events
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $hCancel_Button ; Hide GUI again without changing HotKeys
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hMain_GUI)
        Case $hOK_Button ; Change HotKeys and then hide GUI again
            Change_HotKeys()
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hMain_GUI)
        Case $hHelp_Button
            ; Show some Help - I hope!
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func Change_HotKeys()

    ; Reset HotKeys in turn
    ;   We use the loop counter ($i) just as before - to identify which element of the array we want to use
    For $i = 1 To 3

        ; Unset current key
        HotKeySet($HK_String[$i])
        ; Now set HotKey string to blank
        $HK_String[$i] = ""
        ; Get character for first combo selection and add to string
        $HK_String[$i] &= Get_Char($Comboset1[$i])
        ; Get character for second combo selection and add to string
        $HK_String[$i] &= Get_Char($Comboset2[$i])
        ; Add key character to string
        $HK_String[$i] &= GUICtrlRead($Combosetletter[$i])

        ; Set required phrase
        $rdHKout[$i] = GUICtrlRead($InputHK[$i])

        ; Set check string
        $HK_Check[$i] = GUICtrlRead($Comboset1[$i]) & " - " &  GUICtrlRead($Comboset2[$i]) & " - " & GUICtrlRead($Combosetletter[$i])

        ; Set the new key
        HotKeySet($HK_String[$i], "UserHotKey" & $i)  ;  Note the use of the concatenation operator (&) to make a string which holds the correct hotkey number

    Next

EndFunc

Func Get_Char($Combo)

    Local $sRet
    ; Set value according to combo value
    Switch GUICtrlRead($Combo)
        Case "Alt"
            $sRet = "!"
        Case "Win"
            $sRet = "#"
        Case "Ctrl"
            $sRet = "^"
    EndSwitch
    ; Return value
    Return $sRet

EndFunc

Func stoptxt()
    Exit 0
EndFunc   ;==>stoptxt

Func UserHotKey1()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK_Check[1] & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rdHKout[1])
    ; Send($rdHKout[1])  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< what you will need!
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotKey1

Func UserHotkey2()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 2 is: " & $HK_Check[2] & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rdHKout[2])
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey2

Func UserHotkey3()
    MsgBox(0, "Success", "Your new hot key 1 is: " & $HK_Check[3] & @CRLF & "Your Message Is: " & $rdHKout[3])
EndFunc   ;==>UserHotkey3

Func TypeLO()
    Send("Learning Objective")
EndFunc   ;==>TypeLO

Func TYPEtbat()
    Send("To be able to")
EndFunc   ;==>TYPEtbat

I have explained what is going on in the script - I hope you can follow.

Now a simple question - which should pose you no difficulty at all - do you understand why the arrays are all declared with 4 elements (i.e. $aArray[4]) when there are only 3 HotKeys? ;)

M23

Edit: Added script

Edited by Melba23

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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

 

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sorry for slow reply

thank-you

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