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Edit control with different text colors

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I have an edit control I use as a log for my various application.

I want to be able to write certain lines in red text (errors) and others in blue (notification).

Is this possible?

When I use GUICtrlSetColor() it colors the entire text in the Edit control.

If it is not possible, is there anyway to color the background of just a single line?

If it is not possible, is there a "rich-text" control I can use and have this functionality?

Thank you in advance

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Help File >> User Defined Functions >> GUIRichText Management.


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Help File >> User Defined Functions >> GUIRichText Management.

Should conclude from your reply there is not way to do it in the Edit control?

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Should conclude from your reply there is not way to do it in the Edit control?

Not in a simple edit control and that applies to any language that uses Edit controls. The coloring requires Rich-Edit.

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Not in a simple edit control and that applies to any language that uses Edit controls. The coloring requires Rich-Edit.

Thanks a lot

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When I use _GUICtrlRichEdit_SetCharColor() it colors the entire text in the control.

I could insert the new text using _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText() and then calculate the location and select and color just these specific text.

But, this method appears very bad in terms of performance and I was hoping you could point me to a better way to write the new line in a different color.

Thanks

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When I use _GUICtrlRichEdit_SetCharColor() it colors the entire text in the control.

I could insert the new text using _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText() and then calculate the location and select and color just these specific text.

But, this method appears very bad in terms of performance and I was hoping you could point me to a better way to write the new line in a different color.

Thanks

Any solution for this?

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Use a listview control and handle the NM_CUSTOMDRAW message: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=65556&st=0&p=487264&#entry487264

Or use this UDF: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=89654

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Any solution for this?

The text colour is applied to the selected text so if you want only certain cgaracters to be coloured then you must select them first.


Serial port communications UDF Includes functions for binary transmission and reception.printing UDF Useful for graphs, forms, labels, reports etc.Add User Call Tips to SciTE for functions in UDFs not included with AutoIt and for your own scripts.Functions with parameters in OnEvent mode and for Hot Keys One function replaces GuiSetOnEvent, GuiCtrlSetOnEvent and HotKeySet.UDF IsConnected2 for notification of status of connected state of many urls or IPs, without slowing the script.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

The text colour is applied to the selected text so if you want only certain cgaracters to be coloured then you must select them first.

Thanks. I saw this solution being used in some post for Single Line. I tried with multiline but failed, the selection is going wrong. Since it appears to me to be a sw-problem I created http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=109876

Edited by ds34

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