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Comparing a value from a control to a variable (tried a MILLION things.)

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I'll admit when i'm beat :-) I've trying to do something like this:

$var = GUICtrlRead($CtrlID)
$var2 = 40

if $var > $var2 then
   MsgBox(0,"","")
endif

seems ok right? well this is how i'm setting it up:

$name = ReadFromCTRL($DoctorName)
       $limit = "Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnick, M.G."
       MsgBox(0,"Length","Lenth: " & $limit)
       
       if  $name == $limit then
         GUICtrlSetLimit($DoctorName,$limit)
         ;MsgBox(0,"Name too long","Name too long");
         addDatatoCTRL($DoctorName,"")
         Send("{ENTER}")
          ;if GUICtrlGetState($address) = $GUI_DISABLE then
            GUICtrlSetState($address,$GUI_ENABLE)
         ;endif
       else
         MsgBox(0,"","")
        

       endif

if you create two input controls, $DoctorName and $address and run this section in the $msng = $DoctorName you'll see that it just doesn't work, also i want to be able to save the value of the input controls so that i could write that info to a file/list. appreciate it :-D

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Shouldn't $limit be a length?

Beware that == is strict equality (case sensitive).

Aren't you making your GUI overcomplicated (just asking)?


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Shouldn't $limit be a length?

Beware that == is strict equality (case sensitive).

Aren't you making your GUI overcomplicated (just asking)?

well, i guess but i tried this $limit = StringLen("string")

then checked if $name is > $limit, then run the code. Here it is:

$name = ReadFromCTRL($DoctorName)
       $limit = StringLen("Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnick, M.G.")
     

       if $name < $limit then
         GUICtrlSetLimit($DoctorName,$limit)
         Send("{ENTER}")
          if GUICtrlGetState($address) = $GUI_DISABLE then
            GUICtrlSetState($address,$GUI_ENABLE)
          endif
         
         
       else
          MsgBox(0,"","Limit: " & $limit)

       endif

this is what i tried before, at first it worked, sorta, now? the address input doesn't enable

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SetLimit should be call just after creating the control. If you let the user type in a 100-character string and then tell the control that it should accept more than 25, then what should it do?

Also, you don't appear to actually read your control. You should study the examples and the explanations given in the help file about the basic GUI functions. You're probably over-complicating your GUI, I guess, as well as making it work weird by not using the right functions at the right place, IMHO. Just like the Send("{Enter}") which I believe isn't what you need.


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SetLimit should be call just after creating the control. If you let the user type in a 100-character string and then tell the control that it should accept more than 25, then what should it do?

Also, you don't appear to actually read your control. You should study the examples and the explanations given in the help file about the basic GUI functions. You're probably over-complicating your GUI, I guess, as well as making it work weird by not using the right functions at the right place, IMHO. Just like the Send("{Enter}") which I believe isn't what you need.

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As you can see, it does return the value read from the control, so i don't know, any thoughts?

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PLease post your code. Posting a large screen capture won't help but simply make backing up the forum more expensive.


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PLease post your code. Posting a large screen capture won't help but simply make backing up the forum more expensive.

Sorry, anyways, here it is:

$name = ReadFromCTRL($DoctorName)
       $start = StringLen($name)
       $limit = StringLen("Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnick, M.G.")
     
       MsgBox(0,"name", "Value = " & $name)

       ;if $name > "" then
          $state = GUICtrlGetState($address)
          if $state = $GUI_DISABLE then
          
            GUICtrlSetState($address,$GUI_ENABLE)
          endif
         
         
       ;else
          MsgBox(0,"","Limit: " & $limit)

       ;endif

also, i tried this function in the help files to get the state of a ctrl and got this:

state: 144

here's the code if you need it.

Func Example($n)
    
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    

    MsgBox(0, "state", " state: " & GUICtrlGetState($n))
EndFunc   ;==>Example

i can't find the 144 constant any where, unless it's in some other file.

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Come on: post _all_ your code, or at least a _complete_ extract.

Posting the same fragment again doesn't help.


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Come on: post _all_ your code, or at least a _complete_ extract.

Posting the same fragment again doesn't help.

.......sorry :-P

Ok, appointments.au3 file (main file):

#include "Includes/actual_app.au3"


While 1
$T = _Timer_Init()
$Elapsed = (_Timer_Init()-$T)/1000


 
 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
 #cs
  select loop for controls
#ce
 Select
  Case $nMsg =$GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
   Exit
  
  
  Case $nMsg = $DoctorName
       $name = ReadFromCTRL($DoctorName)
       $start = StringLen($name)
       $limit = StringLen("Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnick, M.G.")
     
       MsgBox(0,"name", "Value = " & $name)

       ;if $name > "" then
          $state = GUICtrlGetState($address)
          if $state = $GUI_DISABLE then
          
            GUICtrlSetState($address,$GUI_ENABLE)
          endif
         
         
       ;else
          MsgBox(0,"","Limit: " & $limit)

       ;endif

  Case $nMsg = $address
       $addre = ReadFromCTRL($address)
       $limit = 40
    
  
       
       if $addre >= $len then
         GUICtrlSetLimit($address,$limit)
         addDatatoCTRL($address,"")

            ;GUICtrlSetState($Date,$GUI_ENABLE)
         
       endif
  Case $nMsg = $Calander
     GUICtrlSetState($Month_Date, $GUI_SHOW)
     GUICtrlSetState($Create,$GUI_ENABLE)
  Case $nMsg = $Create
      Example($address)
       
 Endselect
 
 ;Select loop for menu items.
 select
     case $nMsg = $New
        MsgBox(0,"Opening.....","please wait")
  endselect
WEnd





Func Example($n)
    
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
    $state = GUICtrlGetState($n)
    
    MsgBox(0, "state", " state: " & $state )
EndFunc   ;==>Example

CTRLS.au3 file:

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <DateTimeConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIListBox.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Timers.au3>
MsgBox(0,"Welcome to Appointment v1.0","have fun");
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=C:\Users\RO\Documents\AutoITscripts\Appointments\appointments.kxf
$appointment = GUICreate("Appoitnment reminder v1.0", 841, 301, 190, 120)
$File = GUICtrlCreateMenu("File")
$New = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("New...CTRL+N"&@TAB&"Ctrl+N", $File)
$Open = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Open CTRL+O"&@TAB&"Ctrl+O", $File)
$Save = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Save CTRL+S"&@TAB&"Ctrl+S", $File)
$Exit = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Exit", $File)
$appointmentsCTRL = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Appointments Edit", 16, 40, 553, 241)
$DoctorName = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 104, 72, 169, 21)
GUICtrlSetCursor (-1, 5)
$address = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 104, 106, 169, 21)
GUICTRLSetState($address,$GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlSetCursor (-1, 5)
$DoctorNam = GUICtrlCreateLabel(" Doctor's name", 24, 72, 75, 17)
$addres = GUICtrlCreateLabel(" Address", 42, 104, 45, 17)
GUICtrlSetCursor (-1, 5)
$Month_Date = GUICtrlCreateMonthCal("2010/04/06", 328, 72, 229, 164)
GUICtrlSetState($Month_Date, $GUI_HIDE)
$DateOFAppointment = GUICtrlCreateLabel("   D.O.A", 48, 136, 42, 17)

$Calander = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 280, 136, 32, 32, $BS_BITMAP)
GUICtrlSetImage(-1, "C:\Users\RO\Documents\AutoITscripts\Appointments\Images\Button images\Calendar.bmp", -1)
$DOA2 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Date of Appoint", 96, 130, 169, 57)
$Date = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 112, 160, 145, 21)
GUICtrlSetState($Date,$GUI_DISABLE)
$Create = GUICtrlCreateButton("Create Appointment", 96, 232, 105, 25)
GUICtrlSetState($Create,$GUI_DISABLE)
$Doc_word_count = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 280, 72, 40, 24)
GUICtrlSetState($Doc_word_count,$GUI_DISABLE)
$addressWcount = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 280, 104, 40, 24)
GUICtrlSetState($addressWcount,$GUI_DISABLE)
$Data = GUICtrlCreateList("", 600, 56, 225, 214)
GUICtrlSetData($Data, "")
GUICtrlSetCursor ($Data, 0)
GUICtrlSetState($Data,$GUI_DISABLE)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###

and the actual_app.au3:

#include "CTRLS.au3"


func addDatatoCTRL($Ctrl ,$Data)

     local $i = GUICtrlSetData($Ctrl,$data)

     return $i;
        
endfunc

func ReadFromCTRL($Ctrl)

    local  $i = GUICtrlRead($Ctrl,$Data)
   
   return $i
endfunc

that's everything.

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Well, 50% of your code is pointless of backward. Don't take it bad.

OK, why do you insist in hiding or disabling controls? That can only make things more complicated than they actually are.

You should let the user (you?) navigate and mess with the controls and only check things more seriously when he (you) hit an OK button. That's the way most dialogs work, for a reason.

The functions in you last posted include are pointless wrappers around GUI functions, except that your ReadFromCTRL function actually does _not_ read the control (see help file for why).

You should declare (Global or Local) your variables: that a pretty good habit. They should serve a clear purpose. The timer you launch is useless, a.s.o.

Again, you should study the simple examples of simple GUI functions in the help file. Then try to come up with something more simple and more robust.


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Well, 50% of your code is pointless of backward. Don't take it bad.

OK, why do you insist in hiding or disabling controls? That can only make things more complicated than they actually are.

You should let the user (you?) navigate and mess with the controls and only check things more seriously when he (you) hit an OK button. That's the way most dialogs work, for a reason.

The functions in you last posted include are pointless wrappers around GUI functions, except that your ReadFromCTRL function actually does _not_ read the control (see help file for why).

You should declare (Global or Local) your variables: that a pretty good habit. They should serve a clear purpose. The timer you launch is useless, a.s.o.

Again, you should study the simple examples of simple GUI functions in the help file. Then try to come up with something more simple and more robust.

the timer was just a test, it's not meant to be in it yet

Oh, how would i move the cursor from one controlk to another after enter is pressed? can't seem to find anything on it.

Edited by RosarioC

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MouseMove and ControlGetPos


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MouseMove and ControlGetPos

thank you!

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