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GuiCtrlCreateDate problem

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I need to set a specific date on the date control so it starts out with a certain date. I can manually change it by clicking the control, but I want it to start out with a specific date. But so far, it only shows today's date when the GUI opens.

I researched this forum, and found that I should use GuiCtrlSendMsg() to set the date. But it always shows today's date.

I also tried using GuiCtrlSetData(), with and without GuiCtrlSendMsg(), and before/after it too. But it always opens with today's date.

I must be missing something. Can anyone show me how to make the control show a specific date when I display the GUI?

I am using this code to test it.

#Include <DateTimeConstants.au3>
#Include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

;Create GUI.
$GUI = GuiCreate("Date control", 200, 150, 50, 50)
$Date = GUICtrlCreateDate("", 20, 40, 150, 20, $DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT)
$Cancel = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 60, 75, 50, 20)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

;This does NOT set date to specified date. 
GUICtrlSendMsg($Date, $DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT, "M/d/yyyy", "6/1/2010")
MsgBox(0, "test", "Date should be set to 6/1/2010")

;Loop
While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $Msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
            
        Case $Cancel
            GUIDelete($GUI)
            ExitLoop
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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DickG,

Just set the requried date when you create the control as it suggests in the Help file: :blink:

#Include <DateTimeConstants.au3>
#Include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

;Create GUI
$GUI = GuiCreate("Date control", 200, 150, 50, 50)

;This does set date to specified date of 17/03/1986.
$Date = GUICtrlCreateDate("1986/03/17", 20, 40, 150, 20, $DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT)
$Cancel = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 60, 75, 50, 20)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

;Loop
While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $Msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop

        Case $Cancel
            GUIDelete($GUI)
            ExitLoop
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Aha! I knew I was missing something. I think I misinterpreted " ... when you create the control" to mean that I could set it with GuiCtrlSetData() or GuiCtrlSendMsg() right after I create the control. Now I understand what that really meant.

Thanks much for the fast reply ...

Dick

DickG,

Just set the requried date when you create the control as it suggests in the Help file: :blink:

#Include <DateTimeConstants.au3>
#Include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

;Create GUI
$GUI = GuiCreate("Date control", 200, 150, 50, 50)

;This does set date to specified date of 17/03/1986.
$Date = GUICtrlCreateDate("1986/03/17", 20, 40, 150, 20, $DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT)
$Cancel = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 60, 75, 50, 20)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GUI)

;Loop
While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $Msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop

        Case $Cancel
            GUIDelete($GUI)
            ExitLoop
    EndSwitch
WEnd

M23

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