Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
caravelman

Input from one control to next without tabbing

Recommended Posts

caravelman

I have two input controls, first with max 2 characters and second with max 5 characters, as soon as user enters two characters in first input control, I want to move him to next Input control without him hitting the tab, How can I do that ?

Your help is appreciated.

My Code:

$caseyear = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 224, 128, 73, 32, $ES_NUMBER)

GUICtrlSetLimit($caseyear, 2)

$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("-", 304, 128, 10, 28)

$casenum = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 320, 128, 145, 32, $ES_NUMBER)

GUICtrlSetLimit($casenum, 5)

I want to move to $casenum after I enter two digit for year without hitting TAB key.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Melba23

caravelman,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :blink:

You can do what you want like this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

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

$hInput_1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 200, 20)
; Set limit for top input
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, 2)

$hInput_2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 50, 200, 20)
; Set limit for bottom input
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, 5)

GUISetState()

; Set focus to top input
GUICtrlSetState($hInput_1, $GUI_FOCUS)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

    ; If bottom input is empty
    If GUICtrlRead($hInput_2) = "" Then
        ; And top input is full
        If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($hInput_1)) = 2 Then
            ; Set focus to bottom input
            GUICtrlSetState($hInput_2, $GUI_FOCUS)
        EndIf
    EndIf

WEnd

Note that we need 2 checks to decide when we need to set focus to the bottom input - if you remove the outer If statement, it does not work as you want. Try it and see! :P

Please ask if you have any questions. ;)

M23

P.S. If you want a more complicated example - you can look here! :

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Global $iInput_Limit = 2

$hGUI = GUICreate("Demo", 200, 100)

$hInput_1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 20, 20, 30, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, $iInput_Limit)
$hInput_2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 80, 20, 30, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, $iInput_Limit)
$hInput_3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 140, 20, 30, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, $iInput_Limit)

$hButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 60, 60, 80, 30)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "On_WM_COMMAND") ; 0x0111

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $hButton
            $sResult = GUICtrlRead($hInput_1) & "-" & GUICtrlRead($hInput_2) & "-" & GUICtrlRead($hInput_3)
            MsgBox(0, "You have entered", $sResult)
    EndSwitch

    ; Enable button when last input filled
    If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($hInput_3)) = 2 And BitAnd(GUICtrlGetState($hButton), $GUI_DISABLE) = $GUI_DISABLE Then GUICtrlSetState($hButton, $GUI_ENABLE)

WEnd

Func On_WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)

    $nNotifyCode = BitShift($wParam, 16)
    $iControlID = BitAnd($wParam, 0x0000FFFF)
    ; If input filled move focus to next
    Switch $nNotifyCode
        Case 0x400 ;$EN_UPDATE
            If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($iControlID)) = $iInput_Limit Then GUICtrlSetState($iControlID + 1, $GUI_FOCUS)
    EndSwitch

EndFunc


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______Open Open spoiler to see 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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caravelman

Thank you M23. You have been great help.

Caravelman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×