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Hi there,

just one (ok two) question(s)[i don't know where to start searching - Searching for "Combobox without Arrow" or "Combobox select one klick" didn't return any results what i need for. So

- is it possible to have a "Combobox" without the Arrow on the right Side?

- and is it posible to have "open" (showing all Entries) this Combobox on one single click?

any hint a welcome.

If you ask what i want here the explanation:

I want to have a Combobox with three entries: Lock computer, Restart computer and Shutdown Computer. First default entry should be Lock Computer. On a single Mouseclick (left), where no text is (whitespace), the Combobox should open and show all entries. On a another single click "ON" the text, the Computer should do what you choosed.



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I am afraid that you will have to write your own control to do that. :)

Something along these lines, perhaps: ;)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>

#include <StringSize.au3>

; Declare an array to hold the choice text and ControlIDs
Global $aChoices[3][2] = [["Lock computer", 0], ["Restart computer", 0], ["Shutdown Computer", 0]]

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

; Create the outlines
$hOutline_Small = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 9, 9, 122, 17,$SS_BLACKFRAME)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
$hOutline_Large = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 9, 9, 122, 57,$SS_BLACKFRAME)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, BitOr($GUI_DISABLE, $GUI_HIDE))

; Create the list
For $i = 0 To 2
    ; Size the text
    $aSize = _StringSize($aChoices[$i][0])
    ; Create a label big enough for the text
    $aChoices[$i][1] = GUICtrlCreateLabel($aChoices[$i][0], 10, 10 + (20 * $i), $aSize[2], 15)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFFC0) ; Just so you can see it
    ; For the top line only, create a blank label to fill the space
    If Not $i Then
        $hBlank = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10 + $aSize[2], 10 + (20 * $i), 120 - $aSize[2], 15)
        GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xC0C0FF) ; Just so you can see it

; Hide the other options
GUICtrlSetState($aChoices[1][1], $GUI_HIDE)
GUICtrlSetState($aChoices[2][1], $GUI_HIDE)


; Set a flag
$fExtended = False

While 1

    $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $iMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $hBlank ; Click on the initial blank space
            If Not $fExtended Then
                ; Extend the list
                $fExtended = True
                GUICtrlSetState($hOutline_Small, $GUI_HIDE)
                GUICtrlSetState($hOutline_Large, $GUI_SHOW)
                GUICtrlSetState($aChoices[1][1], $GUI_SHOW)
                GUICtrlSetState($aChoices[2][1], $GUI_SHOW)
        Case Else ; Look for a choice label
            For $i = 0 To 2
                If $iMsg = $aChoices[$i][1] Then
                    MsgBox(0, "Click!", "You pressed " & $aChoices[$i][0])
                    ; Retract the list
                    $fExtended = False
                    GUICtrlSetState($hOutline_Large, $GUI_HIDE)
                    GUICtrlSetState($hOutline_Small, $GUI_SHOW)
                    GUICtrlSetState($aChoices[1][1], $GUI_HIDE)
                    GUICtrlSetState($aChoices[2][1], $GUI_HIDE)


The StringSize UDF is in my sig. ;)


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Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
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A good basis to go on ;)

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