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Question about special chars in Melba's stringsize func

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Hello

In my script I use Melba23's stringsize func

If some characters like: $ ( ) & ' _ are present in the managed string then I get an error message

So which are all forbidden characters for this kind of func ? Couldnt find this in autoit help or in forum...

And is there an easy way to check if these characters exist in a string ?

I mean easier than: If StringInStr($string, "$") OR ... etc

Thanks for any help

Here is my script

;simple 'post-it' script (stupid but funny to build)
;auto-resize window and label according to the text <--this was funny
;(many thanks to Melba23 for the nice stringsize function !)

#NoTrayIcon
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <SendMessage.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
Opt("GuiOnEventMode", 1)

Global $gui, $header, $text, $label1, $menu, $input1, $exit1, $exit2
Global $log, $name, $inputgui, $okbtn, $inputbox, $post = ""
Global $w = 150, $h = 100
Global $x = 400, $y = 20
Global $sFont = "Tahoma"
Global $iSize = 16
Global $iWeight = 400
Global $iAttrib = 0
Global $PostitPath = FileGetLongName(@WorkingDir & "\Post-it.exe")
Global $datadir = "C:\"  ;@desktopdir      ; log files place

Global $FileList
$FileList = _FileListToArray($datadir, "Post-It *" & ".log")        ; check logs
If Not @error Then                  ; if log(s) found, then
    For $i = 1 To $FileList[0]  
    $name = StringTrimRight($FileList[$i], 4)
    $log = $datadir & "\" & $FileList[$i]
        If NOT WinExists($name) Then        
            $file = FileOpen($log, 0)
            $post = FileRead($file)
            FileClose($file)
            _CreatePostitGui()      ; recreate post-it
            _ManageText()           ; recreate saved text & update log
            Exitloop
        Else
            If $i = $FileList[0] Then _RunBasicGui()
        EndIf
        Sleep(1000)
    Next
Else            ; if no log found
    _RunBasicGui()
EndIf
$log = $datadir & "\" & $name & ".log"


While 1
Sleep(10)
Wend

;===================================
Func _RunBasicGui()
$name = "Post-It 1"
$var = WinList("Post-It")       ; set post-it name & title, different from possible existing ones
For $i = 1 to $var[0][0]
    If NOT WinExists ("Post-It " & $i) Then 
        $name = "Post-It " & $i
        ExitLoop
    Else
        $name = "Post-It " & $i+1
    EndIf
Next
_CreatePostitGui()
EndFunc


Func _CreatePostitGui()
$var = WinList("Post-It")       ; set the new post-it position so it doesnt overlap other ones
$ok_x = true
For $x = 400 To @desktopwidth-170
    For $i = 1 to $var[0][0]
        $ok_x = true
        $prevpos = WinGetPos($var[$i][0])
        If $prevpos[1] > 130 Then ContinueLoop 
        $xrefpos1 = $prevpos[0]-170
        $xrefpos2 = $prevpos[0]+$prevpos[2]+10
        If $x > $xrefpos1 AND $x < $xrefpos2 Then   
            $ok_x = false
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Next
If $ok_x = true Then ExitLoop       ; exit & set a new $x
Next

$gui = GUICreate($name, $w, $h, $x, $y, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)
GUISetBkColor (0xffdd00, $gui)
$header = GUICtrlCreateLabel ($name, 0, 0, $w, 15, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xffaa00)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xffd500)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKHEIGHT)
$text = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("", 10, 15, $w-20, $h-30, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xffdd00)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 16, 400, "Tahoma")
$label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $w, $h, -1, $GUI_WS_EX_PARENTDRAG)
GUICtrlSetState($label1,$GUI_ONTOP)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,$GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT)
$menu = GuiCtrlCreateContextMenu($label1)
$input1 =  GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("Enter the Message" ,$menu)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($input1, "_InputGui")
GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("",$menu)
$exit1 = GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("Save Post-it and Quit",$menu)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($exit1, "_Close")
$exit2 = GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("Delete this Post-it",$menu)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($exit2, "_Terminate")
GUISetState()
EndFunc  ;==>_CreatePostitGui()


Func _InputGui()
GUICtrlSetState ($input1, $GUI_DISABLE)
$pos = WinGetPos($gui)
$inputgui = GUICreate("Input", $pos[2], 125, $pos[0], $pos[1]+$pos[3]+5, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)
GUISetBkColor (0xffdd00, $inputgui)
$label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $pos[2], 125, -1, $GUI_WS_EX_PARENTDRAG)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,$GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT)
$inputbox = GUICtrlCreateEdit( "", 5, 8 , $pos[2]-10, 85, $ES_MULTILINE + $ES_WANTRETURN + $ES_AUTOVSCROLL)
GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_ONTOP + $GUI_FOCUS)
$okbtn = GUICtrlCreateButton(" OK ", $pos[2]/2-25, 98, 50, 22)
GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_ONTOP)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xffd000)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xff3300) 
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($okbtn, "_Input")
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $inputgui)
If GuiCtrlRead($text)<>"" Then GUICtrlSetData($inputbox, $post)
EndFunc


Func _Input()
$post = GUICtrlRead($inputbox)
_ManageText()
GUIDelete($inputgui)
GUICtrlSetState ($input1, $GUI_ENABLE)
EndFunc


Func _ManageText()
While 1
    If StringLeft($post, 1) = @CR OR StringLeft($post, 1) = @LF OR _ 
            StringLeft($post, 1) = @CRLF OR StringLeft($post, 1) = " " Then 
        $post = StringTrimLeft($post, 1)
    Else
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
Wend
While 1
    If StringRight($post, 1) = @CR OR StringRight($post, 1) = @LF OR _ 
            StringRight($post, 1) = @CRLF OR StringRight($post, 1) = " " Then 
        $post = StringTrimRight($post, 1)
    Else
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
Wend
$w = 150
$h = 100
While 1
    Global $aMsgReturn = _StringSize($post, $iSize, $iWeight, $iAttrib, $sFont, $w-10)
    If @error = 4 Then      ; if font too large or word too long for width $w-10
        $w = $w + 15
        $h = $h + 10        ; keep a 3:2 ratio
    Else
        Exitloop
    EndIf
Wend
If $aMsgReturn[3]>$h-20 Then 
    While 1
        $aMsgReturn = _StringSize($post, $iSize, $iWeight, $iAttrib, $sFont, $w-10)
        If $aMsgReturn[3]<$h-20 Then ExitLoop
        $w = $w + 15
        $h = $h + 10
    Wend    
EndIf

WinMove($gui, "", Default, Default, $w ,$h) 
GUICtrlSetPos($text, 5, ($h-15-$aMsgReturn[3])/2+15, $w-10, $aMsgReturn[3])
GUICtrlSetData($text, $aMsgReturn[0], "")

If $aMsgReturn[0]<>"" Then
    $file = FileOpen($log, 2)       ; create log & reg entry to save the post-it
    FileWrite($file, $aMsgReturn[0]) 
    FileClose($file)
    RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", $name, "REG_SZ", $PostitPath)
Else
    RegDelete("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", $name)
    FileDelete($log)
EndIf

EndFunc  ;==>_ManageText()


Func _Close()
If GuiCtrlRead($text)<>"" Then 
    GUIDelete()
    Exit
Else
    MsgBox(48, "Warning", "No message to save, the post-it will be deleted", 3)
    GUIDelete()
    RegDelete("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", $name)
    FileDelete($log)
EndIf
EndFunc


Func _Terminate()   ; delete post-it, log, reg entry
Local $delete
If GuiCtrlRead($text)<>"" Then 
$delete = MsgBox(36,"Warning","Really delete this post-it ?")
Select
    Case $delete = 6 ;yes
        GUIDelete()
        RegDelete("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", $name)
        FileDelete($log)
        Exit 
    Case $delete = 7 ;no
        Return
EndSelect
Else
    GUIDelete()
    RegDelete("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", $name)
    FileDelete($log)
    Exit 
EndIf
EndFunc


; #FUNCTION# =============================================================
; Name...........: _FileListToArray
; Description ...: Lists files and\or folders in a specified path (Similar to using Dir with the /B Switch)
; Syntax.........: _FileListToArray($sPath[, $sFilter = "*"[, $iFlag = 0]])
; Parameters ....: $sPath   - Path to generate filelist for.
;                  $sFilter - Optional the filter to use, default is *. Search the Autoit3 helpfile for the word "WildCards" For details.
;                  $iFlag   - Optional: specifies whether to return files folders or both
;                  |$iFlag=0(Default) Return both files and folders
;                  |$iFlag=1 Return files only
;                  |$iFlag=2 Return Folders only
; Return values .: @Error - 1 = Path not found or invalid
;                  |2 = Invalid $sFilter
;                  |3 = Invalid $iFlag
;                  |4 = No File(s) Found
; Author ........: SolidSnake <MetalGX91 at GMail dot com>
; Modified.......:
; Remarks .......: The array returned is one-dimensional and is made up as follows:
;                                $array[0] = Number of Files\Folders returned
;                                $array[1] = 1st File\Folder
;                                $array[2] = 2nd File\Folder
;                                $array[3] = 3rd File\Folder
;                                $array[n] = nth File\Folder
;=========================================================================
Func _FileListToArray($sPath, $sFilter = "*", $iFlag = 0)
    Local $hSearch, $sFile, $asFileList[1]
    If Not FileExists($sPath) Then Return SetError(1, 1, "")
    If (StringInStr($sFilter, "\")) Or (StringInStr($sFilter, "/")) Or (StringInStr($sFilter, ":")) Or (StringInStr($sFilter, ">")) Or (StringInStr($sFilter, "<")) Or (StringInStr($sFilter, "|")) Or (StringStripWS($sFilter, 8) = "") Then Return SetError(2, 2, "")
    If Not ($iFlag = 0 Or $iFlag = 1 Or $iFlag = 2) Then Return SetError(3, 3, "")
    If (StringMid($sPath, StringLen($sPath), 1) = "\") Then $sPath = StringTrimRight($sPath, 1) ; needed for Win98 for x:\  root dir
    $hSearch = FileFindFirstFile($sPath & "\" & $sFilter)
    If $hSearch = -1 Then Return SetError(4, 4, "")
    While 1
        $sFile = FileFindNextFile($hSearch)
        If @error Then
            SetError(0)
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
        If $iFlag = 1 And StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sPath & "\" & $sFile), "D") <> 0 Then ContinueLoop
        If $iFlag = 2 And StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sPath & "\" & $sFile), "D") = 0 Then ContinueLoop
        $asFileList[0] += 1
        If UBound($asFileList) <= $asFileList[0] Then ReDim $asFileList[UBound($asFileList) * 2]
        $asFileList[$asFileList[0]] = $sFile
    WEnd
    FileClose($hSearch)
    ReDim $asFileList[$asFileList[0] + 1] ; Trim unused slots
    Return $asFileList
EndFunc   ;==>_FileListToArray

; #FUNCTION# =============================================================
;
; Name...........: _StringSize
; Description ...: Returns size of rectangle required to display string - width can be chosen
; Syntax ........: _StringSize($sText[, $iSize[, $iWeight[, $iAttrib[, $sName[, $iWidth]]]]])
; Parameters ....: $sText   - String to display
;                 $iSize   - Font size in points - default AutoIt GUI default
;                 $iWeight - Font weight (400 = normal) - default AutoIt GUI default
;                 $iAttrib - Font attribute (0-Normal, 2-Italic, 4-Underline, 8 Strike - default AutoIt
;                 $sName   - Font name - default AutoIt GUI default
;                 $iWidth  - [optional] Width of rectangle - default is unwrapped width of string
; Requirement(s) : v3.2.12.1 or higher
; Return values .: Success - Returns array with details of rectangle required for text:
;                 |$array[0] = String formatted with @CRLF at required wrap points
;                 |$array[1] = Height of single line in selected font
;                 |$array[2] = Width of rectangle required to hold formatted string
;                 |$array[3] = Height of rectangle required to hold formatted string
;                 Failure - Returns 0 and sets @error:
;                 |1 - Incorrect parameter type (@extended = parameter index)
;                 |2 - Failure to create GUI to test label size
;                 |3 - Failure of _WinAPI_SelectObject
;                 |4 - Font too large for chosen width - longest word will not fit
; Author ........: Melba23
;====================================================================

Func _StringSize($sText, $iSize = Default, $iWeight = Default, $iAttrib = Default, $sName = Default, $iWidth = 0)
    
    Local $hWnd, $hFont, $hDC, $oFont, $tSize, $hGUI, $hText_Label, $sTest_Line
    Local $iLine_Width, $iWrap_Count, $iLast_Word, $iLine_Count 
    Local $asLines[1], $avSize_Info[4], $aiPos[4]
    
; Check parameters are correct type
    If Not IsString($sText) Then Return SetError(1, 1, 0)
    If Not IsNumber($iSize) And $iSize <> Default   Then Return SetError(1, 2, 0)
    If Not IsInt($iWeight)  And $iWeight <> Default Then Return SetError(1, 3, 0)
    If Not IsInt($iAttrib)  And $iAttrib <> Default Then Return SetError(1, 4, 0)
    If Not IsString($sName) And $sName <> Default   Then Return SetError(1, 5, 0)
    If Not IsNumber($iWidth) Then Return SetError(1, 6, 0)

; Create GUI to contain test labels, set to passed font parameters 
    $hGUI = GUICreate("", 1200, 500, 10, 10)
        If $hGUI = 0 Then Return SetError(2, 0, 0)
        GUISetFont($iSize, $iWeight, $iAttrib, $sName)
    
; Store unwrapped text
    $avSize_Info[0] = $sText
    
; Ensure EoL is @CRLF and break text into lines
    If StringInStr($sText, @CRLF) = 0 Then StringRegExpReplace($sText, "[x0a|x0d]", @CRLF)
    $asLines = StringSplit($sText, @CRLF, 1)
        
; Draw label with unwrapped lines to check on max width
    $hText_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel($sText, 10, 10)
    $aiPos = ControlGetPos($hGUI, "", $hText_Label)
    GUICtrlDelete($hText_Label)
    
; Store line height for this font size after removing label padding (always 8)
    $avSize_Info[1] = ($aiPos[3] - 8)/ $asLines[0]
; Store width and height of this label
    $avSize_Info[2] = $aiPos[2]
    $avSize_Info[3] = $aiPos[3] - 4; Reduce margin
    
; Check if wrapping is required
    If $aiPos[2] > $iWidth And $iWidth > 0 Then
        
    ; Set returned text element to null
        $avSize_Info[0] = ""
        
    ; Set width element to max allowed
        $avSize_Info[2] = $iWidth
        
    ; Set line count to zero
        $iLine_Count = 0
        
    ; Take each line in turn
        For $j = 1 To $asLines[0]
            
        ; Size this line unwrapped
            $hText_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel($asLines[$j], 10, 10)
            $aiPos = ControlGetPos($hGUI, "", $hText_Label)
            GUICtrlDelete($hText_Label)
            
        ; Check wrap status
            If $aiPos[2] < $iWidth Then
            ; No wrap needed so count line and store
                $iLine_Count += 1
                $avSize_Info[0] &= $asLines[$j] & @CRLF
            Else
            ; Wrap needed so need to count wrapped lines
                
            ; Create label to hold line as it grows
                $hText_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0)
            ; Initialise Point32 method
                $hWnd = ControlGetHandle($hGui, "", $hText_Label)
                $hFont = _SendMessage($hWnd, $WM_GETFONT)
                $hDC = _WinAPI_GetDC($hWnd)
                $oFont = _WinAPI_SelectObject($hDC, $hFont)
                If $oFont = 0 Then Return SetError(3, 0, 0)
                
            ; Zero counter
                $iWrap_Count = 0

                While 1
                    
                ; Set line width to 0
                    $iLine_Width = 0
                ; Initialise pointer for end of word
                    $iLast_Word = 0
                    
                    For $i = 1 To StringLen($asLines[$j])

                    ; Is this just past a word ending?
                        If StringMid($asLines[$j], $i, 1) = " " Then $iLast_Word = $i - 1
                    ; Increase line by one character
                        $sTest_Line = StringMid($asLines[$j], 1, $i)
                    ; Place line in label
                        GUICtrlSetData($hText_Label, $sTest_Line)
                    ; Get line length
                        $tSize = _WinAPI_GetTextExtentPoint32($hDC, $sTest_Line)
                        $iLine_Width = DllStructGetData($tSize, "X")
                        
                    ; If too long exit the loop
                        If $iLine_Width >= $iWidth - Int($iSize / 2) Then ExitLoop
                    Next
                        
                ; End of the line of text?
                    If $i > StringLen($asLines[$j]) Then
                    ; Yes, so add final line to count
                        $iWrap_Count += 1
                    ; Store line
                        $avSize_Info[0] &= $sTest_Line & @CRLF
                        ExitLoop
                    Else
                    ; No, but add line just completed to count
                        $iWrap_Count += 1
                    ; Check at least 1 word completed or return error
                        If $iLast_Word = 0 Then
                            GUIDelete($hGUI)
                            Return SetError(4, 0, 0)
                        EndIf
                    ; Store line up to end of last word
                        $avSize_Info[0] &= StringLeft($sTest_Line, $iLast_Word) & @CRLF
                    ; Strip string to point reached
                        $asLines[$j] = StringTrimLeft($asLines[$j], $iLast_Word)
                    ; Trim leading whitespace
                        $asLines[$j] = StringStripWS($asLines[$j], 1)
                    ; Repeat with remaining characters in line
                    EndIf
                    
                WEnd
                
            ; Add the number of wrapped lines to the count
                $iLine_Count += $iWrap_Count
                
            ; Clean up
                _WinAPI_ReleaseDC($hWnd, $hDC)
                GUICtrlDelete($hText_Label)
                
            EndIf
            
        Next
        
    ; Convert lines to pixels and add reduced margin
        $avSize_Info[3] = ($iLine_Count * $avSize_Info[1]) + 4
        
    EndIf

; Clean up
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
    
; Return array
    Return $avSize_Info

EndFunc; => _StringSize
Edited by mikell

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mikell,

There is nothng in my StringSize UDF to prevent you putting whatever you like in the text you pass to it. :)

When I run your script it enters the $ ( ) & ' _ characters perfectly and adjusts the size to match the size just as it should. Why do you think it was giving you an error? ;)

M23

P.S. You do not have the latest version of the UDF - look in my sig to get it. ;)


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Sorry Melba, you're right

when writing the script some days ago I tested it and got errors, I thought this was the cause

and when finished I didnt try again using these characters

So your func is even nicer than I thought before ;)

BTW you're an experienced autoit user, please give your advice to a newbie, do you find that my use of your func is correct or is there something to improve ?

Got your last version, thanks

I spent a loooong time searching the forum for 'how to vertically center text in a label' , only found complicated solutions, but your stringsize is an elegant way to skirt the problem :)

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And is there an easy way to check if these characters exist in a string ?

I mean easier than: If StringInStr($string, "$") OR ... etc

There is.

$string = "sdad adasd a  $ (asdad sadad ) & ' _ asdadas asd as" 
;~ $string = "dsad asda ad asd asd asda dad" ; clean String

StringSplit($string, "$()&'_")
If @error Then
    MsgBox(0,"","String is clean")
Else
    MsgBox(0,"","Unwanted characters exists")
EndIf

Hi ;)

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$string = "sdad adasd a  $ (asdad sadad ) & ' _ asdadas asd as" 
;~ $string = "dsad asda ad asd asd asda dad" ; clean String

If NOT StringRegExp($string, "[\$\(\)&'_]") Then
    MsgBox(0,"","String is clean")
Else
    MsgBox(0,"","Unwanted characters exist.")
EndIf


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Thanks, both solutions work nice

Melba, the & character doesnt work in my script ;)

However it exists in tahoma font

I suppose I'll use StringReplace($string, '&', "and")

If there are several like this maybe a StringRegExpReplace should be better than a warning msgbox

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

mikell,

I spent a loooong time searching the forum for 'how to vertically center text in a label'

You do it like this: :)

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

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

$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Test", 10, 10, 480, 480, BitOR($SS_CENTER, $SS_CENTERIMAGE)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFF00)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

If you do not know about using BitOR to combine styles, read the Setting Styles tutorial in the Wiki.

the & character doesnt work in my script

Post the script you are using now and we will take a look - as I said before it is not my UDF doing it! ;)

M23

P.S. Would you mind changing the title of the topic? As there are no forbidden characters in _StringSize I would not want anyone thinking that there are!

You can do it by editing your first post and selecting the "Use Full Editor" button - this gives you access to the title inputs at the top. ;)

Edited by Melba23

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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

 

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Melba, ok I'm a newbie but please grant me this, I always read the autoit help first

I know $SS_CENTERIMAGE but this doesn't work with word wrap, like this :

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 120, 120)
$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("This is a test with a looong line of text", 10, 10, 100, 100, BitOR($SS_CENTER, $SS_CENTERIMAGE))
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFF00)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

of course I changed the title of the topic - BTW thanks for the 'how to'

I understand now my mistake about characters. In first tests I tried pieces of autoit script as strings, and the errors I got were caused by too long words in the string, that was before I introduced the If @error = 4 Then... condition

my last script is in the first post (edited)

For the & I get no error message, but a kind of '_' appears in the label instead of the & . Strange...

Edited by mikell

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That doesn't sound like a label. It sounnds more like you are using it on a button. The underlining is the result that you get when placing a & symbol in front of a character in buttons, and Menu/item controls.


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GEOSoft, I agree but this doesn't help me

Please have a look at my script : the text is entered in an inputbox or editbox, then treated using Melba's stringsize func, and the result is sent to a label... nothing to do with buttons or menus

but thats right, when I enter &a an underlined 'a' appears

I dont understand.. ;)

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

That's how you tag hot keys. For example, the string "&File" is how you get File displayed to show that Alt-F will activate that menu.

;)

Edited by PsaltyDS

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

GEOSoft,

That doesn't sound like a label. It sounnds more like you are using it on a button. The underlining is the result that you get when placing a & symbol in front of a character in buttons, and Menu/item controls.

If I use Melba's sample

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 120, 120)

$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&test", 10, 10, 100, 100, BitOR($SS_CENTER, $SS_CENTERIMAGE))
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFF00)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

I get an underlined character in the label

Same with Chr(38) & "test"

So ... first, Melba you're definitely right, it seems that it's not a 'stringsize func' problem

second, my newbie question : what is the way to write the & character in a label ?

Hmm it gets funny there

Edit :

found solution ;)

to write the & character in a label we must enter &&

this should work in the script :

If StringInStr($string, "&") Then StringReplace($string, "&", "&&")

Edited by mikell

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&&


♡♡♡

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eMyvnE

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

trancexx I should have waited for your answer instead of searching

finally works with

If StringInStr($aMsgReturn[0], "&") Then $aMsgReturn[0] = StringReplace($aMsgReturn[0], "&", "&&")

GUICtrlSetData($text, $aMsgReturn[0])

Edited by mikell

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