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Getting the number of the selected item in a ComboBox?

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So, I have a ComboBox and I have 3 items in it.

I want to be able to get the number I have selected, not the name.

I know I can get the selection via:

ControlGetText("Name", "", $ComboBox)

But in order for me to accomplish something I need to get the number.


ComboBox = Red|Blue|Green

And instead of getting: Red I want to get 1 and etc.

Thanks ;)


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If you still have the original array data available you could try something like this. (Native AutoIt, untested after rewriting it a bit.)

Func Get_ComboSelectedId($hCombo, $asDataLines)
    Local $sSelectedText = GUICtrlRead($hCombo)
    Local $iEntryId = -1 ;; zero based.
    For $i = 0 To UBound($asDataLines, 1) - 1
        If Not ($asDataLines[$i] == $sSelectedText) Then ContinueLoop ;; case sensitve.
        $iEntryId = $i
    If $iEntryId < 0 Then SetError(1)
    Return $iEntryId

Or take a look at "_GUICtrlComboBox_GetCurSel" -> GuiComboBox UDF.

Note: In general is best to only use GuiComboBox UDF functions on Combobox's that are also created with GuiComboBox UDF.

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Or take a look at "_GUICtrlComboBox_GetCurSel" -> GuiComboBox UDF.

ControlCommand("Window Handle or Title", "Text If Any", "ControlID/ClassNameNN/Handle", "GetCurrentSelection", "")
(If it's a standard window of course)


I didn't notice you wanted the actual drop down index number. It might be better to use the _GUI* UDFs indeed.

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