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I have dropdown (option) on my page. Want to get the index of selected item from that dropdown.

I tried using ControlListView function with GetSelected option, but somehow its not working. Everytime its returning zero value.

$index = ControlListView ($title, "", 21, "GetSelected", 1)

Is this is wrong ? Is there any other way to get the selected item index ?

Please help!

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ControlListView will not work because dropdown controls are Combos and not ListViews. :(

I would try something like this:

$hApp = WinGetHandle("App_Title")
If IsHWnd($hApp) Then
    $hCombo = ControlGetHandle($hApp, "", "[CLASS:Whatever; INSTANCE:Whatever]") ; Get these from the Window Info tool
    If IsHWnd($hCombo) Then
        ; Then either get the index directly
        $iIndex = _GUICtrlComboBox_GetCurSel($hCombo) 
        ; Or get the list and the text in the edit box
        $sList = _GUICtrlComboBox_GetListArray $hCombo)
        $sSelection = _GUICtrlComboBox_GetEditText)$hCombo)
        ; And do an _ArraySearch to get the index
        MsgBox(16, "Error", "Failed to get control handle.")
    MsgBox(16, "Error", "Failed to get window handle.")

I hope that gets what you want. :graduated:


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


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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