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Run function when focus is lost

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Can some tell me how I can run a function when focus on an input field is lost? I have searched the help and forum and I am sure I am missing something easy.

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Where is the input field? An AutoIT GUI, another program's GUI, a browser window, etc.?

Also, is it an input or edit box? Also, are we talking about focus not having the cursor in it, or just mouse hover?

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Sorry, I should have been more clear...

I am looking to update a scrolling marquis (update function) from a GUICtrlCreateInput field on the same AutoIt GUI. I would like to call my Function to update the marquis when the cursor exits the Input field.

I am open to other suggestions as well if there is a better way of doing this. With my current level this was my direction.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Odewallrus,

This shows how to detect the input gaining and losing focus: :x

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Demo", 300, 150)

$hInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 20, 20, 200, 20)
$hLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 20, 50, 200, 20)
$hButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Dummy", 20, 80, 80, 30) ; Just to have something to take focus away from the input

GUISetState()

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

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

WEnd

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

    $nNotifyCode = BitShift($wParam, 16)
    $iControlID = BitAnd($wParam, 0x0000FFFF)
    If $iControlID = $hInput Then
        Switch $nNotifyCode
            ; Input loses focus - set label to input content
            Case $EN_KILLFOCUS ; 0x200
                GUICtrlSetData($hLabel, GUICtrlRead($hInput))
            ; Input gains focus - blank label
            Case $EN_SETFOCUS ; 0x100
                GUICtrlSetData($hLabel, "")
        EndSwitch
    EndIf

EndFunc

Over to you to get your marquee update function to run in place of the label update. :P

M23


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Excelent. Thank you. I have it working.

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Test Post..I'm having trouble posting to certain threads

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