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#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <TabConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Include <GuiComboBox.au3>
#Include <Array.au3>
#include <Excel.au3>

$gui = GUICreate("Account Creator", 280, 275, 320, 227) ; left, top, width, height 
$PageControl1 = GUICtrlCreateTab(8, 8, 263, 225)

; Staff Tab
$stafftab = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Staff Account")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("First Name:", 18, 38, 65, 20) ; left, top, width, height
$test2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 90, 36, 125, 20)
$test = GUICtrlRead($test2)

; Below
$create = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Create", 8, 242, 75, 25)
$reset = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Reset", 91, 242, 75, 25)
$exit = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Exit", 196, 242, 75, 25)
GUICtrlSetState($create, $GUI_DEFBUTTON) ; allows enter inside input boxes

$msg = 0
While $msg <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    $msg = GUIGetMsg() 
        Case $msg = $create
            If GUICtrlRead($PageControl1) = 0 Then ; read what tab you are one
                ConsoleWrite($test & @CR)
            ElseIf GUICtrlRead($PageControl1) = 1 Then
                ; nothing
                msgbox(0, "error", "error creating")
        Case $msg = $reset
           ; restart
        Case $msg = $exit

What am I doing wrong? Trying to get the simple output of what a user types into an input it proving to be a pain! Why cant I console write the output? It's just blank!?

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Because you are reading the input immediately after it is created - when it is obviously blank. :)

You need to read it when you want to display it: :)

If GUICtrlRead($PageControl1) = 0 Then ; read what tab you are one
    $test = GUICtrlRead($test2) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    ConsoleWrite($test & @CR)


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