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How do I move the inputbox

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When creating an Inputbox and not defining the location, the box will default to the middle of the screen. However, if I want to put a timeout on the Inputbox, then I have to fill in the preceding values for default value, password, width, height, left, and top before I can enter the timeout value. Is there a way to get the inputbox to center on the screen like it does when no values are entered, without going through the trouble of determining the screen resolution then doing the math to position the box accordingly?

$readfile = InputBox("File", "Enter file name to be read.")
If $readfile = "" Then Exit

$readfile = InputBox("File", "Enter file name to be read.","","",0,0,0,0,10)
If $readfile = "" Then Exit

First example will default the inputbox in the center of the screen. Second example puts it in upper left corner. I have tried using -1, "", and even leaving the fields blank but so far, no luck.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Try this:

$readfile = InputBox("File", "Enter file name to be read.", "", "", Default, Default, Default, Default, 10)
; or this
$readfile = InputBox("File", "Enter file name to be read.", "", "", 0, 0, Default, Default, 10)

Edit: Alternate method added.

Edited by BrewManNH

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Hi there,

Try GUICtrlCreateInput

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Try this:

$readfile = InputBox("File", "Enter file name to be read.", "", "", Default, Default, Default, Default, 10)
; or this
$readfile = InputBox("File", "Enter file name to be read.", "", "", 0, 0, Default, Default, 10)

Edit: Alternate method added.

I've never used 'Default' before but I will from now on. This worked perfectly!

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Woha,

"Default", very handy indeed! I looked for something for a long time. This just shows again how important it is to rtfm. :)

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Edited by Hannes123

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Actually, the manual didn't say to use default. I tried it with -1 first and that didn't work, so I took a gamble and tried Default and that did the trick.

BTW, the reason that the 2 zeros work for the size parameter is because there is a minimum size that the inputbox can be and if you put in anything lower than that, it sets it to the minimum size automatically. For those that were curious.


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