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Hey there, probably the answer is simple but I cannot find a way to do this.

Suppose you had this string and you wanted to display a message box with its contents:

$string = "Unable to complete operation" & @CR & "Error code: AS532"
MsgBox(0, "Error", $string)

Is there some way to display the second part of the string ("Error code: AS532") in some other colour e.g red?

I've had a read through the documentation but cannot find a way to accomplish this. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. :unsure:

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Is there some way to display the second part of the string ("Error code: AS532") in some other colour e.g red?

Not that I know of. My ExtMsgBox UDF (look in my sig) will let you colour all the text in the ExtMsgBox whatever colour you wish, but if you want different colours for separate parts of the text I think you will have to write your own UDF with a GUI and separate labels. :unsure:


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Not sure you can do it with just a string. But you could do it with creating your own message box - then use lables to create the text, using two lables. One for the regular text and one with the colored text.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

Global $string = "Unable to complete operation" & @CR
Global $string2 = "Error code: AS532"


Func Example()
    Local $msg

    GUICreate("My GUI color text")  ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

    GUICtrlCreateLabel($string, 10, 20)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel($string2, 10, 35)
    GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xff0000)   ; Red


    ; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
    While 1
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()

        If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
EndFunc   ;==>Example

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