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Multiline Inputbox Scrolling

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Hello everyone,

I have created a window which simply has a multiline editbox. The data entered in it can be more than its length so the user may want to scroll it(vertically) during typing. So how to create a scrollbar in the window and associate the scrollbar with the edit box ?

I am new to GUI programming...it must be simple but its puzzling me...

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks.


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Shaarad,

Just create the edit with the appropriate styles and Windows does it for you: ;)

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

Example()

Func Example()

    Local $hGUI = GUICreate("Scrolling Edit")

    Local $hEdit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("Line " & 1 & @CRLF, 176, 32, 121, 97, BitOr($ES_AUTOVSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    GUISetState()

    For $i = 2 To 15

        Send("{END}")

        GUICtrlSetData($hEdit, "Line " & $i  & @CRLF, 1)

        Sleep(500)

    Next

    While 1
        If GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    WEnd

EndFunc   ;==>Example

You can do the same thing for a horizontal scrollbar - using the appropriate styles of course.

All clear? :huh2:

M23


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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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Thanks a lot Melba23 ! :huh2:

You have been of a great help in the 'general help and support' forum..

and now I have started to learn GUI and my first help call answered by you.

Thanks a lot again.


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Shaarad,

My pleasure. :huh2:

M23


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

Spoiler

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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