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Following is the list of items in a dropdown

1. 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

2. 'TDD Processor (TDD QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

3. 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

I am using the following code to select a particular string from dropdown.

ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "ShowDropDown")

ControlSend("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "select", 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00')

But instead of selecting 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00' string it selects 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

PLease help how I can force it to select a particular string instead of it matching the first character.

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Try using this:

ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "ShowDropDown")
ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "SelectString", 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00')

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Try using this:

ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "ShowDropDown")
ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "SelectString", 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00')

Tried this way as well but it wont even select any thing. Any thing I am missing here. Following is the full code I am trying

#Include <GuiComboBox.au3>

#include <Constants.au3>

local $hcombo = "[NAME:ctlMsgQueueCombo]"

;Start test executable

Run("Z:\test\Groups\bin\Debug\Test.exe")

Global $hWHandle = WinWaitActive("Test Form", "", 2)

sleep(8000)

controlFocus("", "", "[NAME:ctlQueSelector]")

controlsend("", "", "[NAME:ctlQueSelector]", '2')

ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "ShowDropDown")

ControlCommand("Test Form", "", $hcombo, "SelectString", 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00')

IS there any thing to do with string = "TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00" as it is containing (spaces, (,), -, numbers).

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It shouldn't matter. Try using just the "TPA" part.

Do you have any error return?


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

It shouldn't matter. Try using just the "TPA" part.

Do you have any error return?

but its a long list and many start with TPA e.g

Following is the list of items in a dropdown

1. 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

2. 'TDD Processor (TDD QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

3. 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'

4. 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01'

5. 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGD Compound) - Qwert02'

6. 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01'

in this case it will always selects the first TPA one...Why it is not matching the whole string. as these values varies according to company. and I need to select a particular one.

"SelectString" is not working. it selects using the "Select".

No error return

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Someone else will have to take this over me, I'm clueless and not familiar enough with related issues to guide you efficiently.

Sorry for that.


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Someone else will have to take this over me, I'm clueless and not familiar enough with related issues to guide you efficiently.

Sorry for that.

:huh2: ...Desperalty waiting for someone to guide me over this...As this has been now 2 days and I even tried with _GUICtrlComboBox_FindString, _GUICtrlComboBox_SelectString, _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel but nothing seems to work...

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I don't have a problem using ControlCommand function with 'FindString' command. Here is an example.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$text = 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'
$text &=  '|' & 'TDD Processor (TDD QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'
$text &=  '|' & 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'
$text &=  '|' & 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01'
$text &=  '|' & 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGD Compound) - Qwert02'
$text &=  '|' & 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01'

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $msg
    GUICreate("My GUI combo")  ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

    GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10,300) ; create first item
    GUICtrlSetData(-1,$text)

    $btnFind = GUICtrlCreateButton("Find String",10,50)

    GUISetState()

    ; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
    While 1
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
            If $msg = $btnFind Then
                $index = ControlCommand("My GUI combo","Find String","ComboBox1","FindString",'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01')
                ControlCommand("My GUI combo","Find String","ComboBox1","SetCurrentSelection",$index)
            EndIf
        If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example

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I don't have a problem using ControlCommand function with 'FindString' command. Here is an example.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$text = 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'
$text &=  '|' & 'TDD Processor (TDD QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'
$text &=  '|' & 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGP Compound) - Qwert00'
$text &=  '|' & 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01'
$text &=  '|' & 'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYGD Compound) - Qwert02'
$text &=  '|' & 'TAB Processor (TAB QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01'

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $msg
    GUICreate("My GUI combo")  ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

    GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10,300) ; create first item
    GUICtrlSetData(-1,$text)

    $btnFind = GUICtrlCreateButton("Find String",10,50)

    GUISetState()

    ; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
    While 1
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
            If $msg = $btnFind Then
                $index = ControlCommand("My GUI combo","Find String","ComboBox1","FindString",'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01')
                ControlCommand("My GUI combo","Find String","ComboBox1","SetCurrentSelection",$index)
            EndIf
        If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example

I am confused, Please clear my understanding. Why do we have to create a GUIcombobox and populate it with values. What I want is to select value from an existing open form. Is it possible with this. because in the example you are creating a new combo and then populating it with values. and then using the guicombo to find a string. please guide.

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Yes, But couldn't make it work

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I am confused, Please clear my understanding. Why do we have to create a GUIcombobox and populate it with values. What I want is to select value from an existing open form. Is it possible with this. because in the example you are creating a new combo and then populating it with values. and then using the guicombo to find a string. please guide.

I don't have same form windows as you have. I need something to test with... This shouldn't be any differenct than yours. I'm just testing FindString is working or not. And, it seems working fine to me.

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

I don't have same form windows as you have. I need something to test with... This shouldn't be any differenct than yours. I'm just testing FindString is working or not. And, it seems working fine to me.

Looks like a bug in autoit, as it is unable to handle a specific string instead just matches first characters and if they match just selects it, if its a external gui form.

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Looks like a bug in autoit, as it is unable to handle a specific string instead just matches first characters and if they match just selects it, if its a external gui form.

You are jumping to the conclusion too quickly. So, here is test code with external GUI.

Send("#r")
Sleep(1000)
$index = ControlCommand("Run", "Type", "ComboBox1", "FindString", 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe')
ControlCommand("Run", "Type", "ComboBox1", "SetCurrentSelection", $index)

My search string 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe' was way down in the list.

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

You are jumping to the conclusion too quickly. So, here is test code with external GUI.

Send("#r")
Sleep(1000)
$index = ControlCommand("Run", "Type", "ComboBox1", "FindString", 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe')
ControlCommand("Run", "Type", "ComboBox1", "SetCurrentSelection", $index)

My search string 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe' was way down in the list.

Can you please tell, you are trying this code on which ver of windows. I am using Windows 7.

PLz also guide in your code ControlCommand("Run", "Type", "ComboBox1", "SetCurrentSelection", $index) what is this "Type" refering to.

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Can you please tell, you are trying this code on which ver of windows. I am using Windows 7 and doing exactly same.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

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Windows 7 Enterprise x64

So sorry for jumping too quickly, but really feels like banging my head on wall.. :huh2:;) .

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Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Just found out in the following code

ControlCommand($title,"Find String",$hcombo,"SetCurrentSelection",$index)

"SetCurrentSelection" would not come up while typing instead just Select is available. Am I missing some library or any missing tool.

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

I don't have same form windows as you have. I need something to test with... This shouldn't be any differenct than yours. I'm just testing FindString is working or not. And, it seems working fine to me.

Yes I tested your piece of code and yes it works fine when you create your own form and populate it with values. Problem is coming when you have an existing windows application form with already populated values in it. and then you try to find a string, it wont work. Not possible for me to send that form, Can you please test this with any of your existing application, If possible. Would be highly grateful. :huh2:;)

the following code works but always selects 5th item in list from a list of 10 items

$index = ControlCommand($title,"",$hcombo,"FindString",'TPA Processor (TPA QWERTYAD Compound) - Qwert01')

ControlSend($title, "", $hcombo, "select", $index)

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