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ComboBox to array?

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Couldn't find an answer from previous topics to how can I get the elements from a combobox into an array? If someone has a valid function or something, it would be very helpful!

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Retrieve a string from the list of a combo box.

#Include <GuiCombo.au3>

_GUICtrlComboGetLBText($h_combobox, $i_index, ByRef $s_text)


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Beta version

Retrieve a string from the list of a combo box.

#Include <GuiCombo.au3>

_GUICtrlComboGetLBText($h_combobox, $i_index, ByRef $s_text)

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I didn't even know about the beta versions, thanks!

Now I've got the 3.1.1.55 beta version, but it's not working for me:

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
#include <GuiCombo.au3>

opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2)
If Not WinActive("My Computer","") Then WinActivate("My Computer","")
WinWaitActive("My Computer","")

$i=0
Global $s_text
While 1
    $i_count = _GUICtrlComboGetLBText(41477, $i, $s_text)
    if $i_count == -1 Then
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
    MsgBox(0,"","length: " & $i_count&", text: " & $s_text)
    $i=$i+1
WEnd

There I've tried to get the elements from the explorer's combobox (control id 41447) and show them in a msgbox, but this just doesn't work! Msgbox shows zero (0) for both $i_count and $s_text each time and all the time. The variable $i works just fine.

I've tried to get the insides of comboboxes from different windows aswell, but never succeeded. Has anyone got a working solution to this?

-juk

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1st

$i_count = _GUICtrlComboGetLBText(41477, $i, $s_text

and

combobox (control id 41447)

which is correct????

also, this is not my specialty, but ...

you are trying to read a window (my Computer)... not an actual combo box

and

quote" how can I get the elements from a combobox into an array?"

However, you appear to be working with a $string not an $array[0].. there is a major difference

lastly

nice try

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

The UDFs only work with the GUI ComboBox, didn't write them for the system wide combobox's, if you need to access a ComboBox outside of the AutoIt GUI

you'll need to learn about the DllCall function, also you'll have to research the ComboBox control, SendMessage at MSDN.

Here's an example of getting all the items from a AutoIt GUI ComboBox and putting them into an array.

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
#include <GuiCombo.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

Dim $Combo, $ret, $Btn_Exit, $Status, $msg, $Btn_Get, $Btn_Show, $a_ComboList, $i, $i_count, $s_text

GUICreate("ComboBox Get Count", 392, 254)

$Combo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 70, 10, 270, 100, $CBS_SIMPLE)
$ret = _GUICtrlComboAddDir ($Combo, "drives")
$Btn_Get = GUICtrlCreateButton("Get Text", 150, 120, 90, 30)
$Btn_Show = GUICtrlCreateButton("Show Array", 150, 160, 90, 30)
$Btn_Exit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 150, 200, 90, 30)
$Status = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 234, 392, 20, BitOR($SS_SUNKEN, $SS_CENTER))
GUICtrlSetData($Status, "Items in ComboBox: " & _GUICtrlComboGetCount ($Combo))
GUISetState()
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $msg = $Btn_Exit
            ExitLoop
        Case $msg = $Btn_Get
            For $i = 0 To _GUICtrlComboGetCount ($Combo) - 1
                $i_count = _GUICtrlComboGetLBText ($Combo, $i, $s_text)
                If IsArray($a_ComboList) Then
                    ReDim $a_ComboList[UBound($a_ComboList) + 1]
                Else
                    Dim $a_ComboList[1]
                EndIf
                $a_ComboList[UBound($a_ComboList) - 1] = $s_text
            Next
        Case $msg = $Btn_Show
            _ArrayDisplay($a_ComboList, "Combobox Items")
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit
Edited by gafrost

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1st

$i_count = _GUICtrlComboGetLBText(41477, $i, $s_text

and

combobox (control id 41447)

which is correct????

Ok, I made a typo in the text, but it was right in the code. :)

also, this is not my specialty, but ...

you are trying to read a window (my Computer)... not an actual combo box

I'm trying to read a combobox in a window (they usually are inside windows, right?) which happens to be explorer (My Computer). I tried it with various different softwares' windows' comboboxes also (acrobat reader, ms paint, you name it). All failed.

and

quote" how can I get the elements from a combobox into an array?"

However, you appear to be working with a $string not an $array[0].. there is a major difference

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

That was my original idea, but mr. gafrost presented a similiar solution (combobox to string) so I started working with that.

-juk

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The UDFs only work with the GUI ComboBox, didn't write them for the system wide combobox's, if you need to access a ComboBox outside of the AutoIt GUI

you'll need to learn about the DllCall function, also you'll have to research the ComboBox control, SendMessage at MSDN.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Ah, so that's it! I'm still new at this so couldn't figure it out. Thanks!

I found some dllcall, from previous posts, that counted elements in a combo, but am still looking for one that gives them in an array. Tried to search MSDN also, but it seemed like an ocean of useless information (for me). Maybe I just gotta look harder...

-juk

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