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Best way to show multi-colored one line text on gui?

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I need to show users 1 line of text in my gui. but this 1 line must be multi colored and this coloring will be based on logic.

(like if disconnect set text to disconnected and set its color to red.)

I'm using something like this right now;

GUICtrlSetData($label, $name & " |")
  GUICtrlSetData($label1, "Status: " & $status)
  GUICtrlSetColor($label1, "0x00FF00")
  GUICtrlSetPos($label1, StringLen($name & " |") * 6, 4)

but this line goes longer and i'm updating it like 5 secs in a loop. so if i continue like this my script will be slow and impractical i think.

so what is the best way to show colored text in gui?

i was thinking gdi+ drawstringex needs lots of variables and i was forced to declare them every 5secs. so i think in this case it's slower.

i'm also considering creating a 1 line edit box without borders and input (so it looks like a label) but i dont know how to set multi colored 1 line in edit.

any suggestions?

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continyu,

Perhaps this thread might be of help? :graduated:

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continyu,

Perhaps this thread might be of help? :graduated:

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Life saver. as always Melba...

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Doh, Link broken  :sweating:

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LeCarre,

It was the update to v4 of the forum - there is nothing left in the link to give me a clue so I cannot restore it. The best I can offer is these posts of mine from around that time which deal with RichEdit controls:

I hope that helps.

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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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

continyu,

 

Perhaps this thread might be of help? :graduated:

 

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link is broken? 

 

Edit:

Sorry i Just now saw the other post on my smartphone 

Edited by mLipok

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continyu,

If you are not looking to vary colors within the control then something like this will work.  The arrays are used to simulate varying colors and conditions...

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <array.au3>

Local $gui010 = GUICreate('', 400,300)
GUISetFont(20)

Local $aColors = [0xff0000, 0xffff00, 0x0000ff, 0x00ff00]
Local $aWarn = ['Warp Drives Down', 'Danger Will Robinson', 'Holy Code, Batman', 'Five to beam up...']

GUICtrlCreateLabel('Status:', 10, 250, 80, 30)
Local $cStatus = GUICtrlCreateLabel('', 100, 250, 280, 35)
GUISetState()

Local $bRun = True

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $gui_event_close
            Exit
    EndSwitch



    ; simulate events...vary warnings and colors

    If Mod(@SEC, 2) = 0 And $bRun Then
        $bRun = False
        GUICtrlSetData($cStatus, $aWarn[Random(0, UBound($aWarn) - 1, 1)])
        GUICtrlSetColor($cStatus, $aColors[Random(0, UBound($aColors) - 1, 1)])
    EndIf



    If Mod(@SEC, 2) Then $bRun = True

WEnd

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