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Forcing a full numeric string to pass through GUICtrlSetData

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SlowCoder74

SELF RESOLVED BECAUSE SLOWCODER IS AN IDIOT!!! The data was passing just fine, but the field wasn't wide enough to show the data. Nothing else to see here ... move on, move on ...

I need to be able to pass time data to a GUI input box. When I attempt to pass a numeric string through to an input object, it apparently gets converted to a number, and if there's a 0 (zero) at the beginning, it is trimmed off. I need the entire string to be passed.

Here is a sample of what I'm up against:

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$MyData = "0730"
msgbox(0,"",$MyData) ;verify proper data is held in variable
$frmShowReport = GUICreate("", 378, 346, -1, -1)
$inp = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 256, 272, 33, 21)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x000000)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
GUICtrlSetData($inp,string($MyData))
;GUICtrlSetData($inp,$MyData)
While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
  Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
   Exit
EndSwitch
WEnd

Notice that I did try to force it by using string(), but that did nothing.

Edited by SlowCoder74

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BrewManNH

Try changing the GUICtrlSetData line to this:

GUICtrlSetData($inp, StringFormat("%04s",$MyData))

This will force the string to have 4 digits padded with zeroes if needed. BTW, $MyData is already a string, so there's no need to use String() to convert it to one.


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SlowCoder74

BTW, $MyData is already a string, so there's no need to use String() to convert it to one.

Yeah, I knew it was a string, but it was a shot in the dark as to what was happening, just in case something had converted it to int.

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