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have a Inputbox or a GUI to exit on string followed by a CR

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Hi Everyone,

I`m a newbie to scripting, but i try to find a simple solution

for a simple question.

I want a inputbox to exit on a variable string followed by a CR.

Not by cliking on exit.

Please give some hints.I have search but could not find it so far.

Thanks for a very interesting proggy and forum!



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throwing you a fish this time:

#include <GuiEdit.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3> ; used for Lo/Hi word
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
Global $hEdit
Func _Example1()
Local $hGUI
; Create GUI
$hGUI = GUICreate("Edit Create", 400, 300)
$hEdit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 2, 2, 394, 150)
$hEdit2 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 2, 155, 394, 150)
$hCurrentEditText = ""
; Loop until user exits
While 1
$msg = GUIGetMsg()
$hEditString = GuiCtrlRead ( $hEdit )
If $hCurrentEditText <> $hEditString Then
If StringRegExp ( $hEditString, "[rn]+", 0 ) Then

    $hEditString = StringRegExpReplace ( $hEditString, "[rn]+",""  )
    GUICtrlSetData ( $hEdit, $hEditString )
    ControlFocus ( $hGUI, "", $hEdit2 )
$hCurrentEditText = $hEditString
ConsoleWrite ( $hEditString )
Switch $msg
Case $hEdit
Case $hEdit2
Case $hGUI
EndFunc ;==>_Example1
Edited by jdelaney

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I want a inputbox to exit on a variable string followed by a CR.

U could check if the string ends with the CR before calling the InputBox and then exit if required


$VarString='Hie There'
$VarString='Hello'&@CRLF ;Note that this will get typed Since its having @LF as the Last Char
$VarString='Nice Meeting You'&@CR; This will make the script End with the Exit Code -1 and the String will not be printed

Func _ExitOnCR($sString)
If StringRight($sString,1)=Chr(13) Then Exit -1
Edited by PhoenixXL

My code:

PredictText: Predict Text of an Edit Control Like Scite. Remote Gmail: Execute your Scripts through Gmail. StringRegExp:Share and learn RegExp.

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MathsEx: A UDF for Fractions and LCM, GCF/HCF. FloatingText: An UDF for make your text floating. Clipboard Extendor: A clipboard monitoring tool. 

Custom ScrollBar: Scroll Bar made with GDI+, user can use bitmaps instead. RestrictEdit_SRE: Restrict text in an Edit Control through a Regular Expression.

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

I use an Accelerator key to do this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 200, 20)

$cDummy = GUICtrlCreateDummy()


Local $aAccelKeys[1][2] = [["{ENTER}", $cDummy]]

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $cDummy
            MsgBox(0, "Input Content", GUICtrlRead($cInput))
            GUICtrlSetData($cInput, "")


Please ask if you have any questions - but try the Help file first. :)


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