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This question must have been asked before, but I just can't seem to find it. So forgive me if asking in duplicate...

I have a small app where users must select a function to execute against their data.

The function consists of 3 parts: pre, main, post. All setup is from an SQLite database.

My question is: how can I present the choice to the user, and at the same time be sure to receive a unique ID on the function ? Essentially I would like to have a dropdown with two columns: ID and value, where ID is returned to me, while value is presented to user.

I COULD of course match against "description", but it MAY happen that descriptions are not unique.


1;function A
2;function B
5;last function here

Is there any way to do this ? I have been considering listview controls, but would prefer dropdown.

However a dropdown consisting of [id] & ":" & [desc] to give [1:function A] is not quite desired.

Hope I have been clear enough.

I am just a hobby programmer, and nothing great to publish right now.

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If these functions may not have unique descriptions, I have to logically assume that they are dynamically added by the user.

if that is correct then I would dynamically add an ID when that happens.

Edited by JohnOne

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how about something like this? A 2D array that holds the value and the function associated with it. Notice that value 1 and 2 execute the function _a() and value 3 execute the function _b():

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

$GUI = GUICreate("Test", 400, 600)
$COMBO = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 20, 40, 360)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($COMBO, "_Events")
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "_Events")

;Declare the array that hold the controlID and the function to execute:
Global $aValues[3][2] = [["value 1", "_a()"], ["Value 2", "_a()"], ["Value 3", "_b()"]]

;Fill the combo with the values:
Global $sComboValues
For $i = 0 To UBound($aValues) -1
    $sComboValues &= $aValues[$i][0] & "|"
GUICtrlSetData($COMBO, $sComboValues, $aValues[0][0])

While 1

Func _Events()
    Switch @GUI_CtrlId
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

        Case $COMBO
            ;read the value in the combo:
            Local $ValueSelected = GUICtrlRead($COMBO)

            ;Search the value in the array:
            For $i = 0 To UBound($aValues) -1
                If $aValues[$i][0] = $ValueSelected Then
                    ;Found then execute the function
                    Return Execute($aValues[$i][1])

Func _a()
    MsgBox(0, "Func A", "Func A executed")

Func _b()
    MsgBox(0, "Func B", "Func B executed")

That would also work with a listview, if you can prepare your array before and then fill the listview with the values from the array.

Edited by jmon

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