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GUICtrlCreateInput wont return strings

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hey autoit peoples,

this is the first GUI ive made. it take customer info, then puts it into an indesign template then prints an invoice. i made the GUI because i thought it would look prettier than multiple input boxes. the problem is GUICtrlCreateInput is returning single digits rather than "company name" or "customer name" and i dont quite understand why. i know nobody has the indesign template to test, but thats OK because i know that part works.

so for instance:

$companyin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 30, 220, 20)
msgbox (1, "", $companyin)

returns 3. ??????

if someone could take a look and let me know id be great full. this is the link to where i originally got the idea for a GUI.

additionally, ive never tried to return a whole array from a function, did i do that right?

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Func GUIforinvoice()
$gui = GUICreate("Create New Invoice", 747, 300)

$companyin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 30, 220, 20);FIRST
$company = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Company", 10, 10, 136, 15)

$namein = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 240, 30, 220, 20);SECOND
$name = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name", 240, 10, 136, 20)

$streetaddressin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 470, 30, 220, 20);THIRD
$streetaddress = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Street address", 470, 10, 136, 20)

$citystatezipin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 80, 220, 20);FIRST
$citystatezip = GUICtrlCreateLabel("City, State, ZIP", 10, 60, 136, 20)

$phone1in = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 240, 80, 220, 20);SECOND
$phone1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Work Phone", 240, 60, 136, 20)

$phone2in = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 470, 80, 220, 20);THIRD
$phone2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Personal Phone", 470, 60, 136, 20)

$faxin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 130, 220, 20);FIRST
$fax = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Fax", 10, 110, 136, 20)

$emailin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 240, 130, 220, 20);SECOND
$email = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Email", 240, 110, 136, 20)

$recievedin = GUICtrlCreateInput(@MON & " - " & @MDAY &" - "& @YEAR, 470, 130, 220, 20);THIRD
$recieved = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Recieved Date", 470, 110, 136, 20)

$duein = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 180, 220, 20);FIRST
$due = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Due Date", 10, 160, 136, 20)

$invin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 240, 180, 220, 20);SECOND
$inv = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Invoice # (LEAVE DEFAULT)", 240, 160, 200, 20)

$poin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 470, 180, 220, 20);THIRD
$po = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Customer PO#", 470, 160, 136, 20)

$chartstringin = GUICtrlCreateInput("",10, 230, 220, 20);FIRST
$chartstring = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Chartstring", 10, 210, 136, 20)

$ccaccountin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 240, 230, 220, 20);SECOND
$ccaccount = GUICtrlCreateLabel("CC Account Number", 240, 210, 136, 20)

$tbyin = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 470, 230, 220, 20)
$tby = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Taken By", 470, 210, 136, 20)


$ok=GUICtrlCreateButton("CREATE",8.5,260,730,30)
GUISetState()
While 1
$msg = GUIGetMsg()
Select
Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
ExitLoop
Case $msg = $ok

ExitLoop
EndSelect
WEnd

msgbox(1, "", $companyin)


local $return[15]
$return[0] = $companyin
$return[1] = $namein
$return[2] = $streetaddressin
$return[3] = $citystatezipin
$return[4] = $phone1in
$return[5] = $phone2in
$return[6] = $faxin
$return[7] = $emailin
$return[8] = $recievedin
$return[9] = $duein
$return[10] = $invin
$return[11] = $poin
$return[12] = $chartstringin
$return[13] = $ccaccountin
$return[14] = $tbyin

return $return

msgbox(1, "", $companyin)



endfunc
local $invoiceinfo[15]
$invoiceinfo = GUIforinvoice()

msgbox(1, "", $invoiceinfo[1])
ShellExecute("C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS5.5\InDesign.exe")
winwaitactive ("[CLASS:indesign]")
shellexecute ( "\\Bserver\dtp\invoice project.indd")
winwaitactive("invoice project.indd @ 125%")
sleep (5)
send ("^f")
winwaitactive ("[CLASS:InDesign_Window:5660125]")
sleep(500)
func findandreplace($find, $replace)
send("!f")
send($find)
send ("!c")
send($replace)
send("!n")
send("!h")
sleep(500)
EndFunc
findandreplace("<<company>>", $invoiceinfo[0])
findandreplace("<<company>>", $invoiceinfo[1])
findandreplace("<<company>>", $invoiceinfo[2])
findandreplace("<<company>>", $invoiceinfo[3])
findandreplace("<<company>>", $invoiceinfo[4])
findandreplace("<<company>>", $invoiceinfo[5])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[6])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[7])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[8])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[9])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[10])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[11])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[12])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[13])
findandreplace($find, $invoiceinfo[14])

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Look at the function GUICtrlRead in the help file, the return from the GUICtrlCreate... functions is the control ID, not the contents of the control.


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you sir are a saint among men. thank you for the quick response, ill read more next time.


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