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Input masks (for GUI dynamic input validation)

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NEW VERSION: 17 Jun 2013

Ever wondered how to avoid input being so painful?

You can type a lot of errors in a GUICtrlCreateInput, for example alphanumeric where you want only numbers and decimals, typing 10 characters where you only want 9, etc.

Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple as this:

GuiCtrlCreateLabel("Input Decimal(8,2)", 10, 110, 200, 15)
$MyInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("",210,110,110,20)
_Inputmask_add($MyInput, $iIM_INTEGER, 0, "", 8, 2)

It requires only one additional line per input

The UDFexample script demonstrates 13 dynamic input validations.  A lot more validations can be made. Up to you to be inventive.

_inputmask 1.0.0.5.zip

Enhanced:

Better input control

- The previous versions worked well with blank fields but editing non-blank inputs was really a pain.

Now the cursor remains where the edit is occurring.  Once the max width is reached, no additional characters can be added.

- Added beep on invalid entry.  In fact I use soundplay instead of beep because beep gives a cracking sound result on my laptop.  You can set beep off (put Global $bBeep = False anywhere in your script)

If you prefer a true beep, you can beep it on in line 150.

Minor issue:

- decimal Numbers after the '.' scroll away when inserting until it bumps to the max allowed decimals. I didn't fix that yet, I don't know how to solve this ... :(

Edit: Version 1.0.0.3 (Total downloads previous versions: 38)

UDF and examples: _inputmask.zip

Added:  6 Presets for the Input masks:
  $iIM_INTEGER Input mask for INTEGERS only (..., -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...)
  $iIM_POSITIVE_INTEGER Input mask for positive INTEGERS only (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...)
  $iIM_REAL Input mask for REAL numbers (..., -123.456, 0, 123.456, ...)
  $iIM_POSITIVE_REAL Input mask for positive REAL numbers only (0, 23.562389, 123.456, ...)
  $iIM_ALPHANUMERIC Input mask for Alphanumeric characters only (A-Za-z0-9)
  $iIM_ALPHA Input mask for Alphabetic characters only (A-Za-z)

Small corrections, additional mask examples

Examples:

Example 1 _inputmask - example.au3 (see zip file)

Example 2: _Inputmask combining two WM_COMMAND handlers (see zip file)

Thanks to Melba23 for his explanation how to combine GUIRegisterMsg WM_COMMAND handlers)

If you create your own input mask that could be useful for the AutoIt community, please let me know, I will be glad to add it to the above example.

GreenCan

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CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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GreenCan,

very nice idea! Makes validation a lot easier!


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

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ADO - Wiki

 

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Thank you water.

New version uploaded. I removed some unnecessary overhead in the code. I was too fast yesterday...


Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks for this. You might want to add a note that if someone wishes to integrate into their script and they're using GUIRegisterMsg with the WM_COMMAND, then they will need to re-tweak your UDF or their function.

You could also think about adding a function which can create a custom regular expression for those who don't know SRE e.g.

; $iFlags = 1 - Numbers only.
; $iFlags = 2 - Alphanumeric only.
; etc...
Func _InputMask_Params($iLength, $iFlags, $fCaseSensitive = False)
    
EndFunc
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非常实用和简单,感谢分享

Simple and very practical, thanks for sharing

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Thanks for this. You might want to add a note that if someone wishes to integrate into their script and they're using GUIRegisterMsg with the WM_COMMAND, then they will need to re-tweak your UDF or their function.

Correct, I'll do this ASAP.

You could also think about adding a function which can create a custom regular expression for those who don't know SRE e.g.
; $iFlags = 1 - Numbers only.
; $iFlags = 2 - Alphanumeric only.
; etc...
Func _InputMask_Params($iLength, $iFlags, $fCaseSensitive = False)
    
EndFunc

Yes, SRE give headaches...

Maybe, as a compromise, I could make a combination of standard mask sets (as per your flags) and SRE for the advanced masks

非常实用和简单,感谢分享

Simple and very practical, thanks for sharing

谢谢

Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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Yes, SRE give headaches...

Maybe, as a compromise, I could make a combination of standard mask sets (as per your flags) and SRE for the advanced masks

Yeh good idea. Also you know ^d is D?

_AdapterConnections()_AlwaysRun()_AppMon()_AppMonEx()_BinaryBin()_CheckMsgBox()_CmdLineRaw()_ContextMenu()_ConvertLHWebColor()/_ConvertSHWebColor()_DesktopDimensions()_DisplayPassword()_DotNet_Load()/_DotNet_Unload()_Fibonacci()_FileCompare()_FileCompareContents()_FileNameByHandle()_FilePrefix/SRE()_FindInFile()_GetBackgroundColor()/_SetBackgroundColor()_GetConrolID()_GetCtrlClass()_GetDirectoryFormat()_GetDriveMediaType()_GetFilename()/_GetFilenameExt()_GetHardwareID()_GetIP()_GetIP_Country()_GetOSLanguage()_GetSavedSource()_GetStringSize()_GetSystemPaths()_GetURLImage()_GIFImage()_GoogleWeather()_GUICtrlCreateGroup()_GUICtrlListBox_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_SaveCSV()_GUICtrlListView_SaveHTML()_GUICtrlListView_SaveTxt()_GUICtrlListView_SaveXML()_GUICtrlMenu_Recent()_GUICtrlMenu_SetItemImage()_GUICtrlTreeView_CreateArray()_GUIDisable()_GUIImageList_SetIconFromHandle()_GUIRegisterMsg()_GUISetIcon()_Icon_Clear()/_Icon_Set()_IdleTime()_InetGet()_InetGetGUI()_InetGetProgress()_IPDetails()_IsFileOlder()_IsGUID()_IsHex()_IsPalindrome()_IsRegKey()_IsStringRegExp()_IsSystemDrive()_IsUPX()_IsValidType()_IsWebColor()_Language()_Log()_MicrosoftInternetConnectivity()_MSDNDataType()_PathFull/GetRelative/Split()_PathSplitEx()_PrintFromArray()_ProgressSetMarquee()_ReDim()_RockPaperScissors()/_RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock()_ScrollingCredits_SelfDelete()_SelfRename()_SelfUpdate()_SendTo()_ShellAll()_ShellFile()_ShellFolder()_SingletonHWID()_SingletonPID()_Startup()_StringCompact()_StringIsValid()_StringRegExpMetaCharacters()_StringReplaceWholeWord()_StringStripChars()_Temperature()_TrialPeriod()_UKToUSDate()/_USToUKDate()_WinAPI_Create_CTL_CODE()_WinAPI_CreateGUID()_WMIDateStringToDate()/_DateToWMIDateString()Au3 script parsingAutoIt SearchAutoIt3 PortableAutoIt3WrapperToPragmaAutoItWinGetTitle()/AutoItWinSetTitle()CodingDirToHTML5FileInstallrFileReadLastChars()GeoIP databaseGUI - Only Close ButtonGUI ExamplesGUICtrlDeleteImage()GUICtrlGetBkColor()GUICtrlGetStyle()GUIEventsGUIGetBkColor()Int_Parse() & Int_TryParse()IsISBN()LockFile()Mapping CtrlIDsOOP in AutoItParseHeadersToSciTE()PasswordValidPasteBinPosts Per DayPreExpandProtect GlobalsQueue()Resource UpdateResourcesExSciTE JumpSettings INISHELLHOOKShunting-YardSignature CreatorStack()Stopwatch()StringAddLF()/StringStripLF()StringEOLToCRLF()VSCROLLWM_COPYDATAMore Examples...

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Hi GreenCan,

didn't know you speak Chinese ;)


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Yeh good idea. Also you know ^d is D?

Yes, in fact

    _Inputmask_add($Input_2, "[D]|([{0-9,1}^A-])", 0, "", 6)

works equally well as

    _Inputmask_add($Input_2, "[^d]|([{0-9,1}^A-])[^d.]", 0, "", 6) ==> not sure if [^d.] at the end is really required

but I couldn't find out how to add the minus and dot

My headache is increasing again... :

My search for perfection stops when I see that things work. Bad attitude? Probably o:)


Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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GreenCan,

I had this in my Snippets folder:

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

$iMaxDecimalCount = 2

$hGui = GUICreate('?????? ?????', 220, 180)
$iInput = GUICtrlCreateInput('', 10, 10, 200, 20);, -1, $WS_EX_STATICEDGE)
GUISetState()
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, 'WM_COMMAND')

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $imsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    If $ilParam <> GUICtrlGetHandle($iInput) Then Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
    Local $nNotifyCode, $nID, $sText
    $nNotifyCode = BitShift($iwParam, 16)
    Static $spText = ''

    Switch $nNotifyCode
        Case $EN_CHANGE
            $sText = GUICtrlRead($iInput)
            If Not StringRegExp($sText, '^(-)?(\d*\.\d{0,' & $iMaxDecimalCount & '}|(\d{1,3}|^)(?:,\d{0,3})+(?:(?<=\d{3})\.\d{0,' & $iMaxDecimalCount & '})?|\d*)$') Then
                GUICtrlSetData($iInput, $spText)
            Else
                $spText = $sText
            EndIf
    EndSwitch

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>WM_COMMAND

It seems to cope with minus signs and decimals - I hope it might be of use. :)

M23


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ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

@GreenCan

Nice idea to make it as UDF!

Just one hint for speed optimize:

In Func _InputMask($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
 

instead of:

For $i = 0 To UBound($aInputMask, 1) - 1
        If $iIDFrom = $aInputMask[$i][0] Then
            If $iCode = $EN_CHANGE Then

do it like this:

If $iCode = $EN_CHANGE Then
      For $i = 0 To UBound($aInputMask, 1) - 1
        If $iIDFrom = $aInputMask[$i][0] Then

For more masked labels it can improve unnecessary looping when WM_COMMAND send other message than EN_CHANGE from any other control.

Edited by Zedna

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It seems to cope with minus signs and decimals - I hope it might be of use.

Thank you Melba23, I will have a look at it.

instead of:
For $i = 0 To UBound($aInputMask, 1) - 1
        If $iIDFrom = $aInputMask[$i][0] Then
            If $iCode = $EN_CHANGE Then

do it like this:

If $iCode = $EN_CHANGE Then
      For $i = 0 To UBound($aInputMask, 1) - 1
        If $iIDFrom = $aInputMask[$i][0] Then

For more masked labels it can improve unnecessary looping when WM_COMMAND send other message than EN_CHANGE from any other control.

 

The speed is in the details.

Perfect comment! Adopted.

Thanks Zedna


Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

One more idea/question:

As you use GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND,"_InputMask") in your UDF

I'm not sure how it will be working when I already use GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND,"My_WM_COMMAND") and I add your UDF into my script.

Will be some conflict there or will be invoked both registered functions (my and from yourUDF)?

Maybe just add some comment about this, what must be done to avoid this type of conflict.

Edited by Zedna

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One more idea/question:

As you use GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND,"_InputMask") in your UDF

I'm not sure how it will be working when I already use GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND,"My_WM_COMMAND") and I add your UDF into my script.

Will be some conflict there or will be invoked both registered functions (my and from yourUDF)?

Maybe just add some comment about this, what must be done to avoid this type of conflict.

Yes, correct. This is the same question as guinness in post 4.

I will put a comment in the header info of next version.

I did not test how to resolve the conflict.  Probably, if someone already uses GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND,..), then the whole must be merged and that means serious recoding (read fun)...


Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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GreenCan,

Look at my UDFs to see how I get round this - GUILListViewEx is a good example. Please contact me if you have any questions once you have seen the code. :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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GreenCan,

I had this in my Snippets folder:

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

$iMaxDecimalCount = 2

$hGui = GUICreate('?????? ?????', 220, 180)
$iInput = GUICtrlCreateInput('', 10, 10, 200, 20);, -1, $WS_EX_STATICEDGE)
GUISetState()
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, 'WM_COMMAND')

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $imsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    If $ilParam <> GUICtrlGetHandle($iInput) Then Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
    Local $nNotifyCode, $nID, $sText
    $nNotifyCode = BitShift($iwParam, 16)
    Static $spText = ''

    Switch $nNotifyCode
        Case $EN_CHANGE
            $sText = GUICtrlRead($iInput)
            If Not StringRegExp($sText, '^(-)?(\d*\.\d{0,' & $iMaxDecimalCount & '}|(\d{1,3}|^)(?:,\d{0,3})+(?:(?<=\d{3})\.\d{0,' & $iMaxDecimalCount & '})?|\d*)$') Then
                GUICtrlSetData($iInput, $spText)
            Else
                $spText = $sText
            EndIf
    EndSwitch

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>WM_COMMAND

It seems to cope with minus signs and decimals - I hope it might be of use. :)

M23

M23,

I like it but I based my code on another of your snippets here and it does what it needs to do with a few lines more, so I'll stick with it.

Revising the logic would require more work than I like.

Thanks

GreenCan


Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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New version uploaded (see post 1)

  • Added 6 preset (standard) input masks in the UDF (suggestion guinness)
  • On request of guinness and Zedna, I added an example of how to combine two WM_COMMAND handlers
  • split up examples from UDF

Thanks to Zedna for giving me hope for the future.... I can get better still...  :ILA:

GreenCan


Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi GreenCan,

didn't know you speak Chinese ;)

 

You don't? 失败是成功之母 :bye:

Edited by GreenCan

Contributions

CheckUpdate - SelfUpdating script ------- Self updating script

Dynamic input validation ------------------- Use a Input masks can make your life easier and Validation can be as simple

MsgBox with CountDown ------------------- MsgBox with visual countdown

Display Multiline text cells in ListView ---- Example of pop-up or ToolTip for multiline text items in ListView

Presentation Manager ---------------------- Program to display and refresh different Border-less GUI's on a Display (large screen TV)

USB Drive Tools ------------------------------ Tool to help you with your USB drive management

Input Period udf ------------------------------ GUI for a period input

Excel ColorPicker ---------------------------- Color pickup tool will allow you to select a color from the standard Excel color palette

Excel Chart UDF ----------------------------- Collaboration project with water 

GetDateInString ------------------------------ Find date/time in a string using a date format notation like DD Mon YYYY hh:mm

TaskListAllDetailed --------------------------- List All Scheduled Tasks

Computer Info --------------------------------- A collection of information for helpdesk

Shared memory Demo ----------------------- Demo: Two applications communicate with each other through means of a memory share (using Nomad function, 32bit only)

Universal Date Format Conversion -------- Universal date converter from your PC local date format to any format

Disable Windows DetailsPane -------------- Disable Windows Explorer Details Pane

Oracle SQL Report Generator -------------  Oracle Report generator using SQL

SQLite Report Generator -------------------  SQLite Report generator using SQL

SQLite ListView and BLOB demo ---------- Demo: shows how binary (image) objects can be recognized natively in a database BLOB field

DSN-Less Database connection demo --- Demo: ActiveX Data Objects DSN-Less Database access

Animated animals ----------------------------- Fun: Moving animated objects

Perforated image in GUI --------------------- Fun: Perforate your image with image objects

UEZ's Perforator major update ------------- Fun: Pro version of Perforator by UEZ

Visual Crop Tool (GUI) ----------------------- Easy to use Visual Image Crop tool

Visual Image effect (GUI) -------------------- Visually apply effects on an image

 

 

 

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I do. Because my godson lives in Shanghai.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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