Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
vickerps

Refreshing A Text Box

4 posts in this topic

is there anyway you can refresh a text box

I would like to set up a text to say enter the current time

That easy but what i want is the time as the default value for the textbox but updating every second

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Here's one way to stroke the cat .. :whistle:

One script is the main one, where you prompt for the user to input an override time. This script also launches a Big Brother to watch it .. and update the current time that it displays in the prompt dialog.

Just the geenral concept here - you can pretty it up with logic to close down the watcher etc B)

MAIN APP

;This app gets the user to input a time override
;.. while displaying the current time that gets updated 
;by the WatchMe process

   ;Launch the watcher
    Run(@COMSPEC & " /c START D:\AU3_Functions\Trids\ScrapPad\WatchMe.AU3","",@SW_HIDE)
    Sleep(1000)
    
   ;Get the user to input a value that the watcher can override
    $sUserTime = InputBox("Override Current Time - " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, "New Value:")
    if @Error then
       ;Pressed cancel, so don't override
        Msgbox(4096, "Time setting", "No change from current time")
    else
       ;Apply new time
        Msgbox(4096, "Time setting", "Now you just need to parse this from HH:MM:SS .." & @LF & $sUserTime)
    Endif

    
EXIT

WATCHER APP - called "WatchMe.AU3"

;WatchMe.AU3
; 
;This applet watches and updates the Me.AU3 app
;for it's prompt of a time from the user.
;
    
    $sTitle = "Override Current Time - "

    While 1
        If WinExists($sTitle) then
           ;update with the current time
            WinSetTitle($sTitle, "", $sTitle & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC)
        Endif
        Sleep(300)
    Wend

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did something similar with SplashTextOn()

You can also make sure that your timing is always accurate when the computer slows down during a CPU intensive operation when you assign a variable to the current seconds and do a do...until loop like this

while 1 ; Do an infinite loop

$currenttime = @sec ; Set the current value of seconds to $currenttime

do ; Initiate a do...until loop

sleep(20) ; Wait 20ms over and over until...

until $currenttime <> @sec ; ...the $currenttime var. is NOT longer equal with the current second

SPlashTextOn("My Timer", "The current time is: "& @hour &":"& @min &":"& @sec &"") ; Then display a new SplashText

wend ; End of loop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys

You gave me a lot to think about

Your both to clever for your own good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0