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ComboBox Partial Match as default

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Hello,

I wonder if there is an existing solution (may aold post I overlooked?) that handles "partial combobox match set as default" ?

Eg: A dynamic filled combobox contains items like

(3 items)

item-1-a

item-2-a

item-3-a

And now I want to set a item as default by not knowing exactly the item text.

As an example I need to set the item "item-2" as the default.

With the build in I need to know the exact string right?

So here GUICtrlSetData(-1, "item-1-a|item-2-a|item-3-a","item-2-a")

But I need something like

GUICtrlSetData(-1, "item-1-a|item-2-a|item-3-a","item-2*") (the asterix on the ned indicates "any chars".

The combo is created with the build in method GUICtrlCreateCombo if this is important not by the _udf

My current idea is to build a function that loops over all items and do a partial compare and returns than the index. But before creating this, I want to know if this has been done before. Re-inventing the wheel does not make much sense.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $msg

    GUICreate("My GUI") ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

    GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10)

    GUICtrlSetData(-1, "item-1-a|item-2-a|item-3-a","item-2-a")

    GUISetState() ; will display an empty dialog box with a combo control with focus on

    ; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
    While 1
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()

        If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example

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Tankbuster,

I would do it like this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $msg

    ; Put combo items into an array
    Local $aCombo_Data[3] = ["item-1-a", "item-2-a", "item-3-a"]
    Local $sMatch = "item-1"
    ; Look for a partial match
    Local $sDefault
    Local $iIndex = _ArraySearch($aCombo_Data, $sMatch, 0, 0, 0, 1) ; Do partial search
    ; Set a default
    If @error Then
        $sDefault = ""
    Else
        $sDefault = $aCombo_Data[$iIndex]
    EndIf
    ; Get the data into a form to insert
    Local $sCombo_Data = _ArrayToString($aCombo_Data, "|")

    GUICreate("My GUI") ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

    GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10)

    GUICtrlSetData(-1, $sCombo_Data, $sDefault)

    GUISetState() ; will display an empty dialog box with a combo control with focus on

    ; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
    While 1
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()

        If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example
Seems to work when I test it. :)

M23


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey I knew it, it must be that easy (....if you are Melba  :sorcerer:  )

Thx. Much better than "looping". Nice _Arraysearch.

 

Next time I expect you to be even faster (post the solution before my question .......)

//edit: I just found the "Mark solved" button, nice never saw that before....

Edited by Tankbuster

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