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Issue with duplicate Array[$i][1] element in For Loop

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So to elaborate on the title of this topic, I'm having issues displaying array elements inside of a For loop that contain duplicate strings.

For example: $List2[2][1] = 1.0 -- If 1.0 is repeated in the For loop at any point, AutoIt ignores it an prints the next "non-duplicated" string

To illustrate my problem, I'll use this sample code, Which is very raw in nature;

Func List($Origin, $Destination, $Destination2, $Message)
   $FuncName = "List"
   $DestFunc = "Console"
   
   FileDelete("" & @TempDir & "\list.ini")
   $LocalAddress = IniRead("Config.ini", "Global Settings", "Address", "")
   InetGet("" & $LocalAddress & "list.ini", "" & @TempDir & "\list.ini", 1, 0)
   $List = IniReadSectionNames("" & @TempDir & "\list.ini")
   For $i = 1 To $List[0]
      GUICtrlSetData($Console, "[" & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC &  "] [" & $Title & " v" & $Version & "]: [" & $List[$i] & "]")
      $List2 = IniReadSection("" & @TempDir & "\list.ini", "" & $List[$i] & "")
      If @error Then
         $ConsoleMessage = "[" & $Title & " v" & $Version & "]: Error"
         $DestFunc2 = "Idle"
         Call("Console", $FuncName, $DestFunc, $DestFunc2, $ConsoleMessage)
         FileDelete("" & @TempDir & "\list.ini")
      Else
         GUICtrlSetData($Console, "[" & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC &  "] [" & $Title & " v" & $Version & "]: Version - " & $List2[2][1] & "")
         GUICtrlSetData($Console, "[" & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC &  "] [" & $Title & " v" & $Version & "]: Developed By - " & $List2[1][1] & "")
         _ArrayDelete($List2, 1)
         _ArrayDelete($List2, 2)
      EndIf 
   Next
      Call("Idle")
         FileDelete("" & @TempDir & "\list.ini")
EndFunc

In theory, This code should write to the GUI List Control named $Console, Which it does. The problem exists where duplicate elements exist, Rather than showing the elements, AutoIt automatically parses them out an doesn't display anything. Except for the next non-duplicate element. I've tried deleting the array/element all together as you'll see in the code. But, I can't seem to get it to display regardless. Other than this issue, The code works for what I need it to do.

If anyone could offer any suggestions or work arounds for displaying the elements that have duplicate strings, It would greatly be appreciated. 

Edit: Including example of list.ini

[Example]
Version=1.0
Author=Test
[Example2]
Version=1.0
Author=Test
[Example3]
Version=2.0
Author=Test2
[Example4]
Version=3.0
Author=Test3

In regards to the list.ini -- The section names will be displayed correctly. But, Example and, Example2 have identical values, Which will not display. Example3 and, Example4 have unique values, Which do display. My problem lies within displaying identical values. Though I can't determine if the problem is caused from my code or, with GUICtrlSetData. Which states:

 

For Combo or List controls :
If the "data" corresponds to an already existing entry it is set as the default.
If the "data" starts with GUIDataSeparatorChar or is an empty string "" the previous list is destroyed.
Edited by BlackDawn187

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In your code, $List is a 1D array, so your remark about "$List[2][1] = 1.0 -- If 1.0 is repeated in the For loop at any point" doesn't make sense.

What seem to confuse you is that .INI files don't allow for duplicate sections or duplicate keys in the same section.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

In your code, $List is a 1D array, so your remark about "$List[2][1] = 1.0 -- If 1.0 is repeated in the For loop at any point" doesn't make sense.

What seem to confuse you is that .INI files don't allow for duplicate sections or duplicate keys in the same section.

 

Sorry for the confusion, In the midst of using similar variables I used the wrong one in that statement. It's supposed to read as: 

For example: $List2[2][1] = 1.0 -- If 1.0 is repeated in the For loop at any point, AutoIt ignores it an prints the next "non-duplicated" string

Notice, It was supposed to read $List2[2][1] not $List[2][1], Where $List2 is a 2D array. Updated OP, Thanks for the observation. There are no duplicate sections.

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From the help file.
 

 

Remarks
For Combo or List control :
If the "data" corresponds to an already existing entry it is set as the default.


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From the help file.

 

 

Any suggestions on how to get past that?

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What would be the purpose of a combo with several identical values, like "A, A, A, pick any one".


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What would be the purpose of a combo with several identical values, like "A, A, A, pick any one".

 

My purpose of a list, That contains identical values under different .Ini Section Names.

Is to display version and, author values of loaded scripts in a GUI. Which is obtained through list.ini located on a web server.

Though, I can't find a work around for bypassing;

 

For Combo or List control :

If the "data" corresponds to an already existing entry it is set as the default.

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Try building the list data before setting it to the list control, then you can have duplicate entries.
 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $MESSAGE = "The following buttons have been clicked"
    Local $add, $clear, $mylist, $close, $msg

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

    $mylist = GUICtrlCreateList("", 176, 32, 121, 97)
    GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, 200) ; to limit horizontal scrolling
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, $MESSAGE)
    $close = GUICtrlCreateButton("my closing button", 64, 160, 175, 25)
    Local $Text = ""
    For $I = 1 to 100
        $Text &= "List data|"
    Next
    GUICtrlSetData($mylist, $Text)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    $msg = 0

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While $msg <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $msg = $close
                Exit
        EndSelect
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example

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Try building the list data before setting it to the list control, then you can have duplicate entries.

 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $MESSAGE = "The following buttons have been clicked"
    Local $add, $clear, $mylist, $close, $msg

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

    $mylist = GUICtrlCreateList("", 176, 32, 121, 97)
    GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, 200) ; to limit horizontal scrolling
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, $MESSAGE)
    $close = GUICtrlCreateButton("my closing button", 64, 160, 175, 25)
    Local $Text = ""
    For $I = 1 to 100
        $Text &= "List data|"
    Next
    GUICtrlSetData($mylist, $Text)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    $msg = 0

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While $msg <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $msg = $close
                Exit
        EndSelect
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example

 

So with that, I built $ListVersion & $ListAuthor variables, Then SetData accordingly below.

$ListVersion = "" & $List2[2][1] & "|"
$ListAuthor = "" & $List2[1][1] & "|"
GUICtrlSetData($Console, "[" & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC &  "] [" & $Title & " v" & $Version & "]: Version - " & $ListVersion & "")
GUICtrlSetData($Console, "[" & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC &  "] [" & $Title & " v" & $Version & "]: Developed By - " & $ListAuthor & "")

GUI Output is now what was expected. Problem resolved. Thanks everyone.

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