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Hello everyone.

 

I'm trying to make a GUI input box where once the max number of characters is entered a "TAB" action is triggered so the input focus would switch to the next input box, I tried searching both Google and the forums for an answer but failed to find any, the closest thing I found was this :>

I figured the code posted in the 1st post might actually do the trick, tried it but it did nothing, maybe I was misplacing it in my script..

In theory that code should work, but I just can't seem to find the right place to put it, and from my simple understanding of GUI's, there is no constant check on whats going on with the GUI once you run the script unless you write a code to do a check, but then again, during my search on other issues I learned that Autoit doesn't do multithreading, meaning I can't get the GUI to check for changes in order to trigger the "TAB" action while the script is doing something else, right?

Any help will be much appreciated :)

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I found this code >here and updated it to be usable in the latest version of Autoit.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <GUIEdit.au3>

GuiCreate("Enter Registration Code",300,50,@DesktopWidth/2-150,@DesktopHeight/2-25)
$i1 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",10,15,50,20)
GuiCtrlSetLimit($i1,5)
$i2 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",70,15,50,20)
GuiCtrlSetLimit($i2,5)
$i3 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",130,15,50,20)
GuiCtrlSetLimit($i3,5)
$b1 = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Next >",190,15,50,20)
$b2 = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Exit",250,15,40,20)
GuiSetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE or $msg = $b2
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $b1
        MsgBox(0,"Next","This button gets the focus when the last input box is filled.")
    EndSelect
    If _GUICtrlEdit_LineLength($i1) = 5 and _GUICtrlEdit_GetModify($i1) > 0 Then
        GuiCtrlSetState($i2,$GUI_FOCUS)
        _GUICtrlEdit_SetModify($i1,false)
    EndIf
    If _GUICtrlEdit_LineLength($i2) = 5 and _GUICtrlEdit_GetModify($i2) > 0 Then
        GuiCtrlSetState($i3,$GUI_FOCUS)
        _GUICtrlEdit_SetModify($i2,false)
    EndIf
    If _GUICtrlEdit_LineLength($i3) = 5 and _GUICtrlEdit_GetModify($i3) > 0 Then
        GuiCtrlSetState($b1,$GUI_FOCUS)
        _GUICtrlEdit_SetModify($i3,false)
    EndIf
WEnd

Should do what you need, or at least get you started.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

In your situation, I would "count" key strokes. Count the number of keys pressed. Then, Send("{TAB}"), When $KeysCounted >= $MaxNumber. Otherwise, You can use BrewMans example. For reasons pertaining to the forum rules, I won't elaborate further on how to do so. But, It seems like the best solution in my opinion.

Edited by BlackDawn187

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I found this code >here and updated it to be usable in the latest version of Autoit.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <GUIEdit.au3>

GuiCreate("Enter Registration Code",300,50,@DesktopWidth/2-150,@DesktopHeight/2-25)
$i1 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",10,15,50,20)
GuiCtrlSetLimit($i1,5)
$i2 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",70,15,50,20)
GuiCtrlSetLimit($i2,5)
$i3 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",130,15,50,20)
GuiCtrlSetLimit($i3,5)
$b1 = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Next >",190,15,50,20)
$b2 = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Exit",250,15,40,20)
GuiSetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE or $msg = $b2
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $b1
        MsgBox(0,"Next","This button gets the focus when the last input box is filled.")
    EndSelect
    If _GUICtrlEdit_LineLength($i1) = 5 and _GUICtrlEdit_GetModify($i1) > 0 Then
        GuiCtrlSetState($i2,$GUI_FOCUS)
        _GUICtrlEdit_SetModify($i1,false)
    EndIf
    If _GUICtrlEdit_LineLength($i2) = 5 and _GUICtrlEdit_GetModify($i2) > 0 Then
        GuiCtrlSetState($i3,$GUI_FOCUS)
        _GUICtrlEdit_SetModify($i2,false)
    EndIf
    If _GUICtrlEdit_LineLength($i3) = 5 and _GUICtrlEdit_GetModify($i3) > 0 Then
        GuiCtrlSetState($b1,$GUI_FOCUS)
        _GUICtrlEdit_SetModify($i3,false)
    EndIf
WEnd

Should do what you need, or at least get you started.

 

It did precisely what I needed, used one of the If statements and it worked like a charm, thanks a lot mate, I really appreciate it!

 

In your situation, I would "count" key strokes. Count the number of keys pressed. Then, Send("{TAB}"), When $KeysCounted >= $MaxNumber. Otherwise, You can use BrewMans example. For reasons pertaining to the forum rules, I won't elaborate further on how to do so. But, It seems like the best solution in my opinion.

 

Wouldn't the key strokes count be effected by the over all key strokes on the GUI?

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