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GUICtrlCreateInput - Expand Input Box Size as Text is Entered

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kram

I've done some searching and came up empty-handed; hoping some of you can help.

Currently I have a GUI Inputbox for text input.

I'm wondering if it's possible to auto expand the input box width (in the same GUI) as text is entered, so that as a user types, the width of the input box expands. That way the user can always see the entirety of their input.

I was tossing around the idea of a function that will modify the GUI input box width as defined character limit thresholds are exceeded, but I'm hoping someone has a better idea. 

Thanks!

 

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Melba23

kram,

Perhaps this might help: :)

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 20, 20)

GUISetState()

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "_WM_COMMAND")

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func _WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Local $iIDFrom = BitAND($wParam, 0xFFFF);LoWord
    Local $iCode = BitShift($wParam, 16) ;HiWord
    If $iIDFrom = $cInput And $iCode = $EN_CHANGE Then
        $aSize = _StringSize(GUICtrlRead($cInput))
        GUICtrlSetPos($cInput, 10, 10, $aSize[2] + 15)
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_WM_COMMAND
You can find the StringSize UDF in my sig. ;)

M23

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Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
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kram

That is exactly what I needed, thank you so much!

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Melba23

kram,

Glad I could help. :)

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:

Spoiler

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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