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Multiple Lines of Text In Array

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I want to be able to add a second line of text on each button, or even a string of text as a second line. This is what I have so far.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <array.au3>

; An array to hold the label ControlIDs
Global $aLabel[6]
; A variable to show the last label which changed colour
Global $iLastLabel = 0
Global $aText[6] = ["Malwarebytes Removal ToolHi", "Second label", "Third label", "Fourth label", "Fifth label", "Sixth label"]

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 600)

For $i = 0 To 5
    $aLabel[$i] = GUICtrlCreateLabel($aText[$i], 0, 0 + (50 * $i), 450, 45, BitOr($SS_CenterImage, $SS_Center))
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($aLabel[$i], $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 13, 800)

 Next

GUISetState()

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

    ; Get cursor info
    $aCInfo = GUIGetCursorInfo($hGUI)
    ; loop through the label array to see which one is under the cursor
    For $i = 0 To 5
        ; If we are over a new label
        If $aCInfo[4] = $aLabel[$i] And $iLastLabel <> $i Then
            ; Recolour previos label
            GUICtrlSetBkColor($aLabel[$iLastLabel], $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT)
            ; colour current label
            GUICtrlSetBkColor($aLabel[$i], 0xFF0000)
            ; Store this label
            $iLastLabel = $i
            ; No point in looking further
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Next

WEnd

Help would be appreciated.

Edited by ReconX

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A regular label allows you to have multiple lines, so I looked up $SS_CenterImage in the help guide and found this in the description:

 It can be used with static control having only one line of text.

 

I guess you cannot have two lines of text in with this option. I ran the code modifying the line without $SS_CenterImage and was able to get two lines of text. Perhaps changing these two lines of code...

Global $aText[6] = ["Malwarebytes Removal ToolHi", 'Second label' & @CRLF & '2nd line', "Third label" & @CRLF & "2nd line again", "Fourth label", "Fifth label", "Sixth label"]
...
<code inbetween>
...
$aLabel[$i] = GUICtrlCreateLabel($aText[$i], 0, 0 + (50 * $i), 450, 45, $SS_Center)

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Thanks for that tip. I wouldn't have thought that would have been the case. Is there a way to add padding to the button at least? Instead of the $SS_CenterImage option?

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Well you can on a button but not on a label (static control) like you have.

If your text is fixed, then one suggestion would be to use actual images with that text on.

I'm sure there would be a way to dynamically add text to an image also but it'd be rather complicated and not in the scope of this question.


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