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Get selected text from inputbox

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Hello,

I'm looking for a method to get the selected(highlighted) text from an inputbox, i can't seem to find it on the forum:

$input01 = GUICtrlCreateInput("sample text", 10, 10)

Imagine the a user selects/highlights the word 'sample', how could i retrieve that?

k.regards

Jorgev

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jorgev,

You can do it like this:

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

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

$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("Sample Text", 10, 10, 200, 20)

$cGo = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go!", 10, 100, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cGo
            ; Read content
            $sText = GUICtrlRead($cInput)
            ; Get selection character limits
            $aSel = _GUICtrlEdit_GetSel($cInput)
            ; Extract selected text
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selection", StringMid($sText, $aSel[0] + 1, $aSel[1] - $aSel[0]))
    EndSwitch
WEnd
Please ask if you have any questions. :)

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:

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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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Tx alot Melba23, that works perfectly

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Why are these nice integrated Control* funcs often forgotten ?  :

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)
$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("Sample Text", 10, 10, 200, 20)
$cGo = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go!", 10, 100, 80, 30)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cGo
            $aSel = ControlCommand($hGUI, "", $cInput, "GetSelected")
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selection", $aSel)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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mikell,

 

Why are these nice integrated Control* funcs often forgotten ?

No idea - but I must plead "Guilty" on many occasions. :D

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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I am with Melba23, sometimes I forget ControlCommand() and opt for _GUICtrl*** functions.


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

However...

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)
$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("Sample Text", 10, 10, 200, 20)
$cGo1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go 1", 10, 100, 80, 30)
$cGo2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go 2", 100, 100, 80, 30)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cGo1
            $hTimer = TimerInit()
            For $i = 1 to 100
                $sSel = ControlCommand($hGUI, "", $cInput, "GetSelected")
            Next
            $fDiff = TimerDiff($hTimer)
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selection", $sSel & @crlf & $fDiff)
        Case $cGo2
            $hTimer = TimerInit()
            For $i = 1 to 100
                $sText = GUICtrlRead($cInput)
                $aSel = _GUICtrlEdit_GetSel($cInput)
                $sSel = StringMid($sText, $aSel[0] + 1, $aSel[1] - $aSel[0])
            Next
            $fDiff = TimerDiff($hTimer)
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selection", $sSel & @crlf & $fDiff)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

On my pc, about 10 times faster  :)

Edited by mikell

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Declare all variables before the loop and you will notice the difference between both is around 5ms difference (on my machine anyway.)


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)
$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("Sample Text", 10, 10, 200, 20)
$cGo1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go 1", 10, 100, 80, 30)
$cGo2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go 2", 100, 100, 80, 30)
GUISetState()

Local $sSel, $sText, $aSel, $hTimer, $fDiff 

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cGo1
            $hTimer = TimerInit()
            For $i = 1 to 1000
                $sSel = ControlCommand($hGUI, "", $cInput, "GetSelected")
            Next
            $fDiff = TimerDiff($hTimer)
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selection", $sSel & @crlf & $fDiff)
        Case $cGo2
            $hTimer = TimerInit()
            For $i = 1 to 1000
                $sText = GUICtrlRead($cInput)
                $aSel = _GUICtrlEdit_GetSel($cInput)
                $sSel = StringMid($sText, $aSel[0] + 1, $aSel[1] - $aSel[0])
            Next
            $fDiff = TimerDiff($hTimer)
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selection", $sSel & @crlf & $fDiff)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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OK, I understand.


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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I didn't execute the same test with other Control* funcs (especially ControlListView) but I feel that the results could possibly be similar

It's the reason why I regret the rare use of these funcs

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