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In my GUI I have an Input Box that after entering data moves the focus to a ComboBox where a selection is to be entered. Upon hitting the enter key the data from the Input Box and the selection in the ComboBox are supposed to be moved to a Listview.

But when I hit the enter key at the Input Box stage the data gets entered into the Listview and doesn't wait for my selection at the ComboBox.  

I have tried different scenarios of _WinAPI, Focus, _ispressed etc but nothing seems to be working to a solution.

I have just learned a ComboBox has three parts: the combo, the edit, the drop down. From what I read I believe the focus from the Input Box to the Combo is going to the edit box, if that matters.

Any suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated. Thanks from a noo bee.

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Post your script.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Stoex,

any reason you created a new membername?

In case you want help with an script it does help to post a snippet that shows the issue.

Jos


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Jos,

Stoex and I have already discussed that - it is another member of the same family. ;)

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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Two people using the same sign on was hazardous - HA! Any way its just me, myself and I.  We were trying to learn this Autoit together but I think it got the best of him.

To the post....

Here is part of the code that I believe is part of my problem but I am not as versed in this scripting as the vast majority of posters.

cEnterPressed = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
_GUICtrlComboBox_GetComboBoxInfo($hcombo, $tInfo)

$hEdit = DllStructGetData($tInfo, "hEdit")
$hlist = DllStructGetData($tInfo, "hList")


While 1



blah blah blah code

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Case $AEamounts

            $AEmoney = GUICtrlRead ( $AEamounts )
            if ($AEmoney/$AEmoney) = 1 And _IsPressed("0D") Then
                GUICtrlSetState ($hcombo, $GUI_FOCUS)

                    EndIf

            if ($AEmoney/$AEmoney) <> 1 Then
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Information", "Must Be Number ")
                _aeReset ()
            EndIf



 Case     $cEnterPressed

                If  _WinAPI_GetFocus() = $hEdit   Then

                $MMM =_GUICtrlComboBox_GetCurSel($combo_b)
                _GUICtrlComboBox_GetLBText($combo_b, $MMM, $NNN)

                GUICtrlCreateListViewItem(GUICtrlRead($hcombo)&"|"& $NNN &"|"& $AEmoney, $List1)

                _GUICtrlComboBox_ShowDropDown($hcombo, False)
                 GUICtrlSetState ($hcombo, $GUI_FOCUS)


                


             EndIf

I think what is happening is when the focus moves to the Combobox(edit), the code following the "if" immediately executes NOT allowing me to type my selection or expand the list box, highlight and hit enter for my selection.  Now using the mouse works great - focus happens, expand list box, make selection and click - everything is fine.

So I think I know what is wrong but I really don't know how to get it to do what i want.

I tried something like:

If _IsPressed("0D") = True And _WinAPI_GetFocus() = $hEdit Then

"execute the script"

I thought that would allow me to type my selection or arrow through the list box and select AND then hit enter and then the balance of the code would work.  NADA.

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I would like to suggest posting a script that runs that demonstrates the problem you're having. Trying to trouble shoot your problem with such a small section of your  code is like trying to paint a room through a keyhole.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIComboBox.au3>
#include <Misc.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <ComboConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIListBox.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
 #include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <ColorConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <ListViewConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>


#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=C:\Users\Autoit Trys\Vendors Trials\My combo Form Test.kxf
$main = GUICreate("Vendor  Category Selection", 680, 401, 150, 100)
$combo_b = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 26, 70, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "a|B|C|D|E|F|G")

$AEamounts = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 26, 70, 21);

$hcombo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 274, 26, 300, 25)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "a|L|M|N|Na|O|P")

$List1 = GUICtrlCreateListview("", 192, 72, 470, 260,$LVS_SINGLESEL, $LVS_EX_GRIDLINES + $LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT)
GUICtrlSetBkColor($List1, $COLOR_aqua)
_GUICtrlListView_AddColumn($list1, "Vendor",290)
_GUICtrlListView_AddColumn($list1, "Category", 90)
_GUICtrlListView_AddColumn($list1, "Amount", 160)

$Button12 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save Files", 10, 60, 158, 33)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xFF0000)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xE3E3E3)

$Button13 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete Record", 10, 100, 158, 33)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xFF0000)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xE3E3E3)

$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Your Entries", 390, 53, 73, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Category", 16, 8, 54, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel(" Amount", 104, 8, 50, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Vendor", 392, 8, 44, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###


Global $fComboSelected = False

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "WM_COMMAND")

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $tInfo, $fComboActive = False
Global $fComboActive2 = False

_GUICtrlComboBox_GetComboBoxInfo($hcombo, $tInfo)

$hEdit = DllStructGetData($tInfo, "hEdit")
$hlist = DllStructGetData($tInfo, "hList")

$cEnterPressed = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
$cEnterPressed2 = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

GUISetState()

Global $aAccelKeys[1][2] = [["{ENTER}", $cEnterPressed]]
GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys)

global $mycounter = _GUICtrlListView_GetItemCount ( $List1 )

Global $MMM
Global $NNN
Global $AEmoney

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYUP

            If $fComboActive2 Then
                 GUICtrlSetState ($AEamounts, $GUI_FOCUS)
                EndIf

            If $fComboActive Then

                 $MMM =_GUICtrlComboBox_GetCurSel($combo_b)
                 _GUICtrlComboBox_GetLBText($combo_b, $MMM, $NNN)
                 GUICtrlCreateListViewItem(GUICtrlRead($hcombo)&"|"& $NNN &"|"& $AEmoney , $List1)
                _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel ( $hcombo ,  -1 )
                _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel ( $combo_b ,  -1 )
                $fComboActive = False
                _GUICtrlComboBox_ShowDropDown($hcombo, False)

                _aeReset ()
            EndIf

            _blanker()

        Case     $cEnterPressed

                If  _WinAPI_GetFocus() = $hEdit   Then

                $MMM =_GUICtrlComboBox_GetCurSel($combo_b)
                _GUICtrlComboBox_GetLBText($combo_b, $MMM, $NNN)

                GUICtrlCreateListViewItem(GUICtrlRead($hcombo)&"|"& $NNN &"|"& $AEmoney, $List1)

                _GUICtrlComboBox_ShowDropDown($hcombo, False)
                 GUICtrlSetState ($hcombo, $GUI_FOCUS)


                GUICtrlRead ( $List1 )


             EndIf

                _aeReset ()
                ;_blanker()


        Case $AEamounts

            $AEmoney = GUICtrlRead ( $AEamounts )
            if ($AEmoney/$AEmoney) = 1 And _IsPressed("0D") Then  ; checking for number entry
                GUICtrlSetState ($hcombo, $GUI_FOCUS)

            EndIf

            if ($AEmoney/$AEmoney) <> 1 Then
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Information", "Must Be Number ")
                _aeReset ()
            EndIf


        Case $List1

        Case $Button12

        Case $Button13

                Global $zzzz =_GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedIndices ( $List1 )
                DoubleClickFunc()

    EndSwitch

    If _GUICtrlComboBox_GetDroppedState($hcombo) = True Then
        $fComboActive = True
    EndIf

    If _GUICtrlComboBox_GetDroppedState($combo_b) = True Then
        $fComboActive2 = True
    EndIf


WEnd

Func _Edit_Changed($hcombo)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    _GUICtrlComboBox_AutoComplete($hcombo)  ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
EndFunc   ;==>_Edit_Changed

Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg
    $iIDFrom = BitAND($iwParam, 0xFFFF) ; Low Word
    $iCode = BitShift($iwParam, 16) ; Hi Word
    Switch $iCode
        Case $CBN_EDITCHANGE
            Switch $iIDFrom
                Case $hcombo
                    _Edit_Changed($hcombo) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
                Case $combo_b
                    _Edit_Changed($combo_b) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
            EndSwitch
    EndSwitch
    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>WM_COMMAND


Func _Blanker() ; trying to catch blank field
global $blankcount
$blankcount = _GUICtrlListView_GetItemCount ( $List1 )
for $i = (($blankcount) -1) to 0 step -1
if (_GUICtrlListView_GetItemText ( $List1, $i ))  = "" then
_GUICtrlListView_DeleteItem (  $List1, $i )
EndIf
Next
EndFunc



Func DoubleClickFunc()   ; for the delete button
    Global $DoubleClicked   = False
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_NOTIFY, "WM_NOTIFY")
    local $msgText = GUICtrlRead(GUICtrlRead($List1))
    local $msgText2 = StringTrimRight ( $msgText, 3 )
    local $msgCheck = MsgBox(4, "OK to : ", "Delete Entry:  " & $msgText2)
    If $msgCheck = 6 then
    _GUICtrlListView_DeleteItemsSelected ( $List1 )

    EndIf
EndFunc

Func WM_NOTIFY($hWnd, $MsgID, $wParam, $lParam)
    Local $tagNMHDR, $event, $hwndFrom, $code
    $tagNMHDR = DllStructCreate("int;int;int", $lParam)
    If @error Then Return 0
    $code = DllStructGetData($tagNMHDR, 3)
    If $wParam = $List1 And $code = -3 Then $DoubleClicked = True
    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc

 Func _aeReset () ; for resetting all fields to blank in anticipation of the next entry
                $NNN = ""
                GUICtrlSetData($AEamounts, "")
                $AEMoney =0.0
                GUICtrlSetState ($combo_b, $GUI_FOCUS)
                _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel ( $combo_b ,  -1 )
                _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel ( $hcombo ,  -1 )
    EndFunc

BrewManNH-

You are right.

Here is the code.
To see what I am talking about do these two scenarios:
 
One;
1st Combo click and make selection
Amount Input - enter number BUT click to 2nd Combobox (DON't press enter to enter Amount)
Using mouse, click open the list view of the 2nd Combobox, make selection.
Or start typing selection and the editbox populates choices(if matching typing)
 
Result: ListView gets updated as desired. AND ALL the fields(of input/selection) are reset to blank.
This is the desired outcome.
 
 
Two:
1st Combo click and make selection.
Amount input - enter number/USE Enter key
 
Result: Focus moves to 2nd Combobox BUT it updates the ListView BEFORE a selection can be made in the
2nd Combobox.
Not desired outcome.
 
 
Thanks for any suggestions.  Its gotta be possible, but i am not seeing it.

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Hobbyist,

Try checking to see if you have a selection in the second combo before actioning the {ENTER} press:

Case $cEnterPressed
    If _WinAPI_GetFocus() = $hEdit And GUICtrlRead($hcombo) Then ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Now you will not create the ListView item until you have a selection in each combo and you press {ENTER} with focus on the input. :)

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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Thanks M23!!!

That helps a lot. I didn't think of that, but can now see its importance.

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Hobbyist,

Always helps to have another pair of eyes look at the problem - glad I could be of assistance. :)

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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