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I have a listview and some other items i want to use for next tab. How do i go about doing it in a way that both tabs will have it working exactly same way and effecting both tabs as well (or more tabs) ?

Thanks  in advance.

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Having the same controls on several tabs seems a strange way to go about things as the idea of tabs is to show separate controls. If you want the controls to be identical than you will need to create 2 sets and action both together whenever they change. But why not place the ListView et al outside the tab so that they are visible regardless of the tab selected? Or you might think about creating them outside the tab creation structure and then managing their visibility depending on the tab selected - see the Tabs tutorial in the Wiki to see what I mean. ;)

If you could give us a few more details on exactly what the GUI and tabs are supposed to contain we might be able to offer some better advice on how best to achieve your goal. :)


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But why not place the ListView et al outside the tab so that they are visible regardless of the tab selected?

I knew about this ! I had it done few times in the past but thought it was a bug.


List view loads available drives. Once drive is clicked, it updates other controls with drive information.

Update is only working when in main tab, but other 2 tabs seem to have no effect when i click the drive from listview, as if listview is ignored for all other tabs.

Listview and all its controls are created before any tabs as you suggested.

I can see them in all tabs, but they work only for 1st tab.

Edited by tonycst

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This updates from any tab...maybe you have to create all tabs before LV population...note the "case 0" to prevent running the LV code if nothing is selected...

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


local $gui010   =   guicreate('')
local $aSize    =   wingetclientsize($gui010)
local $tab      =   guictrlcreatetab(20,20,$aSize[0]-40,$aSize[1]-40)
local $tb010    =   guictrlcreatetabitem('ONE')
local $tb020    =   guictrlcreatetabitem('TWO')
local $tb030    =   guictrlcreatetabitem('THREE')

; this listview will appear on every tab
local $lst010   =   guictrlcreatelistview('Select To Change - Select Again to Change Back',30,$aSize[1]-150,$aSize[0]-60,110)
                    for $1 = 1 to 5
                        guictrlcreatelistviewitem('Item' & stringformat('%03i',$1),$lst010)

while 1
    switch guigetmsg()
        case 0              ; this prevents running the LV case if nothing is selected
        case $gui_event_close
        case guictrlread($lst010)
            guictrlsetdata(guictrlread($lst010),guictrlread(guictrlread($lst010)) = 'Changed Item|' ? 'Item' & stringformat('%03i',guictrlread($lst010)-7) : 'Changed Item')

@M23 - Thanks, I didn't know this worked!

Edited by kylomas

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