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Hyflex

Limiting GUICtrlSetData to stop messy buttons?

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Basically, I have a button like:

$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 250, 35, 73, 20)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, $But_List[4][1])

If the variable in $But_List[4][1] is only say 10 characters long it fits in, however if it's 20 characters long it will effectively chop of the first 5 and the last 5 characters

So if we use: THISISABUT and then change this to: THISISABUT12345678910 it the button would look like: SABUT12345 I want it to look like: THISISA... (the dots/periods indicating that it's got more written...

How would I go about achieving this?

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Hyflex,

You could use my StringSize UDF (the link is in my sig) to measure the text and then create a control big enough to fit. :)

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Set the text of the button in the button creation line instead of after you've created the control. Also, if you don't set the width of the control when doing that it normally expands to fit the text you put in it. If you put the text in afterwards it won't do that by the way, you'd have to resize the button.


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Hi Guys,

I don't want the control to expand in any way :/ The best way I've found is as follows:

$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 10, 35, 73, 20)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, $But[1][1])
If StringLen($But[1][1]) >= 12 Then
     GUICtrlSetData(-1, StringLeft($But[1][1], 9) & "...")
EndIf

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Hyflex,

You could use the $BS_LEFT style like this: :)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>

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

$cButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 10, 10, 80, 30, $BS_LEFT)
GUICtrlSetData($cButton, "I am too long to fit!")

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd
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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