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Basic Question - how do I read from an GUI input field

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Local $idM80, $idM40, $idM30, $idM20, $idM17, $idM15, $idM12, $idM10, $idAll, $page, $iMsg

    GUICreate("K6TU TimeViewer", 630, 80)

    ; GUICtrlCreateLabel("Please select a band!", 10, 100, 10)
    $idM80 = GUICtrlCreateButton("80M", 10, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM40 = GUICtrlCreateButton("40M", 80, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM30 = GUICtrlCreateButton("30M", 150, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM20 = GUICtrlCreateButton("20M", 220, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM17 = GUICtrlCreateButton("17M", 290, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM15 = GUICtrlCreateButton("15M", 360, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM12 = GUICtrlCreateButton("12M", 430, 10, 50, 20)
    $idM10 = GUICtrlCreateButton("10M", 500, 10, 50, 20)
    $idAll = GUICtrlCreateButton("ALL", 570, 10, 50, 20)
    $UTCTime = GUICtrlCreateInput("UTC= ",10,40,90,20)
    $page = 6

    GUISetState() ; display the GUI

    Do
        $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()

        Select
            Case $iMsg = $idM80
                Run('"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /A page="'& $page &'" "C:\Predictions\UTC_80.pdf"')
            Case $iMsg = $idM40
                Run('"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /A page="'& $page &'" "C:\Predictions\UTC_40.pdf"')
            Case $iMsg = $idM30

First day coding in AutoIt, so a real, true newbie.   In the above code is currently have $page set to 6.  I want to read the numeric value UTC from $UTCTime = GUICtrlCreateInput("UTC= ",10,40,90,20) when a button is pushed into $page, which is used in subsequent Run statements.

How do I get the value of $page from the field?   Basic, I know, but I'm stumped.

Any advice and suggests are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

To read that Input, you would use something like -

$InputValue = GUICtrlRead($UTCTime)

 

P.S. Have you tried any of the tutorials? They will help you gain a better grasp of things.

EDIT

Just for reference, Mike originally started asking his questions about this >here.

Edited by TheSaint

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Yes, I have read a number of the Tutorials.  They are filled with immensely useful information that I do not yet understand.   I will get my head around this eventually.    I've been retired out of IT for a few years and the little grey cells are slow to waken.

Thanks for all your help!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

 

$ReadPage = GUICtrlCreateInput("Page= ",10,40,90,20)
; $page = 6
 
GUISetState() ; display the GUI
 
Do
$iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
 
Select
Case $iMsg = $idM80
; 80M button is clicked
$page = GUICtrlRead($ReadPage)
; read value of page
Run('"C:Program Files (x86)AdobeReader 11.0ReaderAcroRd32.exe" /A page="'& $page &'" "C:PredictionsUTC_80.pdf"')
; get the input page from the PDF file
 
 

I'm just not getting it.   I was thinking(hoping)  that $page = GUICtrlRead($ReadPage) would make $page value the value entered into the Page= field.

Edited by MikeK6MKF

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What 's the thing you are not getting.

Write a line of code Msgbox(0,"page",$page) before run statement to check $page value

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm a bit confused at what you are wanting to do overall.

At the moment, you have set the text value of Page= in your input field, when you create that input.

That means the return by GUICtrlRead($ReadPage) will return that text for $page, unless you have typed or placed some other text in the Input.

You need to be clearer about the whole thing from start to finish.

Page= has no connection to any other value you may have assigned earlier, to the variable $page

In fact, when you read the Input with current code, you are replacing any value, that $page might have had, with whatever is currently in the Input.

Page= is just the text Page=, it is not a placeholder for anything, like a variable would be (i.e. $page).

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When troubleshooting your code, as suggested MsgBox's displaying variable values, is your best friend.

I'm not sure that you have a grasp of what and how a variable works though. Hence our confusion, and the recommendation that you try the basic tutorials.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

You had the " in the wrong spot
 
You want it to look like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe /A "page=6" "C:\Predictions\UTC_80.pdf"

 

Try:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>


$lblPageNumber = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Enter Page #:", 10, 20)
$ReadPage = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10,40,90,20, $ES_NUMBER) ;Numbers Only

$page = GUICtrlRead($ReadPage)
Run('C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe /A "page=' & $page & '" "C:\Predictions\UTC_80.pdf"')
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Any change that you are thinking of something that would remind me of the old-school GWBASIC: INPUT "ENTER NAME: "; NAME ?

Does this example help? I guess this is what you're trying to do.

$gui = GUICreate("test", 500, 500)

$pageLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("enter page:", 10, 10, 100, 20)
$pageInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("default value", 120, 10, 350, 20)

$okButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 50, 50, 100)

GUISetState()

While 1

    $msg = GUIGetMsg()

    If $msg == $okButton Then
        $contentOfPageInputControl = GUICtrlRead($pageInput)
        MsgBox(0, "result", "content of the $pageInput control: " & $contentOfPageInputControl)
        Exit
    EndIf

    Sleep(10)
WEnd

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@KenNichols - Well picked up. I hadn't noticed he'd put the double quote in the wrong place.

Should have been before Page= and not after.

A little error in his copying.


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Thanks for all your help.   I have this all straightened out now and the script is pretty much doing what I need it to do.  I tried the Auto123 Tutorial and the first one I tried threw a compiler error, so I have this messed up too most likely.

Been retired so long, brain density has set in.

Sorry for the trouble.

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Just as an FYI, there's no need to compile a script to run it. You can run it from SciTE, if that's what you're using as an editor, or you can run the script using the AutoIt3.exe program. You only need to compile when the script is complete and ready to be used on a computer other than where AutoIt is installed.


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