DrPickles

hidden values in dropdowns

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in PHP you can show one thing and have a different value hidden

<select id="animal" name="animal">

<option value="0">--Select Animal--</option>

<option value="1">Cat</option>

<option value="2">Dog</option>

<option value="3">Cow</option>

</select>

 

this is great when working across databases because you can use unique identifiers.

so if I say dog I can now use the value of 2 to look for directly related material in sqllite.

 

does this exist in autoit?

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Are you talking about a GUI you create? Something like this?

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

    Local $x

    $hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 300, 300)
    $hList = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Select Animal", 10, 10, 280, 40)
        GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Cat|Dog|Cow")

    $btnGo = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go", 10, 200, 40, 30)

        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                Exit
            Case $btnGo
                Switch GUICtrlRead($hList)
                    Case "Cat"
                        $x = 1
                    Case "Dog"
                        $x = 2
                    Case "Cow"
                        $x = 3
                EndSwitch
                MsgBox(0, "", $x)
        EndSwitch
    WEnd

 


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DrPickles,

Or something like this perhaps:

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

Local $aArray[3][2] = [["Cat", 1], ["Dog", 2], ["Cow", 3]]
$sData = ""
For $i = 0 To UBound($aArray) - 1
    $sData &= "|" & $aArray[$i][0]
Next

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

$cCombo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10, 280, 20)
GUICtrlSetData($cCombo, "Cat|Dog|Cow")

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cCombo

            $sChoice = GUICtrlRead($cCombo)
            $iIndex = _ArraySearch($aArray, $sChoice)
            If Not @error Then
                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Index", $aArray[$iIndex][1])
            EndIf

    EndSwitch
WEnd

Many ways to skin this particular cat.

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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