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shaggy89

HI all,
        Just looking for a way that i can change the color of a string of text

e.g

$text "I need to be the color red"

simple im sure but i cant seem to find it.

 

the help file says

Local $iRedColor = _ColorGetRed(0x8080ff)

so i tried

$text =($iRedColor, "I need to be the color red")

any help would be great

 

Thanks

Shaggs

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Where do you need to change the color? In a GUI, a Word document, somewhere else?


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Where do you need to change the color? In a GUI, a Word document, somewhere else?

will be used to display what the user has typed.

 

so user would type in text via a gui using GUICtrlCreateInput and gets passed into the  GUICtrlCreateEdit so that would be displayed in back

but when a user presses a button i wanted a pre-canned message displayed in red in the GUICtrlCreateEdit field

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Melba23

shaggy89,

If you  want only specific lines to be displayed in red then you will need to use a RichEdit control - GUICtrlSetColor will change all text in a simple Edit control.

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shaggy89,

If you  want only specific lines to be displayed in red then you will need to use a RichEdit control - GUICtrlSetColor will changed all text in a simple Edit control.

M23

M23 you beat me to the puch. I looked at help file and @jguinch the help file says "

The control identifier (controlID) as returned by a GUICtrlCreate...() function, or -1 for the last created control."

as you can see mine is a pre made string

 

will look Into rich edit Shortly

 

cheers

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shaggy89

M23 could you give an example how this would work im my situation

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Melba23

shaggy98,

I use this function to write to RichEdit controls as it allows you to adjust the font size and attributes as well as the colour - here we leave the size and attributes as default and only adjust the colour:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiRichEdit.au3>

$hGui = GUICreate("RichEdit Test", 320, 350)

$hRichEdit = _GUICtrlRichEdit_Create($hGui, "", 10, 10, 300, 220, BitOR($ES_MULTILINE, $WS_VSCROLL, $ES_AUTOVSCROLL))

GUISetState()

Sleep(1000)

; Write in black
_GUICtrlRichEdit_WriteLine($hRichEdit, "I am in BLACK" & @CRLF, Default, Default, 0x000000)

Sleep(2000)

; Write in red
_GUICtrlRichEdit_WriteLine($hRichEdit, "I am in RED" & @CRLF, Default, Default, 0xFF0000)

Sleep(2000)

; And back to black
_GUICtrlRichEdit_WriteLine($hRichEdit, "I am back in BLACK" & @CRLF, Default, Default, 0x000000)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            GUIDelete()
            Exit
    EndSwitch



WEnd



Func _GUICtrlRichEdit_WriteLine($hWnd, $sText, $iIncrement = 0, $sAttrib = "", $iColor = -1)

    ; Count the @CRLFs
    StringReplace(_GUICtrlRichEdit_GetText($hWnd, True), @CRLF, "")
    Local $iLines = @extended
    ; Adjust the text char count to account for the @CRLFs
    Local $iEndPoint = _GUICtrlRichEdit_GetTextLength($hWnd, True, True) - $iLines

    ; Add new text
    _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText($hWnd, $sText & @CRLF)
    ; Select text between old and new end points
    _GuiCtrlRichEdit_SetSel($hWnd, $iEndPoint, -1)
    ; Convert colour from RGB to BGR
    $iColor = Hex($iColor, 6)
    $iColor = '0x' & StringMid($iColor, 5, 2) & StringMid($iColor, 3, 2) & StringMid($iColor, 1, 2)
    ; Set colour
    If $iColor <> -1 Then _GuiCtrlRichEdit_SetCharColor($hWnd, $iColor)
    ; Set size
    If $iIncrement <> 0 Then _GUICtrlRichEdit_ChangeFontSize($hWnd, $iIncrement)
    ; Set weight
    If $sAttrib <> "" Then _GUICtrlRichEdit_SetCharAttributes($hWnd, $sAttrib)
    ; Clear selection
    _GUICtrlRichEdit_Deselect($hWnd)

EndFunc

Please ask if you have any further questions.

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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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kylomas

shaggy89,

Another way to slice that banana...(1st time using rich edit so beware)

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <GuiRichEdit.au3>
#include <array.au3>

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Add_Constants=n

Local $gui010 = GUICreate('RichEdit Example')
Local $aSize = WinGetClientSize($gui010)
Local $lbl010 = GUICtrlCreateLabel('Enter Your Data', 20, 20, 100, 20, BitOR($SS_CENTER, $SS_CENTERIMAGE))
Local $inp010 = GUICtrlCreateInput('', 130, 20, 250, 20)
Local $edt010 = _GUICtrlRichEdit_Create($gui010, '', 20, 50, 360, 310, _
        BitOR($ES_MULTILINE, $WS_VSCROLL, $ES_AUTOVSCROLL, $ES_READONLY))
Local $btn010 = GUICtrlCreateButton('Button for the User to Press', 20, $aSize[1] - 30, $aSize[0] - 40, 20)
GUICtrlSetState($inp010, $GUI_FOCUS)
GUISetState()

Local $message = '>>>>> My Pre-Canned Message <<<<<' & @CRLF

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $gui_event_close
            _GUICtrlRichEdit_Destroy($edt010)
            Exit
        Case $btn010
            _GUICtrlRichEdit_SetCharColor($edt010, 0x000000ff)      ;   set color red (BBGGRR format)
            _GUICtrlRichEdit_SetFont($edt010, 10)                   ;   set size
            _GUICtrlRichEdit_SetCharAttributes($edt010, '+bo')      ;   set bold
            _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText($edt010, $message)          ;   write line
            GUICtrlSetState($inp010, $GUI_FOCUS)
        Case $inp010
            _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText($edt010, GUICtrlRead($inp010) & @CRLF)
            GUICtrlSetState($inp010, $GUI_FOCUS)
            GUICtrlSetData($inp010, '')
    EndSwitch

WEnd

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So change all GuiEdit to GuiRtfEdit and then set colors?

Just would like to say a big thanks to all for help.

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   hi all,   

Ive been trying to get RichText working but am having an issue.

If I use

Func Print($txtMsg)
     _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText($hEdit, @CRLF&$txtMsg)
EndFunc ;==> Print

nothing works but if I remove the

@CRLF

the message is displayed but not on a new line. what am i missing ?

whole script

 

#cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 DELmE's LanChat

#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

;include files
#include <GuiConstants.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiEdit.au3>
#include <GuiRichEdit.au3>
;define variables
Global $hGui, $hEdit, $hInp, $hBtn, $username, $rsock, $ssock, $recv
Global $port = 7892
Global $Broadcast = StringLeft(@IPAddress1, StringInStr(@IPAddress1, ".", 0, 3)) & "255"

;start main function
_main()
Func _main()
    ;get username
    $username = @UserName
    ;create gui
    $hGui = GUICreate("LanChat and Assist",585,503)
    $hEdit = _GUICtrlRichEdit_Create($hGui,"Welcome to LanChat and Assist",0,0,500,480,BitOR($ES_READONLY,$ES_WANTRETURN,$WS_VSCROLL,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL))
    _GUICtrlEdit_SetLimitText($hEdit,99999999999999)
    $hInp = GUICtrlCreateInput("",0,480,470,20)
    $hBtn = GUICtrlCreateButton("Send",470,480,30,20,$BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON)
    $AFK = GUICtrlCreateButton("AFK", 505, 50, 75, 25,$BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON)
    $bak = GUICtrlCreateButton("BAK", 505, 100, 75, 25,$BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON)
    $exit= GUICtrlCreateButton("Close", 505, 470, 75, 25,$BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON)
    ;display gui
    GUISetState()
    ;start winsock for udp
    UDPStartup()
    ;bind a socket to the port for listening
    $rsock = UDPBind(@IpAddress1,$port)
    If @error <> 0 Then Exit
    ;send message informing of online status
    SendMsg("-"&$username&" has come online.")
    ;start gui loop
    Do
        $recv = UDPRecv($rsock,1024)
        If $recv <> "" Then
            Print($recv)
        EndIf
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        If $msg = $hBtn Then
            $buffer = GUICtrlRead($hInp)
            If $buffer <> "" Then
                GUICtrlSetData($hInp,"")
                SendMsg("<"&$username&">: "&$buffer)
            EndIf
         EndIf
         If $msg = $AFK Then
            $buffer = "AFK " ; make red
            If $buffer <> "" Then
                GUICtrlSetData($hInp,"")
                SendMsg("<"&$username&">: "&$buffer)
             EndIf
          EndIf
          If $msg = $bak Then
            $buffer = "BAK " ; make green
            If $buffer <> "" Then
                GUICtrlSetData($hInp,"")
                SendMsg("<"&$username&">: "&$buffer)
             EndIf
          EndIf
          EndIf
          If $msg = $exit Then
             $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
             EndIf
    Until $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    Exit
EndFunc ;==> _main

Func SendMsg($txtMsg)
        $ssock = UDPOpen($Broadcast,$port)
        If @error = 0 Then
            UDPSend($ssock,$txtMsg)
        EndIf
        UDPCloseSocket($ssock)
EndFunc ;==> SendMsg

Func Print($txtMsg)
     _GUICtrlRichEdit_AppendText($hEdit, @CRLF&$txtMsg)
EndFunc ;==> Print

Func OnAutoItExit()
    ;send message informing of offline status
    SendMsg("-"&$username&" has gone offline.")
    UDPShutdown()
EndFunc ;==> OnAutoItExit

 

Edited by shaggy89
Now on a PC

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shaggy89,

Please post the problem code or a reproducer.

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