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GUICtrlCreateCombo Finalized

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is there a way to tell if the GUICtrlCreateCombo is open or closed (currently being chosen).

I have a logic set that reads GUICtrlCreateCombo and then does a database query. I would rather wait until the drop down closes, before the real time query is made instead of cycling though the choices.

is there a way to tell if its open or closed for a read?

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You could use a button that when clicked reads the combobox instead of looking for the state of the combo to change. ComboBoxes are very fidgety when you try to read from them as they're being accessed. You'll get a lot of notifications whenever the combo is clicked on, or when you scroll through the selections, etc.


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DrPickles,

I often use a logic gate with _GUICtrlComboBox_GetDroppedState for this - wait until the dropdown opens and set a flag; if the flag is there and it has closed again, fire the action.

M23


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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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      string 2-> GUICtrlEdit /Edit1  : data ; random typin
      string 3-> GUICtrlEdit /Edit1 : data ; other info

      Just to give an example
      I have a hunge it has something to do with
      Case
      $Combo1,
      GuiCtrlSetData
      and a read command.
      I shall provide a KodaForm generated code script.au3 below but I'm kinda lost in how to get it done.
      If only I had the beginning from one of the strings I'd make the ones for the other strings myself.

      Kind regards Theo Van Der Wal, Frieschepalen, Holland
       
       
      theolonghair.au3
    • galan2015
      By galan2015
      ;I'd like to on the end of the function, script changed for another option in the combolist. This will be part of the loop #include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <ComboConstants.au3> #include <EditConstants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> $Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 418, 177, 192, 114) $Combo1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("exe Files", 16, 24, 145, 25, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWN,$CBS_AUTOHSCROLL)) GuiCtrlSetData(-1,'ini Files|Txt Files|Cfg files') $Combo2 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Find A", 176, 24, 145, 25, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWN,$CBS_AUTOHSCROLL)) GuiCtrlSetData(-1,'Find B') $Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Input1", 16, 56, 321, 21) $Button = GUICTRLCreateButton("check", 10, 10, 20,20) $Checkbox1 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Checkbox1", 16, 80, 97, 25) $Checkbox2 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Checkbox2", 120, 80, 97, 25) $Checkbox3 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Checkbox3", 224, 80, 113, 25) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit EndSwitch WEnd  
       
    • galan2015
      By galan2015
      Hello, i have question. How put data from _FileListToArray to Combo ?
      I want fill combo with names of files from folder.