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Hi guys,

I am a fairly new poster and is probably over thinking this. I have 4 arrays, 3 input box and and 1 combo box. The first array is read into the list of the combo box. 

When the first item in combo box 1 is selected, each of the 3 text box is populated accordingly with the value from index 1 of the different arrays. When the second item in the combo box is selected, it will populate the text boxes with index 2 of the arrays. My question is, how can I do this without hardcoding in the array index number? I have thought about setting a variable to "indexof" array but I was not able to find such thing on autoit.

Case $combo_box
    if GUICtrlRead($combo_box) = $array1[0] Then
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox1,$array2[0])
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox2,$array3[0])
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox3,$array4[0])


    ElseIf  GUICtrlRead($combo_box) = $array1[1] Then
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox1,$array2[1])
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox2,$array3[1])
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox3,$array4[1])
    Else
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox1,$array2[2])
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox2,$array3[2])
        GUICtrlSetData($inputbox3,$array4[2])
EndIf

 

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Melba23

autohit,

Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

I would just search the first array for a match like this:

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

Global $array1[] = ["A1", "B1", "C1"]
Global $array2[] = ["A2", "B2", "C2"]
Global $array3[] = ["A3", "B3", "C3"]
Global $array4[] = ["A4", "B4", "C4"]

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

$combo_box = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10, 200, 20)
GUICtrlSetData($combo_box, _ArrayToString($array1))

$inputbox1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 200, 200, 20)
$inputbox2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 250, 200, 20)
$inputbox3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 300, 200, 20)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $combo_box
            $iIndex = _ArraySearch($array1, GUICtrlRead($combo_box))
            GUICtrlSetData($inputbox1, $array2[$iIndex])
            GUICtrlSetData($inputbox2, $array3[$iIndex])
            GUICtrlSetData($inputbox3, $array4[$iIndex])
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Please ask if you have any questions.


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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autohit

thank you so much Melba23. This works but let me see if I understand this correctly.

Whenever the $combo_box is clicked (triggered in an event), _ArraySearch searches for the string selected and return it's state (int). In this case, the state is an index which is use to populate the other text boxes? Let me know if I'm understanding this wrong.

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Melba23

autohit,

_ArraySearch searches in the array you use to populate the combo and returns the index of the string found - that index is then used to populate the inputs from their arrays because you have the indexes linked.

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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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