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I have a list for example:

1. boring noses

2. bricking wall

3. balley vall

4. crowded lifts


and I want to search in it by typing something like 'b* n' and i would like it to automatically change to 'boring noses'. Can somebody help me with this problem, pls?

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#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#Include <GuiListBox.au3>

Global $hGUI, $hInput, $hList, $sPartialData, $asCities, $sAllCities, $iCurrIndex

$hGUI = GUICreate("Miasta", 200, 400,-1,-1,bitor($WS_BORDER,$WS_POPUP))
$hInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 5, 5, 190, 20)
$hList = GUICtrlCreateList("", 5, 30, 190, 325, BitOR(0x00100000, 0x00200000))
$hButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Read", 60, 360, 80, 30)
$hUP = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
$hDOWN = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
$hENTER = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)

; Create list full of random 12 character "words"

; Set accelerators for Cursor up/down and Enter
Dim $AccelKeys[3][2]=[["{UP}", $hUP], ["{DOWN}", $hDOWN], ["{ENTER}", $hENTER]]

$sCurr_Input = ""
$iCurrIndex = -1

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $hList
            $sChosen = GUICtrlRead($hList)
            If $sChosen <> "" Then GUICtrlSetData($hInput, $sChosen)
        Case $hButton
            If $sPartialData <> "" Then
                $sFinal = GUICtrlRead($hInput)
                If _ArraySearch($asCities, $sFinal) > 0 Then
                    MsgBox(0, "Chosen", $sFinal)
        Case $hUP
            $iCurrIndex -= 1
            If $iCurrIndex < 0 Then $iCurrIndex = 0
            _GUICtrlListBox_SetCurSel($hList, $iCurrIndex)
         Case $hDOWN
            $iTotal = _GUICtrlListBox_GetCount($hList)
            $iCurrIndex += 1
            If $iCurrIndex > $iTotal - 1 Then $iCurrIndex = $iTotal - 1
            _GUICtrlListBox_SetCurSel($hList, $iCurrIndex)
        Case $hENTER
            if $iCurrIndex = -1 Then $iCurrIndex = 0

            ;$sText = _GUICtrlListBox_GetText($hList, $iCurrIndex)
            ;GUICtrlSetData($hInput, $sText)
            ;$iCurrIndex = -1
            _GUICtrlListBox_SetCurSel($hList, $iCurrIndex)

    ; If input has changed, refill list with matching items
    If GUICtrlRead($hInput) <> $sCurr_Input Then
        $sCurr_Input = GUICtrlRead($hInput)

;filters list with matching values
Func UpdateList()
    $sPartialData = "|" ; Start with delimiter so new data always replaces old
    Local $sInput = GUICtrlRead($hInput)

   ;$sInput = StringReplace($sInput,"*",".*"); this thing works in Autohotkey version
   ;$sInput = StringUpper($sInput)

    If $sInput <> "" Then
        For $i = 0 To UBound($asCities) -1
            If Stringinstr($asCities[$i], $sInput) = 1  Then $sPartialData &= $asCities[$i] & "|"

            ; below is my code, bot it works not well
            ;If StringRegExp($asCities[$i], $sInput) <> 0  Then $sPartialData &= $asCities[$i] & "|"
        $sPartialData = $sAllCities
        $iCurrIndex = -1
     GUICtrlSetData($hList, $sPartialData)
EndFunc   ;==>UpdateList

;reads Cities from file and loads to ListBox
Func FillList()

   $sAllCities = "|"
   $file = "miasta.txt"

   _FileReadToArray($file, $asCities)
   For $i = 1 to UBound($asCities) -1
      $sAllCities &= $asCities[$i] & "|"

    GUICtrlSetData($hList, $sAllCities)
    $iCurrIndex = -1
    _GUICtrlListBox_SetCurSel($hList, $iCurrIndex)

EndFunc   ;==>FillList


Edited by Melba23
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Hi all,

After a PM exchange with the OP this is definitely not a game, so there was no need to report it.


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


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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I wonder if this would work for you and maybe add in some tweaking so that * is converted into .* for regex.


It may not plug right into your code, but the concept should work.


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