Dropdown list

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I just started recently with AutoIT and I am trying to make two dropdownlists where the selectable values of the second dropdownlist will be depending on what is selected on the first one.

For example: 

Dropdown 1                 Dropdown 2                   

xxx                =>             01-15    ("01" , "02" ,"03" , ...)                    
yyy                =>             a - f       ("a" , "b" ,"c" ,"d" ,"e" ,"f" ) 
zzz                =>             "new", "old", "spare"


I started with this code that I've found in this Forum:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

; Here is the array
Global $aArray[6] = ["SORT", "PCM", "UNIF", "KKE", "GMS", "CDY"]

; And here we get the elements into a list
$sList = ""
For $i = 0 To UBound($aArray) - 1
    $sList &= "|" & $aArray[$i]

; Create a GUI
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

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

; Create the combo
$hCombo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10, 200, 20)
; And fill it
GUICtrlSetData($hCombo, $sList)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE


Any idea how to start on this one...

thanks upfront




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here a small demo with 2 comboboxes:

#Include <GuiComboBox.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <array.au3>
#include <File.au3>

Const $sCSV = @AppDataDir & "\2cbo.CSV"
Const $sElect = "bitte auswählen"
Dim $a_sCSV, $aSplit, $scboChr = ""
Dim $aCSV[$a_sCSV[0]][2]
for $i = 1 to UBound($a_sCSV) - 1
    ConsoleWrite($i & $a_sCSV[$i] & @CRLF)
    $aSplit = StringSplit($a_sCSV[$i],";")
    if not StringInStr($scboChr,$aSplit[1]) Then $scboChr &= $aSplit[1] & "|"
    $aCSV[$i-1][0] = $aSplit[1]
    $aCSV[$i-1][1] = $aSplit[2]
ConsoleWrite($scboChr & @CRLF)

$hGui = GUICreate("2 Comboboxen aus 1er CSV ", 250, 120, 302, 218)
$hcboChr = GUICtrlCreateCombo($sElect, 8, 8, 200, 25)
$hcboChrNr  = GUICtrlCreateCombo("",8,35,200,25)
$hbtnExit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Be&enden", 8, 65)


While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $hbtnExit
        Case $hcboChr
            $sVal = GUICtrlRead($hcboChr)
            if $sVal <> $sElect Then
                $aSplit = _ArrayFindAll($aCSV,$sVal,0,0,True,True,0)
                $scboChr = ""
                for $i = 0 to UBound($aSplit) - 1
                    $scboChr &= $aCSV[$aSplit[$i]][1] & "|"
                ConsoleWrite($scboChr & @CRLF)
                _GUICtrlComboBox_SetCurSel($hcboChrNr, 0)

And here is the csv:


which must be in @AppDataDir.

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Hi , 

Thanks a lot ! Do you have any idea how I could the values not in csv but xml format ?

and in stead of typing full xxx;01 / xxx;02 / xxx;03 /... that I can say range for xxx is from 01 to 05 for example

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Please post an example of your XML file.

6 hours ago, Joep86 said:

and in stead of typing full xxx;01 / xxx;02 / xxx;03 /...

Typing it where, for what?


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Hi , 

I would like to read out parameters for a dropdown list from a xml file ? 

in example above it's done through a csv file , how is it possible to do this then with xml ?

let say I have a parameter like this in the xml file :







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