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Hi,

I have an input box which is disabled, and populates with a value after a button is pressed.

I want to leave this box disabled after there is a value in it, but still allow the user to right click and copy the boxes contents, is this kind of thing possible somehow?

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cookiemonster,

Try setting the input the readonly rather than disabled - the context menu still works and <Select all - Copy> will get you the content:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>

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

$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 200, 20)

$cButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Read-Only", 10, 100, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

$sOrgText = GUICtrlRead($cInput)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cButton
            ; Set readonly style
            GUICtrlSetStyle($cInput, BitOr($ES_READONLY, $ES_LEFT, $ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
            ; Empty the undo buffer
            GUICtrlSendMsg($cInput, $EM_EMPTYUNDOBUFFER, 0, 0)
    EndSwitch

WEnd

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2 minutes ago, Melba23 said:

cookiemonster,

Try setting the input the readonly rather than disabled - the context menu still works and <Select all - Copy> will get you the content:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>

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

$cInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 10, 200, 20)

$cButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Read-Only", 10, 100, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

$sOrgText = GUICtrlRead($cInput)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cButton
            ; Set readonly style
            GUICtrlSetStyle($cInput, BitOr($ES_READONLY, $ES_LEFT, $ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
            ; Empty the undo buffer
            GUICtrlSendMsg($cInput, $EM_EMPTYUNDOBUFFER, 0, 0)
    EndSwitch

WEnd

M23

Works a charm, didnt think of setting it to read only rather than disbaled, thanks

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