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Sending text to an readonly edit control in second script

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

i have a situation were i want to have two scripts running side by side. The first on has an edit control which is created readonly (a logwindow for the user to view)

the second on sends the log information to the first script.

I tried something like this:

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("mygui")
If @error Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "An error occurred when trying to retrieve the window handle.")
    Exit
EndIf
ControlSend($hWnd, "", "Edit1", "This is some text")

and this works as long as my edit is not readonly.

Edit: Another problen is the fact that writing to the edit is very slow.

Are there any other metods i can use to get this working?

Edited by Allow2010

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You have 2 possibilities to solve:

  • In your second GUI use state instead of style
Local $idMyedit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("" & @CRLF, 176, 32, 121, 97, BitOR($ES_AUTOVSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL))
GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_DISABLE)
  • in your control script use ControlSetText instead of ControlSend
ControlSetText($hWnd,'',"Edit1", "This is some text")

both are working without need to change the other script.

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thank you, this helps a lot.

On more question:

is there a way to define the name of the Edit control?

My default edit is called Edit1, but when using more controls it might be helpful to have better fitting names..

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1 hour ago, Allow2010 said:

is there a way to define the name of the Edit control?

Edit1 is the name, but you can also use the ControlID in ControlSetText/ControlSend. Btw. which of the 2 possibilities you have choosen?

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

after several test i used a completely different approach:

Now i write a logfile and the gui reads it and displays it (with automatisc refresh)...

works fine for my script, but is not very elegant.

BTW: about the name of the edit control: can it be named when it is created?

Edited by Allow2010

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7 minutes ago, Allow2010 said:

BTW: about the name of the edit control: can it be named when it is created?

No, it's always Edit1.....EditX, where X is the last created one.

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Just curious, but why do you have the edit control in a separate script and not the same one that you're sending the data from?


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