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add/remove from txt file inside GUI

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey guys

I need help to get further with this script :)

 

Test.txt contains lines like this:

_______________

Line1
Line2
Line3

_______________

I have managed to view the content of a txt file in the left side of a GUI like this:

#Include <File.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>



Global $file = FileRead("Test.txt")


GUICreate("", 800, 800, 192, 124)
$control = GUICtrlCreateEdit($file, 0, 0, 400, 800, $ES_AUTOVSCROLL + $WS_VSCROLL + $ES_READONLY)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 14, 400, 0, "@Arial Unicode MS")
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFFFF)
GUICtrlSetState($control, $GUI_FOCUS) ;Makes sure that text is not highlighted by default
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

Okay so is it possible to make each line become a clickable item?
Say I want to delete Line2, then I highlight it and click a "remove" button.

Also an "add" button would be needed to add new lines

On Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE the changes should be saved to Test.txt (Or with a save button)

 

Is this possible?

I hope you can help me :-)


 

Edited by david1337

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Can anyone get me in the right direction? :-)

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david1337,

Use a ListView rather than an Edit and my GUIListViewEx UDF will allow you to delete and add lines easily. Give it a try and see how you get on - the link is in my sig.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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Hi Melba

Thanks for you reply!

How do I make the list vertical, with one item for each line, like I did with GUICtrlCreateEdit? Can't seem to figure this out :S

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

david1337,

Split the text to be read into an array (FileReadToArray or StringSplit) and then add each element (line) to the ListView using GUICtrlCreateListViewItem. The UDF will then let you add/delete lines very easily.

M23

Edit: A simple example:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

#include <GUIListViewEx.au3>

; Simulate reading the file into an array
Global $aLines = ["Line1", "Line2", "Line3"]

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

$cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView(" ", 10, 10, 300, 300)
_GUICtrlListView_SetColumnWidth($cLV, 0, 290)

$cInsert = GUICtrlCreateButton("Insert Line", 400, 10, 80, 30)
$cDelete = GUICtrlCreateButton("Delete Line", 400, 50, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

; Intialise ListView
$iLV_Index = _GUIListViewEx_Init($cLV)
; Insert lines
_GUIListViewEx_Insert($aLines, True)
; Register required messages
_GUIListViewEx_MsgRegister(True, False, False, False)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cInsert
            _GUIListViewEx_Insert("New line")
        Case $cDelete
            _GUIListViewEx_Delete()
    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

Edited by Melba23
Amended code slightly

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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Hi Melba

Thank you, that worked like a charm.

The only thing I have problems with now is to save the file with the edited content.

My guess would be something like using a _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray to view the state of the array, edited or not. (In the below script I try to show this in a msgbox)
Then use a filewrite with the new content.

Only problem is, I can't get the _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray to show the valid data - I tried following your GUIListViewEx Guide, and I think that I'm close :)

 

 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIListViewEx.au3>


Global $FileToArray = FileReadToArray("test.txt")


$hGUI = GUICreate("Test Text File", 800, 800)

$cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView("[Headline]", 10, 10, 400, 775)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "@Arial Unicode MS")
_GUICtrlListView_SetColumnWidth($cLV, 0, 378)

$cInsert = GUICtrlCreateButton("Add User", 425, 10, 80, 30)
$cDelete = GUICtrlCreateButton("Remove User", 425, 50, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

; Intialise ListView
$iLV_Index = _GUIListViewEx_Init($cLV)
; Insert lines
_GUIListViewEx_Insert($FileToArray, True)
; Register required messages
_GUIListViewEx_MsgRegister(True, False, False, False)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

;An attemp to show the content of the Array after I edited it
$updated = _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray
MsgBox(0,"",$updated)

            Exit

        Case $cInsert
            _GUIListViewEx_Insert("New line")
        Case $cDelete
            _GUIListViewEx_Delete()
    EndSwitch
 WEnd

 

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david1337,

Using MsgBox to display an array? This works better:

Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

            $aContent = _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray($iLV_Index)
            _ArrayDisplay($aContent, "", Default, 8)

            Exit

M23

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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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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Uhm just ignore that I used MsgBox :) Had tried so many things that I mixed up my array with a normal list.

Anyway, thanks for your help! I got it working now.
GUIListViewEx is an indispensable UDF!

 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIListViewEx.au3>
#include <File.au3>

Global $File = "test.txt"
Global $FileToArray = FileReadToArray("test.txt")


$hGUI = GUICreate("Test Text File", 800, 800)

$cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView("[Headline]", 10, 10, 400, 775)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "@Arial Unicode MS")
_GUICtrlListView_SetColumnWidth($cLV, 0, 378)

$cInsert = GUICtrlCreateButton("Add Item", 425, 10, 80, 30)
$cDelete = GUICtrlCreateButton("Remove Item", 425, 50, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

; Intialise ListView
$iLV_Index = _GUIListViewEx_Init($cLV)
; Insert lines
_GUIListViewEx_Insert($FileToArray, True)
; Register required messages
_GUIListViewEx_MsgRegister(True, False, False, False)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

            $aContent = _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray($iLV_Index)
            _FileWriteFromArray($File,$aContent)

            Exit

        Case $cInsert
            _GUIListViewEx_Insert("New line")
        Case $cDelete
            _GUIListViewEx_Delete()
    EndSwitch
 WEnd

 

Edited by david1337

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david1337,

Glad you like the UDF - it is a pretty complex beast to master, but does have a lot of functionality.

M23

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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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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi Melba

I need your help again :> (or some other genius) :D
When the OK button is clicked it writes the input from $ReadinputboxUsername into my text file, which works as expected.
Then it exits the loop, and goes back to the main GUI.

Is it possible to update my ListView when the OK button in the childGUI is clicked? In other words: It has to read and show the newly updated content of the text file.

 

;______________________________________________
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIListViewEx.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#include <AD.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
;______________________________________________


Global $MainGUI_MyGUI
Global $File = "test.txt"
Global $FileToArray = FileReadToArray("test.txt")



Call ("MainGUI_MyGUI")



Func MainGUI_MyGUI()
    Local $cAddUser

    $MainGUI_MyGUI = GUICreate("My GUI", 800, 800, -1, -1)

    $cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView("[Users]", 10, 10, 400, 775)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "@Arial Unicode MS")
_GUICtrlListView_SetColumnWidth($cLV, 0, 378)

$cAddUser = GUICtrlCreateButton("Add User", 425, 10, 80, 30)
$cRemoveUser = GUICtrlCreateButton("Remove User", 425, 50, 80, 30)


GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $MainGUI_MyGUI)



; Intialise ListView
$iLV_Index = _GUIListViewEx_Init($cLV)
; Insert lines
_GUIListViewEx_Insert($FileToArray, True)
; Register required messages
_GUIListViewEx_MsgRegister(True, False, False, False)


    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

            $aContent = _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray($iLV_Index)
            _FileWriteFromArray($File,$aContent)
                ExitLoop

            Case $cAddUser
                GUISetState(@SW_DISABLE, $MainGUI_MyGUI)
                $ChildGUI_AddUser = ChildGUI_AddUser()
                GUISetState(@SW_ENABLE, $MainGUI_MyGUI)
                GUIDelete($ChildGUI_AddUser)
 ;               WinActivate($MainGUI_MyGUI) ; <<<<< Activate the ParentGUI again.


         Case $cRemoveUser
            _GUIListViewEx_Delete()

        EndSwitch
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Main










Func ChildGUI_AddUser()

    $ChildGUI_AddUser = GUICreate("Find User", 615, 229, -1, -1, -1, -1, $MainGUI_MyGUI)


$inputboxUsername = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 192, 16, 233, 21)
$Check = GUICtrlCreateButton("Check", 440, 16, 41, 25)
$Cancel = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 520, 160, 81, 65)
$OK = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 426, 161, 81, 65)

    GUISetState()

    While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

ExitLoop

        Case $Check
           $ReadinputboxUsername = GUICtrlRead($inputboxUsername)
           _AD_Open()
           $fullname = _AD_GetObjectAttribute($ReadinputboxUsername, "name")
           _AD_Close()
           $FullNameLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel($fullname, 150, 64, 200, 100)



        Case $Cancel
        ExitLoop

        Case $OK
           If Not IsDeclared("ReadinputboxUsername") Then
              MsgBox(0,"Error", "No user is chosen")

           Else
         _FileWriteToLine($File, 1, $ReadinputboxUsername, 0)
         ExitLoop


           EndIf




        EndSwitch
    WEnd
    Return $ChildGUI_AddUser


EndFunc   ;==>ChildGUI_AddUser

 

Edited by david1337

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I3iII

Thanks for your answer, but that didn't do the trick I'm afraid :(

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Well you are going to have to rewrite some of your code for this to work.

 

I suggest making your own function with the FileReadToArray in it and calling it separately when needed (at the beginning, when you click ok... etc) to repopulate (update) your listview

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Hmm can't make it work properly - will have to give it some more work.

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

I see what you mean...

Try This:

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#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIListViewEx.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#include <AD.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Global $MainGUI_MyGUI
Global $File = "test.txt"
Global $FileToArray = FileReadToArray("test.txt")

Call("MainGUI_MyGUI")

Func MainGUI_MyGUI()
    Local $cAddUser

    $MainGUI_MyGUI = GUICreate("My GUI", 800, 800, -1, -1)

    $cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView("[Users]", 10, 10, 400, 775)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "@Arial Unicode MS")
    _GUICtrlListView_SetColumnWidth($cLV, 0, 378)

    $cAddUser = GUICtrlCreateButton("Add User", 425, 10, 80, 30)
    $cRemoveUser = GUICtrlCreateButton("Remove User", 425, 50, 80, 30)

    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $MainGUI_MyGUI)

    ; Intialise ListView
    $iLV_Index = _GUIListViewEx_Init($cLV)
    ; Insert lines
    _GUIListViewEx_Insert($FileToArray, True)
    ; Register required messages
    _GUIListViewEx_MsgRegister(True, False, False, False)

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

                $aContent = _GUIListViewEx_ReturnArray($iLV_Index)
                _FileWriteFromArray($File, $aContent)
                ExitLoop

            Case $cAddUser
                GUISetState(@SW_DISABLE, $MainGUI_MyGUI)
                $ChildGUI_AddUser = ChildGUI_AddUser()
                GUISetState(@SW_ENABLE, $MainGUI_MyGUI)
                GUIDelete($ChildGUI_AddUser)
                ;               WinActivate($MainGUI_MyGUI) ; <<<<< Activate the ParentGUI again.

            Case $cRemoveUser
                _GUIListViewEx_Delete()

        EndSwitch
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>MainGUI_MyGUI

Func ChildGUI_AddUser()

    $ChildGUI_AddUser = GUICreate("Find User", 615, 229, -1, -1, -1, -1, $MainGUI_MyGUI)
    $inputboxUsername = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 192, 16, 233, 21)
    $Check = GUICtrlCreateButton("Check", 440, 16, 41, 25)
    $Cancel = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 520, 160, 81, 65)
    $OK = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 426, 161, 81, 65)

    GUISetState()

    While 1
        $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
        Switch $nMsg
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
            Case $Check
                $ReadinputboxUsername = GUICtrlRead($inputboxUsername)
                _AD_Open()
                $fullname = _AD_GetObjectAttribute($ReadinputboxUsername, "name")
                _AD_Close()
                $FullNameLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel($fullname, 150, 64, 200, 100)
            Case $Cancel
                ExitLoop
            Case $OK
                If Not IsDeclared("ReadinputboxUsername") Then
                    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No user is chosen")
                Else
                    _FileWriteToLine($File, 1, $ReadinputboxUsername, 0)
                    _GUIListViewEx_Insert($ReadinputboxUsername) ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ADDED LINE
                    ExitLoop
                EndIf

        EndSwitch
    WEnd
    Return $ChildGUI_AddUser

EndFunc   ;==>ChildGUI_AddUser

 

 

Edited by l3ill
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I3iII

Thanks mate, that was a big help! :) So simple!

And since I wanted to write to the top row, I used:

_GUIListViewEx_InsertSpec( 1, $ReadinputboxUsername, $ReadinputboxUsername)

And now this became unnecessary:

_FileWriteToLine($File, 1, $ReadinputboxUsername, 0)

Since I use _FileWriteFromArray on exit.

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Yeah, I guess that the example needs a little polish -  anything specific? :P

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

No worries.  If you are interested see my last code post (15). ( Delete (unnecessary) empty CR and run Tidy )

I understand most people dont clean up until there close to finishing up.

Just me being fastidious (anal)  o:)

Good luck with your project !

Bill

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Haha omg I wish that I could double like that post :D

Thank you!

David

 

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