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I've used guictrlcreatedate and have an entry field on my GUI with the correct appearance. Try as I might, I can't get the down arrow calendar to actually update the field. The only way it changes is when I use GUICtrlSendMsg to directly post a date. I haven't been able to find an example of how to manage a simple date field (i.e., without time).

Then I found this suggestion from a couple of years ago:

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Whenever I have that kind of need I create an input and the date control
next to it, resized to show only drop-down arrow. When user selects date

I then copy date selected to input. This allows me to have blanks or whatever
other value the situation dictates.

It sounds like just the kind of thing I need. But it doesn't give an example of the code and I can't figure the proper structure.

Does anyone know of an example of the above? What I have is shown below.

Thanks in advance.

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qwert,

The Help file example for GUICtrlCreateDate updates the date in the input with every selection - so why does that not satisfy your requirement?

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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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That's a good question. I think the answer is somehow tied up in the date formatting (from another thread I started). Here's the method:

$fromDate = guictrlcreatedate("", 220, 76, 160, 26, $DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT)
$hWndDate = ControlGetHandle($hGui, "", $fromDate)
_GUICtrlDTP_SetFormat($hWndDate, "MM/dd/yyyy")
GUICtrlSendMsg($fromDate, $DTM_SETFORMATW, 0, $iniDate) ; set initial date

Any suggestions?

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27 minutes ago, qwert said:

That's a good question. I think the answer is somehow tied up in the date formatting (from another thread I started). Here's the method:

$fromDate = guictrlcreatedate("", 220, 76, 160, 26, $DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT)
$hWndDate = ControlGetHandle($hGui, "", $fromDate)
_GUICtrlDTP_SetFormat($hWndDate, "MM/dd/yyyy")
GUICtrlSendMsg($fromDate, $DTM_SETFORMATW, 0, $iniDate) ; set initial date

Any suggestions?

I don't see a problem with the function. I just threw together some code to test it out, I'm not sure why you're using _GUICTRLDTP_SetFormat? It changes fine in this script:

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>;Start GUI includes
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <DateTimeConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("window", 500, 500, 300, 300)

$fromDate = GUICtrlCreateDate("", 220, 76, 160, 26,$DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT)
;$hWndDate = ControlGetHandle($hGui, "", $fromDate)
;_GUICtrlDTP_SetFormat($hWndDate, "MM/dd/yyyy")
GUICtrlSendMsg($fromDate, $DTM_SETFORMATW, 0, 0) ; set initial date
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    Sleep(10)
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

Edited by anthonyjr2

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qwert,

This works for me:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiDateTimePicker.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    GUICreate("My GUI get date", 200, 200, 800, 200)
    Local $idDate = GUICtrlCreateDate("1953/04/25", 10, 10, 185, 20)
    _GUICtrlDTP_SetFormat(GUICtrlGetHandle($idDate), "MM/dd/yyyy")
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop

        EndSwitch
    WEnd

    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Date", GUICtrlRead($idDate))
    GUIDelete()
EndFunc   ;==>Example

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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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@anthonyjr2: the reason is to avoid having blanks in the date field.

Blanks in date.PNG

 

@melba23: indeed, that works ... and thanks for the clear example. Now I just have to run through my real script to see what's inhibiting the update. That shouldn't be hard now that I have a good "go by" example.

 

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I'm completely perplexed. I've moved and removed every element I can think of. Here's what's left ... and it fails:

;
;           replication script for date failure
;
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiDateTimePicker.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Date Test", 400, 300, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)

$initDate = "08/07/2016"
MsgBox(0, "Initial Date:", $initDate)

$fromDate = guictrlcreatedate($initDate, 220, 20, 160, 26)
_GUICtrlDTP_SetFormat(GUICtrlGetHandle($fromDate), "MM/dd/yyyy")

GUICtrlSetData($fromDate, $initDate)
GUISetState()
MsgBox(0, "Date Still:", $initDate, 0, $hGui)

Exit

I can't see the problem.  Anyone?

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qwert,

Perhaps if you read the actual content of the DTP rather then the initial date that you set?

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiDateTimePicker.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Date Test", 400, 300, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)

$initDate = "08/07/2016"
MsgBox(0, "Initial Date:", $initDate)

$fromDate = guictrlcreatedate($initDate, 220, 20, 160, 26)
_GUICtrlDTP_SetFormat(GUICtrlGetHandle($fromDate), "MM/dd/yyyy")

GUICtrlSetData($fromDate, $initDate)
GUISetState()
MsgBox(0, "Date Now:", GUICtrlRead($fromDate) , 0, $hGui)

Exit

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Open spoiler to see 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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The second message was just to confirm that something hadn't changed $initDate.

Now I'm staring are both sets of code and I don't see a difference. Mine still fails. And so does your example code when run on my PC.

Is it somehow the Gui Date Time Picker? The file date on the copy I have is 9/17/15.

I'm running v3.3.14.2 on Win 7 Pro 32-bit.

Suggestions?

 

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