FrancescoDiMuro

Add element in a ComboBox if it's not in the ComboBox data

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Good morning :)

I'm working on a little project, and I was wondering if there's a way ( sure there is ) to insert data to a ComboBox control everytime the user insert some text in the ComboBox which is not in the ComboBox data. I'll try to explain with an example:

- Form with some data ( ComboBox is empty );

- User prompt something in the ComboBox: if what the user prompts is not in the ComboBox values ( at the moment empty ), then insert the value in the ComboBox values, in order to have, next time the user prompts the form, the value that he entered.

More pratical example:

- First call of the form, ComboBox empty;

- I prompt "A" in the ComboBox;

- Second call, in the ComboBox I should see "A";

- I prompt "B" in the ComboBox;

- Third call, I should see "A"
                                           "B";

- And so on...

Everytime the form is called, I re-create it, so I think I can't use _GUICtrlComboBox_AddStrings().

I tried with

Global $strCboStrings = ""

; When the user prompt the form, the code below is executed.
; I.E. : User prompt "A", after the if I should have "A";
; In the second call, If I write "B", I should see "A"
;                                                  "B";
; If I write "A" again, in the combobox values should not be any changes.

If Not StringInStr($strCboStrings, GUICtrlRead($cboVoiceCategory)) <> 0 Then
    $strCboStrings &= $strCboStrings & "|" & GUICtrlRead($cboVoiceCategory)
EndIf

Any suggestion?

Thanks :)

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FrancescoDiMuro,

I would do something like this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

; Create a Global variable to hold the combo data
Global $sComboData = ""
; Create placeholders for the child GUI and controls
Global $hChild = 9999, $cCombo = 9999, $cAdd = 9999

; Create main GUI
$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

; You say you recreate the combo each time, so this will do just that
$cAction = GUICtrlCreateButton("Action", 10, 10, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

While 1

    $aMsg = GUIGetMsg(1)
    Switch $aMsg[1]
        Case $hGUI
            Switch $aMsg[0]
                Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                    Exit
                Case $cAction
                    ; Create a child GUI
                    _CreateChild()
            EndSwitch
        Case $hChild
            Switch $aMsg[0]
                Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                    ; Close the child GUI
                    GUIDelete($hChild)
                Case $cAdd
                    ; Add new data to the combo
                    _AddComboData()
                Case $cCombo
                    ; Just to show that the data is selectable
                    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Selected", GUICtrlRead($cCombo))
            EndSwitch
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func _CreateChild()

    ; Create child GUI
    $hChild = GUICreate("Child", 250, 250, -1, -1, $GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI)
    ; Create combo and load with saved data
    $cCombo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10, 200, 20)
    GUICtrlSetData($cCombo, $sComboData)
    ; Create a button to add new data
    $cAdd = GUICtrlCreateButton("Add", 10, 50, 80, 30)

    GUISetState()

EndFunc

Func _AddComboData()

    ; Read the content of the combo edit
    $sComboSel = GUICtrlRead($cCombo)
    ; Check if in saved data
    If Not StringInStr($sComboData, "|" & $sComboSel) Then
        ; If not then add to saved data and load into the combo
        $sComboData &= "|" & $sComboSel
        GUICtrlSetData($cCombo, $sComboData)
    EndIf

EndFunc

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GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
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GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
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@Melba23

Thanks for you help!

I was missing this part

$cCombo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 10, 10, 200, 20)
GUICtrlSetData($cCombo, $sComboData) ; ---------------------------> This one!

Thanks a lot!

Have a good day :)

Francesco

 


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Example .......: Yes, at the end of the file ; =============================================================================================================================== Func GUICtrlComboSetColors_SetAutoSize($idCombo, $iExtendLeft = Default, $sFont = Default, $fSize = Default, $iStyle = Default) ConsoleWrite('+ Func GUICtrlComboSetColors_AutoSizeSet("' & $idCombo & '", "' & $iExtendLeft & '", "' & $sFont & '", "' & $fSize & '", "' & $iStyle & '")' & @CRLF) $idCombo = Int($idCombo) ; just in case the value is a string Local $n, $iArrayIndex = 0, $iCtrl = 0 If $idCombo > 0 Then For $n = 1 To $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[0][0] If $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$n][0] = $idCombo Then ; the expected value, is the ControlID $iArrayIndex = $n ExitLoop EndIf Next Return SetError(4, 0, -1) ; $iArrayIndex not found ElseIf $idCombo < 0 Then ; the expected value, is a negative of array's index .. $iArrayIndex = Int(StringTrimLeft(StringStripWS($idCombo, 8), 1)) ; .. so now is a positive value .. If $iArrayIndex < 1 Then Return SetError(3, 0, -1) ; .. else, error .. If $iArrayIndex > $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[0][0] Then Return SetError(2, 0, -1) ; .. as long as is not greater than expected Else Return SetError(1, 0, -1) ; could not find a usable value EndIf Switch $iExtendLeft Case 0, 1, 2 $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][12] = $iExtendLeft EndSwitch Local $aCtrlPos = WinGetPos($g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][1]) If UBound($aCtrlPos) <> 4 Then Return SetError(5, 0, -1) ; could not get a usable value Local $sString = StringReplace(_GUICtrlComboBox_GetList($g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][0]), "|", @CRLF) Local $aStrWidth = _GDIPlus_MeasureString($sString, $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][13], $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][14], $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][15]) If UBound($aStrWidth) <> 2 Then Return SetError(6, 0, -1) ; could not get a usable value If $aStrWidth[0] < $aCtrlPos[2] Then $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][8] = 0 Else $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][8] = $aStrWidth[0] - $aCtrlPos[2] If $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][12] = 2 Then $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$iArrayIndex][8] = Int("-" & $aStrWidth[0] - $aCtrlPos[2]) EndIf Return $aStrWidth[0] EndFunc ;==>GUICtrlComboSetColors_SetAutoSize Func _GDIPlus_MeasureString($sString, $sFont = "Arial", $fSize = 12, $iStyle = 0, $bRound = True) ConsoleWrite('Func _GDIPlus_MeasureString("' & $sString & '", "' & $sFont & '", "' & $fSize & '", "' & $iStyle & '", "' & $bRound & '")' & @CRLF) ; original code @ https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/150736-gdi-wrapping-text/?do=findComment&comment=1077210 If Not $__g_iGDIPRef Then _GDIPlus_Startup() ; added by argumentum for this UDF's implementation ( AutoIt v3.3.14 ) due to the way the function is written ;~ Func _GDIPlus_Startup($sGDIPDLL = Default, $bRetDllHandle = False) ;~ $__g_iGDIPRef += 1 <-- I believe this aspect should be coded differently in "GDIPlus.au3" ;~ If $__g_iGDIPRef > 1 Then Return True Local $aSize[2] Local Const $hFamily = _GDIPlus_FontFamilyCreate($sFont) If Not $hFamily Then Return SetError(1, 0, $aSize) Local Const $hFormat = _GDIPlus_StringFormatCreate() Local Const $hFont = _GDIPlus_FontCreate($hFamily, $fSize, $iStyle) Local Const $tLayout = _GDIPlus_RectFCreate(0, 0, 0, 0) Local Const $hGraphic = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND(0) Local $aInfo = _GDIPlus_GraphicsMeasureString($hGraphic, $sString, $hFont, $tLayout, $hFormat) $aSize[0] = $bRound ? Round($aInfo[0].Width, 0) : $aInfo[0].Width $aSize[1] = $bRound ? Round($aInfo[0].Height, 0) : $aInfo[0].Height _GDIPlus_FontDispose($hFont) _GDIPlus_FontFamilyDispose($hFamily) _GDIPlus_StringFormatDispose($hFormat) _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hGraphic) Return $aSize EndFunc ;==>_GDIPlus_MeasureString Func OnAutoItExit_UDF_WM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX() For $i = 1 To $g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[0][0] If Int($g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$i][5]) Then _WinAPI_DeleteObject($g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX[$i][5]) Next If $__g_iGDIPRef Then _GDIPlus_Shutdown() EndFunc ;==>OnAutoItExit_UDF_WM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX #EndRegion GUICtrlComboSetColors UDF Example() Func Example() ; Create GUI GUICreate("ComboBox Set DROPDOWNLIST BgColor", 640, 300) Local $a_idCombo[7] = [6] $a_idCombo[1] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 2, 2, 390, 296, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $WS_HSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) GUICtrlComboSetColors($a_idCombo[1], 0xEEEEEE, -2, Default) Example_FillTheCombo($a_idCombo[1]) GUICtrlCreateLabel("<<< change BG color, default theme && size ", 400, 4, 396, 296) $a_idCombo[2] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 2, 32, 390, 296, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $WS_HSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) GUICtrlComboSetColors($a_idCombo[2], 0x0000FF, 0xFFFF00, 0) Example_FillTheCombo($a_idCombo[2]) GUICtrlCreateLabel("<<< change colors", 400, 34, 396, 296) $a_idCombo[3] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 2, 62, 390, 296, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $WS_HSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) GUICtrlComboSetColors($a_idCombo[3], 0xdddddd, Default, 100) Example_FillTheCombo($a_idCombo[3]) GUICtrlCreateLabel("<<< change BG color, resize 100px. left", 400, 64, 396, 296) $a_idCombo[4] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 2, 92, 390, 296, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $WS_HSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) GUICtrlComboSetColors($a_idCombo[4], Default, 0x0000FF, -100) Example_FillTheCombo($a_idCombo[4]) GUICtrlCreateLabel("<<< change FG color, resize 100px. right", 400, 94, 396, 296) $a_idCombo[5] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 2, 122, 390, 296, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $WS_HSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) GUICtrlComboSetColors($a_idCombo[5], 0x00FFFF, 0x0000FF, 1) Example_FillTheCombo($a_idCombo[5]) GUICtrlCreateLabel("<<< change colors, resize auto left", 400, 124, 396, 296) $a_idCombo[6] = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 2, 152, 390, 296, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWNLIST, $WS_HSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL)) GUICtrlSetFont($a_idCombo[6], 10, 400, 0, "Courier New") GUICtrlComboSetColors($a_idCombo[6], Default, Default, "2;Courier New;10") Example_FillTheCombo($a_idCombo[6]) GUICtrlCreateLabel("<<< default colors, resize auto right", 400, 154, 396, 296) Local $bttnArrayShow = GUICtrlCreateButton("Show array", 2, 296 - 27, 75, 25) Local $bttnStrMore = GUICtrlCreateButton("Longer str.", 102, 296 - 27, 75, 25) Local $idLorem = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 195, 296 - 27, 50, 25) Local $bttnStrLess = GUICtrlCreateButton("Shorter str.", 252, 296 - 27, 75, 25) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) WinActivate("ComboBox Set DROPDOWNLIST BgColor") ;~ Sleep(3500) ; you can reassign colors, size, or restore default ;~ GUICtrlComboSetColors($idCombo5, Default, Default, 300) ; this resets the Control back to default and changes $iExtendLeft ;~ GUICtrlComboSetColors($idCombo5, 0x0000FF, 0x00FFFF, -1) ; this changes the colors and keeps $iExtendLeft as it was ;~ GUICtrlComboSetColors($idCombo5, -1, -1, 300) ; using "-1" will keep the existing colors ;~ ; so in this case, only the $iExtendLeft is declared ;~ Example_FillTheCombo($idCombo5) ;~ Sleep(500) ; after removal, it will not repaint "hList", but then again, you're deleteing the control ;~ GUICtrlComboSetColors($idColors, -3) ;~ GUICtrlDelete($idCombo2) Local $iLorem = 5, $sLorem = "" Example_LoremStr($iLorem, $sLorem, $a_idCombo, $idLorem) ; Loop until the user exits. While 1 Switch GUIGetMsg() Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE GUIDelete() Return Case $bttnArrayShow _ArrayDisplay($g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX, "$g__aWM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX") Case $bttnStrMore $iLorem += 5 Example_LoremStr($iLorem, $sLorem, $a_idCombo, $idLorem) Case $bttnStrLess $iLorem -= 5 Example_LoremStr($iLorem, $sLorem, $a_idCombo, $idLorem) EndSwitch WEnd EndFunc ;==>Example Func Example_FillTheCombo(ByRef $idComboCtrl) GUICtrlSetData($idComboCtrl, "") _GUICtrlComboBox_AddString($idComboCtrl, "something") _GUICtrlComboBox_AddString($idComboCtrl, "something else") _GUICtrlComboBox_AddString($idComboCtrl, "blah, blah, blah, blah") _GUICtrlComboBox_AddString($idComboCtrl, "Lorem will change") Local $a = _GUICtrlComboBox_GetListArray($idComboCtrl) GUICtrlSetData($idComboCtrl, $a[1]) EndFunc ;==>Example_FillTheCombo Func Example_LoremStr(ByRef $iLorem, ByRef $sLorem, ByRef $a_idCombo, ByRef $idLorem) Local Static $s = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat." $s &= " Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat." Local Static $i = 5, $a = StringSplit($s, " ") If $iLorem < 1 Then $iLorem = 1 If $iLorem > $a[0] Then $iLorem = $a[0] Local $x, $iLastEntry $sLorem = "" GUICtrlSetData($idLorem, $iLorem & ' words') For $x = 1 To $iLorem $sLorem &= $a[$x] & " " Next For $x = 1 To $a_idCombo[0] $iLastEntry = _GUICtrlComboBox_GetCount($a_idCombo[$x]) - 1 _GUICtrlComboBox_DeleteString($a_idCombo[$x], $iLastEntry) _GUICtrlComboBox_AddString($a_idCombo[$x], $sLorem) Next EndFunc ;==>Example_LoremStr new in v0.0.0.5: auto size the dropdown.