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I've made a form in Koda where I make a list of 3 user definable elements that I want to be able to replicate with a button press so a user can add data that can be used as part of the program. 

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=D:\Carbonite Important\0 - Programing\Scite and Autoit\Koda 1.7.3.0\Forms\Mileage Estimator.kxf
$Form1 = GUICreate("Save Project", 614, 1126, 298, 141)
$Location = GUICtrlCreateInput("Location", 40, 112, 345, 21)
$Distance = GUICtrlCreateInput("Distance", 400, 112, 89, 21)
$AddLocation = GUICtrlCreateButton("AddLocation", 288, 80, 97, 25)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Location", 40, 88, 45, 17)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Distance", 400, 88, 46, 17)
$HomeBase = GUICtrlCreateInput("HomeBase", 312, 32, 121, 21)
$LeapYear = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("LeapYear", 464, 32, 17, 17)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Leap Year?", 488, 32, 59, 17)
$Variance = GUICtrlCreateInput("Variance", 504, 112, 81, 21)
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Variance", 504, 88, 46, 17)
$Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Home Base", 312, 8, 59, 17)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button1", 144, 56, 1, 57)
$Save = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save Project", 40, 16, 121, 25)
$Load = GUICtrlCreateButton("Load Project", 176, 16, 121, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###

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

        Case $Form1
        Case $AddLocation
    EndSwitch
WEnd

I want to press the "add location" button and have the fields {Location, Distance and variance} create a new blank record located under the existing 3 input boxes. Since the fields can number over 30 locations in some examples I am thinking about having these items in a scrolling window. What is the best way to do this and can auto it add a variable while running by pressing a button?

Edited by computergroove

Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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Hello,

See my comments:

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=D:\Carbonite Important\0 - Programing\Scite and Autoit\Koda 1.7.3.0\Forms\Mileage Estimator.kxf
$Form1 = GUICreate("Save Project", 614, 1126, 298, 141)
;~ $Location = GUICtrlCreateInput("Location", 40, 112, 345, 21)         ;COMMENTED HERE TO START ADDING USING THE "ADDLOCATION" BUTTON
;~ $Distance = GUICtrlCreateInput("Distance", 400, 112, 89, 21)         ;COMMENTED HERE TO START ADDING USING THE "ADDLOCATION" BUTTON
$AddLocation = GUICtrlCreateButton("AddLocation", 288, 80, 97, 25)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Location", 40, 88, 45, 17)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Distance", 400, 88, 46, 17)
$HomeBase = GUICtrlCreateInput("HomeBase", 312, 32, 121, 21)
$LeapYear = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("LeapYear", 464, 32, 17, 17)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Leap Year?", 488, 32, 59, 17)
;~ $Variance = GUICtrlCreateInput("Variance", 504, 112, 81, 21)         ;COMMENTED HERE TO START ADDING USING THE "ADDLOCATION" BUTTON
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Variance", 504, 88, 46, 17)
$Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Home Base", 312, 8, 59, 17)
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button1", 144, 56, 1, 57)
$Save = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save Project", 40, 16, 121, 25)
$Load = GUICtrlCreateButton("Load Project", 176, 16, 121, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###


Global $AddLocationNextTop = 0 ;To increase "Top" value and move it below the previous row
Global $AddLocationCounter = 0 ;counter for the array index below for controlids
Global $NewLocation[30] ;Array to store the control ids change the limit if u want
Global $NewDistance[30] ;Array to store the control ids change the limit if u want
Global $NewVariance[30] ;Array to store the control ids change the limit if u want
While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $AddLocation
            $NewLocation[$AddLocationCounter] = GUICtrlCreateInput("Location", 40, 112 + $AddLocationNextTop, 345, 21) ;STORE IN THE ARRAY WITH INDEX (COUNTER) WHICH INCREASES EVERYTIME U ADD A NEWONE
            $NewDistance[$AddLocationCounter] = GUICtrlCreateInput("Distance", 400, 112 + $AddLocationNextTop, 89, 21) ;STORE IN THE ARRAY WITH INDEX (COUNTER) WHICH INCREASES EVERYTIME U ADD A NEWONE
            $NewVariance[$AddLocationCounter] = GUICtrlCreateInput("Variance", 504, 112 + $AddLocationNextTop, 81, 21) ;STORE IN THE ARRAY WITH INDEX (COUNTER) WHICH INCREASES EVERYTIME U ADD A NEWONE
            $AddLocationNextTop = $AddLocationNextTop + 25 ;NEXT ROW
            $AddLocationCounter = $AddLocationCounter + 1 ;NEXT ARRAY INDEX
        Case $Save ;SAVE PROJECT BUTTON WILL SHOW THE VALUES JUST FOR TESTING
            For $i = 0 To $AddLocationCounter - 1
                MsgBox(0, "", "Location " & $i & ": " & GUICtrlRead($NewLocation[$i]) & @CRLF & _
                        "Distance " & $i & ": " & GUICtrlRead($NewDistance[$i]) & @CRLF & _
                        "Variance " & $i & ": " & GUICtrlRead($NewVariance[$i]) & @CRLF)
            Next
    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

Edited by Moonscarlet

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This is part of it. When I run what you made I get what I am looking for with the new elements but if I go over the length of the screen then the screen wont give me any way to scroll. Can this be done?


Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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It seems to me this can be much more easily maintained with a list view...you can have three initial inputs, and an 'add' button...on click of the add, add the data to the listview.

There are then functions to save the whole thing to an array, which you can write to a file to 'save'...and on 'load', there is another function to read the file into an array, and load that into the list view.  The list view will also auto add in the scrollbars as necessary.

Check out the example for this one to see it:

_GUICtrlListView_AddArray

 

Edited by jdelaney

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