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rudi

Hi.

For a certain task I need to display a too long grid of controls.

 

As I want to avoid to split this on multiple tabs, I'd like to use a scroll bar on the right hand side, as visible in this "manually faked" GUID below.

 

Is this possible? Looking through the various GuiCtrlCreate*() functions, as well at the controls I can create using the Koda FormDesigner I couldn't see, howto...

 

 

Regards, Rudi.

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jchd

Can't you use a listview?


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Melba23

rudi,

My Scrollbars UDF (look in my sig for the link) makes this easy to do. But I agree with jchd - why not use a ListView?

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mLipok

Maybe here:

btw. I think there was beter example for Panels but I'm not able to find them.

 


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Bilgus

See here for another example 

 

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Melba23

mLipok,

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I think there was beter example for Panels

Are you perhaps thinking of my GUIExtender UDF? It allows you hide/show multiple controls in one command, but I do not think it is suitable for this as you need to be able to see all of these items at once.

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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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rudi

Hello,

thanks to all of you for your replies, I will follow up your suggestions.

With ListView I can only display, but don't select entries, right? It will look often like this, only the "checked" files will be collected for further processing

REgards, Rudi.

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@Melba23

Great UDF!!!

Is it possible to also create scrollbars just for the "Group Control" within the whole GUI, so that everything below that group will remain visible at all times?

I tried to use

_GUIScrollbars_Generate($hGroup,$wGroup-20,$hGroup)

... instead of ...

_GUIScrollbars_Generate($MyGui,$wGUI-20,$hGUI)

The first post shows how I would like it to look like.

 

Regards, Rudi.

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Melba23

rudi,

As I show in the first example script in the UDF zip package, you need a child window to do this:

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

#include "GUIScrollbars_Ex.au3"

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

GUICtrlCreateButton("Always visible", 10, 10, 80, 30)

GUICtrlCreateGroup("Scrollable", 10, 50, 480, 380)

GUICtrlCreateButton("Always visible", 10, 460, 80, 30)

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI)

; Create child window which will be scrollable
$hAperture = GUICreate("", 440, 340, 30, 70, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)

For $i = 0 To 20
    For $j = 0 To 6
        GUICtrlCreateLabel($i & "-" & $j, 10 + ($j * 60), 10 + ($i * 40), 50, 30)
        GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    Next
Next

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hAperture)

; make the scrollbars
_GUIScrollbars_Generate($hAperture, 0, 21 * 40)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hAperture)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

WEnd

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:

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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@Melba23

Hi, thanks for the explanation with the child window. I missed, that this is even possible...

 

$hAperture = GUICreate("", 440, 340, 30, 70, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)

Have a nice weekend, regards, Rudi.

 

edit: Questions...

 

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

#include "GUIScrollbars_Ex.au3"

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

; button at the top of GUI
GUICtrlCreateButton("Always visible", 10, 10, 80, 30)

; just an empty "frame"
GUICtrlCreateGroup("Scrollable", 10, 50, 480, 380)

; Button at the bottom of the GUI
GUICtrlCreateButton("Always visible", 10, 460, 80, 30)

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI)

; Create child window which will be scrollable
$hAperture = GUICreate("", 400, 340, 30, 70, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
; this child window is just "fitting over" the empty "group element" by it's coordinates, no relation to the Group Element, right?
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)

For $i = 0 To 20 ; why does this go to the child window, not the main $hGUI window? Because it's going to the "last" GUI created?
    For $j = 0 To 6
        GUICtrlCreateLabel($i & "-" & $j, 10 + ($j * 60), 10 + ($i * 40), 50, 30)
        GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    Next
Next

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hAperture)

; make the scrollbars
_GUIScrollbars_Generate($hAperture, 0, 21 * 40)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hAperture)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

WEnd

 

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jchd
4 hours ago, rudi said:

With ListView I can only display, but don't select entries, right?

Of course not. You can display whatever you want, select, change, edit things.


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SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
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SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
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Melba23

rudi,

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; this child window is just "fitting over" the empty "group element" by it's coordinates, no relation to the Group Element, right?

Correct. And you also have determine the size of the scroll to use in _GUIScrollbars_Generate by doing some basic maths on the controls you create in this GUI so that they all fit

Quote

; why does this go to the child window, not the main $hGUI window? Becaus it's going to the "last" GUI created?

Also correct. AutoIt uses what is termed the "current" GUI to create controls - this is the last one created or the one set by GUISwitch.

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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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rudi

Hi.

thanks for your answer.

GUISwitch() I didn't notice before as well.

It might be a good idea to mention this "current GUI" thing and this function  GUISwitch() in the help file for all the GuiCtrlCreate*() functions?

Regards, Rudi.


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