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Setting the text in the combo box of an open file dialog

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I have been at this for a few hours now -  I have a button inside an application that loads up an "Open" window.

I have obtained the handle for this window and its control. It is a combo box, I am trying to set the text so I can call "open" and have it open the right file specified by the text I set. Unfortunately setting the text has no affect.

Local $hWndDwnld=WinGetHandle("Open")

$hLoadTarget =  ControlGetHandle($hWndDwnld, "", "[CLASS:ComboBox; INSTANCE:2]")
MsgBox(16, "wind", $hWndDwnld) ; valid
MsgBox(16, "tgt", $hLoadTarget) ; valid

; this doesn't work
_GUICtrlComboBox_SetEditText ( $hLoadTarget,"test.bcp")

;nor does this
ControlSetText( $hWndDwnld, "", $hLoadTarget, "test.bcp")





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The area where you enter the text manually in a ComboBox is an edit control, try looking for the handle of that and using it instead of the combo.

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Posted (edited)

My signature includes a function to output days on all controls in a window.  Also, make sure to 'send' at least one character, or the window will ignore the text you set (not sure why, but the send is a workaround)

Edited by jdelaney

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