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I have a disc burning status window that's a List View. I refresh it every two seconds to get the latest info. However, I'd rather not delete (_GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems) and repopulate all the entries every two seconds. Is there a way to read the entries in the list view and compare them with the new values?


Gerard J. Pinzonegpinzone AT yahoo.com

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GPinzone,

I would almost guarantee that deleting all the entries and reloading will be faster than a loop reading the current entry, comparing it to the new value and then rewriting the entry.

In this quick example script it is a factor of 10 times slower to do the compare:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>

Global $aList[100]

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView("Data stored", 10, 10, 400, 400)

For $i = 0 To 99
    GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("Item " & $i, $cLV)
    $aList[$i] = $i
Next

$cAll = GUICtrlCreateButton("All delete", 10, 450, 80, 30)
$cComp = GUICtrlCreateButton("Compare", 250, 450, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

; Alter a single element
$aList[9] = 100

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $cAll
            $nBegin = TimerInit()
            _GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems($cLV)
            For $i = 0 To 99
                GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("Item " & $i, $cLV)
            Next
            ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($nBegin) & @CRLF)
        Case $cComp
            For $i = 0 To 99
                If _GUICtrlListView_GetItemText($cLV, $i) <> "Item " & $aList[$i] Then
                    _GUICtrlListView_SetItemText($cLV, $i, "Item " & $aList[$i])
                EndIf
            Next
            ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($nBegin) & @CRLF)
    EndSwitch

WEnd

M23


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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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What I ended up doing was to keep an array to cache values of the list view and compare it with the "new" array results. If they've changed, I redraw the list view.


Gerard J. Pinzonegpinzone AT yahoo.com

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GPinzone,

Sounds a very sensible solution.

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

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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On 6/4/2018 at 6:53 PM, Melba23 said:

In this quick example script it is a factor of 10 times slower to do the compare:

Yesterday, I did PM Melba23, telling him I didn't agree with the result of his test and explained him why.
He answered me right now, writing : "Your logic seems fine to me - go ahead and post a correction. And in future you do not need my permission to do so."

Imho there won't be any future because finding something wrong in any Melba's script is harder than looking for a needle in a haystack. And God only knows how many MB23's scripts I read and tested since March 2018 (when I became a Forum member) as all his scripts run fluently and are a big help.

So the problem in the script above is that one crucial line is missing, because TimerInit() isn't reinitialized when we click on the "Compare" button, so the results of the test are really biased.

As soon as we add the missing line, it shows constantly that "Compare" is 5 times faster than "Delete All". Here is the amended script :

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>

Global $aList[100]

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$cLV = GUICtrlCreateListView("Data stored", 10, 10, 400, 400)

For $i = 0 To 99
    GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("Item " & $i, $cLV)
    $aList[$i] = $i
Next

$cAll = GUICtrlCreateButton("All delete", 10, 450, 80, 30)
$cComp = GUICtrlCreateButton("Compare", 250, 450, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

; Alter a single element
$aList[9] = 100

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $cAll
            $nBegin = TimerInit()
            _GUICtrlListView_DeleteAllItems($cLV)
            For $i = 0 To 99
                GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("Item " & $i, $cLV)
            Next
            ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($nBegin) & @CRLF)

        Case $cComp
            $nBegin = TimerInit() ; this important line was missing <================
            For $i = 0 To 99
                If _GUICtrlListView_GetItemText($cLV, $i) <> "Item " & $aList[$i] Then
                    _GUICtrlListView_SetItemText($cLV, $i, "Item " & $aList[$i])
                EndIf
            Next
            ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($nBegin) & @CRLF)
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Thanks MB, because you could have amended your own script by yourself. Bravo for your fair-play :thumbsup:

Edited by pixelsearch

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