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I'm trying to implement a Ctl-F popup box that looks something like the one that Notepad uses, but I'm not havine much luck.  I intend to get it working, then beef up the popup's contents to add several checkboxes, buttons and radio boxes.
What my example code does is to use InputBox(), but that's not what I want.
Here is my test code:

#include <Array.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Au3Check_Parameters=-d -w 1 -w 2 -w 3 -w 4 -w 5 -w 6
Opt("GUICloseOnESC", 1)
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)
OnAutoItExitRegister("ExitStageLeft")
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)

Global $hGUI

_Main()

Func _Main()

    $hGUI = GUICreate("Test ^F", 300, 200)

    setupSpecialKeysHandlers()

    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Event_GUIClose")

    GUISetState()

    While (1)
        Sleep(157)
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>_Main

Func handle_CTRL_F_key()
    Local $str

    $str = InputBox("Search", "Enter the string to search for:")
    ConsoleWrite("+++: $str ==>" & $str & "<==" & @CRLF)

EndFunc   ;==>handle_CTRL_F_key

Func ExitStageLeft()
    Exit (99)
EndFunc   ;==>ExitStageLeft

Func Event_GUIClose()
    Exit (1)
EndFunc   ;==>Event_GUIClose

Func setupSpecialKeysHandlers()
    Local $ar, $parts, $key, $handler, $id
    Local $aAccelKeys[1][2]

    ; Create a table of Special keys and their handlers
    $ar = StringSplit("", "")
    _ArrayAdd($ar, "^f - handle_CTRL_F_key ")
    ReDim $aAccelKeys[UBound($ar) - 1][2]

    ; Now, create $aAccelKeys array with the table data.
    ; For each entry, create a Dummy GUI and associate its
    ; ID with the special key.
    For $ndx = 1 To UBound($ar) - 1
        $parts = StringSplit($ar[$ndx], "-", 2)
        $key = StringStripWS($parts[0], 8)
        $handler = StringStripWS($parts[1], 8)
        $id = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

        $aAccelKeys[$ndx - 1][0] = $key
        $aAccelKeys[$ndx - 1][1] = $id
        GUICtrlSetOnEvent($id, $handler)
    Next

    GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys) ; Setup the Special keys hooks
EndFunc   ;==>setupSpecialKeysHandlers

 

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So what is your question? You have identified the problem; an inputbox is an inputbox, you need to create a child gui

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Maybe someone did it, but if you do it, you'll learn a lot. Try something and post back issues you may have.

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I got it working using InputBox, but I have to set the search restrictions (lettercase, wrap, history, .etc) on my main GUI.  I really want them on the InputBox control (see ^F popup in Notepad and in the AutoIT editor).

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Maybe what you really need is to create a gui just for the search and then put an editbox

GUICtrlCreateEdit, then in the main loop keep reading the contents and change accordingly..

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