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HI everybody! It's been a (very) long time since I posted something useful!

Here I come with a new functions that I needed in a project that needs many different forms to insert different data into a database. Instead of creating a different Koda form for each data type, I decided to create this function, inspired by this one (from the excellent IUP GUI library).

To create an input dialog, you first must create a JSON definition of this dialog. Simple example of a login form:

    title: "Dialog Title",
    controls: [
        {type:"label", value:"Please login"},
        {type:"input", id:"user", label:"User name"},
        {type:"input", id:"pass", label:"Password", style:$ES_PASSWORD},
        {type:"check", id:"remember", label:"Remember me", value:true}

Then pass it to the advInputBox function:

#include "advInputBox.au3"

Dim $oRet = advInputBox($sJSON)
If @error Then
    MsgBox(64, "Example1", "Dialog canceled")
    MsgBox(64, "Example1", "Return: " & Json_Encode($oRet, 128))
    ; you can access individual values by ids:
    ; Json_ObjGet($oRet, "username")
    ; Json_ObjGet($oRet, "password")
    ; Json_ObjGet($oRet, "remember")

And you will get an InputBox like this one:


The code is on GutHub



TODO and ideas:

  • Make the GUI automatically scroll to show the currently focused control
  • Add controls (File, Color, Font)
  • Bugs hunt!


Edited by matwachich

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