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I want to create an interactive GUI where a dynamic list on the left side displays pertinent data about a selection on the right side when an item in the list is selected. I think I see how to do this if I make a case statement for each item, but how can I do that if the information is dynamic (loaded from a file).

For example:

The file contains data like:

1001,Name A,Details A

1002,Name B,Details B

1003,Name C,Details C

for this example I want the columns (im assuming listitems is best here) to display:

1001|Name A

1002|Name B

1003|Name C

And when either of the line items is clicked on I want a panel/field/input/whatever to display the appropriate "Details" information for the selected item.

Consider that the number of line items is going to be constantly changing each time the script is run.


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How about just making a ListView with 3 columns, 3rd column is hidden, item is selected read 3rd column in and show in a label etc....


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

How about just making a ListView with 3 columns, 3rd column is hidden, item is selected read 3rd column in and show in a label etc....

I follow your thought there, but I'm a bit sketchy on the implementation.

The sample from the help file shows giving the items a handle so they can be referenced by the CASE select statement. How am I going to do that in this situation when the items I'm adding are pulled from a file and not directly coded?

Edited by SpookMeister

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I follow your thought there, but I'm a bit sketchy on the implementation.

The sample from the help file shows giving the items a handle so they can be referenced by the CASE select statement. How am I going to do that in this situation when the items I'm adding are pulled from a file and not directly coded?

Variables?

Arrays?


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <GuiConstants.au3>;Inclusion file for the GUI interface controls
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <GuiStatusBar.au3>

Global $ListView
Global Const $WM_NOTIFY = 0x004E
Global Const $DebugIt = 1

;ListView Events
Global Const $NM_FIRST = 0
Global Const $NM_LAST = (-99)
Global Const $NM_OUTOFMEMORY = ($NM_FIRST - 1)
Global Const $NM_CLICK = ($NM_FIRST - 2)
Global Const $NM_DBLCLK = ($NM_FIRST - 3)
;~ Global Const $NM_RETURN = ($NM_FIRST - 4)
;~ Global Const $NM_RCLICK = ($NM_FIRST - 5)
;~ Global Const $NM_RDBLCLK = ($NM_FIRST - 6)
;~ Global Const $NM_SETFOCUS = ($NM_FIRST - 7)
;~ Global Const $NM_KILLFOCUS = ($NM_FIRST - 8)
;~ Global Const $NM_CUSTOMDRAW = ($NM_FIRST - 12)
;~ Global Const $NM_HOVER = ($NM_FIRST - 13)
;~ Global Const $NM_NCHITTEST = ($NM_FIRST - 14)
;~ Global Const $NM_KEYDOWN = ($NM_FIRST - 15)
;~ Global Const $NM_RELEASEDCAPTURE = ($NM_FIRST - 16)
;~ Global Const $NM_SETCURSOR = ($NM_FIRST - 17)
;~ Global Const $NM_CHAR = ($NM_FIRST - 18)
;~ Global Const $NM_TOOLTIPSCREATED = ($NM_FIRST - 19)
Global Const $LVN_FIRST = -100;
Global Const $LVN_ITEMCHANGED = ($LVN_FIRST - 1);
#endregion End Global variables

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)



$main_GUI = GUICreate("GuiRegisterMsg Test", 225, 400, 300, 10, BitOR($WS_THICKFRAME, $WS_SIZEBOX))

$ListView = GUICtrlCreateListView("Entry Name|Category|Hidden", 5, 75, 195, 280, BitOR($LVS_SORTASCENDING, $LVS_SINGLESEL))
_GUICtrlListViewSetColumnWidth($ListView, 0, 100)
_GUICtrlListViewSetColumnWidth($ListView, 1, 100)
_GUICtrlListViewHideColumn($ListView, 2)
GUICtrlSendMsg($ListView, $LVM_SETEXTENDEDLISTVIEWSTYLE, $LVS_EX_GRIDLINES, $LVS_EX_GRIDLINES)
GUICtrlSendMsg($ListView, $LVM_SETEXTENDEDLISTVIEWSTYLE, $LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT, $LVS_EX_FULLROWSELECT)
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("Name 1|Category 1|Hidden 1", $ListView)
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem("Name 2|Category 2|Hidden 2", $ListView)
$StatusBar1 = _GuiCtrlStatusBarCreate($main_GUI, 225, "")
GUISetState()

;Register WM_NOTIFY  events
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_NOTIFY, "WM_Notify_Events")

While 1

    $msg = GUIGetMsg()

    Switch $msg

        ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        ;This case statement exits and updates code if needed
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit


            ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            ;put all the misc. stuff here
        Case Else
            ;;;
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func ListView_Click()
    ;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If $DebugIt Then _DebugPrint("$NM_CLICK")
    ;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
EndFunc   ;==>ListView_Click

Func ListView_DoubleClick()
    ;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If $DebugIt Then _DebugPrint("$NM_DBLCLK")
    ;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    _GuiCtrlStatusBarSetText($StatusBar1, _GUICtrlListViewGetItemText($ListView, _GUICtrlListViewGetSelectedIndices($ListView), 2))
EndFunc   ;==>ListView_DoubleClick

Func ListView_ItemChanged()
    ;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If $DebugIt Then _DebugPrint("$LVN_ITEMCHANGED: " & _GUICtrlListViewGetItemText($ListView, _GUICtrlListViewGetSelectedIndices($ListView), 2))
    ;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    _GuiCtrlStatusBarSetText($StatusBar1, _GUICtrlListViewGetItemText($ListView, _GUICtrlListViewGetSelectedIndices($ListView), 2))
EndFunc   ;==>ListView_ItemChanged

;
; WM_NOTIFY event handler
Func WM_Notify_Events($hWndGUI, $MsgID, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $hWndGUI, $MsgID, $wParam
    Local $tagNMHDR, $event, $hwndFrom, $code
    $tagNMHDR = DllStructCreate("int;int;int", $lParam) ;NMHDR (hwndFrom, idFrom, code)
    If @error Then Return
    $event = DllStructGetData($tagNMHDR, 3)
    Select
        Case $wParam = $ListView
            Select
                Case $event = $NM_CLICK
                    ListView_Click()
                Case $event = $NM_DBLCLK
                    ListView_DoubleClick()
                Case $event = $LVN_ITEMCHANGED
                    ListView_ItemChanged()
            EndSelect
    EndSelect
    $tagNMHDR = 0
    $event = 0
    $lParam = 0
EndFunc   ;==>WM_Notify_Events

Func _DebugPrint($s_text)
    $s_text = StringReplace($s_text, @LF, @LF & "-->")
    ConsoleWrite("!===========================================================" & @LF & _
            "+===========================================================" & @LF & _
            "-->" & $s_text & @LF & _
            "+===========================================================" & @LF)
EndFunc   ;==>_DebugPrint

Edit: Don't need the double click setting the Statusbar that was code from my snippets, but shows you that you can use click and double click and updown arrows.

Edited by gafrost

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Thanks gafrost,

While that is a lot to chew on, it is definately what I was looking for.

-Spook


[u]Helpful tips:[/u]If you want better answers to your questions, take the time to reproduce your issue in a small "stand alone" example script whenever possible. Also, make sure you tell us 1) what you tried, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happened instead.[u]Useful links:[/u]BrettF's update to LxP's "How to AutoIt" pdfValuater's Autoit 1-2-3 Download page for the latest versions of Autoit and SciTE[quote]<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers[/quote]

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