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What (save) assumptions can be made about Control IDs?

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What (save) assumptions can be made about Control IDs?

I know, that a Control ID is a positive, unique number

with the same value as reported by the Window Info Tool.

However, one thing I saw in the docs was like this:


$radio_1 = GUICtrlCreateRadio ("Radio &0", 50, 120, 70, 20)

$radio_2 = GUICtrlCreateRadio ("Radio &1", 50, 150, 60, 20)

$radio_3 = GUICtrlCreateRadio ("Radio &2", 50, 180, 60, 20)

While 1

$msg = GUIGetMsg()


Case $msg >= $radio_1 AND $msg <= $radio_3

$radioval1 = $msg - $radio_1



Is it save to assume, that subsequently created controls have subsequent and

gap-less IDs? Or is it due to the usage of GUIStartGroup() that it is possible

to "range-check" controls as shown in the Case statement and savely do arithmetics

with the IDs?

What happends if GUICtrlDelete() is called on such a control and a new

control is created? Does the new control gets the first unused ID?

Actually, I thought that the IDs where allocated by Windows and if this

is true, then I actually doubt that it is save to make such assumptions

about them, or am I wrong?

Thanks for any infos about this.

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Control IDs are only unique within the particular GUI they reside in. Subsequently-created controls will always have subsequent control IDs with no gaps, assuming GUICtrlDelete hasn't been used. I have a very large program that relies on this behavior for several crucial functions, and I've been using it for over a year with no problems.

So if you have a giant array of 100 input boxes, feel free to do this:

For $i = $input1 To $input100

Assuming inputs 2 through 99 were all created in order between numbers 1 and 100. $i-$input1+1 will give you the current iteration of the above loop.

As for GUICtrlDelete, I have no idea, since I've never used it. Try testing it with the window info tool.

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