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I'm struggling with a small project to make a database that a friend has in Access in AutoIT.

In access its setup so that there are several input boxes. Each input box is restricted to certain lengths and charactors, e.g.

One input box may be alphanumeric and 200 charactors long

Another input box will accept only the numbers 2, 4 and -9

I've got the gui part done no problem, but I cant see how to restrict the boxes like so, and also the bigger problem is that if say you type a 2 into inputbox 2 it should jump to input box 4 but if you put a 4 it should jump to input box 3.

I've been playing with

Case ControlGetFocus($Main) = 'Edit1'

But this only takes action when you have clicked on the box not after you have typed.

Does anyone have a script example I can look at that may point me in the right direction?

There are 60 - 120 input boxes needed so I'm not sure if something like guictrlrecvmsg will help, but this would mean 60 -120 statements in the gui loop ....


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Maybe something like:

#include <GuiConstants.au3>

Global Const $WM_COMMAND = 0x0111
Global Const $EN_CHANGE = 0x300
Global Const $DebugIt = 1

$GUI = GUICreate(" My GUI", 500, 500)
$input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 5, 300, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit($input1, 200)
$input2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 35, 300, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit($input2, 2)
$input3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 65, 300, 20)
$input4 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 95, 300, 20)
$btn = GUICtrlCreateButton("Ok", 40, 225, 60, 20)


$msg = 0
While $msg <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $msg = $btn

Func _Input1_Changed()
    If $DebugIt Then _DebugPrint("Input1 Changed:" & GUICtrlRead($input1))
EndFunc   ;==>_Input1_Changed

Func _Input2_Changed()
    If $DebugIt Then _DebugPrint("Input2 Changed:" & GUICtrlRead($input2))
    $number = Int(GUICtrlRead($input2))
    If $number = 2 Then
        GUICtrlSetState($input4, $GUI_FOCUS)
    ElseIf $number = 4 Then
        GUICtrlSetState($input3, $GUI_FOCUS)
    ElseIf $number = -9 Then ;just a test
        GUICtrlSetState($input1, $GUI_FOCUS)
EndFunc   ;==>_Input2_Changed

Func MY_WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Local $nNotifyCode = _HiWord($wParam)
    Local $nID = _LoWord($wParam)
    Local $hCtrl = $lParam

    Switch $nID
        Case $input1
            Switch $nNotifyCode
                Case $EN_CHANGE
        Case $input2
            Switch $nNotifyCode
                Case $EN_CHANGE
    ; Proceed the default Autoit3 internal message commands.
    ; You also can complete let the line out.
    ; !!! But only 'Return' (without any value) will not proceed
    ; the default Autoit3-message in the future !!!
EndFunc   ;==>MY_WM_COMMAND

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

Func _HiWord($x)
    Return BitShift($x, 16)
EndFunc   ;==>_HiWord

Func _LoWord($x)
    Return BitAND($x, 0xFFFF)
EndFunc   ;==>_LoWord

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Okay, thats way beyond me, but I can see I can replace the consolewrite with statements to perform actions on certain keystrokes... cool... thanks

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