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I'm having a lot of trouble with this one aspect of using either tool. I can create the boxes just fine and manage to work with them adding the syntax to them, generally speaking. I seem to be doing okay with that. However, when I need to add a block of text, I can't find out how to do that. If I use "label", can't do "carriage returns" or multiple lines, as far as I can see.

The help file in one talked about text strings but and an edit box to do this with, but then didn't bother to say how to get that edit box <g>. Going through everything I could see on the interface didn't yield this.

The difficulty with building the GUI boxes and going back later to the code and adding the text with " & CR & " manually, etc., is the time involved. I ended up going back to using the Code Wizard and building a more limited message box, simply because I could easily go through the 10-12 edits to get the info and placement right. Even with the code wizard, it took me about 15 minutes to get the box just so.

Any tips on automating multiple line information text on a GUI?

Thanks. :)

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I'm having a lot of trouble with this one aspect of using either tool. I can create the boxes just fine and manage to work with them adding the syntax to them, generally speaking. I seem to be doing okay with that. However, when I need to add a block of text, I can't find out how to do that. If I use "label", can't do "carriage returns" or multiple lines, as far as I can see.

The help file in one talked about text strings but and an edit box to do this with, but then didn't bother to say how to get that edit box <g>. Going through everything I could see on the interface didn't yield this.

The difficulty with building the GUI boxes and going back later to the code and adding the text with " & CR & " manually, etc., is the time involved. I ended up going back to using the Code Wizard and building a more limited message box, simply because I could easily go through the 10-12 edits to get the info and placement right. Even with the code wizard, it took me about 15 minutes to get the box just so.

Any tips on automating multiple line information text on a GUI?

Thanks. :)

You can use either labels or edits Diana. You just have to get the control size large enough.

$GUI - GUICreate("My GUI", 500, 300)
$Lbl = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10,10, 480, 280)
GUICtrlSetData($Lbl, "This" & @CRLF & "is" & @CRLF & "a" & @CRLF & "very" & @CRLF & " large" & @CRLF & "block")
GUISetState()
While 1
   IF GUIGetMsg() = -3 then Exit
Wend

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