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Limit Characters in Input Control

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Hi all,

How to limit the amount of characters that can be entered in an GUIctrlcreateinput() Control?

Thanks!

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Thanks! Does somebody know how to move the cursor to the next input when the limit is reached?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$gui = GUICreate("My GUI limit input 3 chars")  ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered

$input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10,20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1,3)   ; to limit the entry to 3 chars
$input2 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("",10,50)
                
GUISetState ()

; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
While 1
    if StringLen(GUICtrlRead($input1)) = 3 Then
        ControlClick($gui, "", $input2)
    Endif
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
Wend

Maby there is a better way, but this is one way.

Edit: build some check in. so he dosn't reactivating the inputbox.

Snappie?

Edited by xzaz

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There is an example floating around that uses an event handler. I think if you look in your AutoIt Includes folder for GUICreateIPAddress there is an example.

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