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Tabs and writing to specific tabs

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I have just discovered AutoIT this morning and already created some very simple apps to make my life easier, but the more complicated one is getting to me :D

I have a app that opens up 8 tabs and writes to specific tabs based on what it finds in the MySQL database and also after creation, I will have buttons to move data from one tab to the other, thought it would be simple but I am not sure how to do it.

Searching I found that I could do this (it did work when I tried it)

CODE

$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(2, 2, 396, 296)

GUISetState()

; Add tabs

$tab0 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 0, "Main Tab")

$tab1 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 1, "Tab 1")

$tab2 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 2, "Tab 2")

$tab3 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 3, "Tab 3")

$tab0 = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Here in the main tab", 10, 30, 500)

$tab1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Here in Tab 1", 10, 30, 500)

But in my code because I am dealing with 8 tabs, what I did instead was

CODE

$tabs = GuiCtrlCreateTab(5, 3, 640, 480)

For $i = 0 to $NUM_OF_LOCATIONS - 1

$tabs[$i]= GuiCtrlCreateTabItem($NAMES[$i])

Next

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($tabs,0)

$tabs[0] = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Here", 10, 30, 500) ;

GuiSetState()

That will NOT work, if I remove the $tabs[] then it properly creates the 8 tabs but it writes to all 8 tabs. I believe I understand what is going on, I don't have a handle to the individual tabs so I can't play with the individual tabs. By taking out the for loop I can create the tabs with a handle but it gets messy when dealing with 8 tabs.

What I would really like to is inside the FOR loop when I create the tabs is name them so I can then do "name = GUICtrlCreateLable(bla...) later in my code.

OR I am doing this completely wrong (wont be the first time I complicated things).

Mike

***edit*** my first example is not working either, it had to do with the order I was playing with, so maybe a handle is not what I need. Do I need to first set the current tab before writing to it ? I see SetState ...

Edited by mikeyr

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Darn, I can't edit the above one anymore...

OK, I found something that works, not the way I want but it works. From the AutoIT examples

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$tab0 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 0, "Tab 1")

$tab1 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 1, "Tab 2")

$tab2 = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, 2, "Tab 3")

; Get/Set current focus

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($hTab, $tab1)

GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Here", 10, 30, 500)

That SetCurFocus allows me to write to the tab I want. What I really want to do however is that InsertItem in a loop for example :

for $i = 0 to $var

$tabs[$i] = ..InstertItem($htab, $i, $NAMES[$i]

next

Then HOPEFULLY I can do

$tabs[1] = createlabel....

Is this possible somehow, I know the syntax I am using wont work but hopefully you get the idea

That way I can change the number of tabs in the future easy and I can access my tabs via some var like $tab0, I know the $tab$i wont work, but I hope you get the idea of what I am trying to do.

Edited by mikeyr

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GOT IT !!! might be a bug, most likely I am doing something very wrong, but I got it. My problem was that I was trying to set values on tab 0 and it would write on all the tabs as if tab 0 did not exist, the workaround is to SetCurFocus to another tab and SetCurFocus to 0. I had it working all along except for that. Here is the code I took from the examples and you can see the second section is a cut/paste of the first section except for the extra SetCurFocus :D

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#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

#include <GuiTab.au3>

Local $hGUI, $hTab

Local $tabs[3]

; Create GUI

GUICreate("(Internal) Tab Control Set Current Focus", 400, 300)

$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(2, 2, 396, 296)

GUISetState()

; Add tabs

for $i = 0 to 2

$tabs[$i] = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, $i, "Tab " & $i)

Next

; Get/Set current focus

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($hTab, $tabs[0])

GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Should NOT see this on all 3 tabs, but you do", 10, 30, 500)

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($hTab, $tabs[0])

; Loop until user exits

Do

Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

GUIDelete()

; Create GUI

GUICreate("(Internal) Tab Control Set Current Focus", 400, 300)

$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(2, 2, 396, 296)

GUISetState()

; Add tabs

for $i = 0 to 2

$tabs[$i] = _GUICtrlTab_InsertItem ($hTab, $i, "Tab " & $i)

Next

; Get/Set current focus

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($hTab, $tabs[1]) ; SET IT to SOMETHING ELSE besides 0 and then 0

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($hTab, $tabs[0])

GUICtrlCreateLabel ("This works because I first focused on $tabs[1] in the code.", 10, 30, 500)

_GUICtrlTab_SetCurFocus ($hTab, $tabs[0])

; Loop until user exits

Do

Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

GUIDelete()

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