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InputBox help please

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Hi all,

I've been using AutoIT for a grand total of 2 days now, and my app is working pretty much as I want it too, but have a question.

How can I get the cancel option of an inputbox to do something more useful than return a blank string?

At the moment, I've added an IF statement to show a dialog box if it is returned as blank (And I'm dealing with registry entries and ini files here so writing a blank value would be a bad thing for me!)

Any ideas?

$var5 = InputBox("Data Paths", "Your current data path is shown below." & @LF & "Please type in the new path.", $var1 & "\Master.ini", " M254", "300", "")
    
;Check for blank inputs which are bad
    
If $var5 = "" Then
        
$msgcode = MsgBox(16 + 0, "ERROR", "Your data path can not be blank" & @LF & "Please correct this")

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You can create your own function to work good for what you want to do. :mellow:


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

You can create your own function to work good for what you want to do. :mellow:

Eeek! I'm not that good! I'm not a programmer by trade!

I've found a workaround by putting it into a permenant loop if cancel is pressed so it keeps taking you back to the input dialog, which is better than what I had

If $var3 = "" Then
    do
    $msgcode = MsgBox(16 + 0, "Warning", "You need to update or accept your master data paths")
    $var3 = InputBox("Data Paths", "Please enter your new data path", $var1, " M254", "", "150")
    until $var3 <> ""

An even better option would be to disable or remove the cancel button. Is this easier to acomplish?

Edited by arcticpup

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Not a good idea to prevent the user from being able to cancel something that they may have started by accident. Here is a method that will return an error if they press cancel and if they press ok and the input is blank then it simply calls the function again.

;
$iVar = _Input()
If NOT @Error Then
   MsgBox(0, "Results", $iVar)
Else
   MsgBox(0, "Error", "Cancel was clicked or another error occured")
EndIf

Func _Input()
   $var5 = InputBox("Data Paths", "Your current data path is shown below." & @LF & "Please type in the new path.", $var1 & "\Master.ini", " M254", "300", "")
   While NOT @Error
     ;Check for blank inputs which are bad
      If $var5 = "" Then
         $msgcode = MsgBox(16 + 0, "ERROR", "Your data path can not be blank" & @LF & "Please correct this")
         _Input()
      Else
         Return $var5
      EndIf
   Wend
   Return SetError(1)
  ;; This can be changed to Return SetError(@Error) to return the actual error.
EndFunc
;

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