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Clear input field on click

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Can't seem to figure out how to clear an input field once you click on it to enter a value.

Example if I have "Enter ID" in the input as a default value, I want it to clear the field when you click it to enter the field.

Not as easy as I thought. :)


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Can't seem to figure out how to clear an input field once you click on it to enter a value.

Example if I have "Enter ID" in the input as a default value, I want it to clear the field when you click it to enter the field.

Not as easy as I thought. :)

You can watch with ControlGetFocus() until your input control comes up. There are also messages you could register, but that might be deeper in the rabbit hole than you want to go.

:)


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How about using a variable to keep track of whether you've cleared it once, then clearing it everytime it gets focused, like this:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$Clear = 0

$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 242, 99)
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Enter ID", 40, 24, 121, 21)
$btn1 = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Catches initial focus", 40, 70)

GUICtrlSetState ($btn1, $GUI_Focus)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

    EndSwitch

    If _IsFocused ($Form1, $Input1) And $Clear = 0 Then
        GUICtrlSetData ($Input1, "")
        $Clear = 1
    ElseIf $Clear = 1  And Not _IsFocused ($Form1, $Input1) Then
        $Clear = 0
    EndIf

WEnd


Func _IsFocused($hWnd, $nCID)
    Return ControlGetHandle($hWnd, '', $nCID) = ControlGetHandle($hWnd, '', ControlGetFocus($hWnd))
EndFunc   ;==>_IsFocused
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Thanks for the replies, gives me a direction to go.


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