Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1924 closed Bug (No Bug)

Hiding one Edit affects the text in another.

Reported by: martin Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: GuiCtrlSetStae with Edits Cc:


The code below shows the problem. If you run the code with the alternative lines which include the ENABLED or DISABLE|D state of the hidden Edit then the other edit is not affected.
I can't reproduce this in GuiOnEventMode.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <guiedit.au3>

Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)

GUICreate("Form2", 400, 298, 302, 218)
Local $Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("Edit1", 10, 46, 120, 204)
Local $Edit2 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("Edit2", 140, 46, 120, 204)

Local $s
For $i = 0 To 6;make some lines to put in edit2
    $s &= "------------> " & $i & @CRLF

GUICtrlSetData($Edit2, $s, "1");insert the lines

GUICtrlSetState($Edit1, $GUI_HIDE);after this line, adding a line to edit2 replaces the existing text

;GUICtrlSetState($Edit1, BitOr($GUI_DISABLE, $GUI_HIDE));but text not cleared using this line instead

GUICtrlSetData($Edit2, "---another--> 6" & @CRLF, "1"); should be appended but replaces exiting text

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comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by MrCreatoR <mscreator@…>

Indeed, strange behaviour.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to No Bug
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is not a bug. I do not like this behavior in AutoIt, but it is not a bug. When you disable $Edit1 Windows (Not AutoIt) shifts focus to $Edit2. When it does this it is secretly selecting the entire contents of $Edit2. You can verify this by using _GUICtrlEdit_GetSel() before and after the GUICtrlSetState() line. Now comes the part about AutoIt that I don't like. AutoIt is designed so that it inserts at the current caret location. If there is no text selected this is just a normal insertion. If there is text selected then it becomes a replace. So, since Windows selected the entire text of $Edit2 all of it is replaced.

My suggestion is use _GUICtrlEdit_AppendText() to append to the end of an edit control. It takes the extra step necessary to ensure it always appends and never replaces. You could also use _GUICtrlEdit_SetSel() to adjust the selection yourself before calling GUICtrlSetData().

Closing as no bug.

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