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galaara98

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Determine Control Type - while in the script
« on: August 15, 2014, 11:05:40 am »
I have some code in which during a DialogProcedure I have a section of code that I want to act on several Controls. 

In the list of controls I want to change, there are several different types, and sometimes the process will error because that type of control cannot do what I want.  I have setup an ever growing list of ifs/cases to handle the situation. 

I would like to know if I can Query the Dialog, referencing a control's name (or number if the dialog is legacy) and get back what type of control it is ...
Editbox, PushButton, Picture, Spinner, StaticText, etc.  It is important to me in THIS case that I can distinguish between PUSHBUTTON and PICTUREBUTTON, but I am sure I could use this knowledge under other circumstances also.

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 11:46:39 am »
There is no way to obtain a control's type via one of the DialogControl* functions or the DialogProcOptions.   
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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 11:52:34 am »
:) so the obvious follow up question is....... 
      how do you feel about
          DialogControlGet(Handle,"ControlName",1000) or
          DialogControlState(Handle,"ControlName",7,0)

returning that information

you know.. for fun  :o

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 02:37:35 pm »
I recommend a naming convention but would probably find such a feature useful as well.  I know from the Name what type all my control are.  For example an editbox with a variable name of first_name and a dialog variable of Customer would have a "Name" of  eb_Cus_first_name.   I'm sure everyone is tired of me mentioning WBRAD but this creates all the names for me so is very easy.

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 09:51:03 am »
ok.. that is doable... still wouldn't mind a way to interrogate this information.. but I can search and replace these names fairly easily and safely...

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 04:51:41 am »
I use the control name trick like JTaylor.
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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 05:27:55 am »
Another of my crazy ideas...guessing you want that info for the same reasons I do...that is to know whether you can perform a certain action on a control.   I wonder if a "compatibility" option would be more useful?  Something like:
Code: Winbatch
DCSTATE_COMPATIBLE =  7

For x = 1 to DlgNumControls
  If DialogControlGet(DlgHandle, DialogProcOptions(DlgHandle,dpo_getname,x,), dcstate_compatible ,dc_textcolor)  Then DialogControlSet(DlgHandle,DialogProcOptions(DlgHandle,dpo_getname,x,),dc_textcolor,"255|0|0")
Next
 

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 05:27:25 pm »
Wasn't thinking the other day...will this do what you need?

Jim

Code: Winbatch
    dname = "YOUR DIALOG VARIABLE"
    For x = 1 to %dname%NumControls
      x = StrFixLeft(x,"0",3)
      ctype = ItemExtract(5,%dname%%x%,",")
      Message(x,ctype)
    Next
 

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 11:06:04 pm »
On the off-chance someone finds this useful...hopefully I've covered all the bases.  Didn't test every single possibility so let me know if you find a problem.

Jim

Code: Winbatch

#DefineSubRoutine DC_Compatible(dvar,cnum,const,dfunc)
  ;###########################################################
  ;dvar = Dialog Variable
  ;cnum = Control Number
  ;const = Dialog Constant.  List can be obtained from the right-click menu in WinBatch Studio under Code-Blocks.
  ;dfunc = "style" or "set" or "get".  
  ;Leave no spaces in your lists

  ;Example:  

  ;          IsCompat = DC_Compatible("COMPAT_TEST",DialogProcOptions(Dlg_Handle,dpo_getnumber,DCID),dcstyle_invisible,"style")

  ;###########################################################

  Init_Dialog_Constants()
  If !IsDefined(style_list_1) Then GoSub Init_Lists

  cnum = StrFixLeft(cnum,"0",3)
  ctype = ItemExtract(5,%dvar%%cnum%,",")
  IsCompat = 0

  If StrLower(dfunc) == "style" Then
    If const == DCSTYLE_INVISIBLE Then Return 1
    If ItemLocate(ctype,style_list_%const%,",") > 0 Then Return 1
  EndIf

  If StrLower(dfunc) == "get" || StrLower(dfunc) == "set" Then
    If const == DC_POSITION && (ctype == "MENUBAR" || ctype == "MENUITEM") Then Return 0
    If const == DC_POSITION Then Return 1
    If const == DC_RADIOCONTROL  && StrLower(dfunc) == "set" Then Return 0
    If const == DC_MULTITABSTOPS && StrLower(dfunc) == "get" Then Return 0
    If ItemLocate(ctype,setget_list_%const%,",") > 0 Then Return 1
  EndIf

  Return 0
 
  :INIT_LISTS
    style_list_1         = "All"
    style_list_2         = "PUSHBUTTON,RADIOBUTTON,CHECKBOX,PICTUREBUTTON,EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX,ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,CALENDAR,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW,SPINNER,GROUPBOX,VARYTEXT,STATICTEXT,MENUITEM"
    style_list_4         = ""
    style_list_8         = "EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX,SPINNER"
    style_list_16        = "EDITBOX"
    style_list_32        = "PUSHBUTTON,PICTUREBUTTON"
    style_list_64        = "EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX"
    style_list_128       = "PUSHBUTTON,PICTUREBUTTON"
    style_list_256       = ""
    style_list_512       = "VARYTEXT,STATICTEXT"
    style_list_1024      = "VARYTEXT,STATICTEXT"
    style_list_2048      = "EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX"
    style_list_4096      = "EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX"
    style_list_8192      = "PUSHBUTTON,PICTUREBUTTON"
    style_list_32768     = "MENUITEM"
    style_list_65536     = "MENUITEM"
    style_list_131072    = "MENUITEM"
    style_list_262144    = "MENUITEM"
    style_list_524288    = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_1048576   = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_2097152   = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_4194304   = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_8388608   = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_16777216  = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_33554432  = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_67108864  = "REPORTVIEW"
    style_list_134217728 = "REPORTVIEW"

    setget_list_1  = "CHECKBOX,REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_2  = "RADIOBUTTON"
    setget_list_3  = "EDITBOX"
    setget_list_4  = "PICTURE,RADIOBUTTON,CHECKBOX,PICTUREBUTTON,VARYTEXT,STATICTEXT,GROUPBOX,PUSHBUTTON,MENUITEM"
    setget_list_5  = "ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_6  = "ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_7  = "CALENDAR"
    setget_list_8  = "SPINNER"
    setget_list_9  = "MULTILINEBOX"
    setget_list_10 = "ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,MULTILINEBOX,REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_11 = "RADIOBUTTON,CHECKBOX,VARYTEXT,STATICTEXT,GROUPBOX,PUSHBUTTON,ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW,SPINNER,EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX"
    setget_list_12 = "PICTURE,PICTUREBUTTON"
    setget_list_13 = "RADIOBUTTON,CHECKBOX,VARYTEXT,STATICTEXT,GROUPBOX,PUSHBUTTON,ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW,SPINNER,EDITBOX,MULTILINEBOX"
    setget_list_14 = "ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_15 = "ITEMBOX,FILELISTBOX,DROPLISTBOX,REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_16 = "RADIOBUTTON"   ; Valid for DialogControlGet only.
    setget_list_17 = "ALL CONTROLS"  ; (Except MENUBAR and MENUITEM)"
    setget_list_20 = "REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_21 = "REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_22 = "REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_23 = "REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_25 = "REPORTVIEW"
    setget_list_27 = "REPORTVIEW"
     
  Return    
   
#EndSubRoutine


#DefineSubRoutine Init_Dialog_Constants()

   MSG_INIT               = 0    ; The one-time initilization
   MSG_TIMER              = 1    ; Timer event
   MSG_BUTTONPUSHED       = 2    ; Pushbutton or Picturebutton
   MSG_RADIOPUSHED        = 3    ; Radiobutton clicked
   MSG_CHECKBOX           = 4    ; Checkbox clicked
   MSG_EDITBOX            = 5    ; Editbox or Multilinebox
   MSG_FILESELECT         = 6    ; Filelistbox
   MSG_ITEMSELECT         = 7    ; Itembox
   MSG_COMBOCHANGE        = 8    ; Combobox/Droplistbox
   MSG_CALENDAR           = 9    ; Calendar date change
   MSG_SPINNER            = 10   ; Spinner number change
   MSG_CLOSEVIA49         = 11   ; Close clicked (Enabled via Intcontrol 49)
   MSG_FILEBOXDOUBLECLICK = 12   ; Get double-click message on a FileListBox
   MSG_ITEMBOXDOUBLECLICK = 13   ; Get double-click message on an ItemBox
   MSG_COMEVENT           = 14   ; Get double-click message on an ItemBox
   MSG_MENUITEM           = 15   ; MenuItem selected
   MSG_MENUITEMINIT       = 16   ; MenuItem initialized
   MSG_RESIZE             = 17   ; Dialog resized
   MSG_RVITEMSELROW       = 18   ; Reportview item select row
   MSG_RVDBLCLICKROW      = 19   ; Reportview double-click row
   MSG_RVCHECKEDITEM      = 20   ; Reportview checked/unchecked Item
   MSG_RVITEMTEXT         = 21   ; Reportview item text
   MSG_RVHEADER           = 22   ; Reportview header clicked

   DPO_DISABLESTATE       = 1000 ; codes -1=GetSetting 0=EnableDialog 1=DisableDialog
   DPO_CHANGEBACKGROUND   = 1001 ; -1=GetSetting otherise bitmap or color string
   DPO_CHANGESYSMENU      = 1002 ; -1=Get Current 0=none 1=close 2=close/min 3=close/max 4=close/min/max
   DPO_CHANGETITLE        = 1003 ; -1=Get Current otherise new title
   DPO_GETNAME            = 1004 ;  Returns the name associated with a control's number.
   DPO_GETNUMBER          = 1005 ;  Returns the number associated with a control's name.
   DPO_GETCLIENTAREA      = 1007 ;  Returns the number associated with a control's name.


   ;DialogControlState Constants
   DCSTATE_SETFOCUS       = 1      ; Give Control Focus
   DCSTATE_QUERYSTYLE     = 2      ; Query control's style
   DCSTATE_ADDSTYLE       = 3      ; Add control style
   DCSTATE_REMOVESTYLE    = 4      ; Remove control style
   DCSTATE_GETFOCUS       = 5      ; Get control that has focus
   DCSTATE_MOVEMOUSEOVER  = 6      ; Move the mouse over the control

   DCSTYLE_INVISIBLE      = 1      ; Set Control Invisible
   DCSTYLE_DISABLED       = 2      ; Set Control Disabled
   DCSTYLE_NOUSERDATA     = 4      ; Note: Setable via DialogControlState function ONLY SPINNER control only
   DCSTYLE_READONLY       = 8      ; Sets control to read-only (user cannot type in data) EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX SPINNER
   DCSTYLE_PASSWORD       = 16     ; Sets 'password mode' where only *'s are displayed EDITBOX
   DCSTYLE_DEFAULTBUTTON  = 32     ; Sets a button as a the default button PUSHBUTTON PICTUREBUTTON
   DCSTYLE_DIGITSONLY     = 64     ; Set edit box to accept digits only EDITMOX MULTILINEBOX
   DCSTYLE_FLAT           = 128    ; Makes a 'flat' hyperlink-looking button PUSHBUTTON PICTUREBUTTON
   DCSTYLE_HEIGHT         = 256    ; Turns off automatic height adjustment on ItemBoxes and FileListBoxes
   DCSTYLE_CENTER         = 512    ; Center Text in VARYTEXT and STATICTEXT Controls
   DCSTYLE_RIGHT          = 1024   ; Right Justify Text in VARYTEXT and STATICTEXT Controls
   DCSTYLE_NOSELCURLEFT   = 2048   ; No selection, cursor left EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX
   DCSTYLE_NOSELCURRIGHT  = 4096   ; No selection, cursor right EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX
   DCSTYLE_NOSELCURRIGHT  = 4096   ; No selection, cursor right EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX
   DCSTYLE_SHIELD         = 8192   ; Display Security Shield icon on button (Vista only) PUSHBUTTON PICTUREBUTTON
   DCSTYLE_MENUCHECK      = 32768  ; Adds a check mark to the left of a menu item MENUITEM
   DCSTYLE_MENURADIO      = 65536  ; Adds a radio button like dot graphic to the left of a menu item MENUITEM
   DCSTYLE_MENUSEP        = 131072 ; Causes a separator bar graphic to display instead of text at the menu item's location in the menu MENUITEM
   DCSTYLE_MENUBREAK      = 262144 ; Cause a column break to occur at the specific item when used with drop-down, context, or submenus.  Causes a line break (new row) with menu items hosted directly by the MENUBAR MENUITEM
   DCSTYLE_NOHEADER       = 524288    ; No header bar REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_COLHEADER      = 1048576   ; First row column header REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_GRIDLINES      = 2097152   ; Grid lines REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_SELONEROW      = 4194304   ; Only one row can be selected at a time REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_SELALLROW      = 8388608   ; Highlight complete row REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_SORTASC        = 16777216  ; Ascending sort REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_SORTDESC       = 33554432  ; Descending sort REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_EDITCOL        = 67108864  ; Edit first columns text REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_COLCHECKBOX    = 134217728 ; Add checkbox to first column REPORTVIEW
   DCSTYLE_INSHEADER=268435456   ; Include column header text REPORTVIEW



   ;DialogControlSet / DialogControlGet Constants
   DC_CHECKBOX            = 1    ; CHECKBOX
   DC_RADIOBUTTON         = 2    ; RADIOBUTTON
   DC_EDITBOX             = 3    ; EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX
   DC_TITLE               = 4    ; PICTURE RADIOBUTTON CHECKBOX PICTUREBUTTON VARYTEXT STATICTEXT GROUPBOX PUSHBUTTON
   DC_ITEMBOXCONTENTS     = 5    ; ITEMBOX FILELISTBOX DROPLISTBOX
   DC_ITEMBOXSELECT       = 6    ; ITEMBOX FILELISTBOX DROPLISTBOX
   DC_CALENDAR            = 7    ; CALENDAR
   DC_SPINNER             = 8    ; SPINNER
   DC_MULTITABSTOPS       = 9    ; MULTILINEBOX
   DC_ITEMSCROLLPOS       = 10   ; ITEMBOX FILELISTBOX
   DC_BACKGROUNDCOLOR     = 11   ; RADIOBUTTON CHECKBOX VARYTEXT STATICTEXT GROUPBOX PUSHBUTTON ITEMBOX FILELISTBOX DROPLISTBOX SPINNER EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX
   DC_PICTUREBITMAP       = 12   ; PICTURE PICTUREBUTTON
   DC_TEXTCOLOR           = 13   ; RADIOBUTTON CHECKBOX VARYTEXT STATICTEXT GROUPBOX PUSHBUTTON ITEMBOX FIELLISTBOX DROPLISTBOX SPINNER EDITBOX MULTILINEBOX
   DC_ITEMBOXADD          = 14   ; ITEMBOX FILELISTBOX DROPLISTBOX
   DC_ITEMBOXREMOVE       = 15   ; ITEMBOX FILELISTBOX DROPLISTBOX
   DC_RADIOCONTROL        = 16   ; RADIOBUTTON
   DC_POSITION            = 17   ; RADIOBUTTON
   DC_MENUNAMES           = 18   ; ALL CONTROLS
   DC_HANDLE              = 19   ; ALL CONTROLS (Except MENUBAR and MENUITEM)
   DC_RVCOLHEAD           = 20   ; REPORTVIEW
   DC_RVCOLWIDTH          = 21   ; REPORTVIEW
   DC_RVCOLMATCH          = 24   ; REPORTVIEW
   DC_RVCANCELEDIT        = 25   ; REPORTVIEW
   DC_RVCHECKEDROWS       = 26   ; REPORTVIEW
   DC_RVJUSTIFY           = 27   ; REPORTVIEW

   ;DialogObject constants
   
   DLGOBJECT_ADDEVENT     = 1    ; Call dialog callback when the specified event occurs  
   DLGOBJECT_REMOVEEVENT  = 2    ; Stop calling dialog callback when an event previously requested with  
   DLGOBJECT_GETOBJECT    = 3    ; Return an object references to the specified control
   DLGOBJECT_GETPICOBJECT = 4    ; Create and return an object reference to a picture object

   ;Return code constants
   RET_DO_CANCEL          =  0   ; Cancels dialog
   RET_DO_DEFAULT         = -1   ; Continue with default processing for control
   RET_DO_NOT_EXIT        = -2   ; Do not exit the dialog

#EndSubRoutine
   

 

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Re: Determine Control Type - while in the script
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 03:12:52 pm »
Ingenious :) ... though I didn't take your exact code.. you DID solve my problem! 
By reminding me that there is data that correlates the Dialog Control's name to its Type.. and that is the Dialog Defining variables themselves.  So long as I know the relationship between the Dialog "handle" in the UDF custom handler and the Dialog variable prefix, I can determine any controls type...(at a cost of a lot of string processing)

of course there is a good habit that could speed up the concept: name your Controls with text that indicates it's type,
however with your ideas I can deduce the control's type regardless of naming.

Aaron