ControlChooseString

Sets the selection in a ListBox or ComboBox to be the first entry whose leading part matches the specified string.

ControlChooseString String, Control , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

Parameters

String

Type: String

The string to choose. The search is not case sensitive. For example, if a ListBox/ComboBox contains the item "UNIX Text", specifying the word "unix" (lowercase) would be enough to select it.

Control

Type: String, Integer or Object

The control's ClassNN, text or HWND, or an object with a Hwnd property. For details, see The Control Parameter.

WinTitle

Type: String, Integer or Object

A window title or other criteria identifying the target window. See WinTitle.

WinText

Type: String

If present, this parameter must be a substring from a single text element of the target window (as revealed by the included Window Spy utility). Hidden text elements are detected if DetectHiddenText is ON.

ExcludeTitle

Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.

ExcludeText

Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Return Value

Type: Integer

This function returns the index of the chosen item, where 1 is the first item, 2 is the second, etc.

Error Handling

An exception is thrown if the window or control could not be found or the change could not be applied.

Remarks

To improve reliability, a delay is done automatically after each use of this function. That delay can be changed via SetControlDelay or by assigning a value to A_ControlDelay. For details, see SetControlDelay remarks.

Window titles and text are case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.

Related

ControlChooseIndex, ControlGetChoice, Choose method (GuiControl object), Control functions