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TextBox Labels

Post by atom » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:49 pm


I have a Win32 form, that has some Textbox's on it
Each textbox has a Label next to it

How can i identify the TextBox from the label next to it ?


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Post by Support Team » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:46 am

In Win32 forms these controls usually have no direct relationship. So there is no out-of-the-box method to do it.

If the layout looks like this ..

[Label1] [Textbox1]
[Label2] [Textbox2]

.. try the following:
Collect the Labels (in native win32 those are text[@class='Static']) and the Textboxes (text[@class='Edit']) in two separate lists
and compare those pairwise by geometry

so if L is the label rectangle and T the textbox rectangle

then check pairwise for
L.Right<T.Left and (L.Top+L.Bottom)/2 is >T.Top and <T.Bottom

That should do the trick.

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