Purpose
Use the built-in functions of the native control interface for the Text control

For most tasks it is not advisable to program your own VB functions that communicate with the special SAP UI controls such as grid control or tree control. The SAP UI controls are more complex than one might think, since they handle user actions, read and write the SAP GUI datastream and communicate with SAP application. So your VB function is player number three or four in this system.

The following functions, built in into the GuiXT Controls interface "guinet.dll", cover most of what is normally needed. Please observe:

  • All functions have obligatory and optional parameters. We suggest you use the "by name" calling for all optional parameters.
  • All functions can either be called from your GuiXT script, in most cases with CallVBAsync, or from your own VB.NET function. If you need to evaluate the return code of the built-functions it is often more practical to call up your own VB.NET function with CallVBAsync and then call the built-in function from there.

TextControl.GetText
Reads the content of  a text control and sets a GuiXT text variable, if specified

CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.GetText

Parameters

1 textname   Default: ""
Name of a GuiXT text variable. The text is set into the text variable.

2 textno    Default: 1
Number of the text control on screen.

3 tc    Default: Nothing
Can be used from VB.NET if you already have the object pointer for the text control

Returns
Content of the text control


Example:
CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.GetText textname:="head"

TextControl.GetLineCount
Returns the number of text lines

CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.GetLineCount

Parameters

1 textno    Default: 1

Number of the text control on screen

2 tc    Default: Nothing
Can be used from VB.NET if you already have the object pointer for the text control

Returns
Number of text lines
Empty lines are counted except empty lines at the end of the text

Example:
CallVBAsync linecount = guinet.TextControl.GetLineCount  


TextControl.SetText
Sets the content of a text control

CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.SetText

Parameters

1 textname   
Name of a GuiXT text variable containing the nex text

2 textno    Default: 1
Number of the text control on screen

3 tc    Default: Nothing
Can be used from VB.NET if you already have the object pointer for the text control

Returns
The new content of the text control. or "" if the text control was not found or is read-only


Example:
CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.SetText textname:="head"

TextControl.SetReadonly
Sets a text control to read-only

CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.GetReadonly

Parameters

1 undo    Default: ""
If "X", resets the read-only property i.e. text becomes changeable

2 textno    Default: 1
Number of the text control on screen

3 tc    Default: Nothing
Can be used from VB.NET if you already have the object pointer for the text control

Returns
"X" if text control was found


Example:
CallVBAsync readonly =  guinet.TextControl.GetReadonly

 

TextControl.GetReadonly
Returns the read-only property of the text

CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.GetReadonly

Parameters

1 textno    Default: 1
Number of the text control on screen

2 tc    Default: Nothing
Can be used from VB.NET if you already have the object pointer for the text control

Returns
"X" if text control was found and the text is read-only


Example:
CallVBAsync guinet.TextControl.SetReadonly


Components
InputAssistant + Controls