1.4.1.11 string


GUI Control String

Edit

If the control string is empty, then the control is set to be Edit.

Password

We can use the control string:

password

set the control to password edit box, in which input is enciphered.
An example in a dialog:

Control string password.png

Edit with Button

There are two types of Edit with Button: Single line and Multiple lines.

  1. Single line
    Control string: button text..users
  2. Multiple lines
    Control string: button text..user

An example in a dialog:

Control string edit with button.png

ComboBox with Button

We can use the control string:

button text..user|:|string1|string2|string3

set the control to ComboBox with Button. An example in a dialog:

Control string combobox with button.png

Browser

Several pre-defined browser dialogs can be opened for a string type variable. In the X-Function dialog, a button labeled with ... will be added in the edit box of the string variable.

1. Single file / multiple files browser dialog

We can use the control string:

...File

or

...Files

to set a single file or multiple files dialog.

To this dialog, you can specify the default file extensions by these two strings:

:[Description1]*.ext1|[Description2]*.ext2|[Description3].ext3...

or

:groupname

Note: Origin has defined some file extension groups, which can also be directly used.For example:

  1. Image will include all images file types that Origin supported, *.ai, *.bmp, *.cgm,*.eps, *.jpg... ASCII will include *.dat, *.txt, *.csv.
    ...Files:Image
    
  2. Origin will include all Origin file types, *.opj, *.org, *.ogw, *.ogg, *.ogm, *.txt, *.dat, *.csv. Samples will include all programming related file types in Origin, *.opj, *.c, *.cpp, *.h, *.ogs.
    ...Files:Origin
    
  3. To auto-open the browser dialog on the initialization of the X-Function dialog Add ? before the colon of the file extensions.
    ...Files?:[Text file (*.txt)]*.txt
    



The Examples of file/files open dialog is as follow.

  1. Single file open dialog: ...File
    Xfunction string variable file.jpg
    Xfunction string variable file open dialog.jpg
  2. Multiple files open dialog:...Files
    Xfunction string variable files.jpg
    Xfunction string variable files open.jpg

2. Save As Dialog

We can use the control string:

...Save

to set a save as dialog.

Xfunction string variable save.jpg

3. File path Dialog

We can use the control string:

...Path/...Path2

to set a file path dialog.

Control string path.png

...Path to open the select folder dialog

Control string new path open dialog.png

...Path2 to open the browse folder dialog

Control string path open dialog.png

4. Single graph/multiple graphs Dialog

We can use the control string:

...Graph

or

...Graphs

to set a single graph or multiple graphs dialog

The Examples browser dialog for single graph / graphs in current Origin project.

Xfunction string variable graph.jpg
Xfunction string variable graphs.jpg

5. Dialog for selecting single worksheet/multiple worksheets

We can use the control string:

...Sheet

or

...Sheets

to set a dialog for selecting single worksheet or multiple worksheets.

The example of browser dialog for selecting single worksheet/multiple worksheets in current Origin project.

Xfunction string variable sheet.jpg
Xfunction string variable sheets.jpg

6. Dialog for selecting single report sheet/multiple report sheets

We can use the control string:

...Report

or

...Reports

to set a dialog for selecting single report sheet or multiple report sheets.

The examples of browser dialog for selecting single report sheet/multiple report sheets in current Origin project.

Xfunction string variable report.jpg

Variable Value Data

You can set the default data in Data field of the X-Function Bulider.

Variable Data Input Output Input/Output
<unassigned> The default value set to be empty value. The variable value set to be empty Value. And there is a <Auto> checkbox before the control. If it is checked, then the result variable value can be output. Else, the result variable value will not be output.

You can set the optional string U:n(n>=2), let the checkbox not visible.

The variable value is set to be empty value.
Splicified value The default value set to be the splicified Value. do nothing. Set the the splicified value as input.
LabTalk Variable Name The default value set to be the LabelTalk variable value. The variable result value will be put into LabTalk variable. The variable value can be got from the Labtalk Variable Name. After Execution, the result value will be put into the Labtalk Variable.

Supportted Option String

  • A:-------Recalculate
  • G:-------Group
  • T:-------Last Used Theme
  • U:-------Output
  • V:-------Visible
  • Z:-------Auto Support

You can see the more detailes in Option Strings