Requesting the length of an autotext string Home › Forums › Problems and solutions in GDL › Graphical UI and parameters list › Requesting the length of an autotext string This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Barry Kelly 1 year, 3 months ago. Author Posts July 27, 2016 at 10:09 #2632 shaun coomberParticipant Hi I have been testing the new “AUTOTEXT_LIST” request with UI_CUSTOM_POPUP_INFIELD in an object’s interface, to display autotext as part of a a textblock. This all works well, but I cannot request the length of the textblock correctly (requesting “TEXTBLOCK_INFO”). When requesting the textblock size, it always returns the length of the autotext name and not the actual value. For example, when using the project name autotext, the length of the textblock reported it always the length of the “<PROJECT_NAME>” tag, and not the actual name of the project name being returned. See the attached. Any idead? Shaun Attachments:ttcgi-1.png July 27, 2016 at 10:10 #2634 shaun coomberParticipant It wouldn’t let me attach the .gsm, but it’s attached to testtrack #58007 if you can access that. July 27, 2016 at 10:25 #2635 Barry KellyParticipant Unfortunately you can only use autotext values. GDL can’t actually read the values in autotext fields so therefore can not determine the text length. It is a long standing problem. We could do so much with autotext if only we could read the values. Follow this link … Project Info – REQ? Barry. Versions 6.5 to 20 Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10 Dell Precision M6800 - i7 4700MQ @ 2.40GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro M6100 (2GB), Windows 7 64bit Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.