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Hi Peeps,

Just wondering if this is possible?

Say I have a gui window, and I want to make my gui the parent of another application (say notepad), do we have commands to do this in AutoIt.

Oh and while I remember, whats the maximum amount of lines a multiline edit can hold?

Thanks in advance

----[ SandyD ]---

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You need dllcalls, but yes you can do it :)

#include <guiconstants.au3>
Run ( "notepad.exe" )
WinWait ( "Untitled - " )
$notepad = WinGetHandle ( "Untitled - " )
$style = DllCall ( "user32.dll", "long", "GetWindowLong", "hwnd", $notepad, "int", -16 )    
$style = $style[0]
DllCall("user32.dll", "long", "SetWindowLong", "hwnd", $notepad, "int", -16, "long", BitOR ( $style, $WS_CHILD ) )
$gui = GUICreate ( "Notepad", 300, 300 )
GUISetState ( )
DllCall ( "user32.dll", "hwnd", "SetParent", "hwnd", $notepad, "hwnd", $gui )
Sleep ( 3000 )
DllCall("user32.dll", "long", "SetWindowLong", "hwnd", $notepad, "int", -16, "long", $style)
DllCall ( "user32.dll", "hwnd", "SetParent", "hwnd", $notepad, "hwnd", 00000000 )
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Not quite what I had in mind.

I was looking to be able to use notepad as some sort of edit control within my gui.

I am viewing a big log file and the edit control doesn't show all the file.

Guess I'll have to spawn notepad to view it after all.

BTW, Does anyone know if autoit will be getting a richedit control?

----[ SandyD ]---

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