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Pls! Little help with a script

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DataJack

Hi guys and gurus,

I'm pretty new to AutoIt, love it.

I hope it's the right forum to post this!

I'd like some help with a script tho'. Well first, you'll probably tell me if it is possible.

So here's the deal:

I've got some app (Remote Camera viewing software) being run by a script already, some field gets filled also. I'd like to run it fullscreen (That's no problem, there's even a shortcut F11)... Here's the problem tho'. I'm running all this on a touchscreen so there's no way out once in fullscreen mode. Would it be possible to create 2 buttons (pictures preferably, like not in a form(window)), always on top, which would minimize back and/or close the app? Basically, I'd need to create a minimize and close button on top right corner of the screen.

Is it possible?

How bad of a script would it be?

Thanks, your help will be greatly appreciated!!

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Melba23

DataJack,

First, welcome to the Autoit forums. :)

Try running this and see if it works. Some apps run with TOPMOST themselves and so overlay the AutoIT GUI. There might be some ways around this - so it would not necessarily be a show-stopper:

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("InputBox Move Focus Demo", 160, 30, @DesktopWidth - 160, 0, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)

$hButton_Min = GUICtrlCreateButton("Minimise", 0, 0, 80, 30)
$hButton_Exit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 80, 0, 80, 30)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $hButton_Min
            ; Send()  ; Whatever key you need to minimise the app
        Case $hButton_Exit
            ; Send()  ; Whatever key you need to close the app
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

The key will be if you can see the buttons once you have full-screened your app.

M23

Edit: Do you actually need buttons? Would HotKeys be as useful?

Edited by Melba23

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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AppTux

Hi guys and gurus,

I'm pretty new to AutoIt, love it.

I hope it's the right forum to post this!

I'd like some help with a script tho'. Well first, you'll probably tell me if it is possible.

So here's the deal:

I've got some app (Remote Camera viewing software) being run by a script already, some field gets filled also. I'd like to run it fullscreen (That's no problem, there's even a shortcut F11)... Here's the problem tho'. I'm running all this on a touchscreen so there's no way out once in fullscreen mode. Would it be possible to create 2 buttons (pictures preferably, like not in a form(window)), always on top, which would minimize back and/or close the app? Basically, I'd need to create a minimize and close button on top right corner of the screen.

Is it possible?

How bad of a script would it be?

Thanks, your help will be greatly appreciated!!

I am also a newbie, so i can't answer very good, but i think it isn't possible.

but you can make a little gui that contains 2 buttons. like this

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

Opt("MustDeclareVars",1)

Function1()

Func Function1()
    Local $Button1,$Button2,$Button3,$Msg
    
    GUICreate("Form1",200,50,@DesktopWidth -200,0,$WS_POPUP)
    ;You can replace this with images, the same thing happen
    $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Minimize",0,0,100,25) ;You can make the buttons bigger for the touchscreen
    $Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Close",100,0,100,25)
    $Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Close window",0,25,200,25)  
    
    GUISetState()
    
    Do
        GUISetState() ;Set always the window on top
        $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
        If $Msg = $Button1 Then
            ;command to minimize the program
        ElseIf $Msg = $Button2 Then
            ;command to close the program
        ElseIf $Msg = $Button3 Then
            Exit
        EndIf
    Until $Msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc

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DataJack

Wow, thanks guys!

I'm trying that as I speak.. well.. type.. Anyway.. I give it a try and give you the news!

(Yes I did needed buttons, as I'm working with touchscreens (no keyboard) and thus there is not a lot hot"keys" I can use!)

Edited by DataJack

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DataJack

It worked!

Thanks guys, it's sincerely appreciated!!!

Did some tweeking and all but it works marvelously!

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