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Minimizing $WS_POPUP windows

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Windows created with the $WS_POPUP style have the annoying feature of not minimizing like other windows when you click on their taskbar button (when they are the currently active window).

I was thinking of getting around this by registering a function which minimizes the window against the appropriate windows message using GuiRegisterMsg().

I've cracked my head trying to figure out which of the window messages listed in the help file is the one I want. I've tried anything that could remotely sound like what I want, and no luck.

It's impractical to test against each and every one of those window messages, so if anyone knew what the message code that I am looking for is, I'd be really grateful.

(or alternatively, another solution to the issue I'm trying to solve would do just fine). Thanks!

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Maybe you can use a button

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
$GUI = GUICreate("Example",300,300,-1,-1,$WS_POPUP) ;GUI
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("_",5,5) ;Minimize button


While 1
$Msg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $Msg
Case $Button1
GUISetState(2) ;This is minimize

I hope this is where you are looking for ;)

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I've just did a test using GUIRegisterMsg ( $WM_ACTIVATE , "Func" ) and it did the trick(detecting if window is being avtivated by somthing)

but I don't know what the wParam returns... msdn


here's my code:

GUIRegisterMsg ( $WM_ACTIVATE , "__Minimize" )

Func __Minimize($hWndGUI, $MsgID, $WParam, $LParam);Minimize when window is inactive
    If $Wparam <> 1 Then GUISetState(@SW_MINIMIZE)
Edited by MiserableLife

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