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I not sure that this can be achieved but is it possible to freeze an applications window then close and reopen the application to minimise an close and open screen flicker so as not to give the appearance that the application has been closed and reopened.

This code does not work as 'ProcessClose' ignores that the Windows screen is locked using @SW_LOCK

WinSetState("Untitled -", "", @SW_Lock)
ProcessClose("Notepad.exe")
Sleep(1000)
run("notepad.exe")
WinSetState("Untitled -", "", @SW_Lock)

Help is always appreciated Ant...

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I not sure that this can be achieved but is it possible to freeze an applications window then close and reopen the application to minimise an close and open screen flicker so as not to give the appearance that the application has been closed and reopened.

This code does not work as 'ProcessClose' ignores that the Windows screen is locked using @SW_LOCK

WinSetState("Untitled -", "", @SW_Lock)
ProcessClose("Notepad.exe")
Sleep(1000)
run("notepad.exe")
WinSetState("Untitled -", "", @SW_Lock)

Help is always appreciated Ant...

Maybe you could do something like this

#include <SCreencapture.au3>
#include <windowsconstants.au3>
Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled")
Send("a line of text")
Sleep(3000)


$gp = WinGetPos("Untitled")
_ScreenCapture_CaptureWnd("tempCover.bmp", WinGetHandle("Untitled"))
$hidew = GUICreate("", $gp[2], $gp[3], $gp[0], $gp[1], $WS_POPUP)
$coverpic = GUICtrlCreatePic("tempCover.bmp", 0, 0, $gp[2], $gp[3])
GUISetState()

;WinSetOnTop($hidew, "", 1)
ProcessClose("notepad.exe")
MsgBox(262144, "Notepad", "no longer exists!")

Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled")
Send("a different line of text")
GUIDelete($gp)

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anixon

Maybe you could do something like this

#include <SCreencapture.au3>
#include <windowsconstants.au3>
Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled")
Send("a line of text")
Sleep(3000)


$gp = WinGetPos("Untitled")
_ScreenCapture_CaptureWnd("tempCover.bmp", WinGetHandle("Untitled"))
$hidew = GUICreate("", $gp[2], $gp[3], $gp[0], $gp[1], $WS_POPUP)
$coverpic = GUICtrlCreatePic("tempCover.bmp", 0, 0, $gp[2], $gp[3])
GUISetState()

;WinSetOnTop($hidew, "", 1)
ProcessClose("notepad.exe")
MsgBox(262144, "Notepad", "no longer exists!")

Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled")
Send("a different line of text")
GUIDelete($gp)

Verry clever using a mask an excellent piece of code, I have done a few modifications but essentially it is the same so you can claim full credit. I was playing with SplashImageOn but that is not nearly as efficient as your GUI masking strategy given that SplashImageOn requires a timed sleep statement to ensure that the image is on screen whilst the other things happen in background.

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
#include <SCreencapture.au3>
#include <windowsconstants.au3>
ShellExecute("Outlook.exe", "", "", "", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT)
WinWaitActive("Inbox - Microsoft Outlook", "", 20)
$WinSize = WinGetPos("- Microsoft Outlook")
_ScreenCapture_CaptureWnd(@ScriptDir & "\ScreenImage.bmp", WinGetHandle("Inbox - Microsoft Outlook"))
$hidew = GUICreate("", $WinSize[2], $WinSize[3], $WinSize[0], $WinSize[1], $WS_POPUP)
$coverpic = GUICtrlCreatePic(@ScriptDir & "\ScreenImage.bmp", 0, 0, $WinSize[2], $WinSize[3])
GUISetState()
ProcessClose("Outlook.exe")
ShellExecute("Outlook.exe", "", "", "", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT)
WinWaitActive("Inbox - Microsoft Outlook", "", 20)
GUIDelete($WinSize)

Well done and thank you again Ant..

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