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Resize a child window when the parent is resized

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Hi, I have been looking fo an answer to this since I got up this morning about 6 hours ago, I have a child window that is created inside of my main window which I would like to resize when the parent is being resized but the code that I am using only resizes it after the parent has been resized. I have the code to resize the child but it does not take effect while the window is being resized only after the window has been resized which doesn't look very good.

here is the code that I am using, I have tried a few other methods including using the $GUI_EVENT_RESIZED message but that also did not work.

#cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 AutoIt Version: 3.3.4.0
 Author:    Craig Gilhooley

 Script Function:
    SciPad - A Scintilla based editor.

#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Script Start

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

#include "SciLexer.au3"

Local $SciPadWidth = 600
Local $SciPadHeight = 450
$hwndSciPad = GUICreate("SciPad - A Scintilla based editor", $SciPadWidth, $SciPadHeight, (@DesktopWidth - $SciPadWidth) / 2, (@DesktopHeight - $SciPadHeight) / 2, _
BitOR($WS_CAPTION, $WS_SYSMENU, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_SIZEBOX))

$Sci = Sci_CreateEditor($hwndSciPad, 10, 10, $SciPadWidth - 20, $SciPadHeight - 20)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg(1)

    Local $SciPadPos = WinGetPos($hwndSciPad)
    WinMove($Sci, "", 10, 10, $SciPadPos[2] - 30, $SciPadPos[3] - 54)

    Switch $Msg[0]
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Does anyone have a simple solution to this, I would like to keep te code small if that is possible and as simple as it can be aswell so when I come back to it I will be able to understand it.

I am not simply requestiong the answer or some code for this question but would preffer to be told what I am doing wrong and directed towards the correct method (unless I won't find it out because it is too advanced).

Thanks,

Craig.


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FaT3oYCG,

Not sure whether you would call this "too advanced" - I would certainly call it "pretty advanced"! :D

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ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
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GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

That will work :D, thanks I'm sure I will be able to pull the relevant information out of that and then research anything that I don't understand, if not ill be back :huggles:.

EDIT:

It seems that the information i needed was a simple as this: GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SIZE, "function name")

Thanks,

Craig.

Edited by FaT3oYCG

Interpreters have great power!Although they live in the shadow of compiled programming languages an interpreter can do anything that a compiled language can do, you just have to code it right.

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O.K. Thanks for that I have it set up as I want it now, I was just wondering if the child window flickering was because I am creating an instance of Scintilla and if not would you know of any ways to try and stop this problem occouring?


Interpreters have great power!Although they live in the shadow of compiled programming languages an interpreter can do anything that a compiled language can do, you just have to code it right.

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FaT3oYCG,

You can sometimes get over flickering of child windows by creating the parent GUI with the $WS_EX_COMPOSITED style. But beware, if you have overlapping controls (like a disabled backgroud Pic control and foreground buttons) they need to be created in the reverse order because of the way the GUI is redrawn.

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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Perfect thank you, I feel silly asking these questions when you seem to know the answer straight away :D.

Thanks,

Craig.


Interpreters have great power!Although they live in the shadow of compiled programming languages an interpreter can do anything that a compiled language can do, you just have to code it right.

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FaT3oYCG,

George has it in one. From an earlier life: "The only stupid questions are the ones you do NOT ask". :D

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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