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Hey gang,

Just wondering :idea: , I have been working with @DesktopHeight and @DesktopWidth ,

Question is, Can I set it to only allow for part of the screen. Something like

$dh1 = (@DesktopHeight-100)
$dw1 = (@DesktopWidth-100)

GUICreate("test", $dh1, $dw1, 10, 10)

hope it makes sense lol. Just trying to make it so it takes up only part of the scree, no matter the res settings.

As Usual

Thanks in advance


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Have you tried? :idea:


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Yes, Yes I did. :idea: After your reply.

I wasnt,t actually sure if it would work, and had escaped my normal practice of posting without trying. Please forgive me :)


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ok another problem

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

func Main()

$dh1 = (@DesktopHeight-100)
$dw1 = (@DesktopWidth-100)
$dh2 = (@DesktopHeight-300)
$dw2 = (@DesktopWidth-110)

GUICreate("test", $dh1, $dw1, 10, 10)
_IEErrorHandlerRegister ()

$oIE = _IECreateEmbedded ()
GUICreate("autoit.com", $dw1, $dh1, 10, 10)

$GUIActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj($oIE, 5, 30, $dw2, $dh2)

GUISetState()       ;Show GUI

_IENavigate ($oIE, "autoit.com")

; Waiting for user to close the window
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE




When I run it i get an "include" error in the output window.

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\IE.au3 (3104) : ==> Variable used without being declared.:

Return SetError($_IEStatus_Success, 0, 1)

Return SetError(^ ERROR

->16:20:09 AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:1

Am I missing somthing in the script, or have I added somthing I shouldnt have?

edit: finished question

Edited by cueclub

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The code in the include files is inserted where the #include statement is located. You called Main() before the variable declarations in the include files got executed.


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ah that would explain why it works with the function removed. But not as I had written it :idea:

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As the salty one pointed out it's because of where you #included your files so maybe it's time for a statement about the general layout I use when creating a script. It's always better to stay with a consistant structure even if you don't use this one.

Starting from the top of the script

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#Include lines

Opt()s ;; AutoIt options

Global / Local variables

Calls to functions that can be made before the GUI (if there is a GUI)

GUI Creation code

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