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I have no idea why this is happening, i have some labels that i am adding to my GUI and i want them centered text and etched frame. I did use "#include <StaticConstants.au3>" ....

I have a variable that i use to store the style.


^^works. Shows the text from the label centered.


^^doesnt work, shows the etched frame with no text inside


^^doesnt work, cant see label at all!

Since the last example is what i want, and it doesnt show the label at all, im a bit worried im doing something wrong but i have looked at the documentation for creating labels several times. Can anyone help?

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Special graphical label setting exclude the label from displaying its text content. (if it still has it?)

You need to use two labels, one for the text and a other for the special graphic effect you like to display around it.

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I've never had any luck with those styles either. I often use GUICtrlCreateGraphic() which allows you to play with border thickness or color.

#include <StaticConstants.au3>

GUICreate("My GUI")
GUICtrlCreatelabel("", 38, 28, 124, 18, $SS_ETCHEDFRAME)
GUICtrlCreatelabel("Fee Fie Foe Foobar", 40, 30, 120, 14, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlCreateGraphic(39, 59, 122, 16)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xA0A0A0)
GUICtrlCreatelabel("Fee Fie Foe Foobar", 40, 60, 120, 14, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlCreateGraphic(36, 96, 128, 22)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xFF0000)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFFFF)
GUICtrlCreatelabel("Fee Fie Foe Foobar", 40, 100, 120, 14, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x0000FF)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xE0E0E0)

While 1
    If GUIGetMsg() = -3 Then ExitLoop

edit: expanded example

Edited by Spiff59

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