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Ok, I've tried the search, but my Autoit lingo may not be allowing me to pick up the proper terms to find this. If you have to just direct me to the term and I'll search the help file and the forums. But I'm looking to find examples of how to properly handle multiple gui windows. For example, in a project I'm working on I have one main window, and if you click a button it 'hides' the main and opens the next window. Now in my code, I'm creating all the windows and hiding them. Is that the proper way to handle this? Or should they be created when needed?

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followgeo,

Very much a personal decision in my opinion. If I have a particular dialog GUI that I am likely to use several times, I will create it once and then hide/show it as required. If it is a dialog GUI that will only be used once in a while, I will create/destroy it.

As to how to do manage several GUIs at one time - in OnEvent mode, look at @GUI_WINHANDLE; in GetMessage mode, look at the "advanced" parameter for GUIGetMsg. :blink:

Or wait until I finish my "Managing Multiple GUIs" tutorial for the Wiki - should be ready by the end of the week, if not sooner! ;)

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:

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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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Thanks so much. I'll take a look around, and also read the wiki too.

Thanks,

geo

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Or wait until I finish my "Managing Multiple GUIs" tutorial for the Wiki - should be ready by the end of the week, if not sooner! :P

A wiki post? :blink:

You promised "Managing Multiple GUIs" was going to be a block buster YouTube video, with dancing!

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I don't know if this is considered good or bad. I created two separate scripts which interact with each other, and used FileInstall to compile them into one program. That way I could also run two processes simultaneously, each with it's own window. Admittedly this is not always going to be very practical and sometimes even impossible. Still, I thought it was worth a mention.

@ Melba23

I am looking forward to seeing your article (or video). :blink:

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czardas,

Do not hold your breath - it will be a boring Wiki tutorial. ;)

PsaltyDS,

Penguins........did I ever mention I ate one once? :blink:

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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Melba23

I'm sure there will be something in it of interest to me. :blink:

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