Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Sticky

Prevent GUI From Gaining Focus

6 posts in this topic

#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm using AutoIt to show notifications at the bottom right of my screen, much like when an Instant Messenger notifies you of an email or a friend signing in.

I have everything the way I want it, but it steals the focus when showing the GUI. I've tried giving the currently active window focus right after showing the AutoIt GUI, but there's still a noticeable switch and sometimes the previously focused application doesn't have the cursor at the same location or behaves in some other unexpected manner.

Is there any way to prevent a newly created and show AutoIt GUI from ever getting focus?

...Crap wrong area, should've posted in GUI help, anyway to move this?

Edited by Sticky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Why dont you just use tooltip or custom message box. Search for the UDF for custom boxes.


[Cheeky]Comment[/Cheeky]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sticky,

To display GUI without stealing focus, use:

GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE, $hGUI)

Have you looked at my version of "pop-up" notification GUIs? The Toast UDF in my sig if you are interested. ;)

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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sticky,

To display GUI without stealing focus, use:

GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE, $hGUI)

Have you looked at my version of "pop-up" notification GUIs? The Toast UDF in my sig if you are interested. ;)

M23

Thats exactly what it was I forgot the name. Toast UDF is great for what is needed here. thanks Melba


[Cheeky]Comment[/Cheeky]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lordicast,

Glad you find Toast useful. ;)

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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sticky,

To display GUI without stealing focus, use:

GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE, $hGUI)

Have you looked at my version of "pop-up" notification GUIs? The Toast UDF in my sig if you are interested. ;)

M23

This did the trick! I'll check out the Toast UDF, looks like it'll come in handy for any future projects needing toasts!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0