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i am having some problem with my GUI

i made my gui to create a child GUI but i cant seem to get the button to work on it.

here is my code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
$Form = GUICreate ("Example", 250, 250)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Exit1")
$Btn1 = GUICtrlCreateButton ("msg", 50, 50)
GUIctrlSetOnEvent($Btn1, "msg")
$Btn2 = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Child", 80, 80)
GUIctrlSetOnEvent($Btn2, "child")

while 1

Func msg()
    MsgBox(0, "Example1", "Test")

Func Exit1()

Func child()
$GUI = GUICreate ("Example GUI 2", 350, 250)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Exit1")
$Cbtn1 = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Test1", 50, 50)
$Cbtn2 = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Test2", 80, 80)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $GUI

        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $Cbtn2
            ;this does not work
    ;some script here

any help would be appreciated =]

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Part of your problem is that you're using the OnEvent mode and trying to use message mode further on. You can't do that, you have to choose one mode or the other, they don't work together at all. Read the help file on GUIGetMsg to start off. Second, you really don't need 2 While loops to keep the window open, you can do it all in one loop. Third, the second window you create by pressing the Child button, doesn't technically create a child window, it's just a second GUI window.

A child window is a specific thing, which is a "child" of the main window, see the help file for GUICreate for the explanation. I know a lot of people on the forum misuse the term child window when that isn't what they're referring to, but it's better to get the syntax for the terms straight before going too far with the language so people will know what you mean.

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Take a look at the Managing Multiple GUIs tutorial in the Wiki. All is explained in there ;)


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