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Can GUICtrlSetState click a menu item?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

None of GUICtrlSetState's states seem to click menu items. $GUI_DEFBUTTON puts the chosen item in bold but that's it.

For example, if I have a menu called "File" (with "Open" and "Save"), I want a method to open the "File" tab.

I realize I can use WinMenuSelectItem or use "&File" with Send("!F"). But those are external methods. Is there an internal method for AutoIt's own internal GUIs?

Thanks!

Edited by LWC

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Why on earth would you want to try to do that with a control you already have full control over? If you want to "click" a menu item on a menu you created, just have your script do whatever that menu item does.


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Because I'm updating this menu dynamically based on what you select in the menu itself.

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Which is completely different from what you asked in your original post.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

You asked me "why on Earth" so I've answered to satisfy you. Can we get back to the original question? I just want the user to see the updated menu after they click the menu item that updates the menu.

Edited by LWC

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

LWC,

As far as I know there is no way to open a menu "internally", but here is one way you might want to use to do what you want

Here is a workaround solution - see below for a programatic method: :graduated:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#Include <GuiMenu.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$mFilemenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("File")
$mTestitem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Test", $mFilemenu)
$mExititem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Exit", $mFilemenu)
$mHelpmenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("?")
$mAboutitem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("About", $mHelpmenu)

GUISetState()

$hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetMenu($hGUI)
$iCount = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemCount($hMenu) - 1

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $mExititem
            Exit
        Case $mTestitem
            ReOpenMenu("File")
        Case $mAboutitem
            MsgBox(0, "Solved", "That was not too hard!")
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func ReOpenMenu($sText)

    ; Change the menu item text
    GUICtrlSetData($mTestitem, "New Title")

    ; Move through the menu items to match the passed title
    For $i = 0 To $iCount
        If $sText = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemText($hMenu, $i) Then
            ; Get item location
            $aItemPos = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemRect($hGUI, $hMenu, $i)
            ; Click to open the menu
            MouseClick("primary", $aItemPos[0] + 10, $aItemPos[1] + 10, 1, 0)
        EndIf
        ExitLoop
    Next

EndFunc

I hope that helps. :(

M23

Edit: Because George insisted - see below. :D

Edited by Melba23

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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
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Hey M8

You should change that to MouseClick("primary", $aItemPos[0] + 10, $aItemPos[1] + 10, 1, 0) in case the user is a leftie.

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George,

As usual you are absolutely correct - it must come with advanced age, and of course I am not there quite yet. :(

I have done as you command and amended the post above, O Great (and Aged) One. :graduated:

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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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Internally, this uses $WM_MENUSELECT with $MF_MOUSESELECT (0x8000). You need to get the handle with GUICtrlGetHandle and then use GUICtrlSendMessage. No example yet, sorry.

Edit: This demonstrates it: Just recreate the message and it send it to your GUI (by handle).

Edited by Manadar

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LWC,

This is how you open a menu programatically (thanks to JamesBrooks for the hint :D ):

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#Include <GuiMenu.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$mFilemenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("File")
$mTestFileitem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Test File", $mFilemenu)
$mTestHelpitem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Test Help", $mFilemenu)
$mExititem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Exit", $mFilemenu)
$mHelpmenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Help")
$mAboutitem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("About", $mHelpmenu)

GUISetState()

$hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetMenu($hGUI)
$iCount = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemCount($hMenu) - 1
ConsoleWrite("Count: " & $iCount & @CRLF)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $mExititem
            Exit
        Case $mTestFileitem
            _OpenMenu("File")
        Case $mTestHelpitem
            _OpenMenu("Help")
        Case $mAboutitem
            MsgBox(0, "Solved", "That was a bit harder!")
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func _OpenMenu($sText)

    ; Sleep to demonstrate the menus close and reopen
    Sleep(1000)

    ; Move through the menu items to match the passed title
    For $i = 0 To $iCount
        ConsoleWrite("Text: " & _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemText($hMenu, $i) & @CRLF)
        If $sText = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemText($hMenu, $i) Then
            ConsoleWrite($i & @CRLF)
            ; Get submenu handle
            $hSubMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemSubMenu($hMenu, $i)
            ; Get item location
            $aItemPos = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemRect($hGUI, $hMenu, $i)
            ; Reopen the menu
            _GUICtrlMenu_TrackPopupMenu($hSubMenu, $hGUI, $aItemPos[0], $aItemPos[3])
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Next

EndFunc

I hope it does what you want. :graduated:

Manadar,

I tried lots of messages but none of them worked even though they matched the ones sent when I clicked on the menu: :(

GUI creation:

GUI: 0x0015090A
Menu: 0x010308A7

Sending message = _SendMessage($hGUI, $WM_MENUSELECT, 0x80900000, $hMenu):

MouseSelect
hWnd: 0x0015090A
$iMsg: 011F
$wParam: 0x80900000
$lParam: 0x010308A7

Popup
hWnd: 0x0015090A
$iMsg: 011F
$wParam: 0x80900000
$lParam: 0x010308A7

Message Sent.

Mouse clicked on menu:

MouseSelect
hWnd: 0x0015090A
$iMsg: 011F
$wParam: 0x80900000
$lParam: 0x010308A7

Popup
hWnd: 0x0015090A
$iMsg: 011F
$wParam: 0x80900000
$lParam: 0x010308A7

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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