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DavidFC3S

Child Window problem

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Hi Guys,

I'm very new to coding in general. I've been playing with AutoIt for a few days now and made quite a few interesting scripts that make my life at work a hell of a lot easier. So this morning I decided to try and teach myself GUI. I've made a few single window GUI scripts that work great but when I tried to delve into child windows it all went pear shaped. I know there is a child window example that comes with AutoIt and using that as an example I can open a parent and child window then close them both one at a time, however when I make a parent window with a button, then make that button open a child window I get completely lost. I have managed to work out how to close the child window without closing the parent, but when I close the child the parent loses all functionality and nothing works on it any more. I'm sure there are scripts already out there I could copy and paste from but I would prefer to learn how to do it myself. As such I created the below code to simply open a child to show you what I mean. I'm assuming that after the child closes it's not returning to the correct point in the loop waiting for input on the parent form? But not sure how to correct that. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

Global $ParentWin = GUICreate("Parent Window",210,50)

$TestButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Create Child",70,10)

GUISetState()

While 1

$TestLoop = GUIGetMsg()

Switch $TestLoop

Case $TestButton

$TestChild = GUICreate("Child Window", 210, 50, 533, 432)

GUISetState(1)

While 1

$TestWindow = GUIGetMsg(1)

Select

Case $TestWindow[0] = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

If $TestWindow[1] = $TestChild Then

GUIDelete($TestChild)

EndIf

EndSelect

WEnd

EndSwitch

WEnd

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

A few tips.

1. If you haven't already, install SciTE4AutoIt3.exe from this page.

2. Use Tidy to clean up your code. Press Ctrl+T or select Tidy AutoIt Source from the Tools menu in SciTE

3. Use code tags when posting on the forums. Remove the spaces between these brackets. [ code='autoit']Code goes here[/code ].

4. Your assumption is correct. You need an Exitloop in your Child GUI's loop to send the script back to the Parent GUI's loop. You should also be checking for close messages in the main Parent GUI's loop.

Here is the corrected code.

Thank you so much, I knew I had to be close. Thanks for replying so quickly too :x

I am using SciTE4 to write the code, it just came out that way when I copied and pasted to the forum.

I didn't know about the code tags but I'll use them next time sorry

Edited by DavidFC3S

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4. Your assumption is correct. You need an Exitloop in your Child GUI's loop to send the script back to the Parent GUI's loop. You should also be checking for close messages in the main Parent GUI's loop.

I do this in my actual scripts, the one I pasted on the form I quickly wrote to demonstrate the exact problem I was having. Thanks for the tip though I'll remember to add it to everything script from now on

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On 3.1.2011 at 7:20 AM, DavidFC3S said:

 

The corrected code? Im sorry but i do not see it?


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2 hours ago, Razormaul said:

The corrected code? Im sorry but i do not see it?

And you probably never will, neither user has been here in over 5 years so it's highly doubtful they'll respond any time soon..


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On 20.7.2016 at 5:11 PM, BrewManNH said:

And you probably never will, neither user has been here in over 5 years so it's highly doubtful they'll respond any time soon..

Hehe, true.. Found the one Melba23 made.. Im good.


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