Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Making a button's action mouse click only

Recommended Posts

In VB, I can make a button only react to a "Mouse Down" event where the user has to use a mouse click to activate a button on a form. Does AutoIT have a similar function where I can make a button work only if it's clicked on by the mouse rather than by the enter key on the keyboard?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Melba23 shows us an excellent example What it does is remove the tab stop from button 2 so the only way to click it is via the mouse. I modified his original code to better show the results. The relevant line for removing the Tab Stop begins with _WinAPI_SetWindowLong

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Local $Button1, $button2, $Button3
$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("One", 10, 10, 50, 20)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Two", 10, 30, 50, 20)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Three", 10, 50, 50, 20)

$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("One", 10, 100, 80, 30)

$button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Two", 10, 140, 80, 30)
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP)))

$Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Three", 10, 180, 80, 30)


While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $Msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case 3 to 8
            $sText = ControlGetText($hGUI, '', $msg)
            MsgBox(64, 'Button Hit', 'You clicked ' & $sText & @LF & ' CtrlID = ' & $msg, 5)


EDIT: Make sure you don't have a Key combo assinged to it (with an Ampersand) like

GUICtrlCreateButton("B&utton 1", 30, 20, 120, 40)
Edited by Varian

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  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...