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Topmost GUI

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Can I use AutoIt to reliably create a GUI that will be top-most on every fullscreen application/game? Can AutoIt scripting compete with the aggressive topmost message cycles from e.g. directx games?

I'm looking to create a simple GUI that will "float" on top of everything, and use hotkeys to hide/show it. But without interrupting the game cycle. If possible, I even want both windows to be focused at once, but show my own on top all the time as a movable floating window. Make it only listen for virtual key messages, but not steal focus from the underlying applications.

If this is not possible, are there any other known c/c++ libraries that can be used for this? That writes perhaps directly to the screen buffer, instead of sending topmost messages to the windows API, that will just argue with games instead of playing friendly with them?

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