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Minimize-able Window with small Program Memory footprint

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I'm trying to keep my EXE as small as possible (its x86, UPX packed).

I need some kind of window that can be minimized which has a low program memory footprint.

When adding this small window (with a bit of control code)

$frmConn        = GUICreate("Remote Control", 337, 89, 192, 114)
$Label1         = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Minimize this window or close to end the remote control session.", 16, 16, 304, 17)
$btnMinimize    = GUICtrlCreateButton("Minimize", 112, 48, 97, 25, $WS_GROUP)

The EXE size increased by 250KB.

Is there a way I can make a MsgBox or similar which can be minimized? (want to keep EXE size to a minimum)

Is there a way to make a MsgBox that doesn't stop AutoIt execution? then I could 'send it back' behind the other windows, at least.

Edited by Lope

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You have misunderstood the "compilation" process. AutoIt as actually an interpreted language - "compilation" merely adds your script to the interpreter stub (AutoItSC.bin). This includes ALL of the AutoIt interpreter- not just the parts you need for the script in question. ;)

So adding those few lines will only increase the uncompressed executable by approximately that number of bytes (there is some bespoke compression of the script as well). If you have had a 250kb increase you are doing something else in addition to adding those few lines. Are you somehow preventing upx from running? :)


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GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
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Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
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Maybe SplashTextOn is an alternative.

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If you run Obfuscator.exe on your script with the /StripOnly option it will reduce the size of your script by removing any unnecessary code form your script and any includes you have used.

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning."- Rick Cook

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