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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

So I have solved the problem with using a 2nd GUI and the $WS_EX_MDICHILD ExStyle, but it's a little bit hacky (if I can use that as an adjective!?) So I was wondering is there a better approach for creating a button with a transparent background, instead of having the default grey border around it?

As ever the code is fully working, but I'm just looking for a different if not better approach. Thanks for the help!

Note: It should also be note that the GUI is sizable!

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Au3Check_Parameters=-d -w 1 -w 2 -w 3 -w 4 -w 5 -w 6
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

_Main_1() ; Traditional Example
_Main_2() ; Traditional Example

Func _Main_1()
    Local $hGUI, $iButton
    $hGUI = GUICreate("_Main() - Before", 255, 40, -1, -1, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_SIZEBOX))

    GUICtrlCreatePic("C:\Program Files\AutoIt\Examples\GUI\mslogo.jpg", 0, 0, 255, 40)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT + $GUI_DOCKSIZE + $GUI_DOCKTOP)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)

    $iButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 255 - 70, 5, 65, 20)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKRIGHT + $GUI_DOCKSIZE + $GUI_DOCKTOP)

    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop

            Case $iButton
                MsgBox(0, "ControlID = " & $iButton, "Button was Pressed!")

        EndSwitch
    WEnd
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>_Main_1

Func _Main_2()
    Local $aArray, $hButtonGUI, $hGUI, $iButton
    $hGUI = GUICreate("_Main() - After", 255, 40, -1, -1, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_SIZEBOX))

    $aArray = _GUICtrlCreateButton($hGUI, "Button", 255 - 75, 0, 65, 20) ; Returns 2D Array with GUI Handle & Button ControlID.
    $hButtonGUI = $aArray[0]
    $iButton = $aArray[1]

    GUICtrlCreatePic("C:\Program Files\AutoIt\Examples\GUI\mslogo.jpg", 0, 0, 255, 40)
    GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT + $GUI_DOCKSIZE + $GUI_DOCKTOP)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)

    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hButtonGUI) ; Show Button!

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop

            Case $iButton
                MsgBox(0, "ControlID = " & $iButton, "Button was Pressed!")

        EndSwitch
    WEnd
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
    GUIDelete($hButtonGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>_Main_2

Func _GUICtrlCreateButton($hHandle, $sText, $iLeft, $iTop, $iWidth, $iHeight, $iStyle = -1, $iExStyle = -1)
    Local $aReturn[2]

    $aReturn[0] = GUICreate($sText, $iWidth, $iHeight, $iLeft, $iTop, $WS_POPUP, BitOR($WS_EX_LAYERED, $WS_EX_MDICHILD), $hHandle)
    GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF)
    _WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($aReturn[0], 0xABCDEF)
    $aReturn[1] = GUICtrlCreateButton($sText, 0, 0, $iWidth, $iHeight, $iStyle, $iExStyle)
    GUISwitch($hHandle)
    Return $aReturn
EndFunc   ;==>_GUICtrlCreateButton
Edited by guinness

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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look at the example script of _WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes() there you got your answer... also has his little bit hacky things, but works fine for this

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
$GUI = GUICreate("_Main() - Before", 255, 40, -1, -1, $GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_EX_LAYERED)
GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF)
GUICtrlCreatePic("C:\Program Files\AutoIt\Examples\GUI\mslogo.jpg", 0, 0, 255, 40)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT + $GUI_DOCKSIZE + $GUI_DOCKTOP)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
_WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($GUI, 0xABCDEF,255,0x03)
$button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 0, 0, 65,40)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $Button1
            MsgBox(0, "ControlID = " & $Button1, "Button was Pressed!")

    EndSwitch
WEnd

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey thanks for that! But the idea is the GUI is sizable, which is why I didn't want to make the Parent GUI Transparent. Cheers for answering.

I edit the OP.

Edited by guinness

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I still don´t understand what you want... :S

I guess(not sure) you want a GUI wich can be...

...sizeable picking the corners and draging

...with a visible title(caption)

...with buttons to maximize and minimize

...with a pic inside that stretch when the windows change the size

...and a button

i don´t understand the transparency(?) of your second GUI

i don´t understand why! a second GUI(?)

If you explain it better we(me)i be able to participate :unsure:

sorry my bad english.. i´m from Argentina and speak(write - read) spasish.

EDIT: i have this so far...

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
$GUI = GUICreate("_Main() - Before", 255, 40, -1, -1,bitor($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX)); $WS_EX_LAYERED) still doesn´t know why :S
GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF)
GUICtrlCreatePic(@scriptdir&"\elitepvp.bmp", 0, 0, 255, 40) ; change the pic because i don´t have what you use
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT + $GUI_DOCKTOP)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
; SetLayeredWindowAttributes() it´s unnecessary because this is for transparen
;~ _WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($GUI, 0xABCDEF,50,0x01); test different flags
$button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 0, 0, 65,40)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $Button1
            MsgBox(0, "ControlID = " & $Button1, "Button was Pressed!")

    EndSwitch
WEnd
Edited by monoscout999

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..

sorry my bad english.. i´m from Argentina and speak(write - read) spasish.

..

I used to speak spasish, but I used it less and less as I became sober.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

monoscout999 it's OK! The second Example I provided is what I am looking for, but I was hoping for a different approach to it.

I guess(not sure) you want a GUI wich can be...

...sizable picking the corners and dragging

Correct.

i don´t understand the transparency(?) of your second GUI

Because this allows me to have a button without the Default grey colour.

The problem is with GUICtrlCreateButton() you get this little grey line around the button, I tried to find an approach of getting rid of this (which I did) but I was hoping for different variations of my second Function. Does this explain a little better?

Edited by guinness

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Because this allows me to have a button without the Default grey colour.

Aahhh so you want this...

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
 ; i change the size to adapt to my pic
$GUI = GUICreate("_Main() - Before", 255, 80, -1, -1,bitor($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX))
GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF)
GUICtrlCreatePic(@scriptdir&"\elitepvp.bmp", 0, 0, 255, 80) ; change the pic because i don´t have what you use
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT + $GUI_DOCKTOP)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
GUISetState()
; Second GUI POP_UP(no borders or caption) midchild(allow to move with the parent GUI)
GUICreate("",65,40,0,0,$WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $GUI)
; The button is a little outside the 2ndGUI to hide the color borders :)
$button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", -1, -1, 67,42)
GUISetState()
While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $Button1
            MsgBox(0, "ControlID = " & $Button1, "Button was Pressed!")

    EndSwitch
WEnd

maybe is another way to do it, because creating a GUI for each button it seems a little bit "crapy!" :unsure: it works.. but the other way to do it is creating buttons with picboxes and set the mouse event using GUIGetCursorInfo() to give the hover efects and the click effects... i have a tuorial on spanish to do that.. later i translate and put on the forum ^^

EDIT: the custom button can have the shape you want

Edited by monoscout999

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