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how to keep the main window focused when I interact with a child window?

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Hi,

I want to know how to keep the main window focused/active when I interact with the child window (i.e: type text on a textbox in the child gui)

Maybe it's a kind of gui style but I havn't found.

Br, FireFox.

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Something like this?

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

$hParent = GUICreate("My GUI",220,220,100,100)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

$hChild = GUICreate("Child", 220, 220, 400, 100, Default, Default, $hParent)
GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 10, 10, 200, 200)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE)

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ACTIVATE, "WM_ACTIVATE")

; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd
GUIDelete()

Func WM_ACTIVATE($hWnd, $msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Switch $hWnd
        Case $hChild
            If $wParam Then
                WinActivate($hParent)
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>WM_ACTIVATE

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@KaFu

I can't type text in the child input GUI...

Br, FireFox.


 

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FireFox,

You cannot have more than one GUI "active" at a time - this is a perfectly understandable Windows limitation. So you cannot have the main GUI "active" if you want to type in the child. :unsure:

But you can keep the main GUI "responsive" - i.e. its controls will action when pressed. Take a look at the Managing Multiple GUIs tutorial in the Wiki. :>

M23


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FireFox,

You cannot have more than one GUI "active" at a time - this is a perfectly understandable Windows limitation. So you cannot have the main GUI "active" if you want to type in the child. :unsure:

But you can keep the main GUI "responsive" - i.e. its controls will action when pressed. Take a look at the Managing Multiple GUIs tutorial in the Wiki. :>

M23

hmm I was sure I have seen it somewhere... anyway thanks for your reply guys.

Br, FireFox.


 

OS : Win XP SP2 (32 bits) / Win 7 SP1 (64 bits) / Win 8 (64 bits) | Autoit version: latest stable / beta.
Hardware : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10Ghz / 8 GiB RAM DDR3.

My UDFs : Skype UDF | TrayIconEx UDF | GUI Panel UDF | Excel XML UDF | Is_Pressed_UDF

My Projects : YouTube Multi-downloader | FTP Easy-UP | Lock'n | WinKill | AVICapture | Skype TM | Tap Maker | ShellNew | Scriptner | Const Replacer | FT_Pocket | Chrome theme maker

My Examples : Capture toolIP Camera | Crosshair | Draw Captured Region | Picture Screensaver | Jscreenfix | Drivetemp | Picture viewer

My Snippets : Basic TCP | Systray_GetIconIndex | Intercept End task | Winpcap various | Advanced HotKeySet | Transparent Edit control

 

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