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Wondering if there is an elegang way to display a system modal dialog with a dynamic countdown that does not cause the dialog box to refresh. The following works, but flashes every time the counter changes, which is annoying:

; Countdown loop
$secsRemain = 90
While $secsRemain > 0
  $ret = MsgBox(4160,"Countdown", "Seconds remaining until system restart: "& $secsRemain, 1)
  If $ret = 1 Then
  $secsRemain = $secsRemain - 1

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Look at the ExtMsgBox UDF in my sig - it has a "countdown" mode among its many user-definable options. :mellow:


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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why dont u simply create your own messagebox ?

with another gui, with your options and buttons, it could completely look like a system modal msgbox :mellow:

Truth be told... I'm in a time crunch and didn't want to reinvent the wheel. I'm sure someone has been there, done that.


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