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Keep GUI (AutoIT application) Visible above all the Applications

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I have created a small application to launch an another application which performs most of my tasks automatically on clicks of buttons created using AutoIT. Now, till the time my AutoIT runs I want it to be visible above all the applications. By being visible I don't want it to be "active" as I can click on it any time but visibility is what I want. I want that window to stay on top of every application. Is this possible?Can somebody throw some light on this. Thanks a mega ton.


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Just create your GUI with the $WS_EX_TOPMOST extended style: :graduated:

"Specifies that a window created with this style should be placed above all non-topmost windows and should stay above them, even when the window is deactivated"


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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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So do you mean all the $WS_GROUP should be replaced by $WS_EX_TOPMOST extended style? :graduated: Thanks so much M23, I read the materials yesterday and bingo! I am halfway up with my application!

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