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Passing GUI names to GUISetState

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OK folks,

I am working on a GUI for a prog I am building for work. I am trying to pass a gui name to GUISetState to toggle the GUI being visible or not. I have been through the help multiple times, and I have googled everything I can to try and find a solution. Since all that has come to a dead end I have decided to post to you guys to see if you can help me. I am sure it is something simple I am missing, but I just can't find it. Code is below. I have a main gui with buttons that open 3 child guis, and I'd like to have a button on the child guis that I can press to go back to the main gui. If you look in $Child_Button_1 below, you can see how I was trying to track which child was open and close it by creating the gui name of "$ChildX" and passing it to GUISetState, but it doesn't seem to work that way. So I guess my question is can this be done. If so, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

J

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Global $aWinGetPos, $hChild, $hGUI, $Button_1, $Button_2, $Button_3, $Child_Button_1, $CurrentChild, $Label2, $Label3, $Label4
$hGUI = GUICreate("GUI Example", 600, 400, -1, -1)
$Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Child 1", 10, 10, 115, 25)
$Button_2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Child 2", 130, 10, 115, 25)
$Button_3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Child 3", 250, 10, 115, 25)
$Child_Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", 475, 370, 115, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
 
$Child1 = GUICreate("", 600, 300, -1, 50, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0xff)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to add a new employ to the photo directory.", 130, 55, 234, 17)
;$Child_Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", -1, -1, 115, 25)
 
$Child2 = GUICreate("", 600, 300, -1, 50, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to change a current employ's info in the photo directory.", 130, 85, 291, 17)
;$Child_Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", -1, -1, 115, 25)
 
$Child3 = GUICreate("", 600, 300, -1, 50, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0x009900)
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to remove an employ from the photo directory.", 130, 115, 245, 17)
 
While 1
 
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
  
  Case $Child_Button_1
   Msgbox(0,'Child', 'You pressed the back button on child' & $CurrentChild)
   $CloseMe = "$Child" & $CurrentChild
   Msgbox(0,'Child', 'Close: ' & $CloseMe)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $CloseMe)
   ;GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child2)
   ;GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child3)
 
  Case $Button_1
   GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child1)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child2)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child3)
   $CurrentChild = 1
 
  Case $Button_2
   GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child2)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child1)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child3)
   $CurrentChild = 2
 
  Case $Button_3
   GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child3)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child2)
   GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child1)
   $CurrentChild = 3
 
    EndSwitch
 
WEnd

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JBassman,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :D

Alas $CloseMe = "$Child" & $CurrentChild will not work - it just produces a literal string "$Child1". :oops:

You need to use Execute to get the value of the variable - like this: :rip:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
 
Global $aWinGetPos, $hChild, $hGUI, $Button_1, $Button_2, $Button_3, $Child_Button_1, $CurrentChild, $Label2, $Label3, $Label4
 
$hGUI = GUICreate("GUI Example", 600, 400, -1, -1)
 
$Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Child 1", 10, 10, 115, 25)
$Button_2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Child 2", 130, 10, 115, 25)
$Button_3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Child 3", 250, 10, 115, 25)
$Child_Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", 475, 370, 115, 25)
 
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
 
$Child1 = GUICreate("", 600, 300, -1, 50, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0xff)
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to add a new employ to the photo directory.", 130, 55, 234, 17)
$Child_Button_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Back", 130, 100, 115, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child1)
 
$Child2 = GUICreate("", 600, 300, -1, 50, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)
$Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to change a current employ's info in the photo directory.", 130, 85, 291, 17)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child2)
 
$Child3 = GUICreate("", 600, 300, -1, 50, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0x009900)
$Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to remove an employ from the photo directory.", 130, 115, 245, 17)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child3)
 
While 1
 
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
 
        Case $Child_Button_1
            MsgBox(0, 'Child', 'You pressed the back button on child' & $CurrentChild)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, Execute("$Child" & $CurrentChild)) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
 
        Case $Button_1
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child1)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child2)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child3)
            $CurrentChild = 1
 
        Case $Button_2
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child2)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child1)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child3)
            $CurrentChild = 2
 
        Case $Button_3
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child3)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child2)
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child1)
            $CurrentChild = 3
 
    EndSwitch
 
WEnd

But as the button can only be pressed when that GUI is visible, why not use the variable $Child1 directly? I see no advantage in going about it the long way round by composing it and using Execute. :)

I hope this helps - please ask if you have any questions. :D

M23


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But as the button can only be pressed when that GUI is visible, why not use the variable

Would you mind showing me what you are talking about here?

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JBassman,

Just use the variable directly like this:

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $Child1)

The variable exists because you have already created the GUI and there is no need to work out which child is visible as the button is only available to be pressed if that particular GUI is visible. :oops:

All clear? :D

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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Gotcha! I am sorry...I've been at this for too long and the mind is about fried. I appreciate the help Melba. :D

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JBassman,

Glad I could help. :D

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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Here's my take on it:

I changed a small part of the script to what would need to be changed.

MsgBox(0, 'Child', 'You pressed the back button on child' & $CurrentChild)
   $CloseMe = Eval("Child" & $CurrentChild) ;  <<<<<<<<<<< change this line
   MsgBox(0, 'Child', 'Close: ' & $CloseMe)

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