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Pseudo Aero Look for WinXP (Glass Effect)

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Actually, I do not work with WinXP but by chance I discovered an effect.

This is experimentell only and not fully implemented!

Aero must be disabled (will done by script) on Vista+ os!

#include <gdiplus.au3>
#include <guiconstantsex.au3>
#include <windowsconstants.au3>

Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

Global Const $hDwmApiDll = DllOpen("dwmapi.dll")
Global $sChkAero = DllStructCreate("int;")
DllCall($hDwmApiDll, "int", "DwmIsCompositionEnabled", "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($sChkAero))
Global $aero = DllStructGetData($sChkAero, 1)
If $aero Then DllCall($hDwmApiDll, "int", "DwmEnableComposition", "uint", False)
Global $dy
If @OSBuild < 6000 Then
    Global $aTheme = _WinAPI_GetCurrentThemeName()
    If Not @error Then
        $dy = -54
        $dy = -40
        $dy = -47


Global Const $hFullScreen = WinGetHandle("[TITLE:Program Manager;CLASS:Progman]")
Global Const $aFullScreen = WinGetPos($hFullScreen)

Global Const $fW = 4
Global Const $fH = 32
Global Const $iW = 640
Global Const $iH = 400
Global Const $hGUI = GUICreate("", $iW, $iH, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW + $WS_EX_TOPMOST)
Global Const $idTitle = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Pseudo Aero Effect by UEZ", $fW + 16, $fh / 3, 150, 16)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 9, 800, 0, "Arial", 4)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, -2)

Global Const $idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel(@LF & @LF & @LF & @TAB & "Done by UEZ 2011", $fW, $fH, $iW - 2 * $fW - 2, $iH - $fH - $fW)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 30, 400, 0, "Arial", 4)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, -2)
Global Const $idLabel_Min = GUICtrlCreateLabel("[_]", $iW - 50, $fH / 3, $fh / 2, $fh / 2)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, -2)
Global Const $idLabel_Close = GUICtrlCreateLabel("[X]", $iW - 30, $fH / 3, $fh / 2, $fh / 2)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, -2)

WinSetTrans($hGUI, "", 0xFF)

Global Const $hGUI_Hidden = GUICreate("", $iW, $iH, 0, 0, Default, $WS_EX_MDICHILD + $WS_EX_LAYERED, $hGUI)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI_Hidden)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
_SetGuiRoundCorners($hGUI, 16, True, False, True, False)

Global $hDev = _WinAPI_GetDC($hGUI)
Global $hDC_Area = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleDC($hDev)
Global $hBitmap_Area = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleBitmap($hDev, $aFullScreen[2], $aFullScreen[3])

Global Const $hDC_Zoom = _WinAPI_GetDC(0)
Global Const $hGUI_ZoomDC = _WinAPI_GetDC($hGUI_Hidden)

Global Const $memDC = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleDC($hGUI_ZoomDC)
Global Const $memBmp = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleBitmap($hGUI_ZoomDC, $iW, $iH)
_WinAPI_SelectObject($memDC, $memBmp)

Global $aPos = WinGetPos($hGUI)
_WinAPI_StretchBlt($hGUI_ZoomDC, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hDC_Zoom, $aPos[0], $aPos[1], $iW, $iH, $SRCCOPY)

_WinAPI_BitBlt($memDC, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hGUI_ZoomDC, 0, $dy, 0x00CC0020)

Global Const $hGraphic = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hGUI)
Global Const $hBitmap = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromGraphics($iW, $iH, $hGraphic)
Global Const $hContext = _GDIPlus_ImageGetGraphicsContext($hBitmap)

Global Const $GW_CHILD = 5
Global Const $GW_HWNDNEXT = 2
Global $hRegion = _GDIPlus_RegionCreateFromRect(_GDIPlus_RectFCreate(0, 0, $iW, $iH))
Global $hChild = _WinAPI_GetWindow($hGUI, $GW_CHILD)
Global $aRect, $msg

    $aRect = ControlGetPos($hChild, "", 0)
    _GDIPlus_RegionCombineRect($hRegion, _GDIPlus_RectFCreate($aRect[0], $aRect[1], $aRect[2], $aRect[3]), 3)
    $hChild = _WinAPI_GetWindow($hChild, $GW_HWNDNEXT)
Until Not $hChild
_GDIPlus_GraphicsSetClipRegion($hGraphic, $hRegion)

Global $tRectF = _GDIPlus_RectFCreate(0, 0, $iW / 1.5, $iH / 1.5)
Global $hBrush = _GDIPlus_LineBrushCreateFromRectWithAngle($tRectF, 0x80201010, 0xA0F0F0F0, -60, False, 1)

Global $hBmp = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromHBITMAP($memBmp)
Global $hBmp_Blur = _Blur($hBmp, $iW, $iH)
_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImage($hContext, $hBmp_Blur, 0, 0)

_GDIPlus_GraphicsFillRect($hContext, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hBrush)
_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRect($hGraphic, $hBitmap, 0, 0, $iW, $iH)


Global $exit = False

GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_RESTORE, "Restored", $hGUI)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "_Exit", $hGUI)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($idLabel_Close, "_Exit")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($idLabel_Min, "_MinWin")

While Sleep(30)
;~  Repaint()
    If $exit Then ExitLoop

_WinAPI_ReleaseDC($hGUI, $hDev)
_WinAPI_ReleaseDC($hGUI, $hGUI_ZoomDC)
_WinAPI_ReleaseDC(0, $hDC_Zoom)
$tRectF = 0
If $aero Then DllCall($hDwmApiDll, "int", "DwmEnableComposition", "uint", True)

Func _Exit()
    $exit = True

Func _MinWin()
    GUISetState(@SW_MINIMIZE, $hGUI)

Func Restored()

Func WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGED($hWnd, $iMsg, $StartWIndowPosaram, $lParam)
    Return "GUI_RUNDEFMSG"

Func Repaint()
    $aPos = WinGetPos($hGUI)
    _WinAPI_StretchBlt($hGUI_ZoomDC, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hDC_Zoom, $aPos[0]+16, $aPos[1] + 3, $iW, $iH, $SRCCOPY)
    _WinAPI_BitBlt($memDC, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hGUI_ZoomDC, 0, $dy, 0x00CC0020)
    DllStructSetData($tRectF, "X", $aPos[0])
    DllStructSetData($tRectF, "Y", $aPos[1])
    $hBrush = _GDIPlus_LineBrushCreateFromRectWithAngle($tRectF, 0x80302020, 0xA0F0F0F0, -60, False, 1)
    $hBmp = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromHBITMAP($memBmp)
    $hBmp_Blur = _Blur($hBmp, $iW, $iH)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImage($hContext, $hBmp_Blur, 0, 0)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsFillRect($hContext, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hBrush)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRect($hGraphic, $hBitmap, 0, 0, $iW, $iH)

Func WM_NCHITTEST($hWndGUI, $MsgID, $WParam, $LParam)
    If ($hWndGUI = $hGui) And ($MsgID = $WM_NCHITTEST) Then Return $HTCAPTION
EndFunc   ;==>WM_NCHITTEST

Func _Blur($hBitmap, $iW, $iH, $fScale = 0.30, $qual = 6); by eukalyptus
    Local $hGraphics = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND(_WinAPI_GetDesktopWindow())
    Local $hBmpSmall = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromGraphics($iW, $iH, $hGraphics)
    Local $hGfxSmall = _GDIPlus_ImageGetGraphicsContext($hBmpSmall)
    DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipSetPixelOffsetMode", "hwnd", $hGfxSmall, "int", 2)
    Local $hBmpBig = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromGraphics($iW, $iH, $hGraphics)
    Local $hGfxBig = _GDIPlus_ImageGetGraphicsContext($hBmpBig)
    DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipSetPixelOffsetMode", "hwnd", $hGfxBig, "int", 2)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsScaleTransform($hGfxSmall, $fScale, $fScale)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetInterpolationMode($hGfxSmall, $qual)

    _GDIPlus_GraphicsScaleTransform($hGfxBig, 1 / $fScale, 1 / $fScale)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetInterpolationMode($hGfxBig, $qual)

    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRect($hGfxSmall, $hBitmap, 0, 0, $iW, $iH)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRect($hGfxBig, $hBmpSmall, 0, 0, $iW, $iH)

    Return $hBmpBig
EndFunc   ;==>_Blur

Func _WinAPI_StretchBlt($hDestDC, $iXDest, $iYDest, $iWidthDest, $iHeightDest, $hSrcDC, $iXSrc, $iYSrc, $iWidthSrc, $iHeightSrc, $iRop)
    Local $Ret = DllCall("gdi32.dll", "int", "StretchBlt", "hwnd", $hDestDC, "int", $iXDest, "int", $iYDest, "int", $iWidthDest, "int", $iHeightDest, "hwnd", $hSrcDC, "int", $iXSrc, "int", $iYSrc, "int", $iWidthSrc, "int", $iHeightSrc, "dword", $iRop)
    If (@error) Or (Not $Ret[0]) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    Return 1
EndFunc   ;==>_WinAPI_StretchBlt

; #FUNCTION# ====================================================================================================================
; Name...........: _WinAPI_GetCurrentThemeName
; Description....: Retrieves the name of the current visual styles, color scheme name, and size name.
; Syntax.........: _WinAPI_GetCurrentThemeName ( )
; Parameters.....: None
; Return values..: Success - The array that contains the following information:
;                           [0] - The theme path and file name.
;                           [1] - The color scheme name.
;                           [2] - The size name.
;                 Failure - 0 and sets the @error flag to non-zero, @extended flag may contain the system error code.
; Author.........: Yashied
; Modified.......:
; Remarks........: None
; Related........:
; Link...........: @@MsdnLink@@ GetCurrentThemeName
; Example........: Yes
; ===============================================================================================================================
Func _WinAPI_GetCurrentThemeName()
    Local $Ret = DllCall('uxtheme.dll', 'uint', 'GetCurrentThemeName', 'wstr', '', 'int', 4096, 'wstr', '', 'int', 2048, 'wstr', '', 'int', 2048)
    If @error Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
        If $Ret[0] Then
            Return SetError(1, $Ret[0], 0)
    Local $Result[3]
    For $i = 0 To 2
        $Result[$i] = $Ret[$i * 2 + 1]
    Return $Result
EndFunc   ;==>_WinAPI_GetCurrentThemeName

Func _SetGuiRoundCorners($hGUI, $iEllipse, $iLeftUp = True, $iLeftDown = True, $iRightUp = True, $iRightDown = True)
    Local $hCornerRgn
    Local $aGuiSize = WinGetPos($hGUI)
    Local $hRgn = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn(0, 0, $aGuiSize[2], $aGuiSize[3], $iEllipse, $iEllipse)
    If $iLeftUp = False Then
        $hCornerRgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(0, 0, $aGuiSize[2] / 2, $aGuiSize[3] / 2)
        _WinAPI_CombineRgn($hRgn, $hRgn, $hCornerRgn, $RGN_OR)
    If $iLeftDown = False Then
        $hCornerRgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(0, $aGuiSize[3] / 2, $aGuiSize[2] / 2, $aGuiSize[3])
        _WinAPI_CombineRgn($hRgn, $hRgn, $hCornerRgn, $RGN_OR)
    If $iRightUp = False Then
        $hCornerRgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn($aGuiSize[2] / 2, 0, $aGuiSize[2], $aGuiSize[3] / 2)
        _WinAPI_CombineRgn($hRgn, $hRgn, $hCornerRgn, $RGN_OR)
    If $iRightDown = False Then
        $hCornerRgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn($aGuiSize[2] / 2, $aGuiSize[3] / 2, $aGuiSize[2] - 1, $aGuiSize[3] - 1)
        _WinAPI_CombineRgn($hRgn, $hRgn, $hCornerRgn, $RGN_OR)
    _WinAPI_SetWindowRgn($hGUI, $hRgn)
EndFunc   ;==>_SetGuiRoundCorners

#region additional GDI+ functions
Func _GDIPlus_GraphicsScaleTransform($hGraphics, $nScaleX, $nScaleY, $iOrder = 0)
    Local $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipScaleWorldTransform", "hwnd", $hGraphics, "float", $nScaleX, "float", $nScaleY, "int", $iOrder)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)
    Return $aResult[0] = 0
EndFunc   ;==>_GDIPlus_GraphicsScaleTransform

Func _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetInterpolationMode($hGraphics, $iInterpolationMode)
    Local $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipSetInterpolationMode", "hwnd", $hGraphics, "int", $iInterpolationMode)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)
    Return $aResult[0] = 0
EndFunc   ;==>_GDIPlus_GraphicsSetInterpolationMode

Func _GDIPlus_LineBrushCreateFromRectWithAngle($tRectF, $iARGBClr1, $iARGBClr2, $nAngle, $fIsAngleScalable = True, $iWrapMode = 0)
    Local $pRectF, $aResult
    $pRectF = DllStructGetPtr($tRectF)
    $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipCreateLineBrushFromRectWithAngle", "ptr", $pRectF, "uint", $iARGBClr1, "uint", $iARGBClr2, "float", $nAngle, "int", $fIsAngleScalable, "int", $iWrapMode, "int*", 0)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, 0)
    Return $aResult[7]
EndFunc   ;==>_GDIPlus_LineBrushCreateFromRectWithAngle

Func _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetClipRegion($hGraphics, $hRegion, $iCombineMode = 0)
    Local $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipSetClipRegion", "hwnd", $hGraphics, "hwnd", $hRegion, "int", $iCombineMode)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)
    Return $aResult[0] = 0

Func _GDIPlus_RegionCreateFromRect($tRectF)
    Local $pRectF, $aResult
    $pRectF = DllStructGetPtr($tRectF)
    $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipCreateRegionRect", "ptr", $pRectF, "int*", 0)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, 0)
    Return $aResult[2]

Func _GDIPlus_RegionCombineRect($hRegion, $tRectF, $iCombineMode = 2)
    Local $pRectF, $aResult
    $pRectF = DllStructGetPtr($tRectF)
    $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipCombineRegionRect", "hwnd", $hRegion, "ptr", $pRectF, "int", $iCombineMode)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)
    Return $aResult[0] = 0

Func _GDIPlus_RegionDispose($hRegion)
    Local $aResult = DllCall($ghGDIPDll, "uint", "GdipDeleteRegion", "hwnd", $hRegion)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)
    Return $aResult[0] = 0

If you have the classic theme activate adjust -52 to -38 in _WinAPI_BitBlt($memDC, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hGUI_ZoomDC, 0, -52, 0x00CC0020) lines!

Btw, how can I check whether classical or Luna theme is activated?


  • only updates when window is moved
  • no transparent labels
  • relatively slow
Screenshot, short AVI video and optimized version by eukalyptus here: AutoIt.de

Maybe this effect comes 4 years too late...



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Nice Example UEZ ! :D

Did you look at _WinAPI_GetCurrentThemeName() for get the name of the current visual styles ?

Edited by wakillon

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@wakillon: thanks for the hint. Code updated in post#1.

Btw, eukalyptus optimized the code whereas you don't need to check the theme to display the effect properly in the window (link in post#1)!



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      #include-once ; #INDEX# ======================================================================================================================= ; Title .........: WinAPI GetSystemMetrics Constants ; AutoIt Version : ; Language ......: English ; Description ...: Constants for _WinAPI_GetSystemMetrics(). ; Author(s) .....: ScriptJunky ; =============================================================================================================================== ; #CONSTANTS# =================================================================================================================== ; _WinAPI_GetSystemMetrics() Global Const $ARRANGE = 56 Global Const $CLEANBOOT = 67 Global Const $CMONITORS = 80 Global Const $CMOUSEBUTTONS = 43 Global Const $CONVERTIBLESLATEMODE = 0x2003 Global Const $CXBORDER = 5 Global Const $CXCURSOR = 13 Global Const $CXDLGFRAME = 7 Global Const $CXDOUBLECLK = 36 Global Const $CXDRAG = 68 Global Const $CXEDGE = 45 Global Const $CXFIXEDFRAME = 7 Global Const $CXFOCUSBORDER = 83 Global Const $CXFRAME = 32 Global Const $CXFULLSCREEN = 16 Global Const $CXHSCROLL = 21 Global Const $CXHTHUMB = 10 Global Const $CXICON = 11 Global Const $CXICONSPACING = 38 Global Const $CXMAXIMIZED = 61 Global Const $CXMAXTRACK = 59 Global Const $CXMENUCHECK = 71 Global Const $CXMENUSIZE = 54 Global Const $CXMIN = 28 Global Const $CXMINIMIZED = 57 Global Const $CXMINSPACING = 47 Global Const $CXMINTRACK = 34 Global Const $CXPADDEDBORDER = 92 Global Const $CXSCREEN = 0 Global Const $CXSIZE = 30 Global Const $CXSIZEFRAME = 32 Global Const $CXSMICON = 49 Global Const $CXSMSIZE = 52 Global Const $CXVIRTUALSCREEN = 78 Global Const $CXVSCROLL = 2 Global Const $CYBORDER = 6 Global Const $CYCAPTION = 4 Global Const $CYCURSOR = 14 Global Const $CYDLGFRAME = 8 Global Const $CYDOUBLECLK = 37 Global Const $CYDRAG = 69 Global Const $CYEDGE = 46 Global Const $CYFIXEDFRAME = 8 Global Const $CYFOCUSBORDER = 84 Global Const $CYFRAME = 33 Global Const $CYFULLSCREEN = 17 Global Const $CYHSCROLL = 3 Global Const $CYICON = 12 Global Const $CYICONSPACING = 39 Global Const $CYKANJIWINDOW = 18 Global Const $CYMAXIMIZED = 62 Global Const $CYMAXTRACK = 60 Global Const $CYMENU = 15 Global Const $CYMENUCHECK = 72 Global Const $CYMENUSIZE = 55 Global Const $CYMIN = 29 Global Const $CYMINIMIZED = 58 Global Const $CYMINSPACING = 48 Global Const $CYMINTRACK = 35 Global Const $CYSCREEN = 1 Global Const $CYSIZE = 31 Global Const $CYSIZEFRAME = 33 Global Const $CYSMCAPTION = 51 Global Const $CYSMICON = 50 Global Const $CYSMSIZE = 53 Global Const $CYVIRTUALSCREEN = 79 Global Const $CYVSCROLL = 20 Global Const $CYVTHUMB = 9 Global Const $DBCSENABLED = 42 Global Const $DEBUG = 22 Global Const $DIGITIZER = 94 Global Const $IMMENABLED = 82 Global Const $MAXIMUMTOUCHES = 95 Global Const $MEDIACENTER = 87 Global Const $MENUDROPALIGNMENT = 40 Global Const $MIDEASTENABLED = 74 Global Const $MOUSEPRESENT = 19 Global Const $MOUSEHORIZONTALWHEELPRESENT = 91 Global Const $MOUSEWHEELPRESENT = 75 Global Const $NETWORK = 63 Global Const $PENWINDOWS = 41 Global Const $REMOTECONTROL = 0x2001 Global Const $REMOTESESSION = 0x1000 Global Const $SAMEDISPLAYFORMAT = 81 Global Const $SECURE = 44 Global Const $SERVERR = 289 Global Const $SHOWSOUNDS = 70 Global Const $SHUTTINGDOWN = 0x2000 Global Const $SLOWMACHINE = 73 Global Const $STARTER = 88 Global Const $SWAPBUTTON = 23 Global Const $TABLETPC = 86 Global Const $XVIRTUALSCREEN = 76 Global Const $YVIRTUALSCREEN = 77  
    • chacoya121
      By chacoya121
      can someone plz explain how WinAPI work and some example script plz
    • c.haslam
      By c.haslam
      I think that _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem should return a Property Item that can readily be set as a property of another image. Why would one want to do this? A script might (as one of mine does) edit an image of a .jpg file then write the result to a .jpg file. In editing it, in my case, the number of horizontal and vertical pixels change, and the date/time edited should be set as a property. All other property items remain the same. Other GDI+ users may change other properties.
      So an approach is to copy all the property items from image1 to image2, then update a few properties.
      M$ provides a Property Item class (id, length, pointer to an array of values) but _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem returns something different.
      I think that, wherever reasonable, UDFs that are wrappers for M$ methods should work like M$'s methods. _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem does not do this:
      While M$ returns 2 values for a value that is a ratio of 2 numbers,  _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem returns numerator/denominator as a single value (often a Double). _GDIPlus_ImageSetPropertyItem (when included in GDIPlus.au3) will be unable to set ratio property items properly because it cannot know what the numerator and denominator are. So copying such property items will not work properly. M$ has a Void* buffer where the buffer is an array of values but _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem() returns the values in the same 1-d array as id, length and type. M$'s approach produces a 1-d array with the same number of elements for all property items while _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem produces a 1-d array with various numbers of elements. To me, this is not good programming practice. For a photo from a Sony camera, the worst case has 1-d array with 67 elements. When combined into a 2-d array with the property items of all properties, there are 66 rows and 67 columns, with many elements not used. So I suggest that _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem look like this:
      ; #FUNCTION# ==================================================================================================================== ; Name ..........: cGDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem ; Description ...: Gets a specified property item (piece of meta data) from an Image object ; Syntax ........: cGDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem($hImage, $iPropID) ; Parameters ....: $hImage - Pointer to an image object ; $iPropID - Identifier of the property item to be retrieved ; Return values .: Success: Array containing the values of the property item ; [0] - identifier ; [1] - size, in bytes, of the value array ; [2] - type of value(s) in the value array ; [3] - value array ; Failure: Sets the @error flag to non-zero, @extended may contain GPSTATUS error code ($GPID_ERR*). ; Author ........: Eukalyptus ; Modified ......: c.haslam ; Remarks .......: types: unsigned byte = 1, ASCII string = 2, unsigned short = 3, unsigned long = 4, ; unsinged rational = 5, undefined = 7, signed long = 9, signed rational = 10 ; Related .......: _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyIdList ; Link ..........: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms535390(v=vs.85).aspx, ; https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms534493(v=vs.85).aspx, ; https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms534414(v=vs.85).aspx ; Example .......: Yes ; =============================================================================================================================== Func cGDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem($hImage, $iPropID) Local $iSize = __GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItemSize($hImage, $iPropID) If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, -1) Local $tBuffer = DllStructCreate("byte[" & $iSize & "];") Local $pBuffer = DllStructGetPtr($tBuffer) Local $aResult = DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipGetPropertyItem", "handle", $hImage, "uint", _ $iPropID, "uint", $iSize, "struct*", $tBuffer) If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, -1) If $aResult[0] Then Return SetError(10, $aResult[0], False) Local $tPropertyItem = DllStructCreate("int id; int length; short type; ptr pvalue;", $pBuffer) Local $iBytes = DllStructGetData($tPropertyItem, "length") Local $pValue = DllStructGetData($tPropertyItem, "pvalue") Local $aRet[4] Local $type = DllStructGetData($tPropertyItem,'type') Local $tValues, $iValues Switch $type Case 2 ;ASCII String $iValues = 1 $tValues = DllStructCreate("char[" & $iBytes & "];", $pValue) Case 3 ;Array of UShort $iValues = Int($iBytes / 2) $tValues = DllStructCreate("ushort[" & $iValues & "];", $pValue) Case 4, 5 ;Array of UInt / Fraction $iValues = Int($iBytes / 4) $tValues = DllStructCreate("uint[" & $iValues & "];", $pValue) Case 9, 10 ;Array of Int / Fraction $iValues = Int($iBytes / 4) $tValues = DllStructCreate("int[" & $iValues & "];", $pValue) Case Else ;Array of Bytes $iValues = 1 $tValues = DllStructCreate("byte[" & $iBytes & "];", $pValue) EndSwitch $aRet[0] = DllStructGetData($tPropertyItem,'id') $aRet[1] = $iBytes $aRet[2] = $type Local $aVals[$iValues] If $type=2 Or $type=7 Then ; ASCII string or undefined $aVals[0] = DllStructGetData($tValues,1) Else For $i = 0 To $iValues-1 $aVals[$i] = DllStructGetData($tValues,1,$i+1) Next EndIf $aRet[3] = $aVals Return $aRet EndFunc And here is an example:
      #include <GDIPlus.au3> #include <Array.au3> Example() Func Example() _GDIPlus_Startup() Local $hImage = _GDIPlus_ImageLoadFromFile(RegRead((@AutoItX64 = True ? "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AutoIt v3\AutoIt" : "HKLM\SOFTWARE\AutoIt v3\AutoIt"), "InstallDir") & "\Examples\GUI\Torus.png") If @error Then _GDIPlus_Shutdown() MsgBox(16, "", "An error has occured - unable to load image!", 30) Return False EndIf Local $ar = _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyIdList($hImage) Local $vPropNbrs[UBound($ar,1)-1] ; Extract ID numbers For $i = 1 To UBound($ar,1)-1 $vPropNbrs[$i-1] = $ar[$i][0] Next ; Get all property items Local $aPropItems[UBound($vPropNbrs)][4],$vPropItem For $i = 0 To UBound($vPropNbrs)-1 $vPropItem = cGDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyItem($hImage,$vPropNbrs[$i]) For $j = 0 To 3 $aPropItems[$i][$j] = $vPropItem[$j] Next Next ; Collapse values arrays so _ArrayDisplay can display them Local $ar = $aPropItems For $i = 0 To UBound($aPropItems,1)-1 $ar[$i][0] = '0x'&Hex($ar[$i][0],4) $ar[$i][3] = '' For $j = 0 To UBound($aPropItems[$i][3])-1 $ar[$i][3] &= ($aPropItems[$i][3])[$j]&'|' Next $ar[$i][3] = StringTrimRight($ar[$i][3],1) Next _ArrayDisplay($ar) _GDIPlus_Shutdown() EndFunc Unfortunately this example (based on one now in the Help) does not exercise most of the item types, but I do not know of a file with EXIF metadata that is on most PCs. I have tested this code by updating and adding property items to torus.jpg and to a photo taken by a Sony camera. The code for implementing and calling _GDIPlus_ImageSetPropertyItem will be fairly simple [see below].
      Your thoughts?
    • c.haslam
      By c.haslam
      I have a strange symptom of a problem somewhere in my code, or in a UDF: when I add code to get all properties of a GDI+ image to a 6000-line script,  the variable type of a parameter is reported as a pointer when the caller clearly has this argument as a string. If I comment out my code that gets the properties, the function properly sees the parameter as a string.
      [Edit: The reporting as a pointer and getting image properties are miles apart, both in where they are in the script code and in where they are run.]
      At this point, I am looking for clues as to why this is happening, so the hunt is on!
      I have noticed one odd thing, in _GDIPlus_ImageGetPropertyIdList() I see a line that begins Local $sPropertyTagInfo = . This "line" is split into 2 lines. SCiTE shows that the first line is 2454 characters and the second 2400. Adding these numbers I get 4854 characters.
      But the Help for AutoIt3 Limits/defaults says that MAXLINESIZE, Maximum size for a line of script, is 4096 characters.
      The line would exceed the limit if AutoIt considers the subject line to be 1 line and not 2 lines.
      My question: is this line legal? Is buffer overun possible?