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I have had no success with the Windowsconstants.

I need a tiny, teeny GUI. No minimize, maximise, captions etc. Just a 3 by 3.

Failing that. Is it possible to have a GUI where the GUI background is transparent ie anything behind shows through?

Thank you.

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Maybe is a starting point?

My UDFs and Tutorials:


Active Directory (NEW 2021-06-05 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-06-14 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

ADO - Wiki, WebDriver - Wiki


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Not that difficult: :oops:

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

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "On_Exit")

; Invisible GUI
$hGUI_1 = GUICreate("Invisible", 200, 200, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_LAYERED)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click on the text to drag this transparent GUI" & @CRLF & "Press ESC to exit", 10, 10)
_WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($hGUI_1, 0xABCDEF, 250)

; Very small GUI
$hGUI_2 = GUICreate("Small", 3, 3, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000) ; Colour red so you can see it

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
            _SendMessage($hGUI_1, $WM_SYSCOMMAND, 0xF012, 0)

Func On_Exit()

I would suggest a white background to see them clearly. :rip:

Is that what you wanted? :D


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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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