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Removing arrow from submenus?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello everyone,

I hope that you have all had an enjoyable festive season.

I am working on a program, for which I wish to create menus with a single menuitem, in them, but I dont want the submenu to have an arrow, as shown here:

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Please note that this is not the actual menu I wish to do this to, as mentioned earlier, it will contain 1 submenu item only, not numerous.

Does anybody know how to do that?

Thanks!

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Bump.

No dodgy work arounds or anything at all? No DLL calls? Nothing?

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Mikeman27294,

I do not think you can. And I also fail to see the requirement - if the top-level menu holds only a single submenu item, then why not put the submenu items into the top-level menu and save a step? :)

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Thanks for the reply.

Well so you understand my reasoning for this, I am having a go at making a GUI designer in autoit for autoit (just to learn more about autoit's capabilities and if I can pull it off, it will hopefully be something the community enjoys). The reason I want to do it like this, is because I want people to be able to make menu items into menus just be hovering over the menu item, having it display a submenu saying "Add Submenu item" and when they click, it creates the submenu item.

An image speaks louder than words, so here is an image showing what I hope for it to look like:

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As I said, an image speaks louder than words. There is actually an arrow in that, but I removed it in paint (I'm too poor for photoshop atm haha). Would it even be possible to add a right click menu to a menu item or something like that?

Thanks.

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Just out of curiosity what do you have against the small arrow?


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Hahaha it's just that I want the user to be able to create a menu item or a menu as they wish. If it has the arrow, it shows that the control is a menu, and cannot be a menu item.

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Change your thinking, instead of making a menu with sub-menus, consider making the menu a child GUI to the main GUI, then turn the menu items into either labels or buttons, that way you can do whatever you want with them. You should make it so that the "menu" GUI acts like a menu normally does so that, to the user, it's not apparent that it's not a real menu.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Hmmmm... I wouldnt have a clue how to do that...

But I will give it a shot anyway, thanks.

So what I should do is check to see if the cursor is hovered over a menu item, and if so I create the child GUI? And would I be able to align the GUI with the menu item using the menu item's ID or would I have to move the GUI each time or create a new GUI for each one?

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I have a script I was working on, it's a media player with control buttons that only show when the mouse is over the GUI for the player, and the player GUI is the active window. It also has a pop up volume control that only shows when the mouse is over the GUI and over the control buttons GUI. I did it this way so that the main GUI would take up less space on the desktop screen and only showed the buttons when they'd need to be shown.

Func _ButtonGUIActivate() ; This function is used to display the player buttons and the volume control only when mouse is over the main GUI and that GUI is active
    Local $MousePos = MouseGetPos()
    $MGPosition = WinGetPos("Media Player") ; get the position of the Main GUI
        ; Below code is, if the player is the active window or the Button gui is, or the Volume Control gui is the active window, and the mouse is over one of those windows
        ; then show the button GUI and if the mouse is also over the button or vol control guishow the vol control gui.
    If (WinActive("Media Player") Or WinActive("Buttons") Or WinActive("Volume")) And ($MousePos[0] >= $MGPosition[0] And $MousePos[0] <= $MGPosition[0] + 430) And ($MousePos[1] >= $MGPosition[1] And $MousePos[1] <= $MGPosition[1] + 515) Then 
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $ButtonGUI)
        If ($MousePos[0] >= $MGPosition[0] + 70 And $MousePos[0] <= $MGPosition[0] + 380) And ($MousePos[1] >= $MGPosition[1] + 429 And $MousePos[1] <= $MGPosition[1] + 515) Then
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $VolumeCtrlGUI)
        Else
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $VolumeCtrlGUI)
        EndIf
    Else
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ButtonGUI)
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $VolumeCtrlGUI)
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_ButtonGUIActivate

I also use code to move those 2 pop up windows whenever the main window is moved so that they appear to be stuck together. I know the code looks complicated, but it's actually pretty straight forward, it's just looking to see where the mouse is and if it's over the main GUI it pops up the ButtonGUI, and if over the ButtonGUI it pops open the VolumeCtrlGUI. I have this activated by an AdLibRegister call so it's always being checked. I'm sure there's a more elegant way of doing something like this, but it worked this way, so that's how I went on this project.


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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Thanks, I will take a look at this.

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So are you trying to make a Koda in Autoit? If so let me know, and I know a few other people who might be able to help. (An Autoit coded Koda has been attempted multiple times)


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Not Koda as such but similar.

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      Melba23 posted some code like below a long time ago in this post but it seems to do the same thing as GUICtrlSetStyle does.
      Any tips/help is appreciated.
      _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) #include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <Constants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <Misc.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> Opt("GUICloseOnESC", 0) ; prevent user from pressing escape key and accidentally cancelling the GUI HotKeySet("+!{ESC}", "_doCMD") ; shift-alt-escape for a command dialogue during GUI (lab/service use) #include <Array.au3> #include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <Constants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <Misc.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> GLobal $s_Cmd1, $s_Cmd2, $s_Cmd3, $s_Cmd4, $s_Cmd5 $s_Debug = 0 $s_dbgArray = 0 Opt("GUICloseOnESC", 0) ; prevent user from pressing escape key and accidentally cancelling the GUI HotKeySet("+!{ESC}", "_doCMD") ; shift-alt-escape for a command dialogue during GUI (lab/service use) $MainMenu = GUICreate("Main BIOS Menu", 600, 400, -1, -1, 0, $WS_EX_TOPMOST) $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("1", 48, 64, 75, 25) $Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("One", 136, 68, 186, 20) $Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("2", 48, 110, 75, 25) $Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Two", 136, 113, 389, 20) $Button3 = GUICtrlCreateButton("3", 48, 172, 75, 25) $Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Three", 136, 176, 186, 20) $Button4 = GUICtrlCreateButton("4", 48, 218, 75, 25) $Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Four", 136, 221, 389, 20) $Button5 = GUICtrlCreateButton("5", 48, 272, 75, 25) $Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Five", 136, 274, 280, 20) $Button6 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 475, 340, 75, 25) $Label6 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click to cancel the operations", 300, 345, 175, 20) $Label0 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Please choose one of the following 5 options:", 171, 16, 271, 20) $Label7 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Which system do you want to set up? [Press or click 1, 2, 3, 4 or use 5 to flash]", 78, 312, 456, 20) $Group1 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("IVS", 36, 44, 513, 101) GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1) $Group2 = GUICtrlCreateGroup("IAS", 36, 152, 513, 101) GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1) _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button1), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button1), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button2), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button2), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button3), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button3), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button4), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button4), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button5), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button5), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button6), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button6), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP))) ;~ GUICtrlSetStyle($Button1, 0) ;~ GUICtrlSetStyle($Button2, 0) ;~ GUICtrlSetStyle($Button3, 0) ;~ GUICtrlSetStyle($Button4, 0) ;~ GUICtrlSetStyle($Button5, 0) ;~ GUICtrlSetStyle($Button6, 0) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $MainMenu) While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Select Case $nMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $nMsg = $Button6 GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $MainMenu) MsgBox(4096, "Cancel", "Operation cancelled. Please remove the media and click OK to reboot.") Exit Case $nMsg = $Button1 Or _IsPressed("31") Or _IsPressed("61") ; is the button, keyboard number, or keypad number pressed? _doRun(@ScriptDir & "\" & $s_Cmd1) Case $nMsg = $Button2 Or _IsPressed("32") Or _IsPressed("62") _doRun(@ScriptDir & "\" & $s_Cmd2) Case $nMsg = $Button3 Or _IsPressed("33") Or _IsPressed("63") _doRun(@ScriptDir & "\" & $s_Cmd3) Case $nMsg = $Button4 Or _IsPressed("34") Or _IsPressed("64") _doRun(@ScriptDir & "\" & $s_Cmd4) Case $nMsg = $Button5 Or _IsPressed("35") Or _IsPressed("65") _doRun(@ScriptDir & "\" & $s_Cmd5) EndSelect WEnd ;~ ;============================================================================= ;~ ;==================================Functions================================== ;~ ;============================================================================= ;~ ;============================================================================= ;~ ; Run function for batch or executable files, hides main menu when running ;~ ;============================================================================= Func _doRun($RunFile) GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $MainMenu) RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $RunFile) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $MainMenu) EndFunc ;==>_doRun ; -------------------------------------------------- ; Run a command prompt for lab/field troubleshooting ; -------------------------------------------------- Func _doCMD() HotKeySet("+!{ESC}") ; deactivate hotkey to prvent spawning multiple cmd boxes with it GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $MainMenu) ; hide the GUI RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & "cmd.exe", "", @SW_SHOW) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $MainMenu) ; bring the GUI back up HotKeySet("+!{ESC}", "_doCMD") ; reset the hotkey shift-alt-escape for a command dialogue (emergency use) EndFunc ;==>_doCMD