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GUICtrlCreateCheckbox Changing Data Color

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I've been stuck on this for most of the day. (Grrrr) The GUI Opens with some checkboxs created from DATA found in an INI file. (88 in total)

Later in the script I have a funtction that checks the to see if the path under that INI key is still active on the network. (That part works) If it's not I want to change the color of the Data to Red. So if let say \\Server\Setup.exe from $Installs[1] is good then $APP_CHKBOX[1] the same. (Black) But if \\Server2\Setup2.exe is not good the $Installs[2] under $APP_CHKBOX[2] would show up RED!

The problem is I can get it to work with any thing i do. For example i tried this once.


Example of GUI Code:

$APP_CHKBOX[1] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($Installs[1],30,200)  ;Checkbox 1
$APP_CHKBOX[2] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($Installs[2] ,30,220)  ;Checkbox 2
$APP_CHKBOX[3] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($Installs[3] ,30,240)  ;Checkbox 3
$APP_CHKBOX[4] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($Installs[4] ,30,260)  ;Checkbox 4
$APP_CHKBOX[5] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($Installs[5] ,30,280)  ;Checkbox 5


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Try adding the line below, just after the checkbox you want to recolor.

$APP_CHKBOX[1] = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($Installs[1],30,200)  ;Checkbox 1
DllCall("UxTheme.dll", "int", "SetWindowTheme", "hwnd", GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), "wstr", 0, "wstr", 0); <<<< Add this line

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Looks like that worked!!! Thanks... I've never used Dllcall before. I have no idea what the code means. Any tips on learning more about that. (DllCalls)

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DllCall just accesses the API directly - the trick is to know that there is something to access! In this case it is removing the theme from the control using the "SetWindowTheme" method within "UxTheme.dll". ;)

Here is a tutorial on DllCall. As to what you can do with it - just search the forum as there are plenty of examples out there to do all sorts of interesting things. :)


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