Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Mikeman27294

Checking restore / maximize state of GUI

18 posts in this topic

Hey, I am just wondering about how I would check whether the current GUI is maximized or restored? Right now, I am using GUI Events to change a variable, I am wondering whether there is a more efficient way?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. The problem is that WinGetState() will only return if the GUI is Maximized or Minimized. I also want to detect if the window is restored, because then I have different resizing settings for the window.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try using GUIRegisterMsg and monitoring the restore operation.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. The problem is that WinGetState() will only return if the GUI is Maximized or Minimized. I also want to detect if the window is restored, because then I have different resizing settings for the window.

Well, if it's restored then it's not maximized, right? :)

But if you want to respond to your own window restoring in your script, then GUIRegisterMsg with WM_SYSCOMMAND (I think it's that message) is the way to go.

Try it, and if you get stuck, show us some code and blah blah, you know the drill ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, thanks. I will give that a shot then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mikeman, take a look at the link I have in my signature if you're unsure of how to use GUIRegisterMsg command functions. The demo includes a way of showing how to see when a window is restored, as an example.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Nah I have a good idea on how to use GUIRegisterMsg, but thanks for pointing me towards it though. If I muck up, I will check there first.

Well out of pure curiosity, I changed my mind and took a look at it. That is definately an interesting way of doing it. But I think it might conflict with the way that I am doing it. But, thanks again.

Edited by Mikeman27294

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok everyone, back again. This is the code I used:

GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_RESTORE, '_RestoreWindow')
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE, '_MaximizeWindow')
;tonnes of code
Func _RestoreWindow()
    $MAXIMIZERESTORE = 0
EndFunc
Func _MaximizeWindow()
    $MAXIMIZERESTORE = 1
EndFunc

$MaximizeRestore is a global variable.

The problem is though, that when I ran it through a debugger, I noticed that minimizing and then maximizing the window plays around with the variable, and if it is maximizing from the task bar, the program gets the restore message, which means that restore is not only leaving the maximized state, but also un-minimizing the window. That makes sense since the help file tells me that the restore variable is this action: dialog box restored by click on task bar icon.

The command I should look for, I assume would be named WM_RESTOREDOWN but that command doesn't seem to exist?

And by looking at your script, Brewman, I enabled the restore down / maximize button. It has given me the following data:

MsgID = 274

wParam = 0x0000F030

lParam = 0x00FF02DE

Code = 0

CtrlID = 61488

CtrlHWnd = 0x00FF02DE

Can any of that information be used to set an event? For example, could I use the MsgID to assign it to a function?

Sorry for flooding with information, but I just took another look, compared the codes. It seems that the wparam and lparam changed for both minimizing and maximizing when I ran the script the second time, as did the CTRLID, but the msgID stayed the same, so I assume, as I had expected, that this is what I have to use.

Edited by Mikeman27294

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you look in that demo script from post #4 in that thread, you will see that you can look for the Windows Message being sent, in your case you'd look for $WM_SYSCOMMAND messages for minimize/restore/maximize of the window. Once you've determined that you have the right message you'd look for the wparam message which tells you what the GUI is doing,

0xF020 = Minimize

0xF120 = Restore

0xF030 = Maximize

Looking further at the demo script, you can see that all I am doing with the information is sending text to the Console window in SciTe but you could use the method to run a function or set a variable that runs a function a certain way later in your script. As long as you remember to not try and run any long running or blocking functions from within the message function.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I noticed that it is doing the consolewrite, and I noticed the minimize restore and maximize flags. The problem is though, that restoring from maximized and restoring from minimized are 2 different things. The restore (0xF120) is restoring from the taskbar, not from maximized.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Windows parlance, restoring from the taskbar and from Maximized is the same thing.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok. Thanks.

That's going to be a bit of a problem for me then. Maybe it will work if I use the desktopheight and desktopwidth macros.

Thanks everyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can set a variable to tell you that the window was minimized or maximized and when you get the restore message you'll know what it did last. Just remember, it can be maximized and then minimized and then restored, minimized then maximized and then restored so make sure you're keeping track of the last state it was in. Also, for some bizarre reason, you can't minimize or maximize a program window from the taskbar button by right clicking it in Windows 7, so I guess you can't minimize then maximize in that OS.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, for some bizarre reason, you can't minimize or maximize a program window from the taskbar button by right clicking it in Windows 7, so I guess you can't minimize then maximize in that OS.

Yes you can. Rightclick the thumbnail, not the taskbar item.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes you can. Rightclick the thumbnail, not the taskbar item.

Well, you learn something new every day. I never knew you could do that with Windows 7 like that, i'm so used to doing it with the taskbar buttons I never thought about the pop up window.

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know whether you got it already working but here the code for the checking restore / maximize state of the GUI.

#Include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 640, 480, -1, -1, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
GUISetState()

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "WM_SYSCOMMAND")

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

GUIDelete($hGUI)
Exit

Func WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Switch BitAND($wParam, 0x0000FFFF)
        Case 0xF020
            ConsoleWrite("Window was minimized" & @LF)
        Case 0xF120
            ConsoleWrite("Window was restored" & @LF)
        Case 0xF030
            ConsoleWrite("Window was maximized" & @LF)
    EndSwitch
    Return "GUI_RUNDEFMSG"
EndFunc

Br,

UEZ


Please don't send me any personal message and ask for support! I will not reply!

Selection of finest graphical examples at Codepen.io

The own fart smells best!
Her 'sikim hıyar' diyene bir avuç tuz alıp koşma!
¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ૐ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#18 ·  Posted (edited)

You can set a variable to tell you that the window was minimized or maximized and when you get the restore message you'll know what it did last. Just remember, it can be maximized and then minimized and then restored, minimized then maximized and then restored so make sure you're keeping track of the last state it was in. Also, for some bizarre reason, you can't minimize or maximize a program window from the taskbar button by right clicking it in Windows 7, so I guess you can't minimize then maximize in that OS.

Yes, that's what I was doing. The problem is though, that when you restore the program (whether it be to full screen or not) it is set to the non-full screen restored state.

By the way, hold shift and click on the taskbar icon. You'll understand once you have done it.

I don't know whether you got it already working but here the code for the checking restore / maximize state of the GUI.

#Include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 640, 480, -1, -1, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
GUISetState()

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "WM_SYSCOMMAND")

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

GUIDelete($hGUI)
Exit

Func WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Switch BitAND($wParam, 0x0000FFFF)
        Case 0xF020
            ConsoleWrite("Window was minimized" & @LF)
        Case 0xF120
            ConsoleWrite("Window was restored" & @LF)
        Case 0xF030
            ConsoleWrite("Window was maximized" & @LF)
    EndSwitch
    Return "GUI_RUNDEFMSG"
EndFunc

Br,

UEZ

Yes, I tried that, thanks. The problem I am having though, is that restore from maximize and restore from minimized are exactly the same. I think what I might do, is set it to detect if the window is active (when restored) and see if that works for me.

Ok, made a small alteration to the code. I feel this is a bit of a dirty work-around and was trying to avoid it but I am certain that ti won't cause errors.

#Include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 640, 480, -1, -1, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
GUISetState()
$PreviousState = 1

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "WM_SYSCOMMAND")

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

GUIDelete($hGUI)
Exit

Func WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Switch BitAND($wParam, 0x0000FFFF)
        Case 0xF020
            ConsoleWrite("Window was minimized" & @LF)
            $PreviousState = 0
        Case 0xF120
            If $PreviousState = 2 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Window was restored from maximized" & @LF)
            ElseIf $PreviousState = 0 Then
                ConsoleWrite("Window was restored from the taskbar" & @LF)
            Else
                ConsoleWrite('Error ' & $PreviousState & @LF)
            EndIf
            $PreviousState = 1
        Case 0xF030
            ConsoleWrite("Window was maximized" & @LF)
            $PreviousState = 2
    EndSwitch
    Return "GUI_RUNDEFMSG"
EndFunc
Edited by Mikeman27294

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Similar Content

    • nacerbaaziz
      By nacerbaaziz
      Detect if the focus item is a button or check box
      Hello everyone.
      My dears I have a problem
      When I try to use
      ControlGetFocus function
      it  doesn't recognize the check  boxes.
      The result is that the selector is a button
      Although the specified is a check box
      but I want a way to identify the check boxes.
      Because I want to make a tool that helps screen readers users
      I hope you have the solution.
      Thank you in advance.
       
    • computergroove
      By computergroove
      I've made a form in Koda where I make a list of 3 user definable elements that I want to be able to replicate with a button press so a user can add data that can be used as part of the program. 
      #include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <EditConstants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=D:\Carbonite Important\0 - Programing\Scite and Autoit\Koda 1.7.3.0\Forms\Mileage Estimator.kxf $Form1 = GUICreate("Save Project", 614, 1126, 298, 141) $Location = GUICtrlCreateInput("Location", 40, 112, 345, 21) $Distance = GUICtrlCreateInput("Distance", 400, 112, 89, 21) $AddLocation = GUICtrlCreateButton("AddLocation", 288, 80, 97, 25) $Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Location", 40, 88, 45, 17) $Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Distance", 400, 88, 46, 17) $HomeBase = GUICtrlCreateInput("HomeBase", 312, 32, 121, 21) $LeapYear = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("LeapYear", 464, 32, 17, 17) $Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Leap Year?", 488, 32, 59, 17) $Variance = GUICtrlCreateInput("Variance", 504, 112, 81, 21) $Label4 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Variance", 504, 88, 46, 17) $Label5 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Home Base", 312, 8, 59, 17) $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button1", 144, 56, 1, 57) $Save = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save Project", 40, 16, 121, 25) $Load = GUICtrlCreateButton("Load Project", 176, 16, 121, 25) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) #EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ### While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit Case $Form1 Case $AddLocation EndSwitch WEnd I want to press the "add location" button and have the fields {Location, Distance and variance} create a new blank record located under the existing 3 input boxes. Since the fields can number over 30 locations in some examples I am thinking about having these items in a scrolling window. What is the best way to do this and can auto it add a variable while running by pressing a button?
    • XaelloNegative
      By XaelloNegative
      Hi,
      I made a small blunder with my code. I created the GUI under 1920x1080 resolution however, my user is configured to ONLY 1080x720 and cannot go any further than that.
      What do you guys think is the best way to correct this one? Resolution mathematics is something that came to mind however I do not have access to his PC to check  from time to time if  my estimation is correct and the resolution on my PC doesn't go down to 1080x720.
      Please help.
      ~XN~
    • davidacrozier
      By davidacrozier
      Hello all ~
      I am running an autoit script on Windows 10 inside VMware Workstation 12 Pro version 12.5.2.  Technically I am remoting into ESXi which has a Domain Controller (DC), WebServer, FilServer, Windows 10, etc.  Using the GUI (i.e. running explorer.exe) I am able to open several different folders successfully.  The desktop, documents, USB external all open without issue.  The network share opening gives me issues.  Whenever I attempt to open \\filserver\users\user\sharedfolder I get the documents folder instead.  I understand that the documents folder is the default for explorer.  I have also attempted to use the letter drive mapped to the network share (Z:) and receive the same result.  When I run this script on Windows 10 alone without  the VM or the ESXi I am able to open the network share without problems.  I have tried to use the net use command to designate a letter M: to the network share folder prior to running the script.  This did not work for me.  
      One additional avenue I think might work is to use the systreeview321 and _GUICtrlTreeView_FindItem to step through the tree looking for the network share.  Once found,  double click on it and see if that opens the shared network folder.  I can click inside the VM with my mouse on the network share and it opens just fine.  Not sure if running up against GUI issues, or permission issues, or what?
      Thanks in advance,
      Davida Crozier
      TestNetworkShare.au3
      This script is a subset of a much larger program, but it illustrates what I am dealing with.

    • superflq
      By superflq
      Hi everyone,
      GUICtrlSetState Function example ,i found $GUI_DROPACCEPTED isn't working in windows10 x64(windows_10_enterprise_2016_ltsb_x64).
      if the example put to windows10 x86 or windows xp, the $GUI_DROPACCEPTED is effective,
      the AutoIt Edition is v3.3.14.2.
      any ideas? thanks you.
       
      #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <StaticConstants.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> Example() Func Example() ; Create a GUI with various controls. Local $hGUI = GUICreate("Example", 420, 200, -1, -1, -1, $WS_EX_ACCEPTFILES) ; Create a label and set the state as drop accepted. Local $idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Drop a file on this label.", 10, 10, 400, 40, $WS_BORDER) GUICtrlSetState($idLabel, $GUI_DROPACCEPTED) ; Create an input and set the state as drop accepted. Local $idInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 10, 60, 400, 22) GUICtrlSetState($idInput, $GUI_DROPACCEPTED) Local $idOK = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 310, 170, 85, 25) ; Display the GUI. GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI) While 1 Switch GUIGetMsg() Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $idOK ExitLoop Case $GUI_EVENT_DROPPED ; If the value of @GUI_DropId is $idLabel, then set the label of the dragged file. If @GUI_DropId = $idLabel Then GUICtrlSetData($idLabel, @GUI_DragFile) EndSwitch WEnd ; Delete the previous GUI and all controls. GUIDelete($hGUI) EndFunc ;==>Example