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Mechaflash

Is there a function or parameter that can be passed to a GUI to keep it from moving out of its spawned location?

I figure a workaround would be to check if the window moves, and if it does move it back. But wanted to know if there was already something implemented for this?


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BrewManNH

If you don't have a title bar on the GUI, it makes it harder to move it normally. The GUI style $WS_POPUP can create a GUI with no title bar. It's not foolproof, but is the easiest way of creating one. Unless you absolutely have to have a title bar that is. :)


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Mechaflash

If you don't have a title bar on the GUI, it makes it harder to move it normally. The GUI style $WS_POPUP can create a GUI with no title bar. It's not foolproof, but is the easiest way of creating one. Unless you absolutely have to have a title bar that is. :)

I would except the program is being used by non-technical people. So the last thing I want is for each of them to call me asking "how do I close this window". I could even create a label on the gui... even a popup warning when the program is ran "PRESS ESC TO CLOSE THIS PROGRAM" and I'll still get calls lol.

I think I'll just make a check for window movement and move it back.

EDIT: And if it doesn't have a title, I'll get similar calls asking me what its for lol.

Edited by mechaflash213

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“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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BrewManNH

I created a GUI that has a power button icon in it with a tooltip that tells them to press it to shut it down. You can't make it 100% idiot proof, no matter what you do. :)


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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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Melba23

mechaflash213,

You need to intercept the MOVE message like this: :)

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

$SC_MOVE = 0xF010

$hGUI = GUICreate("")
GUISetState()
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "On_WM_SYSCOMMAND")

While GUIGetMsg() <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
WEnd

Func On_WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)

    #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg, $lParam

    If $hWnd = $hGUI And BitAND($wParam, 0xFFF0) = $SC_MOVE Then
        Return False
    EndIf

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG

EndFunc

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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Mechaflash

mechaflash213,

You need to intercept the MOVE message like this: ;)

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

$SC_MOVE = 0xF010

$hGUI = GUICreate("")
GUISetState()
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "On_WM_SYSCOMMAND")

While GUIGetMsg() <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
WEnd

Func On_WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)

    #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg, $lParam

    If $hWnd = $hGUI And BitAND($wParam, 0xFFF0) = $SC_MOVE Then
        Return False
    EndIf

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG

EndFunc

M23

ooooo that's nice ;)

GUIRegisterMsg has a ton of goodies. :) Thanks for showing me that.


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“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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fett8802

Melba!!! I had never thought to use GUIRegisterMsg in that way before. That's excellent!

This thread is a prime example of why someone shouldn't PM someone asking for help. Also, a prime reason I read through problems that I'm not neccesarily having. You can still learn a lot from what's going on with others. Sorry for the slightly off topic post, but I was really excited by this piece of information! I will be using this idea a LOT in the future.

Thanks again!

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Melba23

fett8802,

This thread is a prime example of why someone shouldn't PM someone asking for help. Also, a prime reason I read through problems that I'm not neccesarily having. You can still learn a lot from what's going on with others.

That is one of the most important reasons why we have the rule about "no PMs asking for help" - another is that it prevents my inbox from exploding! :)

M23

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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Mikeman27294

Also, private messages are private. The problem with that then is that if someone is looking for a thread on how to do something, it won't be there if everyone is doing private messages.

Anyway, it might be worth you guys looking at the windows messages in the help file. There's a lot of messages there. Unfortunately, none of them have descriptions. Maybe there should be links to the MSDN network on each of those in the help file. I'll suggest it if I can find out how.

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Melba23

Mikeman27294,

In the past some of us have discussed at length how to implement some form of Help listing for windows messages. The problem has always been the sheer number of messages - where do we draw the line? :)

Once I realised how useful GUIRegisterMsg was, I searched the forum for various posts where it was to be found and then used MSDN to improve my knowledge of the particular message used. I think that is probably as good as we can get - unless you want to volunteer to produce a "Message Help file" yourself? ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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BrewManNH

Some of the Windows messages aren't even documented by Microsoft, so it might be tough to find out information as to what they're for or do. 2 examples are WM_AXFIRST and WM_AXLAST, neither of which have any documentation on MSDN.


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.
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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

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Mechaflash

You could maybe just link the root directory of the MSDN website for their windows messages help area, and put a note like

NOTE: NOT ALL WINDOWS MESSAGES ARE DOCUMENTED. PLEASE DO NOT PM ME ABOUT THEM OR ELSE YOU CAN HAZ BANNED! KK THX BYE!


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“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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