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Hi guys, i have make this script:

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
;~ #NoTrayIcon
;~ Opt("GUICloseOnESC", 0)

$height = @DesktopHeight
$width = @DesktopWidth

$GUI = GUICreate("", $width, $height, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_LAYERED, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW)
$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Test", 700, 15, 100, 50)

_WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($GUI, 0xABCDEF, 250)


While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
  Case $Button

I have some question:

1) At startup is not very fast. I have make a wrong approach?

2) I want the gui on backgroud ( i want to see the button only if i don't have anything on it ), but if i open a folder/windows i see the button at foreground

3) I want to set the position of the button ot top left for every PC, in my VM is:

Posted Image

But on another PC with higher resolution is not the same position. How to make a generic position of the button?

Thanks for help :oops:

Edited by johnmcloud

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Why transparent Gui, wehy not small Gui?

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
$GUI = GUICreate("", 100, 50, 0, 0, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW)
$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Test", 0, 0, 100, 50)
While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
  Case $Button

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mmm if i create multiple button i need to create multiple GUI, one for every button.

For point 3) ? I have the same problem also with a GUI of same dimesion of the button

Edited by johnmcloud

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I would try @DesktopWidth and @DesktopHeight.

$x = @DesktopWidth - 100

$y = 0

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Look at (my) example in Autoit's help for _WinAPI_CombineRgn() and there is "Transparent region"

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

; get height of window title and width of window frame - may be different when XP theme is ON/OFF
Global $htit = _WinAPI_GetSystemMetrics($SM_CYCAPTION)
Global $frame = _WinAPI_GetSystemMetrics($SM_CXDLGFRAME)

Local $gui = GUICreate("Test Windows regions", 350, 210)
Local $btn_default = GUICtrlCreateButton("Default region", 100, 30, 150)
Local $btn_round = GUICtrlCreateButton("Round region", 100, 60, 150)
Local $btn_buble = GUICtrlCreateButton("Buble region ", 100, 90, 150)
Local $btn_transparent = GUICtrlCreateButton("Transparent region", 100, 120, 150)
Local $btn_exit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 100, 150, 150)

Local $pos = WinGetPos($gui) ; get whole window size (no client size defined in GUICreate)
Global $width = $pos[2]
Global $height = $pos[3]

Local $msg, $rgn
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $msg = $btn_exit

        Case $msg = $btn_default
            $rgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(0, 0, $width, $height)
            _WinAPI_SetWindowRgn($gui, $rgn)

        Case $msg = $btn_round
            $rgn = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn(0, 0, $width, $height, $width / 3, $height / 3)
            _WinAPI_SetWindowRgn($gui, $rgn)

        Case $msg = $btn_buble
            Local $rgn1 = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn(0, 0, $width / 2, $height / 2, $width / 2, $height / 2) ; left-top
            Local $rgn2 = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn($width / 2, 0, $width, $height / 2, $width / 2, $height / 2) ; right-top
            _WinAPI_CombineRgn($rgn1, $rgn1, $rgn2, $RGN_OR)
            $rgn2 = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn(0, $height / 2, $width / 2, $height, $width / 2, $height / 2) ; left-bottom
            _WinAPI_CombineRgn($rgn1, $rgn1, $rgn2, $RGN_OR)
            $rgn2 = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn($width / 2, $height / 2, $width, $height, $width / 2, $height / 2) ; right-bottom
            _WinAPI_CombineRgn($rgn1, $rgn1, $rgn2, $RGN_OR)
            $rgn2 = _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn(10, 10, $width - 10, $height - 10, $width, $height) ; middle
            _WinAPI_CombineRgn($rgn1, $rgn1, $rgn2, $RGN_OR)
            _WinAPI_SetWindowRgn($gui, $rgn1)

        Case $msg = $btn_transparent
            _GuiHole($gui, 40, 40, 260, 170)


; make inner transparent area but add controls
Func _GuiHole($h_win, $i_x, $i_y, $i_sizew, $i_sizeh)
    Local $outer_rgn, $inner_rgn, $combined_rgn

    $outer_rgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(0, 0, $width, $height)
    $inner_rgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn($i_x, $i_y, $i_x + $i_sizew, $i_y + $i_sizeh)
    $combined_rgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(0, 0, 0, 0)
    _WinAPI_CombineRgn($combined_rgn, $outer_rgn, $inner_rgn, $RGN_DIFF)
    _AddCtrlRegion($combined_rgn, $btn_default)
    _AddCtrlRegion($combined_rgn, $btn_round)
    _AddCtrlRegion($combined_rgn, $btn_buble)
    _AddCtrlRegion($combined_rgn, $btn_transparent)
    _AddCtrlRegion($combined_rgn, $btn_exit)
    _WinAPI_SetWindowRgn($h_win, $combined_rgn)
EndFunc   ;==>_GuiHole

; add control's area to given region
; respecting also window title/frame sizes
Func _AddCtrlRegion($full_rgn, $ctrl_id)
    Local $ctrl_pos, $ctrl_rgn

    $ctrl_pos = ControlGetPos($gui, "", $ctrl_id)
    $ctrl_rgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn($ctrl_pos[0] + $frame, $ctrl_pos[1] + $htit + $frame, _
            $ctrl_pos[0] + $ctrl_pos[2] + $frame, $ctrl_pos[1] + $ctrl_pos[3] + $htit + $frame)
    _WinAPI_CombineRgn($full_rgn, $full_rgn, $ctrl_rgn, $RGN_OR)
EndFunc   ;==>_AddCtrlRegion
Edited by Zedna

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