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How to erase and object and replace it with another via Function calls.

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I searched for erase commands but they all seemed to be related to erasing the entire GUI. Is it possible to erase the object and replace it? On my function calls i only show one button, however there would be many controls on each page when the final product is done. I only show one control button on each page just for simplification. I assume that once I know how to erase the object and replace it with another it will apply no matte how many controls the object applies to.. also is there a better objec to attach to other than $oIE since I really don't need to access the web, just files and buttons on my local computer... Thanks..

At this point when I select any drop down menu item it goes to the same "Close" option. I assume that is because all my options use the same object... so that is why I want to build and erase objects at menu selection.... or is there a much simpler way to do this...

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#include <IE.au3>
#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)
Global $oIE, $obj, $test, $hGeneral, $hOther, $hMain
Global $idClose, $idMinimize, $idActivate, $idExit
; Global Enum $idClose = 1000, $idMinimize
HotKeySet("{ESC}", 'Terminate')
_Main()
GUISetState()      ;Show GUI
While 1
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "WM_COMMAND")
WEnd

Func Close()
; Erase the obj then write the new one ????
$obj = GUICtrlCreateObj ($oIE, 10, 40, 600, 360)
$test = GUICtrlCreateButton("Close",20,20,100,20)
GUISetState()      ;Show GUI
EndFunc
Func Minimize()
; Erase the obj then write the new one ????
$obj = GUICtrlCreateObj ($oIE, 10, 40, 600, 360)
$test = GUICtrlCreateButton("Minimize",20,20,100,20)
GUISetState()      ;Show GUI
EndFunc
Func Activate()
; Erase the obj then write the new one ????
$obj = GUICtrlCreateObj ($oIE, 10, 40, 600, 360)
$test = GUICtrlCreateButton("Activate",20,20,100,20)
GUISetState()      ;Show GUI
EndFunc

Func _Main()
Local $hGUI, $hGeneral, $hOther
; Create GUI
$hGUI = GUICreate("Menu", 400, 300)
; Create menu 1
$hGeneral = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hGeneral, 0, "&Close", $idClose)
_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hGeneral, 1, "&Minimize", $idMinimize)
_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hGeneral, 2, "&Exit", $idExit)
; Create menu 2
$hOther = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hOther, 0, "&Activate", $idActivate)

; Create Main menu
$hMain = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMain, 0, "&General", 0, $hGeneral)
_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMain, 1, "&Other", 0, $hOther)

; Set window menu
_GUICtrlMenu_SetMenu ($hGUI, $hMain)

EndFunc

; Handle menu commands
Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
Switch _WinAPI_LoWord ($iwParam)
  Case $idClose
   Close()
  Case $idMinimize
   Minimize()
  Case $idActivate
   Activate()
  Case $idExit
   Terminate()
EndSwitch
Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>WM_COMMAND
Func Terminate()
Exit
EndFunc

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Edited by tommytx

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anyone have any thoughts or ideas for this.. I cannot move my project forward until i find a solution for this.. or another way to do it...'

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Seems like an overly complicated way to add a button to a GUI, but you should probably be looking at GUICtrlDelete.


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Its not a button I want to delete, I simply want to update the 16 checkboxes.. when i look at that Tab.. you see the checkboxes appear only when a window is in existence and they come and go.. so at the very least I want to be able to erase and reprint the checkboxes depending in the windows status at any time..

But GuiCtrlDelete sounds like a possibility since all 16 check boxes are controls... will let you know if it works.. Thanks for the suggestion.

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