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GUICtrlCreateProgress styles with win7 ?

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when i create a progress control in default style, i get a segmented bar in win xp. in win7 it is always smooth. $PBS_VERTICAL style works with win7, and i get a marquee effect with style=8. but is it possible to get the original progress bar with segments in win7 ?

thx in advance t.

(example script is the SampleControls.au3 in autoit examples directory)

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You may have to turn off theme support for the progressbar control:

Func _ControlSetTheme($iControl = -1)
    Local $aReturn = DllCall("UxTheme.dll", "int", "SetWindowTheme", "hwnd", GUICtrlGetHandle($iControl), "wstr", 0, "wstr", 0)
    If @error Then Return SetError(1, 1, 0)
    Return $aReturn[0]
EndFunc   ;==>_ControlSetTheme

Or, you may have to make sure that you're not using the $PBS_SMOOTH variable for style parameter.


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hmm thanx but no ;) doesn't change anything.

the uxthemes have to be turned off in winxp to enable a smooth ($PBS_SMOOTH) progress bar.

but i want a segmented progress bar (default style) in win7. i do not use $PBS_SMOOTH style. it seems win7 always draws smooth bars.

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I don't think you can do it without some kind of user made version of the progress bar, the native Vista/7 progress bar doesn't seem to allow that without changing the theme, i.e. skinning the GUI.


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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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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yes, this is true. it's not so complicated to create a selfmade segmented one. ;) good idea.

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