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kvex

Background picture overwrites combo-boxes

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Hi all,

I am trying to make a script for which the background picture is changed as a function of the input. Unfortunately, the comboboxes used to determine the input get hidden behind the updated 'background' picture (until the mouse is hovered over them). Here is a snippet which reproduces the error:

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$GUI = GUICreate("Test", 400, 400)
$Color = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 50, 100, 100, 100);
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Blue|Green|Red","Blue");
$Dummy = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 200, 100, 100, 100);
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Dummy1|Dummy2|Dummy3","Dummy1");
$Background = GUICtrlCreatePic("Blue.bmp", 0, 0, 400, 400);
GUISetState()
While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
Case $Color
If GUICtrlRead($Color) = "Blue" Then
GUICtrlSetImage($Background,"Blue.bmp");
ElseIf GUICtrlRead($Color) = "Green" Then
GUICtrlSetImage($Background,"Green.bmp");
ElseIf GUICtrlRead($Color) = "Red" Then
GUICtrlSetImage($Background,"Red.bmp");
EndIf
Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
Exit
EndSwitch
WEnd

where Blue.bmp, Green.bmp and Red.bmp are simple 400x400 bitmaps of the corresponding colors.

Does anybody know how to get rid of this issue?

Edited by kvex

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From the help file for GUICtrlCreatePic:

If a picture is set as a background picture, as the other controls will overlap, it's important to disable the pic control and create it after the others controls: GuiCtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_DISABLE).


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Thanks for the fast reply! I had been playing around with the order and $GUI_DISABLE (as well as $GUI_ONTOP) already, but it does not get rid of the issue. The following snippet still gives the same problem:

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$GUI = GUICreate("Test", 400, 400)
$Color = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 50, 100, 100, 100);
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Blue|Green|Red", "Blue");
$Dummy = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 200, 100, 100, 100);
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "Dummy1|Dummy2|Dummy3", "Dummy1");
$Background = GUICtrlCreatePic("Blue.bmp", 0, 0, 400, 400);
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
GUISetState()
While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
  Case $Color
   If GUICtrlRead($Color) = "Blue" Then
    GUICtrlSetImage($Background, "Blue.bmp");
   ElseIf GUICtrlRead($Color) = "Green" Then
    GUICtrlSetImage($Background, "Green.bmp");
   ElseIf GUICtrlRead($Color) = "Red" Then
    GUICtrlSetImage($Background, "Red.bmp");
   EndIf
  Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
   Exit
EndSwitch
WEnd

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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I moved these lines:

$Background = GUICtrlCreatePic("0BOT.bmp", 0, 0, 400, 400);
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)

just after the GUICreate line, instead of having it at the end of control creation lines and it worked better, still needed the GUI_DISABLE line, but worked when it was created before the other controls.


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.

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that did the trick, thanks!

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