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Slow Checkbox when activated elsewhere

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to make a check box which uses white text insted of the standard black, now as far as i know, that cannot be done directly. So i've made a check box with no text, and then white text next to it, and when i click the text i want it to check the checkbox, just like you'd normaly expect from text next to a check box. My problem is that it's slow, you cannot click it and then unclick it with in the same second.

Can anyone help me out here? any help would be appreciated?

#include

GUICreate("GUI",300,200)
GUISetBkColor(0x333333)

$Checkbox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("", 8, 49, 15, 15)
$Checktext = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click the text", 27, 48, 130, 20, 0)
GUICtrlSetFont($Checktext, 12, 1000, 0, "Verdana")
GUICtrlSetColor($Checktext, 0xFFFFFF)

GuiSetState()


While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
Exit
Case $Checktext
_CheckUncheck($Checkbox)
EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _CheckUncheck($Thingtocheckuncheck)
If GUICtrlRead($Thingtocheckuncheck) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
GUICtrlSetState($Thingtocheckuncheck, $GUI_UNCHECKED)
ElseIf GUICtrlRead($Thingtocheckuncheck) = $GUI_UNCHECKED then
GUICtrlSetState($Thingtocheckuncheck, $GUI_CHECKED)
endif
EndFunc

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I tried to see if I can get it more faster using $SS_NOTIFY messages but seems to be the same speed. Anyway you function _CheckUncheck() can be write very simple:

ControlClick($hGUI,"",$Checkbox)

LE: if just the color is the reason of creating a label instead of full checkbox then check out here how to set white color of checkbox

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

$hMain = GUICreate("GUI",300,200)
GUISetBkColor(0x333333)

$Checkbox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Click the text", 8, 49, 150, 15)
DllCall("UxTheme.dll","int","SetWindowTheme","hwnd",GUICtrlGetHandle($Checkbox),"wstr",0,"wstr",0)
GUICtrlSetFont($Checkbox, 12, 1000, 0, "Verdana")
GUICtrlSetColor($Checkbox, 0xFFFFFF)
GuiSetState()


While True
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd
Edited by Andreik

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Thanks Andreik,

The controlclick is a much nicer thing to look at in my script indeed, how ever your changing of the colour on it... mm i don't like because it makes the text flicker when you click it? also as i don't know what that dll holds i'm unsure if it will let me use it in Xp, 7 and 8? (yes, i need it to work in all 3)

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Add this line to your script after the checkbox creation line DllCall("UxTheme.dll", "int", "SetWindowTheme", "hwnd", $iControl, "wstr", 0, "wstr", 0) and you can then set the color of it to whatever you want.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm trying to make a check box which uses white text insted of the standard black, now as far as i know, that cannot be done directly. So i've made a check box with no text, and then white text next to it, and when i click the text i want it to check the checkbox, just like you'd normaly expect from text next to a check box. My problem is that it's slow, you cannot click it and then unclick it with in the same second.

Remove the CS_DBLCLKS style from the Static class control (Label), now the double click lag is removed.

Alternately the checkbox text can be coloured by customdrawing,

but a workaround of extra code is required for XP support because of a bug in button customdrawing that was fixed in Vista and up.

#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

GUICreate("GUI", 300, 200)
GUISetBkColor(0x333333)
$Checkbox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("", 8, 49, 15, 15)
$Checktext = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click the text", 27, 48, 130, 20, 0)
_Remove_CS_DBLCLKS(-1) ;removes style for all subsequently created static controls, no need to remove ss_notify style
GUICtrlSetFont($Checktext, 12, 1000, 0, "Verdana")
GUICtrlSetColor($Checktext, 0xFFFFFF)

GUISetState()

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $Checktext
            _CheckUncheck($Checkbox)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _CheckUncheck($Thingtocheckuncheck)
    If GUICtrlRead($Thingtocheckuncheck) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
        GUICtrlSetState($Thingtocheckuncheck, $GUI_UNCHECKED)
    ElseIf GUICtrlRead($Thingtocheckuncheck) = $GUI_UNCHECKED Then
        GUICtrlSetState($Thingtocheckuncheck, $GUI_CHECKED)
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckUncheck


Func _Remove_CS_DBLCLKS($Ctrl)
    ;Author; rover 2k9 - updated 2k12
    ;Requires WinAPIEx.au3
    ;
    ;Removes the CS_DBLCLKS style from Static or Button class controls
    ;Fixes the issue of slow response(lag) with Labels or colour Buttons when rapidly clicking with the mouse
    ;
    ;NOTE: Run one time only on the first control created in your script process with the control class you want to remove this style from
    ;All subsequently created controls of the Static or Button class for the current process will not have the CS_DBLCLKS style
    ;http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/90309-why-the-huge-performance-hit/page__view__findpost__p__663443
    If Not IsHWnd($Ctrl) Then
        $Ctrl = GUICtrlGetHandle($Ctrl)
        If Not IsHWnd($Ctrl) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    EndIf
    If Not IsDeclared("GCL_STYLE") Then Local Const $GCL_STYLE = -26
    If Not IsDeclared("CS_DBLCLKS") Then Local Const $CS_DBLCLKS = 0x8
    Local $ClassStyle = _WinAPI_GetClassLongEx($Ctrl, $GCL_STYLE)
    If @error Or Not $ClassStyle Then Return SetError(2, @error, 0)
    Local $NewStyle = BitAND($ClassStyle, BitNOT($CS_DBLCLKS))
    _WinAPI_SetClassLongEx($Ctrl, $GCL_STYLE, $NewStyle)
    If @error Then Return SetError(3, @error, 0)
    Local $ClassChk = _WinAPI_GetClassLongEx($Ctrl, $GCL_STYLE)
    If @error Or Not $ClassChk Then Return SetError(4, @error, 0)
    If $ClassStyle = $ClassChk Then Return SetError(5, 0, 0)
    Return SetError(0, 0, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>_Remove_CS_DBLCLKS
Edited by rover

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@Rover

Where is the needed Func _Remove_CS_DBLCLKS ? >_<

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@Rover

Where is the needed Func _Remove_CS_DBLCLKS ? >_<

It sometimes happens, re-check the post now.


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