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Hi

its possible to make an gui accept to be changed is position with the typical mouse action inside a loop (For or Do loop)?

ever my script is inside a loop, I cannot change the window's position

thanks in advance :)


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

Can you be more clear, how do you want the GUI to be moved (e.g : caption bar, control). Why especially inside a loop?

Edit : Do you want your GUI to be moved, or an external window?

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Hi,

Can you be more clear, how do you want the GUI to be moved (e.g : caption bar, control). Why especially inside a loop?

Edit : Do you want your GUI to be moved, or an external window?

Br, FireFox.

Hi

from the caption bar (the normal way to move a window with mouse pointer), I create a gui with GuiCreate(), and when I'm executing a DO/FOR/While Loop I cannot move it until the loop ends :s


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and when I'm executing a DO/FOR/While Loop I cannot move it until the loop ends :s

That's why you have to use the MAIN while and not another one, because AutoIt does not support multi threading.

Instead of this :

While 1
;Main Loop
WEnd

Func _bad()
Do
;my stuff
Until ...
EndFunc

Do :

Global $blDoStuff = False

While 1
If $blDoStuff Then
;my stuff
EndIf
WEnd

Func _Good()
$blDoStuff = True
EndFunc

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

That's why you have to use the MAIN while and not another one, because AutoIt does not support multi threading.

Instead of this :

While 1
;Main Loop
WEnd

Func _bad()
Do
;my stuff
Until ...
EndFunc

Do :

Global $blDoStuff = False

While 1
If $blDoStuff Then
;my stuff
EndIf
WEnd

Func _Good()
$blDoStuff = True
EndFunc

Br, FireFox.

I do it as the first example xD

and where I should put the "if" inside the while Loop?

here0, here1, here2?

while 1
here0
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg(1)
Switch $nMsg[1]
Case $Form1
Switch $nMsg[0]
here1
EndSwitch
here2
EndSwitch
Wend
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I do it as the first example xD

Then you know how to convert the 1st example to the second one.

and where I should put the "if" inside the while Loop?

Put your stuff where you want it to be executed, if you want it to be executed by a Ctrl event, then it's in your Switch, otherwise it's outside.

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Put your stuff where you want it to be executed, if you want it to be executed by a Ctrl event, then it's in your Switch, otherwise it's outside.

Br, FireFox.

uh, OK, thanks

and if I need to do repetitive tasks, and stop after processing a array or something? how can I do it? (sorry but using the main while for everything is a bit confusing to me)


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and if I need to do repetitive tasks, and stop after processing a array or something? how can I do it? (sorry but using the main while for everything is a bit confusing to me)

I agree, but It's the best way to do it without having your GUI hanging/app crashing.

You can check with another boolean to end your stuff by a ExitLoop if you are in a For/While or a ContinueLoop.

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

I agree, but It's the best way to do it without having your GUI hanging/app crashing.

You can check with another boolean to end your stuff by a ExitLoop if you are in a For/While or a ContinueLoop.

Br, FireFox.

but executing the exitloop it won't stop the GuiGetMsg() from receving gui events?

EDIT: btw, there's some example script about it? (I never saw in this forum a script that uses the main loop to do cycle processing...)

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but executing the exitloop it won't stop the GuiGetMsg() from receving gui events?

I said only if you are using a loop inside the Main while

EDIT: btw, there's some example script about it? (I never saw in this forum a script that uses the main loop to do cycle processing...)

Because It's a bad way of scripting to check everytime for something if you have a GUI, or the GUI freezes but they don't care.

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I said only if you are using a loop inside the Main while

ok, I use on event mode to grab a ctrl event, it executes a function and turns true a flag present inside of my loop or specified in "until $flag"...but gui freezes anyway...

Because It's a bad way of scripting to check everytime for something if you have a GUI, or the GUI freezes but they don't care.

that is what I think, autoIT should be able to handle the main loop always, even if you are executing more 2 loops...

thanks for the explanations, there's some way to listening the gui event associated window position change? (like I can listen if a ctrl is triggered OnEventMode)


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thanks for the explanations, there's some way to listening the gui event associated window position change? (like I can listen if a ctrl is triggered OnEventMode)

If your GUI freezes, it means that no event can be triggered because the events are blocked by your loop so I suggest you to remove your loop inside the main loop.

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Do you absolutely need to use a mouse to move a window?

If you are just trying to move a window and don't require exact pixel placement, just use Send and do keyboard operations on the system menu.

No loop needed.

Run("Notepad.exe")
  WinMove("[CLASS:Notepad]", "", 20,20, 400, 300)

  Sleep(200)
  WinActivate("[CLASS:Notepad]", "")

  Send("{ALT}{SPACE}")
  Send("M")

  Sleep(2000)

  Send("{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}")
  Send("{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}")

  Sleep(500)

  Send("{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}")
  Send("{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}")

  Sleep(500)

  Send("{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}")
  Send("{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}")

  MouseClick("left")

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Do you absolutely need to use a mouse to move a window?

If you are just trying to move a window and don't require exact pixel placement, just use Send and do keyboard operations on the system menu.

No loop needed.

Run("Notepad.exe")
WinMove("[CLASS:Notepad]", "", 20,20, 400, 300)

Sleep(200)
WinActivate("[CLASS:Notepad]", "")

Send("{ALT}{SPACE}")
Send("M")

Sleep(2000)

Send("{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}")
Send("{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}")

Sleep(500)

Send("{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}")
Send("{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}{DOWN}")

Sleep(500)

Send("{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}")
Send("{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}{UP}")

MouseClick("left")

yup, when I'm executing a loop, the main while loop don't listen window's inputs like window change is position

I was reading this thread:

is possible do it with adlib? or GUIRegisterMsg?, I just want to allow window movement with mouse (normal way of change window's position)


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#16 ·  Posted (edited)

Post your script if you can.

in this code is possible to move my window, I don't understand why, using inetget, winhttp, even do loops i cannot move my window, may be is because I'm using a windows classic theme, let try change it to aero and see how it works...

here's a example that should be impossible to move while is executing the for loop

Global $hGui = GUICreate("Window title", 320, 50, -1, -1)
Global $hprog = GUICtrlCreateProgress(10, 10, 300, 16)
Global $hbtn = GUICtrlCreateButton("Run progress bar",120,30,90,18)
GUISetState()

While 1
Switch GUIGetMsg()
Case -3
Exit
Case $hbtn
_run()
EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _run()
$x = 0
Do
$x +=1
GUICtrlSetData($hprog,$x)
If $x = 100 Then ExitLoop
Sleep(100)
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3
EndFunc

I just found this:

it works nice, the problem is, it only works if a msgbox is open

EDIT: while using ping function, the window cannot be moved:

Global $hGui = GUICreate("Window title", 320, 50, -1, -1)
Global $hprog = GUICtrlCreateProgress(10, 10, 300, 16)
Global $hbtn = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Run progress bar",120,30,90,18)
GUISetState()

While 1
Switch GUIGetMsg()
Case -3
Exit
Case $hbtn
_run()
EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _run()
$x = 0
Do
Ping("xina12387.com",1000)
$x +=1
GUICtrlSetData($hprog,$x)
If $x = 100 Then ExitLoop
Sleep(100)
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3
EndFunc
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#17 ·  Posted (edited)

Both examples I can move my window while it's running (Win7 x64 - Aero disabled).

Your setup is kind of lacking ( might try events ).

I am not sure now if you mean you can't interact with the GUI while it's not capturing the GUIGetMsg() or not.

Try this:

Global $hGui = GUICreate("Window title", 320, 50, -1, -1)
Global $hprog = GUICtrlCreateProgress(10, 10, 300, 16)
Global $hbtn = GUICtrlCreateButton("Run progress bar",120,30,90,18)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case -3
            Exit
    Case $hbtn
            _run()
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _run()
    $x = 0
    While GUIGetMsg() <> -3
        $x +=1
        GUICtrlSetData($hprog,$x)
        If $x = 100 Then ExitLoop
        Sleep(100)
    WEnd
    ; we already captured the exit command
    ; so if we want to actually exit we'll have to do it here
EndFunc
Edited by SmOke_N
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I can't replicate the error either, my only suggestion is to try downloading the beta.

I wish I could help more.

Good luck getting it fixed.

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Both examples I can move my window while it's running (Win7 x64 - Aero disabled).

Your setup is kind of lacking ( might try events ).

I am not sure now if you mean you can't interact with the GUI while it's not capturing the GUIGetMsg() or not.

Try this:

---

I use events to abort loops, etc, but probably will fallow your hint, of checking GUIGetMsg() inside a loop

thanks

I can't replicate the error either, my only suggestion is to try downloading the beta.

I wish I could help more.

Good luck getting it fixed.

Maybe is due to a cpu load, or even event crash, don't know :s, but only happens to my gui, if i cannot move mine and the problem is cpu load, why I could move all the others (no autoit gui's...)

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