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Hi,

I can change the "winSetOnTop" attribute to get another specified window to be always ontop, but I would like to have a button in a gui that would simply toggle the current state. I don't see a flag for doing this, so what is the best way to achieve it.

Thanks for any help, I just started using Autoit, so....

Jon

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Here is an Example

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate( @ScriptName )
$iBtn = GUICtrlCreateButton( "Toggle State", 10, 10 )
$iState = 0 ;Current state not on top
GUISetState( @SW_SHOW )

While 1
Switch GUIGetMsg()
Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
GUIDelete()
Exit
Case $iBtn
$iState = Not $iState ;Toggle
WinSetOnTop( $hGUI, '', $iState )
EndSwitch
WEnd

P.S. _WinAPI_SetWindowPos or changing the Ex-Style of the GUI would also do

Regards :)

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If it's an AutoIt GUI I would say setting the ex-style would be a better choice.


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Here is an Example

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate( @ScriptName )
$iBtn = GUICtrlCreateButton( "Toggle State", 10, 10 )
$iState = 0 ;Current state not on top
GUISetState( @SW_SHOW )

While 1
Switch GUIGetMsg()
Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
GUIDelete()
Exit
Case $iBtn
$iState = Not $iState ;Toggle
WinSetOnTop( $hGUI, '', $iState )
EndSwitch
WEnd

P.S. _WinAPI_SetWindowPos or changing the Ex-Style of the GUI would also do

Regards :)

Thank you. I found I only needed to add the
$iState = Not $iState ;Toggle
to get it working for me, to toggle another program window.

Jon

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