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hi autoit members,

just joined today and start having question, :sweating:

i want to pack child controls into one group so that i could perform necessary resize when WM_SIZE coming,

i google this board and found the method to do so is using _WinAPI_SetParent

conversion from control id to handle is a little bit uneasy, i dont understand why we need to provide more information if let say we already got control id during control creation?


ControlGetHandle("Hello World","","[CLASS:Static; INSTANCE:1]")

i suggest

$groupid = GUICtrlCreateGroup("", 0,0,100,100)

$grouph = ControlIdGetHandle($groupid) ; get control handle

and is there anything like table layout? or panel layout,

thank you.

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

Take a look at GUICtrlSetResizing in the Help file - it allows you to set how the controls will resize inside the GUI as it is resized. It may well be what you are looking for without having to get into API child/parent relationships. ;)

It might also help if you post the code you have so far - put [autoit] before and [/autoit] after it so you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring. ;)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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