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tonycst

How do i go about showing ICON instead of a button ?

Or make an ICON act like a button ?

Not sure which way to go but all i've got is this;

$GUI = GUICreate("ScreenOFF", 128, 128, $MainX ,$MainY , $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST, $HiddenGUI)
Dim $OFF = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 0, 0, 128, 128, $BS_ICON)
GUICtrlSetImage(-1, @TempDir & "\MonOff.ico") ;icon file gets there when i start teh script

What i get using this example is an ICON with the button behind it.

What i need it sho show no GUI at all, but ICON only.

How do i go about doing it ?

 

Thanks

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BrewManNH

Just use GUICtrlCreateIcon instead of GUICtrlCreateButton. If you click on the icon it will trigger just like a button would, there's just no visual indication that you've clicked on it like a button would show. If you want just the icon to show, make your GUI to be as big as the icon would be and use the $WS_POPUP style setting for the GUICreate. You can't have a button without a GUI to place it on, but you can simulate it.


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tonycst

How would you go about doing it with my example shown above ?

I tried

    $GUI = GUICreate("ScreenOFF", 128, 128, $MainX ,$MainY , $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST, $HiddenGUI)
$OFF = GUICtrlCreateIcon (@TempDir & "\MonOff.ico", 0, 0, 128, 128, $SS_NOTIFY) ;returns  $STN_CLICKED if clicked
;GUICtrlSetImage(-1, @TempDir & "\MonOff.ico")

I still see the GUI behind the icon

Edited by tonycst

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spudw2k

Perhaps the AlphaBlend example in the GUIAdvanced directory could be tailored for your needs?  I'm not aware of how to have visible controls on a invisible GUI, but someone else prob does.

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