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Attaching element to existing GUI

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Dear AI forums,

I have an existing program that runs in a window of static size. What I want to do is overlay an extra button (preferably an image in the same style) on top of this window at specific coordinates within that window (so it will move with the window if dragged elsewhere) to expand on it's functionality.

How do I go about this? I have searched for quite a bit, but wasn't able to find anything.

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In the past I have used this. It is quite dirty, but depending what your requirements are it may work.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Opt("WinDetectHiddenText", 1)
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

$wrapper = GUICreate("", 1,1,1,1)
$gui = GUICreate("title", 100, 100, -1, -1, $WS_POPUPWINDOW, $WS_EX_TOPMOST, $wrapper)
$OK_button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 0, 0,218,28)
GUISetState()
$state = 1
$count = 0
$found_save = ""
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($OK_button, "button")
Run("notepad")

While 1
    If WinActive("Notepad") Then
            activate()
            $pos = WinGetPos("Notepad")
                WinMove($gui, "", $pos[0], $pos[1]+100, 220, 30)
        Else
            deactivate()
        EndIf
        Sleep(200)
WEnd

Func button()
MsgBox(0,"","Button Clicked")
EndFunc   ;==>print

Func activate()
    If $state = 0 Then
        WinSetState($gui, "", @SW_SHOW)
        WinActivate("Notepad")
        $state = 1
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>activate



Func deactivate()
    If $state = 1 Then
        If $count > 3 Then
            WinSetState($gui, "", @SW_HIDE)
            $state = 0
        EndIf
        $count = $count + 1
    Else
        $count = 0
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>deactivate

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In the past I have used this. It is quite dirty, but depending what your requirements are it may work.

<code>

 

Hey, thanks for the reply. I have also asked this elsewhere and they came up with a shorter resolution:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
; NotepadAddOn
ShellExecute('notepad')
WinWaitActive("[CLASS:Notepad]", "")
$pos_A = WinGetPos("[CLASS:Notepad]", "")
$hGui = GUICreate('YOUR GUI', 65, 30, $pos_A[0], $pos_A[1] - 50, 0x80880008, 0x00000008)
$Btn = GUICtrlCreatePic("C:\Button.gif", 0, 0, 65, 30)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ; will display an empty dialog box
AdlibRegister('_WinMove', 10)

; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
   Switch $msg
         Case $Btn
            Run ('something.exe')
    EndSwitch
    If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd
GUIDelete()

Func _WinMove()
        $p_A = WinGetPos("[CLASS:Notepad]", "")
        WinMove($hGui, "", $p_A[0], $p_A[1] + 150 + $p_A[3] - 200)
EndFunc   ;==>_WinMove

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

can this

 

_WinAPI_SetParent($MyGui, WinWaitActive('yourwintitleorsomething'))
WinSetOnTop ( $MyGui, "" , 1 )
help in this case (instead of all win move all the time even if win dont change pos)? Edited by bogQ

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Maybe you can use ResHacker to add a new menu item ?

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