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How to hide the taskbar icon for your AutoIt script?

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I'm using a new AutoIt GUI that has a parent to another program I made in a different language. I don't want two taskbar icons, so I'd like to hide the AutoIt icon. Is there an easy way to do this?

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You could use the extended GUI style of $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW.


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You could use the extended GUI style of $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW.

It doesn't work with my GUI.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WINAPI.au3>
#include <sendmessage.au3>
#include <guiconstantsex.au3>
#include "GUIScrollbars_Ex.au3"

;Global Const $LWA_ALPHA = 0x2
;Global Const $LWA_COLORKEY = 0x1

HotKeySet("ESC", "_Exit")

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 230, 100, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_LAYERED)
GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF)

$iMemo = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Click on the text to drag this transparent GUI" & @CRLF & "Press ESC to exit", 10, 10, 200, 500)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x000000)
GUICtrlSetFont($iMemo, 9, 400, 0, "Franklin Gothic Medium")

_WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($hGUI, 0xABCDEF, 250)

GUISetState()

_GUIScrollbars_Generate($hGUI, 0, 300)

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYDOWN
            _SendMessage($hGUI, $WM_SYSCOMMAND, 0xF012, 0)
    EndSwitch

WEnd

Func _Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc

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Yes it does.

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 230, 100, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, BitOR($WS_EX_LAYERED, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW))

The least you could have done is try it before saying it doesn't work. 

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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Yes it does.

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 230, 100, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, BitOR($WS_EX_LAYERED, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW))

The least you could have done is try it before saying it doesn't work. 

 

Ohhhh. I did try it, but I was using $WS_EX_LAYERED & $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW for some reason.

Thanks a bunch! Coding runs into so many unexpected problems for newbies like me.

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