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Help with using show/hide and locating controls

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I have a tab in my GUI that will list issues found such as low disk space, etc and will only display the control if there is an issue. So I start out setting up the controls as hidden and only show the controls that have an issue. This part works but displays the label controls in the wrong location.  I want the controls to display at the top of the tab instead of white space and then it displays it half way down the window.  I thought I could use a variable for the location but not sure how to go about it using hidden controls.

Here is a test example:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Built-In Tab Example", 500, 500)
$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(10, 10, 480, 480)

; Create tabitems
Global $Tab_Warn = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Warn")
    ;WarningsCheck()
    $loc = 40


    ;VM
    $VM = _IsVirtualMachine()
    ;If $VM = 1 Then
    $Virtual_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Warning: Virtual Machine Found ", 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xff0000) ; Red
    GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Things are not what they seem")
    $loc = $loc + 20

    ;freespace
    Local $iFreeSpace = DriveSpaceFree(@HomeDrive & "\") 
    $freeSpace = Floor($iFreeSpace /1024)
    $freeSpace_label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Free Space is low: " & $freeSpace & " GB", 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($freeSpace_label, 0xff0000)
    GUICtrlSetState($freeSpace_label, $GUI_HIDE)
    $loc = $loc + 20

    ;Flash
    $Flash_label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Flash needs updated", 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($Flash_label, 0xff0000)
    GUICtrlSetState($Flash_label, $GUI_HIDE)
    $loc = $loc + 20

    Local $Java_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Java is out of date: ", 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($Java_Label, 0xff0000)
    GUICtrlSetState($Java_Label, $GUI_HIDE)
    $loc = $loc + 20

Local $Button_Refresh = GUICtrlCreateButton("Refresh", 220, 35, 60)
    GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Lists Issues found on this PC")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("") ; end tabitem definition


GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
             Case $msg = $Button_Refresh

                $VM = _IsVirtualMachine()
                If $VM = 1 Then
                    ;MsgBox(64, "_IsVirtualMachine()", _IsVirtualMachine())
                    GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                    GUICtrlSetState($Virtual_Label, $GUI_SHOW)
                    ;MsgBox(64, "Warning", "Warning: Virtual Machine Found")
                Else
                    GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                    GUICtrlSetState($Virtual_Label, $GUI_HIDE)
                    ;GUICtrlDelete($Virtual_Label)
                EndIf

                ;freespace
                If $freeSpace < 90 Then
                    GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                    GUICtrlSetState($freeSpace_label, $GUI_SHOW)
                Else
                    GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                    GUICtrlSetState($freeSpace_label, $GUI_HIDE)
                    ;GUICtrlDelete($freeSpace_label)
                EndIf


            ;flash
            $FPXVer = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX", "Version")
            if $FPXVer < 12 Then  ;will work for now. change this later
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($Flash_label, $GUI_SHOW)
            Else
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($Flash_label, $GUI_HIDE)
            EndIf


            ;java check
            Local $JavaCheckResults = CheckJavaVer()
            If $JavaCheckResults = 1 Then
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($Java_Label, $GUI_SHOW)
            Else
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($Java_Label, $GUI_HIDE)
            EndIf


;etc..................

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You should explain what it is you want a bit better, because I'm not sure what it is you need. Also, you should post a functioning script that demonstrates that problem rather than a part of it that isn't helping define the issue.

Also, your switch case statements are written wrong, When using Switch/Case/EndSwitch the case statements are written like this.

$msg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $msg
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ; code here
    Case $button
        ; code here
EndSwitch

; or this way

Switch GUIGetMsg()
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ; code here
    Case $button
        ; code here
EndSwitch

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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You should explain what it is you want a bit better, because I'm not sure what it is you need. Also, you should post a functioning script that demonstrates that problem rather than a part of it that isn't helping define the issue.

Also, your switch case statements are written wrong, When using Switch/Case/EndSwitch the case statements are written like this.

$msg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $msg
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ; code here
    Case $button
        ; code here
EndSwitch

; or this way

Switch GUIGetMsg()
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ; code here
    Case $button
        ; code here
EndSwitch

I will try to explain better:   I fixed the switch statement and provided a working example along with screenshots:  My issue is the location of the labels. I want the label to be at the top with no whitespace between like this image:  test1.png

So lets say I fix the free space issue on the PC and I press refresh to see the status.  I get whitespace between Flash and Memory due to the location of the label

test2.png

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Built-In Tab Example", 225, 200)
$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(10, 10, 280, 280)

; Create tabitems
Global $Tab_Warn = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Warn")
    ;WarningsCheck()
    $loc = 40

    $Mem = MemGetStats()
    $MemAvail = Floor($Mem[1] /1024)
    $MEM_Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Memory Low: " & $MemAvail, 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xff0000) ; Red
    GUICtrlSetState($MEM_Label, $GUI_HIDE)
    $loc = $loc + 20


    ;freespace
    Local $iFreeSpace = DriveSpaceFree(@HomeDrive & "\") ; Find the free disk space of the home drive, generally this is the C:\ drive.
    $freeSpace = Floor($iFreeSpace /1024)
    $freeSpace_label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Free Space is low: " & $freeSpace & " GB", 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($freeSpace_label, 0xff0000)
    GUICtrlSetState($freeSpace_label, $GUI_HIDE)
    $loc = $loc + 20

    ;Flash
    $Flash_label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Flash needs updated", 10, $loc)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($Flash_label, 0xff0000)
    GUICtrlSetState($Flash_label, $GUI_HIDE)
    $loc = $loc + 20


    ;test()
    Local $Button_Refresh = GUICtrlCreateButton("Refresh", 140, 35, 60)
    GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Lists Issues found on this PC")
Global $Tab_test = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("test")
;~ For $i = 0 To 2
;~     GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Tab " & $i)
;~     GUICtrlCreateButton("Button " & $i, 20 + ($i * 100), 40 + ($i * 50), 80, 30)
;~ Next
; Close Tab definiton
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")  ;end tabs

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $Button_Refresh

            $Mem = MemGetStats()
            $MemAvail = Floor($Mem[1] /1024)
            If $MemAvail < 5024 Then
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($MEM_Label, $GUI_SHOW)
            Else
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($MEM_Label, $GUI_HIDE)
            EndIf


            ;freespace
            If $freeSpace < 10 Then
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($freeSpace_label, $GUI_SHOW)
            Else
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($freeSpace_label, $GUI_HIDE)
                ;GUICtrlDelete($freeSpace_label)
            EndIf


            ;flash
            $FPXVer = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX", "Version")
            if $FPXVer < 12 Then
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($Flash_label, $GUI_SHOW)
            Else
                GUISwitch($hGUI, $Tab_Warn)
                GUICtrlSetState($Flash_label, $GUI_HIDE)
            EndIf




        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Why not make one large label that holds the text you want to display? Figure out how many lines you are going to need in this label before creating it, and then make it just big enough to hold the information you want in it.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

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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charon,

My StringSize UDF (look in my sig for the link) is just the thing for determining how big that label would have to be. ;)

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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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