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Set min window size for an external window

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Hi,

There's an external window that I would like to set a minimum window size on. I've seen this is possible for internal GUI windows using GUIRegisterMsg and WM_GETMINMAXINFO.

So, is it possible to do the same thing but on an external window?

Thanks,

Fidel

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Hi,

You will need a library (DLL if you prefer) to successfully use the SetWindowsHookEx function on an external window.

Br, FireFox.

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Good stuff, thanks FireFox

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Hi FireFox,

I've been trying to put together the DLL but am finding it difficult. I've asked a question on stackoverflow here

Do you have any tips for creating the library?

Thanks again,

Fidel

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Right now I can't help, nonetheless check this.


 

OS : Win XP SP2 (32 bits) / Win 7 SP1 (64 bits) / Win 8 (64 bits) | Autoit version: latest stable / beta.
Hardware : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10Ghz / 8 GiB RAM DDR3.

My UDFs : Skype UDF | TrayIconEx UDF | GUI Panel UDF | Excel XML UDF | Is_Pressed_UDF

My Projects : YouTube Multi-downloader | FTP Easy-UP | Lock'n | WinKill | AVICapture | Skype TM | Tap Maker | ShellNew | Scriptner | Const Replacer | FT_Pocket | Chrome theme maker

My Examples : Capture toolIP Camera | Crosshair | Draw Captured Region | Picture Screensaver | Jscreenfix | Drivetemp | Picture viewer

My Snippets : Basic TCP | Systray_GetIconIndex | Intercept End task | Winpcap various | Advanced HotKeySet | Transparent Edit control

 

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Fidel, Take a look at this example: '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>

This looks good, thanks for the link :)

Edited by FireFox

 

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My UDFs : Skype UDF | TrayIconEx UDF | GUI Panel UDF | Excel XML UDF | Is_Pressed_UDF

My Projects : YouTube Multi-downloader | FTP Easy-UP | Lock'n | WinKill | AVICapture | Skype TM | Tap Maker | ShellNew | Scriptner | Const Replacer | FT_Pocket | Chrome theme maker

My Examples : Capture toolIP Camera | Crosshair | Draw Captured Region | Picture Screensaver | Jscreenfix | Drivetemp | Picture viewer

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