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Hello, searched for this, but didn't got an answer on how i could avoid it.

Is there another way to do this without flickering?

Thanks.


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Don't update it too often.


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Store value just into variable, remember last set value in other helper value

and test if new value is different from lastly set value and use GUICtrlSetData() only if value is different.

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Thank you for the sugestions, but i was looking for keeping the update rate, and the value is always changing, it's actually a timer, so it has to show the seconds going by..

Any other sugestions?

The other thing i was thinking was to use an input box instead of a label, maybe then, with a white background i wouldn't notice so much..


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

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Or...

If GUICtrlRead($iCtrlID) <> $sText Then GUICtrlSetData($iCtrlID, $sText) ; This has been discussed before.

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Thank you all, decreased the update rate, and it seems to almost solve it, (100ms) and not cause problems elsewhere.


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

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I have found that using $WS_EX_COMPOSITED for the GUI seems to help reduce flicker. Don't ask me why. It's not perfect.

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I have found that using $WS_EX_COMPOSITED for the GUI seems to help reduce flicker. Don't ask me why. It's not perfect.

Thanks gonna try that.

Updating a label more often than the user can read it is a waste anyway. 10 times per second (you said 100 ms) may still be too often, depending on what it is showing.

Makes sense, gonna try to update it less often without changing the main loop sleep, timers maybe..


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

IUIAutomation - Topic with framework and examples

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I like to use Adlibs for that, then you can easily control how often you want updates without using timers.

Example

GUICreate("abc", 100, 30)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 100, 30)
GUISetState()

Local $iNumber = 0

;Change adlib time to change how often control is updated
AdlibRegister(_updatelabel, 500)

While GUIGetMsg() <> -3
    $iNumber += 1
WEnd

Func _updatelabel()
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, $iNumber)
EndFunc
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I like to use Adlibs for that, then you can easily control how often you want updates without using timers.

Example

GUICreate("abc", 100, 30)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 100, 30)
GUISetState()

Local $iNumber = 0

;Change adlib time to change how often control is updated
AdlibRegister(_updatelabel, 500)

While GUIGetMsg() <> -3
    $iNumber += 1
WEnd

Func _updatelabel()
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, $iNumber)
EndFunc

Thanks, i wasn't aware of that method. :)


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

IUIAutomation - Topic with framework and examples

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You can use the ext. styles BitOR($WS_EX_COMPOSITED, $WS_EX_LAYERED) to avoid flickering, too.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Opt('GuiOnEventMode', 1)

Global Const $hGui = GUICreate('Test', 400, 200, -1, -1, Default, BitOR($WS_EX_COMPOSITED, $WS_EX_LAYERED))
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, '_End')
Global Const $iLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 80, 380, 60)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400)
GUISetState()

While Sleep(20)
    GUICtrlSetData($iLabel, Random(0, 1))
WEnd

Func _End()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_End

Another way is to use GDI+ creating bitmaps which are copied to the label  / pic control.

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