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Hi  :bye:

I'm trying to make a small script (windowless), when you run it there needs to appear a context-menu

where the cursor is.

So if you double-click on the script file it looks like the menu appears on the script icon..

is this easy to do?

can't find an answer directly, wish i could post some code to begin with but I have no clue how to start this  :sweating:

Can i use $hMenu = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu(-1) for this with no window?

dll calls are welcome to if it's not possible the simple way :)

Like always,

thanks in advance!

TheAutomator

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It must either be associated with the GUI window in it's entirety or to a single Ctrl. That is using GUICtrlCreateContextMenu though, and I don't have any knowledge of a workaround.

Hopefully someone with more experience/knowledge will chime in. :D


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#NoTrayIcon
Opt('GUIOnEventMode', 1)

Global $hGui = GUICreate("Dummy Gui", 0, 0, -200, -200, -1, 0, WinGetHandle(AutoItWinGetTitle()))
GUISetState()

Global $Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu(GUICtrlCreateDummy())
Global $OptionsOpen = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Open", $Context)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, '_Hello')
Global $OptionsClose = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Close", $Context)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $Context)
Global $OptionsExit = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Exit", $Context)

TrackPopupMenu($hGui, GUICtrlGetHandle($Context), MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1))

; Show at the given coordinates (x, y) the popup menu (hMenu) which belongs to a given GUI window (hWnd)
Func TrackPopupMenu($hWnd, $hMenu, $x, $y)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "TrackPopupMenuEx", "hwnd", $hMenu, "int", 0, "int", $x, "int", $y, "hwnd", $hWnd, "ptr", 0)
EndFunc   ;==>TrackPopupMenu

Func _Hello()
    MsgBox(0, "Hello", "How are you?")
EndFunc

Edited by funkey

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#NoTrayIcon
Opt('GUIOnEventMode', 1)

Global $hGui = GUICreate("Dummy Gui", 0, 0, -200, -200, -1, 0, WinGetHandle(AutoItWinGetTitle()))
GUISetState()

Global $Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu(GUICtrlCreateDummy())
Global $OptionsOpen = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Open", $Context)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, '_Hello')
Global $OptionsClose = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Close", $Context)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $Context)
Global $OptionsExit = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Exit", $Context)

TrackPopupMenu($hGui, GUICtrlGetHandle($Context), MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1))

; Show at the given coordinates (x, y) the popup menu (hMenu) which belongs to a given GUI window (hWnd)
Func TrackPopupMenu($hWnd, $hMenu, $x, $y)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "TrackPopupMenuEx", "hwnd", $hMenu, "int", 0, "int", $x, "int", $y, "hwnd", $hWnd, "ptr", 0)
EndFunc   ;==>TrackPopupMenu

Func _Hello()
    MsgBox(0, "Hello", "How are you?")
EndFunc

 

guess it was not possible the simple way ^^

that's an interesting workaround, thanks for that!

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guess it was not possible the simple way ^^

that's an interesting workaround, thanks for that!

That is the simple way ;)

You are welcome.


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