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Hi,

can someone tell me why the child-window disappears right after i run this example script?

i'm using windows7 64 bit..

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>


Example()


Func Example()
    Local $sFilePath = "..\GUI\logo4.gif"


    ; Create a GUI with various controls.
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate("Example", 400, 100)
    GUICtrlCreatePic("..\GUI\msoobe.jpg", 0, 0, 400, 100)


    ; Display the GUI.
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)


    Local $hChild = GUICreate("", 169, 68, 20, 20, $WS_POPUP, BitOR($WS_EX_LAYERED, $WS_EX_MDICHILD), $hGUI)


    ; Create a picture control with a transparent image.
    GUICtrlCreatePic($sFilePath, 0, 0, 169, 68)


    ; Display the child GUI.
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop


        EndSwitch
    WEnd


    ; Delete the previous GUIs and all controls.
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
    GUIDelete($hChild)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

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I don't know for certain, but the help file says you can't use $WS_POPUP or $WS_EX_LAYERED on a child window.


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BrewManNH,

Ok, i removed the $WS_EX_LAYERED but still no window inside the main gui...

Can i ask you something?

What i need is a gui with a child gui inside (mdi).

I don't know what your OS is but how would you code this?

The only thing that seems to work is this but you can't drag the windows inside the form around and they have no border:

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>


$ParentForm = GUICreate("Example", 460, 260)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $ChildForm1 = GUICreate("", 460, 260, 0, 0, $WS_CHILD, Default, $ParentForm)
Global $GoTo_ChildForm2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Next form", 320, 20, 120, 40)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $ChildForm2 = GUICreate("", 460, 260, 0, 0, $WS_CHILD, $WS_EX_CONTROLPARENT, $ParentForm)
Global $Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is form 2", 20, 80, 414, 28)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 15, 400, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $GoTo_ChildForm2
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ChildForm1)
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $ChildForm2)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

regards

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TheAutomator,

Is this something like what you are looking for? :huh:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <SendMessage.au3>

Global Const $SC_DRAGMOVE = 0xF012

$ParentForm = GUICreate("Example", 460, 260)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $ChildForm1 = GUICreate("", 460, 260, 0, 0, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $ParentForm)
GUISetBkColor(0x00FF00)
Global $GoTo_ChildForm2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Next form", 320, 20, 120, 40)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $ChildForm2 = GUICreate("", 460, 260, 0, 0, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $ParentForm)
GUISetBkColor(0x0000FF)
Global $Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is form 2", 20, 80, 414, 28)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 15, 400, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $GoTo_ChildForm2
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ChildForm1)
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $ChildForm2)
        Case $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYDOWN
            _SendMessage(WinGetHandle("[ACTIVE]"), $WM_SYSCOMMAND, $SC_DRAGMOVE, 0)
    EndSwitch
WEnd
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TheAutomator,

Is this something like what you are looking for? :huh:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <SendMessage.au3>

Global Const $SC_DRAGMOVE = 0xF012

$ParentForm = GUICreate("Example", 460, 260)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $ChildForm1 = GUICreate("", 460, 260, 0, 0, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $ParentForm)
GUISetBkColor(0x00FF00)
Global $GoTo_ChildForm2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Next form", 320, 20, 120, 40)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)


Global $ChildForm2 = GUICreate("", 460, 260, 0, 0, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $ParentForm)
GUISetBkColor(0x0000FF)
Global $Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is form 2", 20, 80, 414, 28)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 15, 400, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $GoTo_ChildForm2
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ChildForm1)
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $ChildForm2)
        Case $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYDOWN
            _SendMessage(WinGetHandle("[ACTIVE]"), $WM_SYSCOMMAND, $SC_DRAGMOVE, 0)
    EndSwitch
WEnd
M23

 

 

Hi again Melba23  :)

This is what i'm trying to do but it won't work:

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or this:

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Regards

TheAutomator.

Edited by TheAutomator

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I wrote this 7+ years ago, it doesn't use the _WinAPI* functions (which is easy enough to implement), but is this what you're looking to do?

Because I believe class names have changed for the explorer windows, try this revised example to see if it's the effect you want.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Global $ghGUI = GUICreate("MyExplorer", 1200, 500, -1, -1, BitOr($WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_CAPTION, $WS_POPUP, $WS_SYSMENU, $WS_CLIPCHILDREN))
Global $goShell1 = _createNewExplorerWindow()
Global $goShell2 = _createNewExplorerWindow()
Global $ghExp1 = _WinEmbedToGUI(HWnd($goShell1.hwnd), $ghGUI, 600, 0, 600, 500)
Global $ghExp2 = _WinEmbedToGUI(HWnd($goShell2.hwnd), $ghGUI, 0, 0, 600, 500)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ghGUI)
            WinClose($ghExp1)
            WinClose($ghExp2)
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _createNewExplorerWindow()

    Local $oShell = ObjCreate("Shell.Application")
    Local $oWin1 = $oShell.windows(), $oWin2
    Local $nCount = $oWin1.count()

    $oShell.Explore("::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}")
    Do
        Sleep(50)
        $oWin2 = $oShell.windows()
    Until $nCount <> $oWin2.count()

    Return $oWin2($oWin2.count() - 1)
EndFunc

Func _WinEmbedToGUI($hWnd, $hGUI, $nLeftGUI, $nTopGUI, $nRightGUI, $nBottomGUI, $nStyle = -2, $nExStyle = -2)
    Local $nExStyleEx = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "GetWindowLong", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", -20)
    If IsArray($nExStyleEx) = 0 Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetWindowLong", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", -20, "int", BitOr($nExStyleEx[0], 0x00000040));WS_EX_MDICHILD
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $hWnd, "hwnd", $hGUI)
    WinSetState($hWnd, '', @SW_SHOW)
    WinMove($hWnd, "", $nLeftGUI, $nTopGUI, $nRightGUI, $nBottomGUI)
    If $nStyle = -2 And $nExStyle = -2 Then Return $hWnd
    Local $GWL_STYLE = -16, $GWL_EXSTYLE = -20
    Local $SWP_NOMOVE = 0x2, $SWP_NOSIZE = 0x1
    Local $SWP_SHOWWINDOW = 0x40, $SWP_NOZORDER = 0x4
    Local $iFlags = BitOR($SWP_SHOWWINDOW, $SWP_NOSIZE, $SWP_NOMOVE, $SWP_NOZORDER)
    If $nStyle = -2 Then $nStyle = $WS_MINIMIZEBOX + $WS_CAPTION + $WS_POPUP + $WS_SYSMENU
    If $nExStyle = -2 Then $nExStyle = $nExStyleEx[0]
    DllCall("User32.dll", "int", "SetWindowLong", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", $GWL_STYLE, "int", $nStyle)
    DllCall("User32.dll", "int", "SetWindowLong", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int", $GWL_EXSTYLE, "int", $nExStyle)
    DllCall("User32.dll", "int", "SetWindowPos", "hwnd", $hWnd, "hwnd", 0, "int", 0, "int", 0, _
            "int", 0, "int", 0, "int", $iFlags)
    Return $hWnd
EndFunc

Edit:

With _WinAPI function rather than straight dllcalls (I removed the WinSetState() as well, no idea why I had that there though.):

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Global $ghGUI = GUICreate("MyExplorer", 1200, 500, -1, -1, BitOr($WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_CAPTION, $WS_POPUP, $WS_SYSMENU, $WS_CLIPCHILDREN))
Global $goShell1 = _createNewExplorerWindow()
Global $goShell2 = _createNewExplorerWindow()
Global $ghExp1 = _Win_EmbedToHwnd(HWnd($goShell1.hwnd), $ghGUI, 600, 0, 600, 500)
Global $ghExp2 = _Win_EmbedToHwnd(HWnd($goShell2.hwnd), $ghGUI, 0, 0, 600, 500)
GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ghGUI)
            WinClose($ghExp1)
            WinClose($ghExp2)
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _createNewExplorerWindow()

    Local $oShell = ObjCreate("Shell.Application")
    Local $oWin1 = $oShell.windows(), $oWin2
    Local $nCount = $oWin1.count()

    $oShell.Explore("::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}")
    Do
        Sleep(10)
        $oWin2 = $oShell.windows()
    Until $nCount <> $oWin2.count()

    Return $oWin2($oWin2.count() - 1)
EndFunc

Func _Win_EmbedToHwnd($hChild, $hParent, $nLeftParent, $nTopParent, $nRightParent, _
        $nBottomParent, $iStyle = Default, $iExStyle = Default)

    Local Const $GWL_STYLE = -16, $GWL_EXSTYLE = -20
    Local Const $SWP_NOSIZE = 0x01, $SWP_NOMOVE = 0x02
    Local Const $SWP_NOZORDER = 0x04, $SWP_SHOWWINDOW = 0x40
    Local Const $WS_EX_MDICHILD = 0x00000040

    Local $iLongEx = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hChild, $GWL_EXSTYLE)
    If @error Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    EndIf

    $iStyle = ((IsKeyword($iStyle) Or $iStyle < 0) ? _
        BitOR($WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_CAPTION, $WS_POPUP, $WS_SYSMENU) : $iStyle)
    $iExStyle = ((IsKeyword($iExStyle) Or $iExStyle < 0) ? $iLongEx : $iExStyle)

    Local Const $iFlags = BitOR($SWP_SHOWWINDOW, $SWP_NOSIZE, $SWP_NOMOVE, $SWP_NOZORDER)

    ; set to mdi child
    _WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hChild, $GWL_EXSTYLE, BitOr($iLongEx, $WS_EX_MDICHILD))
    _WinAPI_SetParent($hChild, $hParent)
    WinMove($hChild, "", $nLeftParent, $nTopParent, $nRightParent, $nBottomParent)

    _WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hChild, $GWL_STYLE, $iStyle)
    _WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hChild, $GWL_EXSTYLE, $iExStyle)
    _WinAPI_SetWindowPos($hChild, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, $iFlags)
    _WinAPI_SetFocus($hParent)

    Return $hChild
EndFunc
Edited by SmOke_N

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TheAutomator,

If that is what you need then use the API like this: :)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinApi.au3>

Global $hMain, $ahChild[1][2] = [[0, 0]], $SC_MOVE = 0xF010
$hMain = GUICreate("Parent Window", 633, 447, 192, 200)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 0, 0) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
$mMain = GUICtrlCreateMenu("New")
$mChild = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Child", $mMain)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

; Prevent maximised children being moved
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "On_WM_SYSCOMMAND")

While 1
    ; Use advanced GUIGetMsg to distinguish between windows
    $aMsg = GUIGetMsg(1)
    Switch $aMsg[1]
        ; It is the parent
        Case $hMain
            ; Now check the message
            Switch $aMsg[0]
                Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                    Exit
                Case $mChild
                    CreateChild()
            EndSwitch
        ; Must be a child
        Case Else
            ; But which one?
            For $i = 1 To $ahChild[0][0]
                If $aMsg[1] = $ahChild[$i][0] Then
                    ; Check the message
                    Switch $aMsg[0]
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                            GUIDelete($ahChild[$i][0])
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE
                            ; Set the Maximised flag
                            $ahChild[$i][1] = True
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE
                            ; Clear the Maximised flag
                            $ahChild[$i][1] = False
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_RESTORE
                            ; Clear the Maximised flag
                            $ahChild[$i][1] = False
                    EndSwitch
                EndIf
            Next
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func CreateChild()
    $hNew_Child = GUICreate("Child " & $ahChild[0][0] + 1, 300, 300, 10, 0, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI , $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
    _WinAPI_SetParent($hNew_Child, $hMain)
    Add($ahChild, $hNew_Child)
    GUISetState()
EndFunc   ;==>CreateChild

Func Add(ByRef $aArray, $hHandle)
    ; Increase the number of children
    $aArray[0][0] += 1
    ; Resize the array
    ReDim $aArray[$aArray[0][0] + 1][2]
    ; Add the child details
    $aArray[$aArray[0][0]][0] = $hHandle
    $aArray[$aArray[0][1]][1] = False
EndFunc   ;==>Add

Func On_WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)

    For $i = 1 To $ahChild[0][0]
        ; Does the message come from a child?
        If $hWnd = $ahChild[$i][0] Then
            ; Is the child maximised?
            If $ahChild[$i][1] Then
                ;Is it a MOVE mesage?
                If BitAND($wParam, 0xFFF0) = $SC_MOVE Then Return False
                ExitLoop
            EndIf
        EndIf
    Next

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>On_WM_SYSCOMMAND
Obviously a bit more than you wanted, but you can see that the children are limited to to the main GUI client area. ;)

M23


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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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TheAutomator,

If that is what you need then use the API like this: :)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinApi.au3>

Global $hMain, $ahChild[1][2] = [[0, 0]], $SC_MOVE = 0xF010
$hMain = GUICreate("Parent Window", 633, 447, 192, 200)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 0, 0) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
$mMain = GUICtrlCreateMenu("New")
$mChild = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Child", $mMain)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

; Prevent maximised children being moved
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "On_WM_SYSCOMMAND")

While 1
    ; Use advanced GUIGetMsg to distinguish between windows
    $aMsg = GUIGetMsg(1)
    Switch $aMsg[1]
        ; It is the parent
        Case $hMain
            ; Now check the message
            Switch $aMsg[0]
                Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                    Exit
                Case $mChild
                    CreateChild()
            EndSwitch
        ; Must be a child
        Case Else
            ; But which one?
            For $i = 1 To $ahChild[0][0]
                If $aMsg[1] = $ahChild[$i][0] Then
                    ; Check the message
                    Switch $aMsg[0]
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                            GUIDelete($ahChild[$i][0])
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE
                            ; Set the Maximised flag
                            $ahChild[$i][1] = True
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE
                            ; Clear the Maximised flag
                            $ahChild[$i][1] = False
                        Case $GUI_EVENT_RESTORE
                            ; Clear the Maximised flag
                            $ahChild[$i][1] = False
                    EndSwitch
                EndIf
            Next
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func CreateChild()
    $hNew_Child = GUICreate("Child " & $ahChild[0][0] + 1, 300, 300, 10, 0, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI , $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
    _WinAPI_SetParent($hNew_Child, $hMain)
    Add($ahChild, $hNew_Child)
    GUISetState()
EndFunc   ;==>CreateChild

Func Add(ByRef $aArray, $hHandle)
    ; Increase the number of children
    $aArray[0][0] += 1
    ; Resize the array
    ReDim $aArray[$aArray[0][0] + 1][2]
    ; Add the child details
    $aArray[$aArray[0][0]][0] = $hHandle
    $aArray[$aArray[0][1]][1] = False
EndFunc   ;==>Add

Func On_WM_SYSCOMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)

    For $i = 1 To $ahChild[0][0]
        ; Does the message come from a child?
        If $hWnd = $ahChild[$i][0] Then
            ; Is the child maximised?
            If $ahChild[$i][1] Then
                ;Is it a MOVE mesage?
                If BitAND($wParam, 0xFFF0) = $SC_MOVE Then Return False
                ExitLoop
            EndIf
        EndIf
    Next

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc   ;==>On_WM_SYSCOMMAND
Obviously a bit more than you wanted, but you can see that the children are limited to to the main GUI client area. ;)

M23

 

 

That is EXACTLY what i was looking for  :thumbsup:

Also thanks to SmOke_N for his example :)

At first I thought it could be done with a simple child window and some variable like $WS_EMBEDDED_CHILD or something so I searched the web but

couldn't find any working example.

_WinAPI_SetParent seems to be the solution, thanks  ;)

TheAutomator.

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TheAutomator,

Glad we finally got there. :)

M23

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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
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NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
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TheAutomator,

using child windows this way is extremely buggy

In what way? :huh:

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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
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Melba23,

 

Well for example, if the parent window has a background image you can't see the child windows anymore until you hover over the maximize-button.

The child windows are not repainted the right way I guess and if you drag them around you get this type of behavior:

http://faildesk.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Favorite-XP-Feature.jpg

also every other control in that same parent window is "glitch painted" on the child windows...

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TheAutomator,

If you are using a background image, add the $WS_CLIPCHILDREN style to the parent: :)

$hMain = GUICreate("Parent Window", 633, 447, 192, 200, BitOr($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI ,$WS_CLIPCHILDREN))
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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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Melba23,

Now the controls on the parent gui are invisible  :huh:, also the child windows are still buggy...

Never mind M23, i don't want to waste your time on this  :mellow:

I can always figure out how to mimic this child window behavior some other way if this stays a pain in the ***

Regards

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The Automator,

Disable the background picture control - then the controls become visible (just as the Help file tells you). ;)

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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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TheAutomator,

It works when I try it - please post the code you are using so we can take a look. :)

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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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Ok, press the "new" button and make sure you put a jpg image in the same folder of the script called "test.jpg".

$WS_CLIPCHILDREN seems to help a little bit, try to maximize the new child window and then click the restore button...

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinApi.au3>

$SCREEN = GUICreate('TEST FORM 1', 600, 400, -1, -1, BitOr($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI ,$WS_CLIPCHILDREN))
    GUISetBkColor(0x000000)

$IMAGE = GUICtrlCreatePic('bliss.jpg', 0, 0, 600, 370)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)

$NEW = GUICtrlCreateButton('NEW', 0, 370, 60, 30)
    GUICtrlSetCursor(-1, 0)

$LST = GUICtrlCreateList('NEW FORM', 0, 190, 120, 200, $WS_BORDER)
    GUICtrlSetData(-1, 'EXIT')
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8, 400, 0, 'System')
    GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x000000)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_HIDE)

$INP = GUICtrlCreateInput('TESTING...', 460, 372, 100, 28, BitOR($ES_CENTER, $ES_UPPERCASE, $ES_READONLY))
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, 'MS Sans Serif')
    GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x000000)
    GUICtrlSetCursor (-1, 2)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While True
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $NEW
            If BitAND(GUICtrlGetState($LST), $GUI_HIDE) = $GUI_HIDE Then
                GUICtrlSetState($LST, $GUI_SHOW)
            Else
                GUICtrlSetState($LST, $GUI_HIDE)
            EndIf

        Case $LST
            Switch GUICtrlRead($LST)
                Case 'EXIT'
                    Exit

                Case 'NEW FORM'
                    $hNew_Child = GUICreate("Child", 300, 300, 10, 0, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI , $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
                    _WinAPI_SetParent($hNew_Child, $screen)
                    GUISetState()
            EndSwitch

    EndSwitch
WEnd

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TheAutomator,

Why are you leaving the "NEW" GUI open once something has been selected? Just hide it before you create the child and there is no problem - at least when I run the script. ;)

M23


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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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