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Hello, I am trying to hide all the controls in my GUI. Is it possible to do an easier way than to use GUICtrlSetState on every single Control I have?

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Okay I should be more specific. I want to be able to hide and show the Control. With your example I would have to change the size of the control over and over again just as with setstate

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Your GUI is resizeable? You just create a label above all the other controls, it will hide what is behind it, to show them again you just need to hide that label


Heroes, there is no such thing

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Here's how I'd do it.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Global $Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 616, 439, 192, 124)
GUICtrlCreateGroup("Group1", 246, 91, 254, 186)
Global $DummyStart = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; get start of control creation control id
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio1", 312, 108, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio2", 312, 231, 113, 23)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio3", 312, 211, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio4", 312, 149, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio5", 312, 190, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio6", 312, 129, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio7", 312, 169, 113, 17)
Global $DummyEnd = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; get end of control creation id
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
Global $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton(" Hide ", 273, 372, 75, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    Sleep(100)
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
        Case $Button1
            Button1Click()
        Case $GUI_Event_Close
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func Button1Click()
    Local Static $toggle = True
    $toggle = Not $toggle
    For $Loop = $DummyStart + 1 To $DummyEnd - 1
        If $toggle Then
            GUICtrlSetState($Loop, $GUI_SHOW)
            GUICtrlSetData($Button1, " Hide ")
        Else
            GUICtrlSetState($Loop, $GUI_HIDE)
            GUICtrlSetData($Button1, " Show ")
        EndIf
    Next
EndFunc   ;==>Button1Click

Easily adaptable to any script if the controls to be hidden, are created in sequence.


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Here's how I'd do it.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Global $Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 616, 439, 192, 124)
GUICtrlCreateGroup("Group1", 246, 91, 254, 186)
Global $DummyStart = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; get start of control creation control id
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio1", 312, 108, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio2", 312, 231, 113, 23)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio3", 312, 211, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio4", 312, 149, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio5", 312, 190, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio6", 312, 129, 113, 17)
GUICtrlCreateRadio("Radio7", 312, 169, 113, 17)
Global $DummyEnd = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; get end of control creation id
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
Global $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton(" Hide ", 273, 372, 75, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    Sleep(100)
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
        Case $Button1
            Button1Click()
        Case $GUI_Event_Close
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func Button1Click()
    Local Static $toggle = True
    $toggle = Not $toggle
    For $Loop = $DummyStart + 1 To $DummyEnd - 1
        If $toggle Then
            GUICtrlSetState($Loop, $GUI_SHOW)
            GUICtrlSetData($Button1, " Hide ")
        Else
            GUICtrlSetState($Loop, $GUI_HIDE)
            GUICtrlSetData($Button1, " Show ")
        EndIf
    Next
EndFunc   ;==>Button1Click

Easily adaptable to any script if the controls to be hidden, are created in sequence.

Ah yes, this is exactly what I needed Thanks!

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