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Bitmap2AscII use Lucida Console font with a size set to 8, so Windows 8/8.1 users need to change their notepad font and size for get a correct display. Image Rescale slider is only available when savi

​By using dll or without? I've written some code for extracting frame/s from video files. It's packed in super small dll. If you are interested here's the dll:  FrameGrabber.zip Calling it for for one

It's written in VScript. That's my version of AutoIt. It has pretty much the same syntax as AutoIt, but has true compiler. It's what I wanted to do with AutoIt while being active in development. Anywa

I like it, too!  :thumbsup:

 

My suggestions

  1. larger preview size of both picture controls
  2. source image info
  3. real time show of the slider values when moving the slider incl. reset option for each slider instead of whole settings
  4. option to scale the original image when original bitmap is too large
  5. option for colorized char when saving as html
  6. create ASCII animation using GIF images

 

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Regading the About intro - it looks very nice, great effect but the window is too small. If you could double the width it would look much better.

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Love it! Brings back memories of the dot matrix printer era (for those of you too young to remember, this was just after the dinosaurs were wiped out)....

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Regading the About intro - it looks very nice, great effect but the window is too small. If you could double the width it would look much better.

​I agree with you

The problem is GDI is too slow.

With a higher size, text move will be jerky !

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I'm glad to hear it.^_^

(Consider yourself lucky that you don't get flashbacks to the days when CPUs were still steam-powered.)

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:lol: Well, let me put it this way: I'm never happier than when I'm peeling a banana with my toes. If you feel the same way, we may be distant cousins in evolutionary terms. :D

And apologies for going off-topic. I'll go play some more with your script now...

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To set  a ESC hotkey isn't good because when I press the ESC key to close another app then this app also closes.

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HotKeySet('{ESC}', 'Hotkey')

Func Hotkey()
    If WinActive($hGui) Then _Exit
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To set  a ESC hotkey isn't good because when I press the ESC key to close another app then this app also closes

That is why GUISetAccelerators was added to the language.

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wakillon, is there any special reason why you have this line of code:

$iColor = '0x' & Hex ( DllStructGetData ( $tPixel, 1, $iRowOffset + $iX ), 6 )

...written like that? Why wouldn't that be simply:

$iColor = DllStructGetData ( $tPixel, 1, $iRowOffset + $iX )

I've seen others doing that too. I have no clue why.

Btw, the other day when I saw you posted this and how you convert the image, I tried to do the same thing with video to see if I could make fluent ASCII art output out of it. If you are interested see the result at https://trancexx.tk/websockets/ (click "Play").
It's available only when I'm on my comp (personal server) and I use websocket to play animation.

Thanks for sharing.

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To set  a ESC hotkey isn't good because when I press the ESC key to close another app then this app also closes.

Suggestion:

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HotKeySet('{ESC}', 'Hotkey')

Func Hotkey()
    If WinActive($hGui) Then _Exit
EndFunc

 

​Yes you are right, it will be changed in the next update.

Thanks.

 

Ha. Love it :) 

Glad you like it,

Et Mille merci d'avoir créé AutoIt !

 

UEZ & wakillon,

That is why GUISetAccelerators was added to the language.

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​Happy to read you Melba !

Thanks.

 

The first ASCII "Art" :)

​Thanks.

 

wakillon, is there any special reason why you have this line of code:

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$iColor = '0x' & Hex ( DllStructGetData ( $tPixel, 1, $iRowOffset + $iX ), 6 )

...written like that? Why wouldn't that be simply:

expandcollapsepopup
$iColor = DllStructGetData ( $tPixel, 1, $iRowOffset + $iX )

I've seen others doing that too. I have no clue why.

Btw, the other day when I saw you posted this and how you convert the image, I tried to do the same thing with video to see if I could make fluent ASCII art output out of it. If you are interested see the result at https://trancexx.tk/websockets/ (click "Play").
It's available only when I'm on my comp (personal server) and I use websocket to play animation.

Thanks for sharing.

​You are right, no need to convert data in hex format.

I have take a look to your AscII Art Video and recognized parts of "Le Cinquième Élément" of Luc Besson.

Do you used some batch converter ?

For sure it would take more time, but may be if you convert image by image (with each his own appropriate settings), quality will be improved.

Nice try ! 

A quand la sortie en salle ? ;)

 

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    • By UEZ
      Here another example to mark the desktop to get the marked region for capturing. This example is not perfect and not very fast (room for improvements).
      ;Coded by UEZ build 2020-08-07 beta ;Code cleanup up mLipok ; ;Short instruction: mark area on your desktop and press return key to capture. #include <APISysConstants.au3> #include <Array.au3> ;#include <GDIPlus.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <ScreenCapture.au3> #include <WinAPIGdi.au3> #include <WinAPISysWin.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> ; enum _PROCESS_DPI_AWARENESS -> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn280512(v=vs.85).aspx Global Enum $DPI_AWARENESS_INVALID = -1, $PROCESS_DPI_UNAWARE = 0, $PROCESS_SYSTEM_DPI_AWARE, $PROCESS_PER_MONITOR_DPI_AWARE ;https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/hidpi/dpi-awareness-context Global Enum $Context_UnawareGdiScaled = -5, $Context_PerMonitorAwareV2, $Context_PerMonitorAware, $Context_SystemAware, $Context_Unaware _WinAPI_SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext($Context_PerMonitorAware) Global $__g_hGUI_MarkArea, $__g_hGUI_Bg, $__g_iLabel_TL, $__g_iLabel_TM, $__g_iLabel_TR, $__g_iLabel_LM, $__g_iLabel_RM, $__g_iLabel_BL, $__g_iLabel_BM, _ $__g_iLabel_BR, $__g_iOldCursor, $__g_iW, $__g_iH, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots = 0xFFFFFF, $__g_iBorder = 4, $__g_bSelectionDone = False Global $aRect = _GDIPlus_MarkScreenRegionAnimated() Global $hImage_Capture = _ScreenCapture_Capture(@TempDir & "\Test.png", $aRect[0], $aRect[1], $aRect[0] + $aRect[2] - 1, $aRect[1] + $aRect[3] - 1, False) ShellExecute(@TempDir & "\Test.png") ;_ArrayDisplay($aRect, "Marked area coordinates") Func _GDIPlus_MarkScreenRegionAnimated($bAnim = True) _GDIPlus_Startup() Local Const $hFullScreen = WinGetHandle("[TITLE:Program Manager;CLASS:Progman]") Local Const $aFullScreen = WinGetPos($hFullScreen) $__g_hGUI_Bg = GUICreate("", $aFullScreen[2], $aFullScreen[3], $aFullScreen[0], $aFullScreen[1], BitOR($WS_CLIPCHILDREN, $WS_POPUP), $WS_EX_TOPMOST) ;to avoid cursor flickering and for proper control read WinSetTrans($__g_hGUI_Bg, "", 0x01) $__g_hGUI_MarkArea = GUICreate("", 1, 1, -1, -1, $bAnim ? $WS_POPUP : BitOR($WS_POPUP, $WS_BORDER), BitOR($WS_EX_TOPMOST, $WS_EX_LAYERED), $__g_hGUI_Bg) GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If Not $bAnim Then $__g_iColor_ResizeDots = 0xFF0000 $__g_iLabel_TL = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;top left GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_TM = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;top mid GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_TR = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;top right GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_LM = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;left mid GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_RM = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;right mid GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_BL = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;bottom left GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_BM = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;bottom mid GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) $__g_iLabel_BR = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ;bottom right GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKSIZE) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $__g_iColor_ResizeDots) GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNA, $__g_hGUI_Bg) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $__g_iOldCursor = MouseGetCursor() GUISetCursor(3, 1, $__g_hGUI_Bg) GUISetCursor(3, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) _WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, 0xABCDEF, 0xF0) Local $aMPos, $aPrevMPos[2] = [MouseGetPos(0) + 1, MouseGetPos(1) + 1], $iID, $aCI, $iX, $iY, $aOldWinPos, $aOldMPos, $bMoved Local $aGUIStartPos, $iKey_Exit = GUICtrlCreateButton("", $aFullScreen[0] - 10, $aFullScreen[1] - 10, 1, 1), $aAccelKeys[1][2] = [["{ENTER}", $iKey_Exit]] GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys, $__g_hGUI_Bg) GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) #forceref $bMoved Do Switch GUIGetMsg() Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $iKey_Exit If $bAnim Then GUIRegisterMsg($WM_TIMER, "") DllCall("user32.dll", "bool", "KillTimer", "hwnd", $__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "uint_ptr", $iID) GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ERASEBKGND, "") EndIf _GDIPlus_Shutdown() Local $aResult = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aResult[2] = WinGetClientSize($__g_hGUI_MarkArea)[0] $aResult[3] = WinGetClientSize($__g_hGUI_MarkArea)[1] GUIDelete($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) GUIDelete($__g_hGUI_Bg) If Not $__g_bSelectionDone Then $aResult = 0 Return $aResult EndSwitch $aMPos = MouseGetPos() If ($aMPos[0] <> $aPrevMPos[0] Or $aMPos[1] <> $aPrevMPos[1]) And (Not $__g_bSelectionDone) Then WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aMPos[0], $aMPos[1]) $aPrevMPos = $aMPos EndIf $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] And (Not $__g_bSelectionDone) Then $aGUIStartPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $bAnim Then GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ERASEBKGND, "WM_ERASEBKGND") GUIRegisterMsg($WM_TIMER, "PlayBorderAnim") $iID = DllCall("User32.dll", "uint_ptr", "SetTimer", "hwnd", $__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "uint_ptr", 1, "uint", 50, "ptr", 0)[0] EndIf While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aMPos = MouseGetPos() $__g_iW = Abs($aMPos[0] - $aGUIStartPos[0]) + 1 $__g_iH = Abs($aMPos[1] - $aGUIStartPos[1]) + 1 If $aMPos[0] < $aGUIStartPos[0] Then $iX = $aMPos[0] Else $iX = $aGUIStartPos[0] EndIf If $aMPos[1] < $aGUIStartPos[1] Then $iY = $aMPos[1] Else $iY = $aGUIStartPos[1] EndIf WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $iX, $iY, $__g_iW, $__g_iH) UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) WEnd $__g_bSelectionDone = True GUISetCursor(3, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) ElseIf $aCI[3] And $__g_bSelectionDone Then $aGUIStartPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If _WinAPI_PtInRectEx(MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1), $aGUIStartPos[0], $aGUIStartPos[1], $aGUIStartPos[0] + $aGUIStartPos[2], $aGUIStartPos[1] + $aGUIStartPos[3]) Then $aMPos = MouseGetPos() $aGUIStartPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) While $aCI[3] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aGUIStartPos[0] - ($aMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aGUIStartPos[1] - ($aMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1)), $__g_iW, $__g_iH) GUISetCursor(0, 1, $__g_hGUI_Bg) GUISetCursor(0, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WEnd GUISetCursor(3, 1, $__g_hGUI_Bg) GUISetCursor(3, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) EndIf EndIf If $__g_bSelectionDone Then $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If @error Then ContinueLoop Switch $aCI[4] Case $__g_iLabel_TL GUISetCursor(12, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1), $aOldWinPos[2] + ($aOldMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aOldWinPos[3] + ($aOldMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1))) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_BR GUISetCursor(12, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aOldWinPos[0], $aOldWinPos[1], $aOldWinPos[2] - ($aOldMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aOldWinPos[3] - ($aOldMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1))) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_TR GUISetCursor(10, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aOldWinPos[0], MouseGetPos(1), $aOldWinPos[2] - ($aOldMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aOldWinPos[3] + ($aOldMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1))) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_BL GUISetCursor(10, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", MouseGetPos(0), $aOldWinPos[1], $aOldWinPos[2] + ($aOldMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aOldWinPos[3] - ($aOldMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1))) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_LM GUISetCursor(13, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", MouseGetPos(0), $aOldWinPos[1], $aOldWinPos[2] + ($aOldMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aOldWinPos[3]) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_RM GUISetCursor(13, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aOldWinPos[0], $aOldWinPos[1], $aOldWinPos[2] - ($aOldMPos[0] - MouseGetPos(0)), $aOldWinPos[3]) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_TM GUISetCursor(11, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aOldWinPos[0], MouseGetPos(1), $aOldWinPos[2], $aOldWinPos[3] + ($aOldMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1))) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case $__g_iLabel_BM GUISetCursor(11, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $aCI[2] Then $aOldWinPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) $aOldMPos = MouseGetPos() While $aCI[2] * Sleep(10) $aCI = GUIGetCursorInfo($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) WinMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $aOldWinPos[0], $aOldWinPos[1], $aOldWinPos[2], $aOldWinPos[3] - ($aOldMPos[1] - MouseGetPos(1))) WEnd UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim) EndIf Case Else GUISetCursor(3, 1, $__g_hGUI_MarkArea) EndSwitch EndIf Until False EndFunc ;==>_GDIPlus_MarkScreenRegionAnimated Func UpdateCtrlPos($bAnim = True) Local Const $aGUIStartPos = WinGetPos($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) If $__g_bSelectionDone And $bAnim Then GUIRegisterMsg($WM_TIMER, "") $__g_iW = $aGUIStartPos[2] $__g_iH = $aGUIStartPos[3] ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_TL, 0, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_TM, ($__g_iW - $__g_iBorder) / 2, 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_TR, ($__g_iW - $__g_iBorder - $__g_iBorder / 2), 0, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_LM, 0, ($__g_iH - $__g_iBorder) / 2, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_RM, ($__g_iW - $__g_iBorder - $__g_iBorder / 2), ($__g_iH - $__g_iBorder) / 2, $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_BL, 0, ($__g_iH - $__g_iBorder - $__g_iBorder / 2), $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_BM, ($__g_iW - $__g_iBorder) / 2, ($__g_iH - $__g_iBorder - $__g_iBorder / 2), $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) ControlMove($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, "", $__g_iLabel_BR, ($__g_iW - $__g_iBorder - $__g_iBorder / 2), ($__g_iH - $__g_iBorder - $__g_iBorder / 2), $__g_iBorder, $__g_iBorder) If $__g_bSelectionDone And $bAnim Then GUIRegisterMsg($WM_TIMER, "PlayBorderAnim") EndFunc ;==>UpdateCtrlPos Func PlayBorderAnim() Local $aWinPos = WinGetClientSize($__g_hGUI_MarkArea), $iW = $aWinPos[0], $iH = $aWinPos[1] Local Static $fOffset = 0 Local Const $iSize = $__g_iBorder / 2 Local Const $hDC = _WinAPI_GetDC($__g_hGUI_MarkArea) Local Const $hHBitmap = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleBitmap($hDC, $iW, $iH) Local Const $hDC_backbuffer = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleDC($hDC) Local Const $DC_obj = _WinAPI_SelectObject($hDC_backbuffer, $hHBitmap) Local Const $hCanvas = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHDC($hDC_backbuffer) Local Const $hPen = _GDIPlus_PenCreate(0xFF0178D7, $iSize), $hPen2 = _GDIPlus_PenCreate(0xFFFFFFFF, $iSize), _ $hBrush = _GDIPlus_BrushCreateSolid(0xFF000000 + $__g_iColor_ResizeDots), $hPen3 = _GDIPlus_PenCreate(0xFF000000) _GDIPlus_PenSetDashStyle($hPen, $GDIP_DASHSTYLEDASHDOT) _GDIPlus_GraphicsClear($hCanvas, 0xFFABCDEF) ;for faster performance direct dll calls DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen2, "float", 1 + $iSize, "float", 1 + $iSize, "float", $iW - 2 * $iSize - 2, "float", $iH - 2 * $iSize - 2) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipSetPenDashOffset", "handle", $hPen, "float", $fOffset) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen, "float", 1 + $iSize, "float", 1 + $iSize, "float", $iW - 2 * $iSize - 2, "float", $iH - 2 * $iSize - 2) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", 0, "float", 0, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", 0, "float", 0, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", 0, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", 0, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", 0, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", 0, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", 0, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", 0, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", 0, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", 0, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) / 2, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipFillRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hBrush, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) DllCall($__g_hGDIPDll, "int", "GdipDrawRectangle", "handle", $hCanvas, "handle", $hPen3, "float", ($iW - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", ($iH - $__g_iBorder) - 2, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1, "float", $__g_iBorder + 1) _WinAPI_BitBlt($hDC, 0, 0, $iW, $iH, $hDC_backbuffer, 0, 0, $SRCCOPY) $fOffset += 0.5 _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hCanvas) _WinAPI_SelectObject($hDC_backbuffer, $DC_obj) _WinAPI_DeleteDC($hDC_backbuffer) _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hHBitmap) _WinAPI_ReleaseDC($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, $hDC) _GDIPlus_PenDispose($hPen) _GDIPlus_PenDispose($hPen2) _GDIPlus_PenDispose($hPen3) _GDIPlus_BrushDispose($hBrush) EndFunc ;==>PlayBorderAnim Func WM_ERASEBKGND($hWnd, $iMsgm, $wParam, $lParam) ;suppress repainting to avoid flickering but causes some other side effects #forceref $iMsgm, $wParam, $lParam, $hWnd Local Const $hBrush = _WinAPI_CreateSolidBrush(0xEFCDAB) ;BGR format ;~ _WinAPI_RedrawWindow($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, 0, 0, BitOR($RDW_NOERASE, $RDW_NOCHILDREN, $RDW_NOFRAME, $RDW_VALIDATE)) _WinAPI_SetClassLongEx($__g_hGUI_MarkArea, $GCL_HBRBACKGROUND, $hBrush) _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hBrush) Return 0 EndFunc ;==>WM_ERASEBKGND ;https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winuser/nf-winuser-setprocessdpiawarenesscontext Func _WinAPI_SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext($DPIAwareContext = $Context_PerMonitorAware, $hGUI = 0, $iMode = 3) ;https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winuser/nf-winuser-setprocessdpiawarenesscontext $DPIAwareContext = ($DPIAwareContext < -5) ? -5 : ($DPIAwareContext > -1) ? -1 : $DPIAwareContext $iMode = ($iMode < 1) ? 1 : ($iMode > 3) ? 3 : $iMode Switch $iMode Case 1 Local $hDC = _WinAPI_GetDC($hGUI) Local $aResult1 = DllCall("user32.dll", "ptr", "GetDpiFromDpiAwarenessContext", "ptr", $hDC) If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult1) Then Return SetError(11, 0, 0) _WinAPI_ReleaseDC(0, $hDC) Local $aResult = DllCall("user32.dll", "Bool", "SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext", "int", $aResult1[0] + $DPIAwareContext) If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult) Then Return SetError(12, 0, 0) Case 2 ;~ If Not $hGUI Then $hGUI = WinGetHandle(AutoItWinGetTitle()) Local $aResult2 = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "GetWindowDpiAwarenessContext", "ptr", $hGUI) If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult2) Then Return SetError(21, 0, 0) Local $aResult = DllCall("user32.dll", "Bool", "SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext", "int", $aResult2[0] + $DPIAwareContext) If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult) Then Return SetError(22, 0, 0) Case 3 Local $aResult31 = DllCall("user32.dll", "ptr", "GetThreadDpiAwarenessContext") If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult31) Then Return SetError(31, 0, 0) Local $aResult32 = DllCall("user32.dll", "ptr", "GetAwarenessFromDpiAwarenessContext", "ptr", $aResult31[0]) If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult32) Then Return SetError(32, 0, 0) Local $aResult = DllCall("user32.dll", "Bool", "SetThreadDpiAwarenessContext", "int", $aResult32[0] + $DPIAwareContext) If @error Or Not IsArray($aResult) Then Return SetError(33, 0, 0) EndSwitch Return 1 EndFunc ;==>_WinAPI_SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext  
      Just press the lmb and move your mouse. When lmb is released you can adjust the size of the window by dragging the white rectangle to any direction. Rmb will move the marked area.
      Press ESC to get the coordinates of the marked region.
      If you have any improvements, please post it here.
       
      Tested on Win10 x64 only.
       
    • By Chimp
      An "improper" "unusual" use of Excel
      the script allows the creation of artistic images by simply coloring the background of the individual cells of the Excel workbook.
      Although definitely useless ... I find it quite funny though
      have a good time
      many thanks to @UEZ , @Malkey , @water
      p.s.
      I think the pixelite + color to array process can be simplified, but I used the two ready-made functions provided by UEZ and Malkey. I thank both of you (credits  and links in listing)
      p.p.s.
      strange behaviour: while excell is filling cells, if you move the mouse pointer off the excell window, the fill speed increases ... (?)

       
      ; =============================================================================================================================== ; Name ..........: Excel in art ; Description ...: This script allows the creation of artistic images in Excel from a choosed picture. ; The picture is done by simply coloring the background of the individual cells of an Excel workbook. ; Although definitely useless, I find it quite funny though ; ; Return values .: An artistic image in an Excel workbook ; Author ........: Addiego Gianni (chimp) ; Modified ......: ; Remarks .......: Many thanks to UEZ, Malkey and Water ; Related .......: ; Link ..........: ; Example .......: ; =============================================================================================================================== #include <GDIPlus.au3> #include <Excel.au3> _PixelsToCells(50) ; <-- Parameter 50 is the cumber of horizontal Excel cells to be filled MsgBox(64, "All done", "Excel art is ready") Func _PixelsToCells($iHcells = 50) ; Check application object Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open() If Not IsObj($oExcel) Then MsgBox(16, "Error", "Sorry, You need to have 'Excel' intalled") ; Choose Image File Local $sPath = FileOpenDialog("Choose Image File", @ScriptDir & "", "Images (*.gif;*.png;*.jpg;*.bmp)| All (*.*)") If $sPath = '' Then Exit MsgBox(16, "Error", "Sorry, no image was chosen") ; Create a new Excel workbook $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel, 1) ; initialize GDI+ _GDIPlus_Startup() Local $hBmp = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromFile($sPath) Local $iWidth = _GDIPlus_ImageGetWidth($hBmp) ; get image width ; Local $iHeight = _GDIPlus_ImageGetHeight($hBmp) ; not needed here Local $iStep = $iWidth / $iHcells ; calculate the pixelation factor Local $hBitmap_new = _GDIPlus_PixelateBitmap($hBmp, $iStep) ; pixelate the image Local $aPixelColors = _FileImageToArray($hBitmap_new) ; get pixel colors ; reduce Excel columns width Local $xx = 1, $yy = 1 For $iCol = 0 To UBound($aPixelColors, 2) - 1 Step $iStep $oWorkbook.Sheets(1).Columns($xx).ColumnWidth = 1 $xx += 1 Next ; reduce Excel rows height For $iRow = 0 To UBound($aPixelColors) - 1 Step $iStep $oWorkbook.Sheets(1).Rows($yy).RowHeight = 9 $yy += 1 Next $xx = 1 $yy = 1 For $iRow = 0 To UBound($aPixelColors) - 1 Step $iStep For $iCol = 0 To UBound($aPixelColors, 2) - 1 Step $iStep $oWorkbook.Sheets(1).Range(_Excel_ColumnToLetter($xx) & $yy).Interior.Color = Number("0x" & $aPixelColors[$iRow][$iCol]) $xx += 1 Next $yy += 1 $xx = 1 Next _GDIPlus_BitmapDispose($hBmp) _GDIPlus_Shutdown() EndFunc ;==>_PixelsToCells ; by UEZ ; https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/167707-imagepixelate/?do=findComment&comment=1227509 Func _GDIPlus_PixelateBitmap($hBitmap, $iPixelate, $bSmooth = 1) Local $iWidth = _GDIPlus_ImageGetWidth($hBitmap), $iHeight = _GDIPlus_ImageGetHeight($hBitmap) Local $iNewW = Round($iWidth / $iPixelate, 0), $iNewH = Round($iHeight / $iPixelate, 0) Local $hBitmap_scaled = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromScan0($iNewW, $iNewH) Local $hCtxt = _GDIPlus_ImageGetGraphicsContext($hBitmap_scaled) Local $iInterpolation = 5 If $bSmooth Then $iInterpolation = $GDIP_INTERPOLATIONMODE_BILINEAR _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetInterpolationMode($hCtxt, $iInterpolation) _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRect($hCtxt, $hBitmap, 0, 0, $iNewW, $iNewH) _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hCtxt) Local $hBitmap_pixelated = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromScan0($iWidth, $iHeight) $hCtxt = _GDIPlus_ImageGetGraphicsContext($hBitmap_pixelated) _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetInterpolationMode($hCtxt, $GDIP_INTERPOLATIONMODE_NearestNeighbor) _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRectRect($hCtxt, $hBitmap_scaled, 0, 0, $iNewW, $iNewH, -$iPixelate, -$iPixelate, $iWidth + 2 * $iPixelate, $iHeight + 2 * $iPixelate) _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hCtxt) Return $hBitmap_pixelated EndFunc ;==>_GDIPlus_PixelateBitmap ; by Malkey ; https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/112540-is-there-a-function-for-reading-images-into-2d-arrays/?do=findComment&comment=788472 Func _FileImageToArray($hImage) Local $Reslt, $stride, $format, $Scan0, $iIW, $iIH ; , $hImage Local $v_Buffer, $width, $height ; _GDIPlus_Startup() ; $hImage = _GDIPlus_ImageLoadFromFile($sFileName) $iIW = _GDIPlus_ImageGetWidth($hImage) $iIH = _GDIPlus_ImageGetHeight($hImage) ProgressOn("Progress Bar", "Filling a " & $iIW & " x " & $iIH & " size array.", "0 percent") $Reslt = _GDIPlus_BitmapLockBits($hImage, 0, 0, $iIW, $iIH, $GDIP_ILMREAD, $GDIP_PXF32ARGB) ;Get the returned values of _GDIPlus_BitmapLockBits () $width = DllStructGetData($Reslt, "width") $height = DllStructGetData($Reslt, "height") $stride = DllStructGetData($Reslt, "stride") $format = DllStructGetData($Reslt, "format") $Scan0 = DllStructGetData($Reslt, "Scan0") Local $aArray[$height][$width] For $j = 0 To $iIH - 1 For $i = 0 To $iIW - 1 $v_Buffer = DllStructCreate("dword", $Scan0 + ($j * $stride) + ($i * 4)) $aArray[$j][$i] = StringRegExpReplace(Hex(DllStructGetData($v_Buffer, 1), 6), "(.{2})(.{2})(.{2})", "\3\2\1") ; To RGB format Next ProgressSet(Int(100 * $j / ($iIH)), Int(100 * $j / ($iIH)) & " percent") Next _GDIPlus_BitmapUnlockBits($hImage, $Reslt) ProgressOff() _GDIPlus_ImageDispose($hImage) Return $aArray EndFunc ;==>_FileImageToArray  
    • By Chimp
      After reading this page, (http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/index.html) I was curious and I put together this script.
      it is not a "stand alone" script, as it uses some third parties programs*, but in few steps it acomplish the conversion to the TSP art. The generated images are quite nice, but you have to try more attempts to find the right combinations of parameters for different source images. Best results can easily obtained with schematic black and wite images. Drag and drop for example something like in this link.
      Also, set the "Variable thickness line" option and try with the image at this link for another example: (https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/david-michelangelo-murphy-elliott.jpg)
      Since used programs generate also some temporay files, please save this script and the dependencies into a single folder so to avoid the scattering of files around and also allowing the main script to find the needed programs.
      Example of an TSP art generated with this script and related programs (the image on the left is converted in the image on the right) just drag and drop images on the GUI of the script and all is done automatically.

      * Here are the links to download the needed "dependencies": ( just put all the stuff in a single folder along with the script.)
      voronoi.exe http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/voronoi.zip stippler.dll also contained in the above archive concorde.exe http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/tsp/concorde/downloads/codes/cygwin/concorde.exe.gz this program needs the cygwin dll (a very nice one) (I've used 7zip to open this archive) cygwin1.dll https://cygwin.com/snapshots/ get one x86 cygwin1-xxxxxxxx.dll.xz (only dll) svg_extract.exe http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/svg_extract.zip tsp2svg.exe http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/tsp2svg.zip here the script:
      ; TSP Art generator #include <FileConstants.au3> #include <WinAPISys.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #include <GuiEdit.au3> #include <GDIPlus.au3> If Not _CheckDependencies() Then Exit ; can't run without dependencies. Global $bDropped, $sFile, $bDropAllowed = True ; create a blank file, or empty it if it's already created Global $hTail, $sLogFile = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\LogFile.txt") _GDIPlus_Startup() ; just for image format conversion to PNG (if needed) $Form1 = GUICreate("TSP art generator", 500, 650, -1, -1, -1, $WS_EX_ACCEPTFILES) ; --- options $Combo1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 350, 505, 60, 25) GUICtrlCreateLabel("Sampling points", 415, 510, 80, 25) GUICtrlSetData($Combo1, "1000|2000|4000|6000|8000|10000|20000|40000|60000", "4000") ; some sampling rate $Checkbox1 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Variable thickness line", 350, 535, 145, 25) $Checkbox2 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Color (voronoi only)", 350, 565, 145, 25) ; --- Log viewer Global $hLog = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 5, 500, 340, 145, BitOR($WS_VSCROLL, $WS_HSCROLL, $ES_AUTOVSCROLL, $ES_AUTOHSCROLL, $ES_MULTILINE, $ES_READONLY)) ; log viewer GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x000000) GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x00FF00) GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 9, -1, -1, "Courier New") ; following is a transparent control over the browser control ; purpose is to avoid that the drop event is captured by the browser control $hGlass = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 500, 650) GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT) ; This is like a glass over the following underlying browser Control GUICtrlSetCursor(-1, 2) ; Cursor is an arrow (instead of the default I-beam) ; --- Embed a browser control Global $oIE = ObjCreate("Shell.Explorer.2") $hIE = GUICtrlCreateObj($oIE, 5, 5, 490, 490) $oIE.navigate("about:blank") AutoItSetOption("GUIOnEventMode", 1) GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "_Exit") GUIRegisterMsg($WM_DROPFILES, "WM_DROPFILES") GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Form1) _LogPrint(@CRLF & _ "Hello," & @CRLF & _ "Drag and dropping images here above," & @CRLF & _ "will be converted into a TSP Art." & @CRLF & _ "have fun...") ; --- Main loop While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Select Case $nMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE _Exit() Case $bDropped = True $bDropped = False $bDropAllowed = False ; Drop not allowed while generating _Generate_PST_Art() $bDropAllowed = True EndSelect WEnd ; --- Call externa programs the right sequence Func _Generate_PST_Art() _EmptyLog() ; empty the temporary log file _checkFileFormat($sFile) ; if dropped image isn't a PNG convert it to PNG _ShowInBrowser($sFile) ; show dropped image in the browser control ; step 1) Transform PNG image into a voronoi svg image ; ============================================================================ If GUICtrlRead($Checkbox1) = $GUI_CHECKED Then ; variable thickness line? $sOptions = "" Else $sOptions = " -f " ; fixed radus EndIf If GUICtrlRead($Checkbox2) = $GUI_CHECKED Then ; color points for voronoi? $sOptions = " -c " & $sOptions EndIf ; _call_External_Program(".\voronoi.exe " & $sOptions & "-s " & GUICtrlRead($Combo1) & " -n -I " & $sFile & " -O out.svg", True) _call_External_Program(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & '\voronoi.exe') & $sOptions & ' -s ' & GUICtrlRead($Combo1) & ' -n -I ' & $sFile & ' -O out.svg', True) _ShowInBrowser(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\out.svg")) ; show generated voronoi image in the browser control ; ; step 2) Extract points from the voronoi svg image and save to positions.tsp file ; for later input by the concorde TSP solver ; ============================================================================ _call_External_Program(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & '\svg_extract.exe') & " out.svg") _LogPrint("... going to next step ...") ; ; step 3) Resolve the Traveling Salesman Problem using the very good ; concorde.exe program (it needs the presence of the cygwin1.dll to work) ; ============================================================================ _call_External_Program(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\concorde.exe") & " -V -o tour.cyc positions.tsp", True) _LogPrint("... going to next step ...") ; ; step 3a) some adjustments to the tour.cyc file generated by concorde.exe ; ============================================================================ $hfile = FileOpen(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & '\tour.cyc')) Local $sContent = FileRead($hfile) FileClose($hfile) FileDelete(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & '\tour.cyc')) $sContent = StringReplace($sContent, Chr(0x20), Chr(0x0A)) _LogPrint("Replaced 0x20 with 0x0A " & @extended & " times.") $sContent = StringReplace($sContent, Chr(0x0A) & Chr(0x0A), Chr(0x0A)) _LogPrint("Replaced 0x0A 0x0A with 0x0A " & @extended & " times." & @CRLF) Local $x = StringInStr($sContent, Chr(0x0A)) ; first 0A $sContent = StringMid($sContent, $x + 1) ; remove first data (it's the number of points, not a point) $hfile = FileOpen(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & '\tour.cyc'), $FO_OVERWRITE + $FO_BINARY) FileWrite($hfile, $sContent) ; save adjusted data FileFlush($hfile) FileClose($hfile) ; ; step 4) "merge" data from out.svg and tour.cyc into the final tsp_art.svg file ; ============================================================================ If GUICtrlRead($Checkbox1) = $GUI_CHECKED Then $sOptions = " +w" ; variable thickness line Else $sOptions = "" ; fixed thickness line EndIf $sOptions = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\tsp2svg.exe") & " out.svg tour.cyc" & $sOptions _call_External_Program($sOptions) _ShowInBrowser(FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\tsp_art.svg")) _LogPrint(@CRLF & _ "+-----------------------------------+" & @CRLF & _ "| End of conversion --> tsp_art.svg |" & @CRLF & _ "+-----------------------------------+" & @CRLF) EndFunc ;==>_Generate_PST_Art ; === Functions Func _call_External_Program($sCommand, $bVerbose = False) Local $sLine If $bVerbose = True Then $sCommand = @ComSpec & " /c " & $sCommand & ">>" & $sLogFile & " 2>>&1" EndIf Local $hPid = Run($sCommand, ".", @SW_HIDE) If Not $hPid Then _LogPrint("Error on run external program" & @CRLF) Return SetError(1) EndIf Do If $bVerbose Then $sLine = FileReadLine($hTail) If Not @error Then _LogPrint($sLine) EndIf EndIf Until Not ProcessExists($hPid) If $bVerbose Then $sLine = "..." ; "Task execution terminated ...." Do _LogPrint($sLine) $sLine = FileReadLine($hTail) Until @error EndIf EndFunc ;==>_call_External_Program Func _LogPrint($sLine) If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($hLog)) > 25000 Then ; Max Len of a CtrlBox is 30000 char _GUICtrlEdit_SetText($hLog, StringRight(GUICtrlRead($hLog), 20000)) ; short the content of CtrlBox to 20000 char EndIf _GUICtrlEdit_AppendText($hLog, $sLine & @CRLF) EndFunc ;==>_LogPrint Func WM_DROPFILES($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam) If $bDropAllowed Then Local $sExt = ".bmp|.png|.jpg|.gif" ; img drop filtering thanks to @UEZ Local $aFileList = _WinAPI_DragQueryFileEx($wParam) If Not @error Then For $i = 1 To $aFileList[0] If StringInStr($sExt, StringRegExpReplace($aFileList[$i], ".*(\.+)", "$1")) Then $bDropped = True $sFile = FileGetShortName($aFileList[$i]) ExitLoop EndIf Next Else _LogPrint("Error on drop" & @CRLF) EndIf _WinAPI_DragFinish($wParam) _LogPrint("Droped: " & $sFile & @CRLF) Return 0 EndIf EndFunc ;==>WM_DROPFILES Func _ShowInBrowser($sImg) ; setup Javascript engine with also embeded the "entity" library If StringRight($sImg, 3) = "svg" Then Else EndIf ; *** create a minimal 'html' page listing for the browser control Local $sHTML = "<HTML><HEAD>" & @CRLF & _ "<meta http-equiv=""X-UA-Compatible"" content=""IE=edge"" />" & @CRLF & _ "</HEAD>" & @CRLF & _ "<body>" & @CRLF & _ '<img src="' & $sImg & '" style="width:100%; height:100%;" />' & @CRLF & _ "</body>" & @CRLF & _ "</HTML>" & @CRLF ; html closing tags ; *** end of html page listing ; _LogPrint(">_" & @CRLF) $oIE.navigate('about:blank') While Not String($oIE.readyState) = 'complete' ; wait for about:blank Sleep(100) WEnd $oIE.document.Write($sHTML) ; inject lising directly to the HTML document: $oIE.document.close() ; close the write stream Sleep(1000) $oIE.document.execCommand("Refresh") EndFunc ;==>_ShowInBrowser Func _checkFileFormat($sFile) Local $hImage = _GDIPlus_ImageLoadFromFile($sFile) Local $aFormat = _GDIPlus_ImageGetRawFormat($hImage) If $aFormat[1] <> "PNG" Then _ConvertToPNG($hImage) _GDIPlus_ImageDispose($hImage) EndFunc ;==>_checkFileFormat Func _ConvertToPNG(ByRef $hImage) Local $CLSID = _GDIPlus_EncodersGetCLSID('PNG') $sFile = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Input.png") _GDIPlus_ImageSaveToFileEx($hImage, $sFile, $CLSID) EndFunc ;==>_ConvertToPNG Func _EmptyLog() FileClose($hTail) $hTail = FileOpen($sLogFile, $FO_OVERWRITE) FileWrite($hTail, "Start log: " & @YEAR & '/' & @MON & '/' & @MDAY & ' ' & @HOUR & ':' & @MIN & ':' & @SEC & @CRLF) FileFlush($hTail) FileClose($hTail) $hTail = FileOpen($sLogFile) ; read only EndFunc ;==>_EmptyLog Func _CheckDependencies() Local $iDependencie = 0 $iDependencie += FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\voronoi.exe") ; http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/voronoi.zip $iDependencie += FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\stippler.dll") ; " also contained in the above archive $iDependencie += FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\concorde.exe") ; http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/tsp/concorde/downloads/codes/cygwin/concorde.exe.gz $iDependencie += FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\cygwin1.dll") ; get one from here https://cygwin.com/snapshots/ get cygwin1-xxxxxxxxx.dll.xz $iDependencie += FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\svg_extract.exe") ; http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/svg_extract.zip $iDependencie += FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\tsp2svg.exe") ; http://www.drububu.com/illustration/tsp/tsp2svg.zip Return $iDependencie = 6 EndFunc ;==>_CheckDependencies Func _Exit() _GDIPlus_Shutdown() FileClose($hTail) AutoItSetOption("GUIOnEventMode", 0) GUIRegisterMsg($WM_DROPFILES, "") Exit EndFunc ;==>_Exit  
    • By UEZ
      Here some graphical examples written completely in FreeBasic just for fun.  
      _WinAPI_SetWindowTitleIcon Check for Numeric Entry in an EditBox using RegEx CreateWindowEx (hGUI) Example FB 3D Starfield Rotating Flight FB File2Bas Code Generator FB Fire Particles FB Fireworks FB GFX Examples FB Image to Trapezoid Transformation FB Layered Parallax Effect FB Plasma FB Puristic Clock FB Rotating Cube FB Rotating Earth FB Rutt Etra Izer Effect FB Simple Recursive Tree Generator FB Snowfall FB Tunnel Flight FB Water Effect FMOD Examples GDI - GDI+ 3D Sinus Wave GDI - GDI+ Animated Pythagoras Tree GDI - GDI+ Bezier Lines GDI - GDI+ Particles - Repulsive Force Sim v2.0 GDI - GDI+ Plasma v5 Booster GDI - GDI+ Random Pattern GDI - GDI+ Space Flight GDI - GDI+ Tunnel Flight - WipeOut Style GDI Classic Raytraced Tunnel GDI Elastic Twister Effect GDI Exploding Pixels GDI Infinite Image Zoom Flight GDI Liquid Pixels GDI Mandelbrot GDI Particle Repulsion Grid GDI Particles Mouse Attraction GDI Starfield GDI The Nautilus Raymarcher GDI Worm Tunnel Flight GDI+ 3D Starfield Scrolling v1 Booster GDI+ 3D Starfield Scrolling v3 Booster GDI+ Convert Bitmap to ASCII GDI+ GIF Anim to ASCII Player GDI+ Image Painting GDI+ Impossible Possible GDI+ Kaleidoscope GDI+ Performance Test - Au3 vs FB GDI+ Polar Clock GDI+ Rotating Earth GDI+ Spiral Text GDI+ Star Wars Scroller GDI+ Streamer GDI+ Swiss Railway Clock GDI+ The MATRIX Ini Read - Write Rutt_Etra_Izer_Booster Stack TitchySID uFMOD  
      Download: FreeBasic Examples build 2019-05-08.rar
       
      I will add new examples from time to time.
       
      FreeBasic source codes are also included.
       
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