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Hi guys,

I'm using this startup example to allow the program menu to insert an option to "AutoStart" the script. What I'd like to do is update the checkbox of the menu item after they click it to then reflect the "AutoStart" state (on or off).

How do I update the menu on the event someone clicks the menu option? The registry is updating correctly, and if I close and re-run the script the menu is updated, but not in the same script execution. I wasn't sure with TrayItemSetState for my "Func AutoStart()" Function what the "controlID" was. I tried 0 through to 3 and "AutoStart" text. Perhaps this is where I'm going wrong?

; Add custom tray icon menu
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <TrayConstants.au3>
Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3)
Opt("TrayOnEventMode", 1)

#include '_Startup.au3'
TrayItemSetOnEvent(-1, "AutoStart")
If _StartupRegistry_Exists() Then
    TrayItemSetState(-1, $TRAY_CHECKED)
    TrayItemSetState(-1, $TRAY_UNCHECKED)
TrayItemSetOnEvent(-1, "About")
TrayItemSetOnEvent(-1, "ExitScript")

; ##################
; ### OTHER CODE ###
; ##################

Func About()

Func AutoStart()
    If _StartupRegistry_Exists() Then
        TrayItemSetState("AutoStart", $TRAY_UNCHECKED)
        TrayItemSetState("AutoStart", $TRAY_CHECKED)

Func ExitScript()


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I note that I could probably use the "$TRAY_ITEM_RADIO" for "TrayCreateItem" but would prefer the check box, looks cleaner and only gives them 1 option.

The checkbox appears to function, it's just the menu isn't updating while the script is running.

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You need to use a ControlID in the TrayItemSetState call - at the moment you are using a literal text string:

#include <TrayConstants.au3>

Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3)
Opt("TrayOnEventMode", 1)

Global $bRegIstalled = False

$cAutoStart = TrayCreateItem("AutoStart")   ; Store ControlID here
TrayItemSetOnEvent($cAutoStart, "AutoStart")

TrayItemSetOnEvent(-1, "ExitScript")


While 1

Func AutoStart()
    If $bRegIstalled Then
        $bRegIstalled = False
        TrayItemSetState($cAutoStart, $TRAY_UNCHECKED) ; Use it here...
        $bRegIstalled = True
        TrayItemSetState($cAutoStart, $TRAY_CHECKED)   ; ...and here


Func ExitScript()

All clear?


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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
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