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Messed up AutoIt GUI dimensions

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Hello, I just discovered a.... Bug? or Glitch... Here is it:

 

GUIs created with AutoIt are always larger than specified dimensions, i.e 16 pixels larger in width & 39 pixels in height, so If you want the exact dimensions, you need to subtract 16 from width & 39 from height... Here an example of a GUI with the same exact dimensions of command prompt:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

GUICreate("TEST", 677, 343)

GUISetState()

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

    EndSwitch
WEnd

Now open command prompt & see if they are the same in the size, this is the result for me:

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But if you modify the code to this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Global Const $eGUI_WIDTH_CORRECTION = 16
Global Const $eGUI_HEIGHT_CORRECTION = 39

GUICreate("TEST", 677 - $eGUI_WIDTH_CORRECTION, 343 - $eGUI_HEIGHT_CORRECTION)

GUISetState()

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

    EndSwitch
WEnd

They match perfectly... I would like to know if this is a bug or if there is some strange reason behind this :-/

 

Thanks in Advance, TD :D 


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Those values are different system to system. Look at using _WinAPI_GetSystemMetrics() and one of the following indexes to obtain the correct value regardless of whether you're on 7/8/10 etc.


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