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CodeTinkerer

Hello,

I have been working on an application for quite some time now that involves an MDI style setup. I am running into an Issue with custom graphics as a background with static positions for custom buttons as a "tool bar".

When a child window is maximized it will maximize the entire inside region of the parent window as it should. I would like to set a custom region which a child window will maximize to so that it does not cover up my toolbar.

My first thought on the approach was to create another GUI as a container for all the child windows. which would also mean it would too be a child of the parent window. is this achievable?

 

Does anyone have any examples of what I am trying to achieve?

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This should give you an idea

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Run_AU3Check=n
#include <array.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <GuiConstants.au3>
#include <Color.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiImageList.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <Misc.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <GuiComboBox.au3>




Global Const $width = 700
Global Const $height = 400
Global $hGUI, $hWnd, $hGraphic, $ParticleBitmap, $ParticleBuffer, $hBrush0, $Brush, $hBrush2, $Pen


$Main_GUI = GUICreate("Main", @DeskTopWidth,@DeskTopHeight,0, 0,  $WS_POPUP)
GUISetBkColor (0x666699, $Main_GUI )
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Main_GUI)

$Child1_GUI = GUICreate("Child", 1366*2, 768*2, 0, 0, $WS_CHILD, -1, $Main_GUI)
GUISetBkColor (0x33334C, $Child1_GUI )
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child1_GUI)



Global $Child2_GUI = GUICreate("Child2", 600, 380, 506, 150, $WS_POPUP)
DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Child2_GUI), "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Child1_GUI))
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child2_GUI)
$location=WinGetPos("Child2")
$Btn_Test = GUICtrlCreateButton("Test", 10, 10, 90, 20)





Global $Child2_GUIlabels = GUICreate("Child3", 100, 380, 1100, 150, $WS_POPUP)
DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Child2_GUIlabels), "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Child1_GUI))
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Child2_GUIlabels)



while 1



    wend

 

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CodeTinkerer

This should give you an idea

 

 

amazing this is just the way I was hoping it would work!! Thank you!

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