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I was think if is possible in autoit drag a control outside like Window Info does for "finder tools". Yes i have see there are some script in autoit that want to "replace" info tool but is hard to understand only information about that control and most of the code is uncommented.

Thanks for suggestion or examples.

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MyEarth,

Hint: You can drag a child GUI wherever you wish.

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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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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MyEarth,

A bigger hint:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <SendMessage.au3>

Global Const $SC_DRAGMOVE = 0xF012

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

GUISetState()

$hChild = GUICreate("", 200, 200, 100, 100, BitOr($WS_POPUP, $WS_BORDER), $WS_EX_MDICHILD, $hGUI)
GUISetBkColor(0xFFCCCC)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Drag me!", 10, 10, 100, 20)
GUISetState()


While 1
    $aMsg = GUIGetMsg(1)
    Switch $aMsg[1]
        Case $hGUI

            Switch $aMsg[0]
                Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                    Exit
            EndSwitch

        Case $hChild

            Switch $aMsg[0]
                 Case $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYDOWN
                    _SendMessage($hChild, $WM_SYSCOMMAND, $SC_DRAGMOVE, 0)

                    $aPos = WinGetPos($hGUI)
                    WinMove($hChild, "", $aPos[0] + 100, $aPos[1] + 100)
            EndSwitch

    EndSwitch

WEnd

Do you understand now?

M23

Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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mikell,

You could use $WS_EX_TOPMOST - or better _WinAPI_SetWindowPos to set the exact Z-order required:

$aChildPos = WinGetPos($hChild)
_WinAPI_SetWindowPos($hChild, $hGUI, $aChildPos[0], $aChildPos[1], $aChildPos[2], $aChildPos[3], $SWP_SHOWWINDOW)

While 1

M23

Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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MyEarth,

A bigger hint. Do you understand now?

M23

Yes, very near to my request, thanks! But i have a little request to your script :)

I have changed this line:

GUICtrlCreateLabel("Drag me!", 10, 10, 100, 20)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE) ; <<< Melba look here...

Because i don't what the child steal the focus to the window, like a control. But if i drag the item and i release it, the parent lose focus so i have add this:

WinMove($hChild, "", $aPos[0] + 100, $aPos[1] + 100)
WinActivate($hGUI)  ; <<< Melba and look also here...

The problem is, the parent get the focus but if i'll try to move again the child i need to click twice, like one to give the focus and the second one to drag. If i'll try to drag at the first click nothing happens, comment out WinActivate and everything work fine but i don't have the focus on the parent. Maybe is a "false problem" and the solution is easy but trust me i'm on this from many time.

Thanks again

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