Wicked_Caty

GUI behaves strangely

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

A function is started and creates a GUI with two buttons. If either of those are pressed, the function will return a value, which will be used to start another function. However, only one of those two buttons works.

Local $gui = GUICreate("Crypt", 120, 130)
   Local $button0 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Encrypt", 10, 10, 100, 50)
   Local $button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Decrypt", 10, 70, 100, 50)
   GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $gui)

   While 1

      If GUIGetMsg() = $button0 Then
         GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
         GUIDelete($gui)
         Return 1
      ElseIf GUIGetMsg() = $button1 Then
         GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
         GUIDelete($gui)
         Return 2
      ElseIf GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then
         GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
         GUIDelete($gui)
         Return 0
      EndIf

   WEnd

The If works as expected, but the two ElseIf don't work at all. No matter how hard or how often I hit that $button1 or click that X in the top-right of the GUI.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee today, who knows, but I'm stuck right now...

Thanks - complete source-code is attached

_Crypt.au3

Edited by Wicked_Caty
Grammar, spelling, formatting

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I'd suggest organizing your code a bit better and probably not jumping multiple functions that are pretty related (Creating a gui for login then trapping the execution in the login function, then a gui for mode and trapping your execution for mode). Anyways, the solution is to store the GUIGetMsg() in a variable or use it as the expression in a switch statement.

 

Edited by InunoTaishou

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In other words, you are calling GUIGetMsg() too many times in you While.. loop, and your program would be eating up too much memory, and most likely giving you a timing issue. Inserting a Sleep(50) every loop might help too.

Like Inuno said, use a variable, etc.

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
      If $msg = $button0 Then
         GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
         GUIDelete($gui)
         Return 1
      ElseIf $msg = $button1 Then
         GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
         GUIDelete($gui)
         Return 2
      ElseIf $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then
         GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
         GUIDelete($gui)
         Return 0
      EndIf
    ;Sleep(50)
   WEnd

Like he also said though, you would be better off using the traditional Switch method.

Haven't looked at the rest of your code or tried my improvement, but that misuse of memory stood out.


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I'd suggest organizing your code a bit better and probably not jumping multiple functions that are pretty related (Creating a gui for login then trapping the execution in the login function, then a gui for mode and trapping your execution for mode). Anyways, the solution is to store the GUIGetMsg() in a variable or use it as the expression in a switch statement.

How am I supposed to do that? I don't know the "guildelines" or the "rulebook" :/

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There's no rule book for it, it's just a suggestion. You could do something like this (I didn't do all of it, just the login and crypt gui)

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

Global $frmLogin = 1
Global $inpUsername
Global $inpPassword
Global $btnLogin
Global $btnExit
Global $frmCrypt = 1
Global $btnEncrypt
Global $btnDecrypt
Global Const $user = "Caty"
Global Const $pass = 1234

Main()

Func CreateLoginGUI()
    $frmLogin = GUICreate("Crypt", 220, 110)
    $inpUsername = GUICtrlCreateInput("Username:", 10, 10, 200, 20)
    $inpPassword = GUICtrlCreateInput("Password:", 10, 40, 200, 20)
    $btnLogin = GUICtrlCreateButton("Log in", 10, 70, 95, 30)
    $btnExit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 115, 70, 95, 30)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $frmLogin)
EndFunc   ;==>Login

Func CreateCryptGUI()
    $frmCrypt = GUICreate("Crypt", 120, 130)
    $btnEncrypt = GUICtrlCreateButton("Encrypt", 10, 10, 100, 50)
    $btnDecrypt = GUICtrlCreateButton("Decrypt", 10, 70, 100, 50)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $frmCrypt)
EndFunc   ;==>Mode

Func Encryption()

    Local $gui = GUICreate("Crypt", 200, 140)
    Local $ctrl0 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename", 10, 10, 180, 30)
    Local $ctrl1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Text", 10, 50, 180, 30)
    Local $button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Encrypt", 10, 90, 180, 40)
    GUISetBkColor(0xFF8811, $gui)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $gui)

    While 1

        If GUIGetMsg() = $button Then
            ExitLoop
        Else
            Sleep(25)
        EndIf

    WEnd

    Local $f = FileOpen("D:\documents\coding\Crypt\" & GUICtrlRead($ctrl0), $FO_APPEND)
    Local $text = StringSplit(GUICtrlRead($ctrl1), '', 2)

    Local $len = UBound($text)
    Local $tmp = ""

    FileWrite($f, $len & @CRLF)

    For $i = 0 To $len - 1

        $tmp = ""
        $tmp = AscW($text[$i])
        $tmp = $tmp * 29212
        $tmp = $tmp / 18108
        $tmp = $tmp * 14481
        $tmp = $tmp / 10857
        $tmp = $tmp * 31627
        $tmp = $tmp / 24087
        $tmp = $tmp * 15835
        $tmp = $tmp / 25878
        $tmp = $tmp * 11957
        $tmp = $tmp / 27520
        $tmp = $tmp * 01324

        FileWrite($f, $tmp & @CRLF)

    Next

    GUISetBkColor(0x11FF88, $gui)

    FileClose($f)
    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
    GUIDelete($gui)
    Return True

EndFunc   ;==>Encryption

Func Decryption()

    Local $gui = GUICreate("Crypt", 200, 140)
    Local $ctrl0 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Encrypted", 10, 10, 180, 30)
    Local $ctrl1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Decrypted", 10, 50, 180, 30)
    Local $button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Decrypt", 10, 90, 180, 40)
    GUISetBkColor(0xFF8811, $gui)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $gui)

    While 1

        If GUIGetMsg() = $button Then
            ExitLoop
        Else
            Sleep(25)
        EndIf

    WEnd

    Local $fin = FileOpen("D:\documents\coding\Crypt\" & GUICtrlRead($ctrl0), $FO_APPEND)
    Local $len = Number(FileReadLine($fin, 1))
    Local $tmp0, $tmp1, $tmp2

    For $i = 0 To $len - 1

        $tmp0 = ""
        $tmp1 = ""
        $tmp0 = Dec(Number(FileReadLine($fin, $i + 1)))
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 01324
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 27520
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 11957
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 25878
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 15835
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 24087
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 31627
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 10857
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 14481
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 18108
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 29212
        $tmp0 = ChrW($tmp0)
        $tmp1 = String($tmp1) + String($tmp0)

    Next

    GUISetBkColor(0x11FF88, $gui)

    FileClose($fin)
    Local $fou = FileOpen("D:\documents\coding\Crypt\" & GUICtrlRead($ctrl1), $FO_APPEND)
    FileWrite($fou, $tmp2)
    FileClose($fou)
    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
    GUIDelete($gui)
    Return True

EndFunc   ;==>Decryption

Func Main()
    Local $att = 3
    CreateLoginGUI()

    While (True)
        Local $nMsg = GUIGetMsg(1)
        Switch ($nMsg[1])
            Case $frmLogin
                Switch ($nMsg[0])
                    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $btnExit
                        GUIDelete($frmLogin)
                        Exit 0
                    Case $btnLogin
                        If GUICtrlRead($inpUsername) = $user And GUICtrlRead($inpPassword) = $pass Then
                            GUIDelete($frmLogin)
                            CreateCryptGUI()
                        Else
                            If $att = 3 Then
                                GUISetBkColor(0xFF9911, $frmLogin)
                            ElseIf $att = 2 Then
                                GUISetBkColor(0xFF6611, $frmLogin)
                            ElseIf $att = 1 Then
                                GUISetBkColor(0xFF3311, $frmLogin)
                            Else
                                GUIDelete($frmLogin)
                                Exit -1
                            EndIf
                            $att -= 1
                        EndIf
                EndSwitch
            Case $frmCrypt
                Switch ($nMsg[0])
                    case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                        GUIDelete($frmCrypt)
                        Return 0
                    Case $btnEncrypt
                        Encryption()
                    Case $btnDecrypt
                        Decryption()
                EndSwitch
        EndSwitch
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Main

Call a function that creates the corresponding GUI but the execution stays in Main() and using the advanced mode in GUIGetMsg, since we'll be working with multiple GUIs.

If it's too complicated then GUIOnEventMode might be easier.

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

Global $frmLogin
Global $inpUsername
Global $inpPassword
Global $btnLogin
Global $btnExit
Global $frmCrypt
Global $btnEncrypt
Global $btnDecrypt
Global Const $user = "Caty"
Global Const $pass = 1234


CreateLoginGUI()

While (True)
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func Close()
    If ($frmLogin) Then GUIDelete($frmLogin)
    If ($frmCrypt) Then GUIDelete($frmCrypt)
    Exit 0
EndFunc   ;==>Close

Func btnLogin()
    Local Static $att = 3
    If (GUICtrlRead($inpUsername) = $user And GUICtrlRead($inpPassword) = $pass) Then
        GUIDelete($frmLogin)
        CreateCryptGUI()
    Else
        If $att = 3 Then
            GUISetBkColor(0xFF9911, $frmLogin)
        ElseIf $att = 2 Then
            GUISetBkColor(0xFF6611, $frmLogin)
        ElseIf $att = 1 Then
            GUISetBkColor(0xFF3311, $frmLogin)
        Else
            GUIDelete($frmLogin)
            Exit -1
        EndIf
        $att -= 1
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>btnLogin

Func CreateLoginGUI()
    $frmLogin = GUICreate("Crypt", 220, 110)
    $inpUsername = GUICtrlCreateInput("Username:", 10, 10, 200, 20)
    $inpPassword = GUICtrlCreateInput("Password:", 10, 40, 200, 20)
    $btnLogin = GUICtrlCreateButton("Log in", 10, 70, 95, 30)
    $btnExit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 115, 70, 95, 30)

    GUICtrlSetOnEvent($btnLogin, "btnLogin")
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent($btnExit, "Close")
    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Close")
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $frmLogin)
EndFunc   ;==>CreateLoginGUI

Func CreateCryptGUI()
    $frmCrypt = GUICreate("Crypt", 120, 130)
    $btnEncrypt = GUICtrlCreateButton("Encryption", 10, 10, 100, 50)
    $btnDecrypt = GUICtrlCreateButton("Decryption", 10, 70, 100, 50)

    GUICtrlSetOnEvent($btnEncrypt, "Encryption")
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent($btnDecrypt, "Decryption")
    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Close")
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $frmCrypt)
EndFunc   ;==>CreateCryptGUI

Func Encryption()

    Local $gui = GUICreate("Crypt", 200, 140)
    Local $ctrl0 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename", 10, 10, 180, 30)
    Local $ctrl1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Text", 10, 50, 180, 30)
    Local $button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Encrypt", 10, 90, 180, 40)
    GUISetBkColor(0xFF8811, $gui)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $gui)

    While 1

        If GUIGetMsg() = $button Then
            ExitLoop
        Else
            Sleep(25)
        EndIf

    WEnd

    Local $f = FileOpen("D:\documents\coding\Crypt\" & GUICtrlRead($ctrl0), $FO_APPEND)
    Local $text = StringSplit(GUICtrlRead($ctrl1), '', 2)

    Local $len = UBound($text)
    Local $tmp = ""

    FileWrite($f, $len & @CRLF)

    For $i = 0 To $len - 1

        $tmp = ""
        $tmp = AscW($text[$i])
        $tmp = $tmp * 29212
        $tmp = $tmp / 18108
        $tmp = $tmp * 14481
        $tmp = $tmp / 10857
        $tmp = $tmp * 31627
        $tmp = $tmp / 24087
        $tmp = $tmp * 15835
        $tmp = $tmp / 25878
        $tmp = $tmp * 11957
        $tmp = $tmp / 27520
        $tmp = $tmp * 01324

        FileWrite($f, $tmp & @CRLF)

    Next

    GUISetBkColor(0x11FF88, $gui)

    FileClose($f)
    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
    GUIDelete($gui)
    Return True

EndFunc   ;==>Encryption

Func Decryption()

    Local $gui = GUICreate("Crypt", 200, 140)
    Local $ctrl0 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Encrypted", 10, 10, 180, 30)
    Local $ctrl1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Decrypted", 10, 50, 180, 30)
    Local $button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Decrypt", 10, 90, 180, 40)
    GUISetBkColor(0xFF8811, $gui)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $gui)

    While 1

        If GUIGetMsg() = $button Then
            ExitLoop
        Else
            Sleep(25)
        EndIf

    WEnd

    Local $fin = FileOpen("D:\documents\coding\Crypt\" & GUICtrlRead($ctrl0), $FO_APPEND)
    Local $len = Number(FileReadLine($fin, 1))
    Local $tmp0, $tmp1, $tmp2

    For $i = 0 To $len - 1

        $tmp0 = ""
        $tmp1 = ""
        $tmp0 = Dec(Number(FileReadLine($fin, $i + 1)))
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 01324
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 27520
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 11957
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 25878
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 15835
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 24087
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 31627
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 10857
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 14481
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 * 18108
        $tmp0 = $tmp0 / 29212
        $tmp0 = ChrW($tmp0)
        $tmp1 = String($tmp1) + String($tmp0)

    Next

    GUISetBkColor(0x11FF88, $gui)

    FileClose($fin)
    Local $fou = FileOpen("D:\documents\coding\Crypt\" & GUICtrlRead($ctrl1), $FO_APPEND)
    FileWrite($fou, $tmp2)
    FileClose($fou)
    GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $gui)
    GUIDelete($gui)
    Return True

EndFunc   ;==>Decryption

Main() isn't even needed for this one. We're going to create the login GUI then wait until they click one of the buttons, or close. The corresponding functions for the buttons take care of the sequential order of the script, moving on to the next part.

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      Note: the KODA form does not have the three colours as well as the correct blue. 

      Have fun and enjoy.
      Note:
      I will update the splash to add the automated 3 dots animation at a later stage. 
       
       
    • Skeletor
      By Skeletor
      A gui splash screen. Themed after the famous MS Office Suite.
      Three colours to choose from, Red, Blue and Green.
      You can change the labels to your own application.

      Also bundled with this is the KODA form. So you can open up and see the basic structure of this splash screen.
       
      Splash Screen GUI.zip
    • BlazerV60
      By BlazerV60
      Hello all,
      I've been trying to figure out how to launch Google Chrome in the background (hidden) but it doesn't seem possible. I've tried the following methods:
      ShellExecute("C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe", "", "", "", @SW_HIDE) Also I've tried:
      ShellExecute(@ComSpec, "/c start chrome.exe","","",@SW_HIDE) Lastly I tried:
      RunWait('"'&@ProgramFilesDir&'\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --silent-launch',@ScriptDir)  
      But all of them launch my chrome browser without hiding it. Does anyone know a workaround for this or if AutoIT just can't Chrome? 
      Bonus points if you know how to make it launch chrome hidden and make it go to https://www.autoitscript.com
       
      Thank you,
      Brian
    • SteveJM
      By SteveJM
      I have a working program currently driven largely through menu selections. I would like to add a toolbar where most of the tollbar button actions are basically the same as menu items, but quicker to access. I have been wading around in toolbar examples, MSDN pages etc, it's clearly going to be a bit of a slog to get everything right, including tooltips etc. I thought I would start with something simple to prove the principle.
      Using bits from the help file examples I have a small program that successfully displays a toolbar. However, what seemed like the most elegant way to deal with the button commands does not seem to work. My understanding was that a toolbar button fires a WM_COMMAND message, with the command Id set by the second parameter in the call to
      _GUICtrlToolbar_AddButton ( $hWnd, $iID, $iImage)
      so I though it would be a good idea to set this Id to the same value as my menu item Id; then it would run the same task which is what I wanted. This did not work. I am using message loop mode and would like to stick with this because some of my scripts run hardware at the same time as the gui; it is easier if I don't have to worry about code being interrupted with the hardware in an unknown state . So I added a handler for WM_COMMAND, with some cribbed display code to try and see why. The toolbar button defintely fired a WM_COMMAND message and the Id looked the same, so no explanation there.
      I guess the issue is with GUIGetMsg() which may be constructed to ignore all but a limited number of control handles, i.e. those made with the GuiCtrlCreate... commands; this is speculation.
      I would dearly love to find a tidy way to get around this. Having some controls handled in the message loop and some in a WM_COMMAND handler, performing the same task, feels ugly. I would be very grateful for further insight from someone experienced with handling a toolbar. Perhaps I should be trying to fire the menu item. I have attached a code snippet to try and illustrate the issue.
       
       
       
      ToolbarTrial.au3