Razraal

Detect click

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Hey there folks.

Task: I want to detect a click (preferably outside the current GUI), however I'm being unable to do so.

I've been struggling with this issue for a few hours, so I decided to test it apart from my project, and coded this piece of program:

(all the necessary includes)

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "exit_program")

Func exit_program()
   Exit
EndFunc

GUICreate("fu*** sake", 100, 100)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While True

   Switch GUIGetMsg()
      Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
         ExitLoop
      Case $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYUP
         ConsoleWrite("lol"&@LF)
   EndSwitch

WEnd

Supposedly I should detect a click with the event $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYUP (releasing the left button).

Problem is it only detects when I click inside my GUI.

When I do it outside, the program loses focus and this in turn keeps it from functioning properly (maybe it starts idling for CPU economy, who knows).

The most direct solution I thought about was being able to make the GUI always active. However I have no idea how.

Any solutions you might think of?

 

Cheers!

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Try looking into _IsPressed or, if you want to get complicated, you can use a low level mouse hook. What are you trying to detect the mouse click for? Maybe there's a better way to do what you want.

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The existance of a "simpler/better" solution is irrelevant:

if we contour the problem by reshaping it into a different one, we're not solving the original one.

Problem: I want my program to be able to detect a single left click even when the current and only active GUI has no focus.

Sequence of actions:

  1. I have a GUI, with focus;
  2. I click outside the GUI;
  3. Desired action: The click is detected.

What happens first: the GUI losing focus or the click being detected?

How can I solve this?

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This is exactly why I asked what you're trying to accomplish, you don't need to detect the click, just when your window loses focus; which you can do with GUIRegisterMsg.

 

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I managed to achieve what I wanted using _IsPressed function.

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Razraal,

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if we contour the problem by reshaping it into a different one, we're not solving the original one.

But experience has shown that by reshaping the problem it often becomes more easily solvable - so do not dismiss that approach out of hand. Lateral thinking has a very large place in coding.

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