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Aphotic

Just wanted to share my functions for managing a GUI with lots of controls and many screens.

I personally feel that it is very efficient and keeps line count to a minimum.

And if it's not, I'll learn a better solution!

Note: There are some conditional veriables such as $changes and $cont that are modified by the main loop in this particular script; they are meant as an example, please don't try too hard to understand why they're used.

*Usage*

This allows you to re-state a handful of buttons in one line when doing slight GUI changes:

ToggleCTRL($GUI_DISABLE, $dALO, $dAAF, $dRLA) (A few buttons on a certain screen)

ToggleCTRL($GUI_DISABLE, $dSAV, $dCAN) (Save/Cancel buttons)

AND

A single line solution to switching a GUI "screen":

GuiMod("MAIN", $GUI_HIDE)

GuiMod("DETAILS", $GUI_SHOW)

GuiMod("PLANS", $GUI_HIDE)

Another way I've used this to my advantage is as follows:

Say a GUI has 3 or 4 main screens, and 3 or 4 "form" screens.

When switching to a form screen, save the main screen that it was on to a variable; then once the user is done with the form, either submitting or cancelling, you can call the variable to revert back to the main screen it was on.

Func _GuiMod($i, $tog, $act = True)
   Switch $i
   Case "MAIN"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW And $changes Then
         $changes = False
         ControlClick($GUI, "", $LOGfg)
      Else
      EndIf
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 535, 445)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $TAB, $LOGfl, $LOGfc, $LOGfi, $LOGfg, $LOGta, $LOGvd)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $LOGtp, $LOGse)
   Case "DETAILS"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 535, 475)
      Local $cont = True
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW And $act Then
         If Not UpdateDetails() Then
            $cont = False
            _GuiMod("MAIN", $GUI_SHOW)
         EndIf
      EndIf
      If $cont Then
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dUID, $dICU, $dACC, $dCOF, $dNAM, $dCO2, $dIPW, $dEMA, $dEDI, $dLOG, $dMOD)
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dUPD, $dINP, $dAPL, $dALO, $dAAF, $dPLL, $dLOL, $dAFL, $dSAV, $dCAN, $dRPL)
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dRLA, $dACT, $dAC2, $dRET, $dDEL, $dADD, $dMQC)
      EndIf
   Case "ADD-INPUT"
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $nCOMi, $nCO2i, $nNAMi, $nNAMb, $nEMAi, $nPREc, $nACCc, $nICUi, $nADDi, $nNOTi)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $nAPLb, $nALOb, $nAAFb, $nPLAl, $nLOCl, $nAFFl, $nRPLb, $nRLAb, $nADDb, $nCLEb)
   Case "PLANS"
      If $tog <> $GUI_SHOW Or Not $changing Then
         If $act Then _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dMOD, $dLOG, $dUPD, $dDEL)
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dINP, $dAPL, $dALO, $dAAF, $dPLL, $dLOL, $dAFL, $dSAV, $dCAN, $dRPL, $dRLA)
      EndIf
   Case "CHANGE"
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dITL, $dITC, $dAML, $dAMC, $dSCB, $dCCB, $dEAB)
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         GUICtrlSetState($dRET, $GUI_DISABLE)
      Else
         GUICtrlSetState($dRET, $GUI_ENABLE)
      EndIf
   Case "NEW"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 465, 475)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $TAB, $nCOMl, $nCOMi, $nCO2l, $nCO2i, $nNAMl, $nNAMi, $nEMAl, $nEMAi, $nPREl, $nPREc)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $nACCl, $nACCc, $nPAEb, $nICUl, $nICUi, $nADDi, $nAPLb, $nALOb, $nAAFb, $nPLAl, $nLOCl)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $nAFFl, $nRPLb, $nNOTl, $nNOTi, $nADDb, $nCLEb, $nLAST)
   Case "ACCESS"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 465, 330)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $ACCd1, $ACCd2, $TYPla, $TYPli, $TYPad, $TYPde, $TYPmu, $TYPmd, $ACCla, $ACCli)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $ACCde, $ACCmu, $ACCmd, $ACCdl, $ACCdi, $ACCal, $ACCai, $ACCaa, $taRET)
   Case "TPi"
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpOPEb, $tpCREr, $tpLINr, $tpCO2i, $tpEMAi, $tpEMAl, $tpCREb, $tpCOPb, $tpCOPi, $tpCTOi, $tpCGOb)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpUFLi, $tpUFLb, $tpICUi, $tpPLAi, $tpLINb, $tpDLIb, $tpUFMi, $tpSCAl, $tpCFAr, $tpCBAr)
   Case "TPC"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPL", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPH", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPD", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpCO2l, $tpCO2i, $tpCOPl, $tpCOPi, $tpCREb, $tpCOPb, $tpSEPl, $tpCTOl, $tpCTOi, $tpCGOb, $tpLAST)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpIDNl, $tpIDNi, $tpIDNn, $tpSCAl, $tpEMAi, $tpEMAl, $tpCFAr, $tpCBAr)
   Case "TPL"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPC", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPH", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPD", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpUFLl, $tpUFLi, $tpUFLb, $tpICUl, $tpICUi, $tpPLAl, $tpPLAi, $tpLINb, $tpDLIb, $tpUFMl, $tpUFMi, $tpIMAb, $tpIMRb)
   Case "TPH"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPC", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPL", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPD", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpUFLl, $tpUFLi, $tpUFLb, $tpUFMl, $tpUFMi, $tpCOCl, $tpCOCi, $tpCOGb)
   Case "TPD"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPC", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPL", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPH", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpDIDl, $tpDIDi, $tpDIDb)
   EndSwitch
EndFunc

Func _ToggleCTRL($tog, $c0 = 0, $c1 = 0, $c2 = 0, $c3 = 0, $c4 = 0, $c5 = 0, $c6 = 0, $c7 = 0, $c8 = 0, $c9 = 0, $c10 = 0, $c11 = 0, $c12 = 0)
   For $i = 0 To @NumParams
      GUICtrlSetState(Eval("c" & $i), $tog)
   Next
EndFunc

 

Edited by Aphotic

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mLipok

I see only functions.
Can you post also example to show us how to use it ?

 


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spudw2k

Small question/suggestion for your _ToggleCTRL function.  Why not just provide an array to the function?  That way you don't limit yourself to x (12) manually defined parameters and you eliminate the extra overhead from the Eval function.

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On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 4:30 PM, mLipok said:

I see only functions.
Can you post also example to show us how to use it ?

 

Edited the first post.

On ‎11‎/‎14‎/‎2016 at 2:54 PM, spudw2k said:

Small question/suggestion for your _ToggleCTRL function.  Why not just provide an array to the function?  That way you don't limit yourself to x (12) manually defined parameters and you eliminate the extra overhead from the Eval function.

Sometimes, I call the ToggleCTRL function with different groups of control variables, maybe even just two to three.

I like your idea, although I wish I could call it with something like:

ToggleCTRL($GUI_DISABLE, [$nALOb, $nAAFb])

I don't like the idea of having to declare a local variable every time before calling it, unless I'm missing something...

Local $tcArr = [$nALOb, $nAAFb]

ToggleCTRL($GUI_DISABLE, $tcArr)

The idea is to reduce the line count in the main script logic; please advise?

 

Thank you to you both!

 

 

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spudw2k

Well, you're right...you'd have to define the arrays, but not every time (unless it truly needs to be dynamic).  You could declare arrays for each collection of controls at the beginning of your script.  

edit:
Another idea I thought of to simply the array creation....you could use StringSplit to create an array from a character delimited string with your control IDs.  Really cutting out the Eval overhead is what I was suggesting.  

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21 hours ago, spudw2k said:

Well, you're right...you'd have to define the arrays, but not every time (unless it truly needs to be dynamic).  You could declare arrays for each collection of controls at the beginning of your script.  

edit:
Another idea I thought of to simply the array creation....you could use StringSplit to create an array from a character delimited string with your control IDs.  Really cutting out the Eval overhead is what I was suggesting.  

Yeah, I'd rather not define an array that's going to be used once.

The delimited string idea is perfect, thank you very much; I'll edit the first post with that!

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I'm not sure if I prefer this method. It may reduce the need for Eval and turn it into a one line solution, although I've never had issues with performance when using Eval and the method I'm currently using is a tad easier to read.

Func _GuiMod($i, $tog, $act = True)
   Switch $i
   Case "MAIN"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW And $changes Then
         $changes = False
         ControlClick($GUI, "", $LOGfg)
      Else
      EndIf
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 535, 445)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $TAB &"|"& $LOGfl &"|"& $LOGfc &"|"& $LOGfi &"|"& $LOGfg &"|"& $LOGta &"|"& $LOGvd &"|"& $LOGtp &"|"& $LOGse)
   Case "DETAILS"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 535, 475)
      Local $cont = True
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW And $act Then
         If Not UpdateDetails() Then
            $cont = False
            _GuiMod("MAIN", $GUI_SHOW)
         EndIf
      EndIf
      If $cont Then
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dUID &"|"& $dICU &"|"& $dACC &"|"& $dCOF &"|"& $dNAM &"|"& $dCO2 &"|"& $dIPW &"|"& $dEMA &"|"& $dEDI &"|"& $dLOG &"|"& $dMOD)
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dUPD &"|"& $dINP &"|"& $dAPL &"|"& $dALO &"|"& $dAAF &"|"& $dPLL &"|"& $dLOL &"|"& $dAFL &"|"& $dSAV &"|"& $dCAN &"|"& $dRPL)
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dRLA &"|"& $dACT &"|"& $dAC2 &"|"& $dRET &"|"& $dDEL &"|"& $dADD &"|"& $dMQC)
      EndIf
   Case "ADD-INPUT"
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $nCOMi &"|"& $nCO2i &"|"& $nNAMi &"|"& $nNAMb &"|"& $nEMAi &"|"& $nPREc &"|"& $nACCc &"|"& $nICUi &"|"& $nADDi &"|"& $nNOTi)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $nAPLb &"|"& $nALOb &"|"& $nAAFb &"|"& $nPLAl &"|"& $nLOCl &"|"& $nAFFl &"|"& $nRPLb &"|"& $nRLAb &"|"& $nADDb &"|"& $nCLEb)
   Case "PLANS"
      If $tog <> $GUI_SHOW Or Not $changing Then
         If $act Then _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dMOD &"|"& $dLOG &"|"& $dUPD &"|"& $dDEL)
         _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dINP &"|"& $dAPL &"|"& $dALO &"|"& $dAAF &"|"& $dPLL &"|"& $dLOL &"|"& $dAFL &"|"& $dSAV &"|"& $dCAN &"|"& $dRPL &"|"& $dRLA)
      EndIf
   Case "CHANGE"
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $dITL &"|"& $dITC &"|"& $dAML &"|"& $dAMC &"|"& $dSCB &"|"& $dCCB &"|"& $dEAB)
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         GUICtrlSetState($dRET, $GUI_DISABLE)
      Else
         GUICtrlSetState($dRET, $GUI_ENABLE)
      EndIf
   Case "NEW"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 465, 475)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $TAB &"|"& $nCOMl &"|"& $nCOMi &"|"& $nCO2l &"|"& $nCO2i &"|"& $nNAMl &"|"& $nNAMi &"|"& $nEMAl &"|"& $nEMAi &"|"& $nPREl &"|"& $nPREc &"|"& $nACCl &"|"& $nACCc &"|"& $nPAEb &"|"& $nICUl &"|"& $nICUi &"|"& $nADDi &"|"& $nAPLb &"|"& $nALOb &"|"& $nAAFb &"|"& $nPLAl &"|"& $nLOCl &"|"& $nAFFl &"|"& $nRPLb &"|"& $nNOTl &"|"& $nNOTi &"|"& $nADDb &"|"& $nCLEb &"|"& $nLAST)
   Case "ACCESS"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then WinMove($GUI, "", Default, Default, 465, 330)
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $ACCd1 &"|"& $ACCd2 &"|"& $TYPla &"|"& $TYPli &"|"& $TYPad &"|"& $TYPde &"|"& $TYPmu &"|"& $TYPmd &"|"& $ACCla &"|"& $ACCli &"|"& $ACCde &"|"& $ACCmu &"|"& $ACCmd &"|"& $ACCdl &"|"& $ACCdi &"|"& $ACCal &"|"& $ACCai &"|"& $ACCaa &"|"& $taRET)
   Case "TPi"
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpOPEb &"|"& $tpCREr &"|"& $tpLINr &"|"& $tpCO2i &"|"& $tpEMAi &"|"& $tpEMAl &"|"& $tpCREb &"|"& $tpCOPb &"|"& $tpCOPi &"|"& $tpCTOi &"|"& $tpCGOb &"|"& $tpUFLi &"|"& $tpUFLb &"|"& $tpICUi &"|"& $tpPLAi &"|"& $tpLINb &"|"& $tpDLIb &"|"& $tpUFMi &"|"& $tpSCAl &"|"& $tpCFAr &"|"& $tpCBAr)
   Case "TPC"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPL", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPH", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPD", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpCO2l &"|"& $tpCO2i &"|"& $tpCOPl &"|"& $tpCOPi &"|"& $tpCREb &"|"& $tpCOPb &"|"& $tpSEPl &"|"& $tpCTOl &"|"& $tpCTOi &"|"& $tpCGOb &"|"& $tpLAST &"|"& $tpIDNl &"|"& $tpIDNi &"|"& $tpIDNn &"|"& $tpSCAl &"|"& $tpEMAi &"|"& $tpEMAl &"|"& $tpCFAr &"|"& $tpCBAr)
   Case "TPL"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPC", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPH", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPD", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpUFLl &"|"& $tpUFLi &"|"& $tpUFLb &"|"& $tpICUl &"|"& $tpICUi &"|"& $tpPLAl &"|"& $tpPLAi &"|"& $tpLINb &"|"& $tpDLIb &"|"& $tpUFMl &"|"& $tpUFMi &"|"& $tpIMAb &"|"& $tpIMRb)
   Case "TPH"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPC", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPL", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPD", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpUFLl &"|"& $tpUFLi &"|"& $tpUFLb &"|"& $tpUFMl &"|"& $tpUFMi &"|"& $tpCOCl &"|"& $tpCOCi &"|"& $tpCOGb)
   Case "TPD"
      If $tog = $GUI_SHOW Then
         _GuiMod("TPC", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPL", $GUI_HIDE)
         _GuiMod("TPH", $GUI_HIDE)
      EndIf
      _ToggleCTRL($tog, $tpDIDl &"|"& $tpDIDi &"|"& $tpDIDb)
   EndSwitch
EndFunc

Func _ToggleCTRL($tog, $ctrl)
   Local $arr = StringSplit($ctrl, "|")
   For $i = 1 To Ubount($arr)-1
      GUICtrlSetState($arr[$i], $tog)
   Next
EndFunc

 

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Aphotic

Today I realized a good way to further reduce the needed code to process controls like this.

 

Local $mNamLa = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Name:", 8, 9)
Local $mNamIn = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 50, 5, 220, 20)
Local $mTypLa = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Type:", 12, 39)
Local $mTypAD = GUICtrlCreateRadio("Active Directory", 50, 35, 100)
Local $mTypIn = GUICtrlCreateRadio("Input", 160, 35, 50)
Local $mTypSe = GUICtrlCreateRadio("Select", 220, 35, 50)
Local $mADaLa = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Attribute Name:", 10, 71, 79)
Local $mADaIn = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 90, 67, 180)
Local $mSelLa = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Values:", 30, 71, 44)
Local $mSelCo = GUICtrlCreateCombo("", 75, 67, 120, 25, $CBS_DROPDOWNLIST)
Local $mSelAd = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 205, 64, 26, 26, $BS_ICON)
GUICtrlSetImage(-1, @ScriptDir & "\icons\add.ico")
Local $mSelRe = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 240, 64, 26, 26, $BS_ICON)
GUICtrlSetImage(-1, @ScriptDir & "\icons\delete.ico")
Local $mActSa = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save", 30, 105, 100, 25)
Local $mActCa = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 150, 105, 100, 25)

;Using the function below, you can use the following to toggle gui screens.
_ToggleCTRL($GUI_HIDE, "mNamLa", "mActCa")
;Further, it leaves the option to toggle a list of particular ones that are not in order if you need to
_ToggleCTRL($GUI_HIDE, $mTypLa, $mTypAD, $mTypIn, $mTypSe, $mSelLa, $mSelCo)

Func _ToggleCTRL($tog, $c0 = 0, $c1 = 0, $c2 = 0, $c3 = 0, $c4 = 0, $c5 = 0, $c6 = 0, $c7 = 0, $c8 = 0, $c9 = 0, $c10 = 0, $c11 = 0, $c12 = 0)
   If IsString($c0) Then
      For $i = Eval($c0) To Eval($c1)
         GUICtrlSetState($i, $tog)
      Next
   Else
      For $i = 0 To @NumParams
         GUICtrlSetState(Eval("c" & $i), $tog)
      Next
   EndIf
EndFunc

 

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      #Region options, includes Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1) Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1) ; Change to OnEvent mode #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #EndRegion options, includes Global Const $nCols = 2, $nRows = 6, $nSpacer = 10, $nBtnWidth = 150, $nBtnHeight = 30 Global $xName = 0, $xID = 0 Global $nGUIWidth = ($nCols * $nBtnWidth) + (($nCols + 1) * $nSpacer) Global $nGUIHeight = ($nRows * $nBtnHeight) + (($nRows + 1) * $nSpacer) Global $hMainGUI = GUICreate("Calculated GUI", $nGUIWidth, $nGUIHeight, -1, -1) For $xRows = 1 to $nRows ;in this arrangement, tabbing is left to right, then next row For $xCols = 1 to $nCols ;reverse the order of this line with the prior line for top to bottom tabbing, then next col $xName += 1 $xID += 1 Global $Dummy = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button" & $xName, _ ($nBtnWidth * ($xCols - 1)) + (($xCols - 1) * $nSpacer) + $nSpacer, _ ($nBtnHeight* ($xRows - 1)) + (($xRows - 1) * $nSpacer) + $nSpacer, _ $nBtnWidth, _ $nBtnHeight) GUICtrlSetOnEvent($xID+2, "Handler") Next Next GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "CloseApp") GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) While 1 Sleep(10) WEnd Func CloseApp() Exit EndFunc Func Handler() MsgBox(0,0,"Button " & @GUI_CtrlId - 2) EndFunc  
    • XinYoung
      By XinYoung
      For fun, I'm building an app that opens a webpage and refreshes it every 30 seconds.
      But once the script performs _IEAction($oIE, "refresh"), the GUI closes.
      Any help is appreciated.
       

      #include <ButtonConstants.au3>
      #include <EditConstants.au3>
      #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
      #include <StaticConstants.au3>
      #include <WindowsConstants.au3>
      #include <WinAPIFiles.au3>
      #include <Array.au3>
      #include <File.au3>
      #include <Excel.au3>
      #include <DateTimeConstants.au3>
      #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
      #include <WinAPIShellEx.au3>
      #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
      #include <Date.au3>
      #include <ComboConstants.au3>
      #include <guimenu.au3>
      #include <IE.au3>
      HotKeySet("{F4}", "_Exit")
      ;Open the file(s) in the selected folder
      $extension = ".txt"
      $app2openWith = @SystemDir & "\notepad.exe"
      Func Begin()
          Global $loopTrick = 0
          #Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=c:\users\mchu\downloads\autoit\my code\form1.kxf
          Global $UI = GUICreate("Hit Em Up!", 256, 113, -1, -1)
          GUISetBkColor(0x000000)
          $menu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetSystemMenu($UI)
          _GUICtrlMenu_EnableMenuItem($menu, $SC_CLOSE, 1, False)
          Global $url = GUICtrlCreateInput("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ", 81, 8, 160, 21)
          $Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Target:", 16, 8, 55, 17)
          GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
          GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
          Global $StartBut = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 16, 40, 67, 25)
          GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 13, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
          GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x008000)
          $Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("(Press F4 to Exit)", 96, 40, 8000, 17)
          GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
          GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
          GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
          #EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###
          While 1
              $UIfunc = GUIGetMsg()
              Select
                  Case $UIfunc = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                      _Exit()
                  Case $UIfunc = $StartBut
                      If GUICtrlRead($url) = "" Then
                          MsgBox(48, "Um...", "Give me a target you idiot.")
                      Else
                          GUICtrlSetState($url, $GUI_DISABLE)
                          GUICtrlSetState($StartBut, $GUI_DISABLE)
                          Start()
                      EndIf
              EndSelect
          WEnd
      EndFunc   ;==>Begin
      Func Start()
          If $loopTrick = 0 Then
              Global $oIE = _IECreate(GUICtrlRead($url))
              _IELoadWait($oIE)
              Again()
          ElseIf $loopTrick = 1 Then
              Sleep(3000)
              _IEAction($oIE, "refresh")
              Sleep(3000)
              Start()
          EndIf
      EndFunc   ;==>Start
      Func Again()
          $loopTrick = 1
          Start()
      EndFunc   ;==>Again
      Func _Exit()
          Exit
      EndFunc   ;==>_Exit
    • kcvinu
      By kcvinu
      Hi all,
      I have a button created with _GUICtrlButton_Create function. I know that this function returns a handle of button instead of an ID. So i have obtain control ID by calling _WinAPI_GetDlgCtrlID function. After that i have tried the GUICtrlSetBkColor function. But it didnt worked. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 
      Note : - The window which carries this button is not created with native gui create function. Instead, it is created with CreateWindowEx api function.
    • kcvinu
      By kcvinu
      Hi all,
      I am playing with _GUICtrlButton_Create function. How can i change this button's (or the entire form's) font ?. The in-built GUICtrlSetFont function is not working even when i convert the control handle to control ID with _WinAPI_GetDlgCtrlID ( ) function.  Do i need to use CreateFont api finction and send WM_SETFONT message ? Or is there any other easy and safe ways to do this ?. Thanks in advance.
      Note : This window is created by CreateWindowEx function, not by GUICreate function. 
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