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How to implement a right-side resize handle?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a $WS_POPUP GUI that is normally fixed size.  But, occasionally, it contains text that would be easier to view if the right side (only) of the GUI could be extended.

As a test of GUI resizing, I've used $WS_SIZEBOX, but that adds an unwanted frame.

Is there a simple way to define a "handle" along the right side that can be used to extend the GUI horizontally.  (The vertical dimension should always remain fixed.)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

 

BTW, I have looked at the wiki and noted the full method for detecting mouse position and responding. What I'm seeking is effectively a button along the side that would control the right-side width, only.

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Wiki: "To resize a GUI without borders, we have to fool Windows into thinking that the borders actually exist."

 

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#2 ·  Posted

qwert,

How about this?

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

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

; Set distance from edge of window where resizing is possible
Global Const $iMargin = 4

; Create GUI
$hGUI = GUICreate("Y", 100, 100, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)
GUISetState()

; Register message handlers
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_LBUTTONDOWN, "_WM_LBUTTONDOWN") ; For resize
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_MOUSEMOVE, "_SetCursor") ; For cursor type change

While 1
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

; Check cursor type and resize/drag window as required
Func _WM_LBUTTONDOWN($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Local $iCursorType = _GetBorder()
    If $iCursorType > 0 Then ; Cursor is set to resizing style
        $iResizeType = 0xF000 + $iCursorType
        _SendMessage($hGUI, $WM_SYSCOMMAND, $iResizeType, 0)
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_WM_LBUTTONDOWN

; Set cursor to correct resizing form if mouse is over a border
Func _SetCursor()
    Local $iCursorID
    If _GetBorder() = 2 Then
        $iCursorID = 13
    EndIf
    GUISetCursor($iCursorID, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>_SetCursor

; Determines if mouse cursor over a border
Func _GetBorder()
    Local $aCurInfo = GUIGetCursorInfo()
    Local $aWinPos = WinGetPos($hGUI)
    Local $iSide = 0
    If $aCurInfo[0] < $iMargin Then $iSide = 1
    If $aCurInfo[0] > $aWinPos[2] - $iMargin Then $iSide = 2
    Return $iSide
EndFunc   ;==>_GetBorder

Func On_Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>On_Exit

Or you might like to look at my GUIExtender UDF, the link is on my sig.

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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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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks for the solution. It's concise! Although I've used some of the elements in various scripts, I don't recall seeing them in such a compact example. It helps when they're demonstrated in such clear ways.

But I do have one remaining issue: can you suggest how to limit the resize action to a minimum of 100 pixels? (the initial GUI size)

Or, to put it another way: is there a setting that can be made for the GUI that's easier than the method that creates a structure?

( GUIRegisterMsg($WM_GETMINMAXINFO, "_WM_GETMINMAXINFO") ; For GUI size limits )

 

 

 

 

Edited by qwert

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

qwert,

In my opinion the WM_GETMINMAXINFO is by far the best - why do you consider it so complicated? It takes only 7 lines:

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

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

Global $iMinX = 100                                                                       ; Line 1

; Set distance from edge of window where resizing is possible
Global Const $iMargin = 4

; Create GUI
$hGUI = GUICreate("Y", $iMinX, 100, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP)
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000)
GUISetState()

; Register message handlers
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_LBUTTONDOWN, "_WM_LBUTTONDOWN") ; For resize
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_MOUSEMOVE, "_SetCursor") ; For cursor type change
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_GETMINMAXINFO, "_WM_GETMINMAXINFO")                                     ; Line 2

While 1
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

; Check cursor type and resize/drag window as required
Func _WM_LBUTTONDOWN($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Local $iCursorType = _GetBorder()
    If $iCursorType > 0 Then ; Cursor is set to resizing style
        $iResizeType = 0xF000 + $iCursorType
        _SendMessage($hGUI, $WM_SYSCOMMAND, $iResizeType, 0)
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_WM_LBUTTONDOWN

; Set cursor to correct resizing form if mouse is over a border
Func _SetCursor()
    Local $iCursorID
    If _GetBorder() = 2 Then
        $iCursorID = 13
    EndIf
    GUISetCursor($iCursorID, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>_SetCursor

; Determines if mouse cursor over a border
Func _GetBorder()
    Local $aCurInfo = GUIGetCursorInfo()
    Local $aWinPos = WinGetPos($hGUI)
    Local $iSide = 0
    If $aCurInfo[0] < $iMargin Then $iSide = 1
    If $aCurInfo[0] > $aWinPos[2] - $iMargin Then $iSide = 2
    Return $iSide
EndFunc   ;==>_GetBorder

Func _WM_GETMINMAXINFO($hwnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)                                    ; Line 3
    $tagMaxinfo = DllStructCreate("int;int;int;int;int;int;int;int;int;int", $lParam)     ; Line 4
    DllStructSetData($tagMaxinfo, 7, $iMinX) ; min X                                      ; Line 5
    Return 0                                                                              ; Line 6
EndFunc   ;==>WM_GETMINMAXINFO                                                            ; Line 7

Func On_Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>On_Exit

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Edited by Melba23
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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______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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#5 ·  Posted

True, it's not that complicated. But I seem to recall that a normal window (that's sizable) has some minimum size. So I thought there might be a way to let the operating system handle it. I'm always seeking 'simple'.

Thanks very much for your help.

 

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