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fopetesl

Complete Newb. Need advice. GUI generation.

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fopetesl

I'm not allowed to post in chat (not Active Mmember yet) where this really ought to be, so apologies.

I've recently been given the task of writing a GUI in Windows. I have zilch experience with this.

I can program in (ANSI) C but not C++

I will need GUIs inside GUIs. Is this possible with AutoIt?

The documentation is rather brief on this unless I've missed something.


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Subz

Can you give an example of GUIs inside a GUI?

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fopetesl

A litle history first. I originally was involved with a project some 13 years ago and 'persuaded' to work with a couple of IT guys.

The IT guys wrote a GUI in Flash which I got dumped with when they left the project.  Nightmare to edit.

I'm primarily an electronics engineer, not an IT technician.

However the customer now wants the original LINUX programs to run under Windows.

Now the GUI within GUI.

At one point the user is presented with a screen which will begin a machine measurement procedure but requires data input before running.

I envisage the now foreground GUI to take data entry which the original (background) GUI will use.

The original GUI will also display results in both alphanumerical and graphical formats.  Perhaps this will be a GUI within GUI.

(I am away for a couple of hours - snowed in trying to get to office)


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Subz

You can have Guis, Child Guis or if you prefer a tabbed interface, I'd suggest having a look at Example 2 of GUICreate in the Help File.

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fopetesl

Thanks, Subz.

I take it the help file comes with install.


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Subz

Yes, also recommend installing the Autoit Editor as well.

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fopetesl

AutoIt Beta or stable?  I was a little concerned to see it hasn't been updated for 18 months but the popularity of the forum ameliorates my worry.

Thanks for your help :)

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Subz

Stable is better for production.

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