Lights_On

auto re size GUI content

6 posts in this topic

#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi all,

I am having a little trouble with ‘GUICtrlSetResizing’ an hoping someone could push me in the direction of best practice.

I have a basic GUI created to a set size with the enabled abilities to resize it:

GUICreate("Test", 500, 450, -1, -1, BitOR($WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_MINIMIZEBOX))

Inside this I have an image and label:

GUICtrlCreateLabel($Image1StampInfo, 10, 395, 480, 20, $SS_CENTER)

GUICtrlCreatePic($TheImage, 25, 25, 450, 350)

Using:

Case ($GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE or $GUI_EVENT_RESTORE or $GUI_EVENT_RESIZED)

I activate:

 

GUICtrlSetResizing($TheImageBox, $GUI_DOCKAUTO)

GUICtrlSetResizing($Image1Stamp, $GUI_DOCKAUTO)

This works fine with the image but not with the label – the label after a bit of resizing seems to get stuck in different places in the GUI as if the $GUI_DOCKAUTO has not worked properly.

So 2 questions if I may. 

1)    Have I used $GUI_DOCKAUTO incorrectly for use with lables?

2)    I am happy to manually set new sizes dynamically but how? I can get the size of the window with ‘WinGetPos()’ but how do I set new size parameters for the ‘label’ and ‘image’?

Thank you in advance.

Edited by Lights_On

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



I have tired with 'GUICtrlSetPos' but with the same result.  After playing around with the size of the GUI I eventually get as per attached.  I have also tried deleting the GUI and then re adding it each time instead of resizing it.  Cant see why this effect happens? Its like multiple windows are there in the wrong position overlaying one another?

Capture.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lights_On,

Give some runnable code which shows the problem and I will take a look - merely posting a bunch of snippets does not give us a lot with which to work.

M23


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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi M23,

 

Your absolutely correct - apologies i should know better. 

 

Please find below:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>



Call ("Viewer")

Func Viewer()
Local $TheViewer = GUICreate("Viewer", 500, 450, -1, -1, BitOR($WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_MINIMIZEBOX))

    Local $TheImage = @ScriptDir & "\9.jpg"
    Local $TheImageBox = GUICtrlCreatePic($TheImage, 25, 25, 450, 350)
    local $Image1StampFile = FileOpen(@ScriptDir & "\9.txt")
    local $Image1StampInfo = FileRead($Image1StampFile)
    FileClose($Image1StampFile)
    local $Image1Stamp = GUICtrlCreateLabel($Image1StampInfo, 25, 395, 450, 20, $SS_CENTER)
local $time = TimerInit()


GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1


    Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop

        Case ($GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE or $GUI_EVENT_RESTORE or $GUI_EVENT_RESIZED)
            GUICtrlSetResizing($TheImageBox, $GUI_DOCKVCENTER)
            GUICtrlSetResizing($Image1Stamp, $GUI_DOCKVCENTER)

        Case Else
            if TimerDiff($time) > 5000 Then
            local $Image1StampFile = FileOpen(@ScriptDir & "\9.txt")
            local $Image1StampInfo = FileRead($Image1StampFile)
            FileClose($Image1StampFile)
            local $Image1Stamp = GUICtrlCreateLabel($Image1StampInfo, 10, 395, 480, 20, $SS_CENTER)
            GUICtrlSetData($Image1Stamp, $Image1StampInfo)
            GUICtrlSetImage($TheImageBox, $TheImage)
            local $time = TimerInit()
            EndIf

    EndSwitch
WEnd
GUIDelete()

EndFunc

 

I have added 2 attachments that work with it.  Simply run then resize the box by dragging the sides over and over.  Eventual you see the issue discussed.

 

I simply seek for the image and label to move and resize dynamically.

 

Thank you.

9.txt

9.JPG

Edited by Lights_On

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lights_On,

The problem arises because you are continually recreating the image and label controls at a specific place in the GUI. Just create them the once, setting theresizing at that point, and then merely reset the data they hold each time the 5 sec timer fires.

This runs for me with no problem:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>

Viewer()

Func Viewer()
    Local $TheViewer = GUICreate("Viewer", 500, 450, -1, -1, BitOR($WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_MINIMIZEBOX))

    Local $TheImage = @ScriptDir & "\9.jpg"
    Local $TheFile = @ScriptDir & "\9.txt"
    Local $TheImageBox = GUICtrlCreatePic($TheImage, 25, 25, 450, 350)
    GUICtrlSetResizing($TheImageBox, $GUI_DOCKVCENTER) ; Set resizing as you create the control
    Local $Image1StampInfo = FileRead($TheFile)
    Local $Image1Stamp = GUICtrlCreateLabel($Image1StampInfo, 25, 395, 450, 20, $SS_CENTER)
    GUICtrlSetResizing($Image1Stamp, $GUI_DOCKVCENTER) ; Set resizing as you create the control
    Local $time = TimerInit()

    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    While 1

        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
        EndSwitch

        ; The time is independent of GUIGetMsg, so I would place its code outside of the Switch structure
        If TimerDiff($time) > 5000 Then
            ; And now just replace the content of the controls
            Local $Image1StampInfo = FileRead($TheFile)
            GUICtrlSetData($Image1Stamp, $Image1StampInfo)
            GUICtrlSetImage($TheImageBox, $TheImage)
            Local $time = TimerInit()
        EndIf

    WEnd

    GUIDelete()

EndFunc   ;==>Viewer

M23


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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

..and just like that my issue is fixed.  Thank you sir.  I had spent many hours in the last 48 trying to work this through. No luck.  Your explanation was clear and I understand your examples and explanation.  Thank you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • Skeletor
      By Skeletor
      MS Splash Screens
      The office 2016/17 office suite has made many people turn heads with its functions and especially their splash screen.
      I now present to you, the MS Style Splash Screen. For Rookies, Novices and anyone who wants a ready made splash screen for your gui application.

      You can now download it and also try it out yourself.
      You have three colors to choose from:
      Blue
      Red
      Green
      All three colours are from the famous programs.
      I also included the KODA form to you can have freedom with this splash screen.
      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
    • XinYoung
      By XinYoung
      Hello all,
      I've been working on 4 standalone scripts. They each have their own GUI and are now independent .exe's. But instead of having 4 separate icons on my computer, is it possible to put them all together into one .exe?
      What I want is one interface with tabs. Each script's GUI would be on their own respective tab. Is this possible?
      The different scripts don't need to communicate with one another. I just want them all in one .exe.
      I can't find this anywhere... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!