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Disable buttons in Dot Net application

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Hi all,

I successfully managed to disable the minimize, maximize and close buttons on a Notepad instance by means of code I found on this forum. 

However, when I tried to apply this on a .Net application, even after successfully identifying the window's name and class, the buttons remain active.

Is there a way to get this working for a .Net application? Can it also be forced to startup fully maximized?

 

Thank!

 

BC

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Maybe GUISetState @SW_MAXIMIZE.

Else winmove to @desktopwidth/height

As for the disabling of buttons, i don't know, i can't remember if i have a .net application to test.


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Hi,

I could send you one, but I am not sure it will work if I just send the executable. 

 

BC 

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If you point me to a application i can download and test it would help.

What was the result on the winmove?


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

 

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The application I am looking at is part of a commercial software suite to manage desktops (Novell Zenworks) and is not downloadable as such. I can send you the agent install exe, but it is around 500 MB. I have not tried the winmove yet, as the disabling of the buttons is a prerequisite: if that does not work, the maximizing is not needed anymore.

Cheers,

 

BC

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

What was the code you used that worked? i mean in the normal windows.

Edited by careca

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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

 

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I think it was the following, but I need to doublecheck later on my tablet,

BC

 

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I managed to disable the close button in that application you pointed me to, the "File Shredder" with the code in the page you pointed out.

; Original script: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/100125-disable-close-button/#entry716490
; USer32.dll functions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms647985(v=vs.85).aspx
#include <GuiMenu.au3>

;Run("Notepad")
WinWait("File Shredder - Free to use")

$handle = WinGetHandle("File Shredder - Free to use")
ConsoleWrite('+ Window Handle: ' & $handle & @CRLF)

DisableButton($handle, $SC_CLOSE)
;~ EnableButton($handle, $SC_CLOSE)

DisableButton($handle, $SC_MAXIMIZE)
DisableButton($handle, $SC_RESTORE)
DisableButton($handle, $SC_MOVE)

Func DisableButton($hWnd, $iButton)
$hSysMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetSystemMenu($hWnd, 0)
_GUICtrlMenu_RemoveMenu($hSysMenu, $iButton, False)
_GUICtrlMenu_DrawMenuBar($hWnd)

EndFunc

Func EnableButton($hWnd, $iButton)
$hSysMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetSystemMenu($hWnd, 1)
_GUICtrlMenu_RemoveMenu($hSysMenu, $iButton, False)
_GUICtrlMenu_DrawMenuBar($hWnd)
EndFunc

 


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

 

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That is excellent! I will try this as soon as I can with the other application, should work.

Thanks a million,

 

BC

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Hi,

I was able to test this today (sorry for the delay) with our specific application and the script does not seem to work with this app. I replaced the Window Title info  with the new data, but still no go. 

Will try some things to get this going,

thx,

 

BC

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OK, did some research and the problem is simple: I choose File Shredder as a test application because the Sourceforge page mentioned it was also built on .Net 4.5, plus the screenshots showed the same style of windows buttons as our application. However, when launching File Shredder on my machine, it seems that the buttons follow the same standard for the buttons as Notepad does. They are not the same as the screenshots. That is probably the reason why the code for Notepad works as well for File Shredder, but not for our application.

If anyone knows how to handle these buttons, please share,

 

cheers!

 

BC

 

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Any chance you can move the window so that the close, min, maximize are off screen? Maybe you could move the window up a bit, and keep a script running to keep the window there, or instead of just moving, maybe resizing in such a way that the buttons are hidden.


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

 

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