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IAMK

Hello,

 

I have a script which uses a GUI with two buttons. It gets shown and hidden., and pressing the buttons (including their hotkeys) highlights the button, making you able to press enter the next time.

However, I don't want that.

 

I've tried using WinActivate() to make enter do things on another program, but the enter is still tied to the AutoIT GUI (which still has the button highlighted).

 

Here's the important part of my code:

$MY_GUI = GUICreate("Check.exe", 400, 300, ((@DesktopWidth / 2) - 200), -500)
WinSetOnTop($MY_GUI, "", 1) ;Keeps the window on the top.
$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Pass (Ctrl+P)", 40, 250, 120, 40, $WS_GROUP)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Fail (Ctrl+F)", 240, 250, 120, 40, $WS_GROUP)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
$GUIText = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 20, 10, 360, 230)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 13, 400, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
GUICtrlSetData($GUIText, Execute($stepMessage[$step]))

   $showGUI = "True"
   GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

   While($showGUI = "True")
      $buttonPressed = GUIGetMsg()

      Switch $buttonPressed
         Case $Button1 ;Pass
            $pass = "True"

            $buttonPressed = 0

            $showGUI = "False"
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
         Case $Button2 ;Fail
            $buttonPressed = 0

            $showGUI = "False"
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)

            While($message = "")
               $message = InputBox("Check.exe", "Please enter the reason the step failed." & @CRLF, "", "", 300, 200, ((@DesktopWidth / 2) - 150), -400)
            WEnd

            Return $message
      EndSwitch
   WEnd
Local $pass = "False" ;Whether "Pass" or "Fail" was pressed.

   Local $failLog = xxxfunc($pass) ;Returns a message to log if the step failed. ##THIS CALLS THE CODE SNIPPET ABOVE##

   FileWrite($file, _Now() & ": Step " & $step & getStatus($pass) & "and took " & Ceiling(TimerDiff($timer) / 1000) & " seconds." & @CRLF)

   If($failLog <> "") Then
      FileWrite($file, "Logged comment: " & $failLog & @CRLF)
   EndIf

   WinActivate("[TITLE:ProgramName]")
;Hotkeys:
HotKeySet("^{p}", "pressPass")
HotKeySet("^{f}", "pressFail")

Func pressPass()
   $buttonPressed = $Button1
EndFunc

Func pressFail()
   $buttonPressed = $Button2
EndFunc

 

The GUI's button/hotkey pressing works correctly.

The same WinActivate code works in another script of mine.

Together, WinActivate is not take "Active" away from the GUI's last-pressed button. How do I fix this?

 

Thank you in advance.

Edited by IAMK

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JLogan3o13

@IAMK regarding your report, this is the proper forum for this thread as it deals with a GUI you're creating


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IAMK

Is this not possible to do?

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careca

You could make a check to the functions of the buttons to only work when your GUI is the active window.

Guidelines:

Func XYZfrom button1

If winactive"yourgui" <> 0 Then

Do things in function

EndIf

EndFunc

BTW your code broken in parts like that makes it harder to understand,

but if i understood the problem correctly, this solution should work.

Edited by careca

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BeatsPlayer - Music player.

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IAMK

@careca It has parts of code which I can't share, sorry.

As for that solution, it won't fix the issue. The issue is not about the button being pressed. I'll use notepad as a simple example.

I press ctrl + p to click the pass button on the GUI.

The pass button is now highlighted and the GUI is the active window.

I want notepad to be the active window after pressing ctrl + p, allowing me to simply start typing into notepad.

 

Currently: I need to click on notepad after pressing ctrl + p to type in notepad.

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careca

Maybe try to disable the button, to hide, to force notepad as top window..


Spoiler

Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions. (No longer mantained, switched to String Trigger)

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

GPO Tool - Export/Import Group policy settings.

MirrorDir - Synchronize/Backup/Mirror Folders

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

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

String Trigger - Triggers pasting text or applications or internet links on specific strings.

Inconspicuous - Hide files in plain sight, not fully encrypted.

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.

IUIAutomation - Topic with framework and examples

Au3Record.exe

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IAMK

@careca, it must be visible on the screen and not disabled at all times. The top screen has this GUI, while the bottom screen has the program we need the keyboard to interact with (notepad in this example).

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careca

Try setting something else as default "button". Controlsetstate or whatever it is may be able to do that.


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Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions. (No longer mantained, switched to String Trigger)

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

GPO Tool - Export/Import Group policy settings.

MirrorDir - Synchronize/Backup/Mirror Folders

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

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

String Trigger - Triggers pasting text or applications or internet links on specific strings.

Inconspicuous - Hide files in plain sight, not fully encrypted.

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.

IUIAutomation - Topic with framework and examples

Au3Record.exe

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