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I would like to get a region of the screen but avoiding having to save to a file first.
I believe it is a lack of knowledge on my part but the GUICtrlSetImage function does not allow you to define an image without being a file.
How to do this:

$Pic3 = GUICtrlCreatePic("", 8, 64, 84, 84, -1, _
        $WS_EX_STATICEDGE) ;para ter borda em baixo relevo

_ScreenCapture_Capture(@ScriptDir & "\areatemp.jpg", 10, 10, 200, 200)
GUICtrlSetImage($Pic3, @ScriptDir & "\areatemp.jpg")


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If you use 


Without a file argument it will return a handle to a bitmap image.

I see that 


Will draw an image object from a handle to a bitmap image.

I've not tried any of that, and perhaps there is a much nicer way to do it, but until someone tells us.... :-)


Problem solving step 1: Write a simple, self-contained, running, replicator of your problem.

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yes I know that if I use the capture it returns me a handle of bitmapH but how to put it in a CreatePic.
I would like to better understand the function of creating a CreatePic instead of using the DrawImage ...
It would be lighter but if it does not have geito we will have to use the draw

If someone has a simpres and immediate suggestion it would be wonderful

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Here is a modified version of the _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRectRect() function's example in the AutoIt help file.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>


Func Example()
    _GDIPlus_Startup() ;initialize GDI+
    Local Const $iWidth = 600, $iHeight = 600

    Local $hGUI = GUICreate("GDI+ Example (" & @ScriptName & ")", $iWidth, $iHeight) ;create a test GUI

    Local $hGraphics = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hGUI) ;create a graphics object from a window handle
    Local $pIA = _GDIPlus_ImageAttributesCreate() ;create an ImageAttribute object

    Local $hHBmp = _ScreenCapture_Capture("", 0, 0, $iWidth, $iHeight) ;create a GDI bitmap by capturing an area on desktop
    Local $hBitmap = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromHBITMAP($hHBmp) ;convert GDI to GDI+ bitmap
    _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hHBmp) ;release GDI bitmap resource because not needed anymore
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImage($hGraphics, $hBitmap, 0, 0)
    ; or
    ;_GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRectRect($hGraphics, $hBitmap, 0, 0, $iWidth, $iHeight, 0, 0, $iWidth*2, $iHeight*2); Magnify use in destination  "$iWidth*2, $iHeight*2)"
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

    ;cleanup GDI+ resources
EndFunc   ;==>Example


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Here is an easier one.

;#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>
; Modified from https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/131438-how-to-set-a-bitmap-into-a-pic-control-using-a-bitmap-handle/?do=findComment&comment=915168

Local $width = 100, $height = 100
Local $hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 320, 256)
Local $idPic = GUICtrlCreatePic("", 50, 50, $width, $height)
Local $hBmp = _ScreenCapture_Capture("", 100, 100, $width + 100, $height + 100) ; Create_Bitmap(100, 100)
Local $STM_SETIMAGE = 0x0172


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case -3 ; $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE = -3
        Case $idPic
            MsgBox(0, "Test", "Picture was clicked!")


Edited by Malkey
There are no GDIPlus functions used, so don't need GDIPlus include file, Startup, or, Shutdown functions.
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I imagined something like that but it has not been known for so much ....
I'm going to do my tests but I believe that's it.
I'll post the final product later ...

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