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Use A Custom Checkbox State Image?

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Hi all,

Does anyone know how to change the state (checked/unchecked) image of a checkbox control? I'd like to use custom icons for checked/unchecked states when the control is clicked. Is it even possible?

Thanks!

Edit: Here's how I'm doing it now, which isn't very elegant

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

Global $g__bBool = False
$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 200, 200)

$idIcon = GUICtrlCreateIcon("C:\Users\username\Documents\checkbox_empty.ico", 0, 10, 70, 13, 13)
$idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("      " & "Something", 10, 70, (50 + 18), 17, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_LABEL, $SS_NOTIFY))
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $idIcon, $idLabel
            $g__bBool = Not $g__bBool
            If $g__bBool Then
                GUICtrlSetImage($idIcon, "C:\Users\username\Documents\checkbox_filled.ico", 0, 0)
            Else
                GUICtrlSetImage($idIcon, "C:\Users\username\Documents\checkbox_empty.ico", 0, 0)
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

Edited by buymeapc

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Hmm...I don't think I'm quite understanding how to implement this properly. If I use $BS_PUSHLIKE, it looks like a button and not a checkbox. However, if I remove that style and set it back as $BS_AUTOCHECKBOX, I now see the original checkbox and the custom one I'm adding. Also, when I hover over the checkbox, the "checked" icon shows up until I move the mouse cursor away...

#include <GUIButton.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIImageList.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>

Global $g__bBool = False
$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 200, 200)

$hImage = _GUIImageList_Create(16, 16, 5, 3)
_GUIImageList_AddIcon($hImage, "C:\Users\username\Documents\checkbox_empty.ico")
_GUIImageList_AddIcon($hImage, "C:\Users\username\Documents\checkbox_filled.ico")

;$idCheck = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Something", 10, 70, 68, 17, $BS_PUSHLIKE); <<<< This shows a button without a checkbox
$idCheck = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Something", 10, 70, 68, 17, $BS_AUTOCHECKBOX); <<<< This looks better, but shows the original *and* custom checkboxes
_GUICtrlButton_SetImageList($idCheck, $hImage)

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

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there is this UDF for tristate checkbox in a treeview control, it uses its own images for the checkboxes of the treeview control. you may learn from that how to apply the same concept to an individual checkbox control. also, if anyone knows how to do this, it would probably be the graphics grand master @UEZ

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