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[SOLVED] Options to write GUI apps in AutoIT?

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littlebigman

Hello,

The FAQ doesn't answer this question, so here goes.

As of March 2018, what are the options to write a GUI app in AutoIT?

Is Koda 1) still under development and 2) the only game in town?

Thank you.

 

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littlebigman

Thanks. The document could be edited to tell users what their options are today. I assume a lot of those tools are deadware by now.

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BrewManNH
19 hours ago, littlebigman said:

As of March 2018, what are the options to write a GUI app in AutoIT?

I write my own code to create a GUI, haven't used any of the linked ones in years. If you try one of them, look at the code produced, so next time you can lose the training wheels, and write it for yourself with less code.


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littlebigman

So, most AutoIT users write GUI code from scratch instead of using any of the numerous builders listed above ?

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Earthshine

yep. what kind of gui you have in mind?

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22 minutes ago, littlebigman said:

So, most AutoIT users write GUI code from scratch instead of using any of the numerous builders listed above ?

Half of those work perfectly fine for building a general layout. I would suggest trying a few out and wouldn't have taken near as long to download as waiting for an answer. It's a pretty well updated thread. I normally use KODA and then branch off of what I make there.

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BrewManNH

One of th ebiggest reasons I stopped using them was the code bloat that most produce. There are a lot of options to minimize that, but after a while it's just easier to throw a GUI together than trying to edit the control functions you don't need.

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If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Earthshine

one of the users here posted this gem. It's a GUI Template. very, very nice.

use it as a starting point, no koda or external tools needed

 

GUITemplate.au3

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littlebigman

Thank you.

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On 3/13/2018 at 12:17 AM, littlebigman said:

Thanks. The document could be edited to tell users what their options are today. I assume a lot of those tools are deadware by now.

That document lists dates of release etc, and it would be a complex undertaking to go through the many pages to find out whether each is still relevant after each AutoIt update. So if it is dates you want, go by the date of release as your first guide. In any case, that topic was really a historical document ... somebody had to do one, and I volunteered.

I still use an adapted version of GUIBuilder, to get started, and then do the rest by hand. Unlike many of the others, it has no bloat ... and is very quick and easy.


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