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After I click on the button in the below sample code, it remains outlined as if selected.  I messed with the various styles and exStyles, but I didn't have any luck.  How do I get i where I click on it, it returns back to it's previous look?  The button currently isn't assigned to a function, I am just trying to figure out it's visual behavior.  Thanks in advance!


#include <GuiButton.au3>

Local $hGUI

$hGUI = GUICreate("Title Bar", 400, 400)

GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 50, 50, 90, 50)


While 1


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Maybe this UDF will help.


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What you are seeing is normal Windows behaviour - the button stays focused as it is the only focusable (?) control. If you create another hidden control then you can return the main button to its unfocused state:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Local $hGUI

$hGUI = GUICreate("Title Bar", 400, 400)

$cButton_Main = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 50, 50, 90, 50)
$cButton_Dummy = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 50, -50, 90, 50)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $cButton_Main
            GUICtrlSetState($cButton_Dummy, $GUI_FOCUS)
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Hi", "Button pressed")


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