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I have a GUI (called $MW) that can resize.

Global $GUIMinX = 0.75 * @DesktopWidth
Global $GUIMinY = 0.75 * @DesktopHeigth 

func WM_GETMINMAXINFO($hwnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    $tagMaxinfo = DllStructCreate("int;int;int;int;int;int;int;int;int;int", $lParam)
    DllStructSetData($tagMaxinfo, 7, $GUIMinX) ; min X
    DllStructSetData($tagMaxinfo, 8, $GUIMinY) ; min Y
    DllStructSetData($tagMaxinfo, 9, @DesktopWidth ); max X
    DllStructSetData($tagMaxinfo, 10, @DesktopHeigth ) ; max Y
    return 0




Within this GUI, I have several panels/items: Labels, List, Buttons, Inputs in different locations, sizes, fonts, colors and bgcolors.

local $Panel1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Names", 5, 5, 200, 150)
local $Panel2 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 210, 5, $GUIMinX-215, 150)
local $Panel3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Address", 5, 160, 200, 150)
local $Panel4 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 210, 160, $GUIMinX-215, 150)
local $Panel5 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 5, 310, $GUIMinX-10, $GUIMinY-350)

Here is my problem:

I dont want Panel1 and Panel3 to resize. both fixed dimension. (Both are Labels)

Panel2, and Panel4 is allowed to resize horizontally only. (Both are Lists)

Panel5 is allowed to resize horizontally and vertically (no problem).

How to do?


PS: What is the equivalent in Autoit of:

perl's ROText

perl's -relief => 'groove' (for the outlines of labels and lists).








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I keep my GUI control sizes the same with this function: GUICtrlSetResizing()

Not sure if that's what you're looking for :).

; Confirm Button (Stays at bottom right during window resize event and retains starting size)
$aControl[$eCommand_dialog_confirm][$eControl_data] = control_create("Button", "Confirm", $aGui_rect[2] - 75, $aGui_rect[3] - $control_pos_pad_from_bottom, 50, 20, "Confirm Commands and Exit")


control_create() is a custom function to provide labels and tooltips for controls.  You can replace that line with any GUIControlCreate.. function.

Edited by Xandy
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This should get you started:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Global $GUIMinX = 0.5 * @DesktopWidth
Global $GUIMinY = 0.5 * @DesktopHeight

Global $MW = GUICreate("Test", $GUIMinX, $GUIMinY, -1, -1, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_SIZEBOX))

local $Panel1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Names", 5, 5, 200, 150)
GUICtrlSetBkColor($Panel1, 0xFFCCCC)
GUICtrlSetResizing($Panel1, BitOR($GUI_DOCKSIZE, $GUI_DOCKALL))
local $Panel2 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 210, 5, $GUIMinX-215, 150)
local $Panel3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Address", 5, 160, 200, 150)
GUICtrlSetBkColor($Panel3, 0xCCFFCC)
GUICtrlSetResizing($Panel3, BitOR($GUI_DOCKSIZE, $GUI_DOCKALL))
local $Panel4 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 210, 160, $GUIMinX-215, 150)
local $Panel5 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 5, 310, $GUIMinX-10, $GUIMinY-350)
GUICtrlSetResizing($Panel5, $GUI_DOCKTOP)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE


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So this GUICtrlSetResizing function is more or less similar to perl's pack with some differences:

GUICtrlSetResizing expands ratiometric to the original size it was created.

pack expands to cover everything. I just need to think differently away from perl's method

indeed it is the start I am looking for.


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after some more thoughts, I found $GUI_EVENT_RESIZED as the perfect solution to reshaping/resizing GUI!

I just need to GUICtrlSetPos each panel after a resize event which is not a huge task.

awesome! autoit thought of it!

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