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Best practice to make as standard gui as possible


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Hello all,

i tryed searching the forum, but i still don't have answer to this question.

I'm a bit lost in Common Gui Styles.

As blind developer, i'm not sure how the styles look in result.

So, what's the best combination to make as standard window as possible?

From help file, i found folowing style combination as good enough and most universal for my projects. But is this enough? :) Or i should add some style?

I'm using this for Main Gui Windows with menu, and also for other windows without Main menu (Program Settings, etc.).

GUICreate("Main Gui", 800, 600, "", "", BitOR($WS_MAXIMIZE, $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW))

Thank you for your replyes.

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Hi, in my opinion you should mess with the common styles only when you have a special need to create a window in a specific way.

When you don't have any particular need for a window, you can leave the style alone, and use default/blank.

You ask how to create a standard window.. all you really have to do is remove the part on your line past the 600, the Y coordinate, close braket there and leave it.

This:

GUICreate("Main Gui", 800, 600)

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Thank you careca.

Ok, i'll do it like you recomended.

I thought, that styles are required, for example when you want to use Main menu control in the window.

And thank you, i¨ll check my software for unpredictable I and Y changes... :)

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44 minutes ago, Fenzik said:

I thought, that styles are required

If you dont specify any style, the default styles are applied, as per help file:

use -1 for the default style which includes a combination of $WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_CAPTION, $WS_POPUP, $WS_SYSMENU
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Thank you dmob...

Yes, this is in the Help.

And in the same topic is also:

By default the dialog box is non sizable and non maximizable. So WS_SIZEBOX or WS_MAXIMIZEBOX can be used in the style parameter.
As defining only one style just set this style don't forget to combine it with default ones, i.e. just defining WS_SIZEBOX will not set $WS_MINIMIZEBOX, $WS_CAPTION, $WS_POPUP, $WS_SYSMENU. So the best method to define a resizeable window is to use $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW.

 

This is reason, why i'm little bit lost in styles at all and whi i was using WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW before. :)

 

But without any style everithing looks working. So thank you again.

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AFAIK, the WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW is normally used to enable through controls in a child window; I might be wrong though.

I use this little function to make it easier to add or remove styles; requires some includes.

Func _GUICtrlSetStyle($hCtrl, $iStyle, $bSet = True)
    ; Read the current style
    Local $iCurr = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($hCtrl), $GWL_STYLE)
    If $bSet Then
        ; ADD style
        GUICtrlSetStyle($hCtrl, BitOr($iCurr, $iStyle))
    Else
        ; REMOVE style
        GUICtrlSetStyle($hCtrl, BitXOR($iCurr, $iStyle))
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_GUICtrlSetStyle

 

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