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Remove the DllCall, it works, put the DllCall in, wont even get to the first TrayTip statement

While 1=1
    TrayTip("Start of Loop", "", 30);
    
    $StartMenu = WinGetHandle("");
    $Square = DllStructCreate("dword;dword;dword;dword");
        
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 1, 10 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 2, 10 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 3, 200 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 4, 200 );
    
    TrayTip("Executeing DLL Call", "", 30);
;$result = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "MessageBox", "hwnd", 0, "str", "Some text", "str", "Some title", "int", 0)

    $result = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "DrawText", "hwnd", $StartMenu, "str", "Some text", "int", 9, "ptr", $Square, "int", 8)
;$result = 0;
    TrayTip("Return:", $result, 30);
WEnd

http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us...909(VS.80).aspx <--- Link to the API Documentation. Note: loads very slowly for some reason, like taking 2 minutes to load! (just me?)

Edited by Excalibur

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.... Not exactly answering your question here I know, but why go through the trouble of using DllCall? Also, you are overwriting the return value from the messagebox anyway. If you really didn't want a return value, don't use $result at all on the messagebox.

While 1=1
    TrayTip("Start of Loop", "", 30);
    
    $StartMenu = WinGetHandle("");
    $Square = DllStructCreate("dword;dword;dword;dword");
        
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 1, 10 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 2, 10 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 3, 200 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 4, 200 );
    
    TrayTip("Executeing DLL Call", "", 30);
$result = MsgBox(0, "Some Title", "Some Text")

    $result = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "DrawText", "hwnd", $StartMenu, "str", "Some text", "int", 9, "ptr", $Square, "int", 8)
$result = 0;
    TrayTip("Return:", $result, 30);
WEnd

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Larry: 1) I thought DllStructCreate returned the pointer of the struct. 2) Even with the modification you suggested, same thing happens. Just sits there locked, ever getting to the first TrayTip message.

This-is-me: the messagebox was commented out, I used it to test just to see if other dllcalls to user32 would work.


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Your tray tip calls are incorrect to begin with

While 1
    TrayTip("","Start of Loop", 30);
   
    $StartMenu = WinGetHandle("");
    $Square = DllStructCreate("dword;dword;dword;dword");
       
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 1, 10 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 2, 10 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 3, 200 );
    DllStructSetData( $Square, 4, 200 );
   
    TrayTip("","Executeing DLL Call", 30);
;~ $result = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "MessageBox", "hwnd", 0, "str", "Some text", "str", "Some title", "int", 0)

    $result = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "DrawText", "hwnd", $StartMenu, "str", "Some text", "int", 9, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($Square), "int", 8)
     Sleep ( 3000 )
;$result = 0;
    TrayTip("Return:", '"' & $result[0] & '"', 30);
     Sleep ( 3000 )
WEnd

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The prototype for DrawText is:

int DrawText(
    HDC hDC,    // handle to device context 
    LPCTSTR lpString,   // pointer to string to draw 
    int nCount, // string length, in characters 
    LPRECT lpRect,  // pointer to structure with formatting dimensions  
    UINT uFormat    // text-drawing flags 
   );

Problems:

1) Your passing a window handle instead of a handle to the window's device context.

2) You need to pass a pointer to a string, not a string.

3) You need to pass a pointer to the RECT structure as previously mentioned.

Here is a working example:

$DT_LEFT = 0;

$aResult = DllCall("user32.dll", "hwnd", "GetDC", "hwnd", 0)
$hDC     = "0x" & Hex($aResult[0])
ConsoleWrite("hDC handle ....: " & $hDC & @CR)

$rRect   = DllStructCreate("int;int;int;int")
$pRect   = DllStructGetPtr($rRect)
$rBuffer = DllStructCreate("char[4096]")
$pBuffer = DllStructGetPtr($rBuffer)

DllStructSetData($rRect, 1,  10)
DllStructSetData($rRect, 2,  10)
DllStructSetData($rRect, 3, 400)
DllStructSetData($rRect, 4,  30)

DllStructSetData($rBuffer, 1, "Some text that you want to display on the desktop")

$aResult = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "DrawText", "hwnd", $hDC, "ptr", $pBuffer, "int", -1, "ptr", $pRect, "int", $DT_LEFT)
ConsoleWrite("Text height ...: " & $aResult[0] & @CR)

$aResult = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "ReleaseDC", "hwnd", 0, "hwnd", $hDC)

Make sure the upper left corner of your display is not covered by anything when you run this or you'll never see any results.


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gafrost: There is nothing wrong with my TrayTip functions. They were written in that fashion intentionally and they are not causing the malfunction in the program. Thanks for your input.

PaulIA: Thanks alot. I can never seem to get the windows API to work for me. Guess thats what years of being a Java programmer gets me. :-P


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PaulIA, what exactly do you think the "str" type for DllCall() does? It allocates a char[] buffer and passes the pointer to that buffer because that's what a C-style string is. In other words, don't over-complicate things by using DllStruct() when it's not needed.

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@Excalibur: Your welcome


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