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Color for Tabs?

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Hello,

My apologies if this has been answered.. a search didn't find what i was looking for.

In Help, under "GUICtrlSetBkColor" it says that: "Only Label, Checkbox, Group, Radio, Edit, Input, List, Listview, ListviewItem, Treeview, TreeviewItem, Graphic and Progress controls can currently be colored."

Is there anyway around this? I've got a color scheme working that I like, but now I want to extend the functionality of my GUI, but when i add tabs, in lose the ability to change the colors the way i like.

Sorry for such a basic question, hopefully the answer is basic as well!

cheerz in advance!

daveychan

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Hello,

My apologies if this has been answered.. a search didn't find what i was looking for.

In Help, under "GUICtrlSetBkColor" it says that: "Only Label, Checkbox, Group, Radio, Edit, Input, List, Listview, ListviewItem, Treeview, TreeviewItem, Graphic and Progress controls can currently be colored."

Is there anyway around this? I've got a color scheme working that I like, but now I want to extend the functionality of my GUI, but when i add tabs, in lose the ability to change the colors the way i like.

Sorry for such a basic question, hopefully the answer is basic as well!

cheerz in advance!

daveychan

I think XSKin now has this functionality. Check the Example Scripts section. It's somewhere around there :whistle:

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Mahalo for the reply, I'll check it out! :">

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I think XSKin now has this functionality. Check the Example Scripts section. It's somewhere around there :)

I want to change the 'background' color of my tabs also.

I did a search through the AutoIt examples and could not find XSKin.

Could you please provide more details?

Thanx

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I want to change the 'background' color of my tabs also.

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
#include <GuiTab.au3>

$Gui = GUICreate("_GUICtrlTab_SetBkColor() Demo", 320, 280)

$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(10, 20, 300, 250)

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Tab 1")
_GUICtrlTab_SetBkColor($Gui, $hTab, 0xFF0000)

GUICtrlCreateButton("Some Button", 20, 50)

GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Tab 2")
_GUICtrlTab_SetBkColor($Gui, $hTab, 0x00CC00)

GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Some Checkbox", 20, 50)

GUISetState()

While 1
    $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $Msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _GUICtrlTab_SetBkColor($hWnd, $hSysTab32, $sBkColor)
    Local $aTabPos = ControlGetPos($hWnd, "", $hSysTab32)
    
    Local $aTab_Rect = _GUICtrlTab_GetItemRect($hSysTab32, -1)
    
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("", $aTabPos[0]+2, $aTabPos[1]+$aTab_Rect[3]+4, $aTabPos[2]-4, $aTabPos[3]-$aTab_Rect[3]-7)
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, $sBkColor)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
EndFunc

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Hmm, its nice until you try and use something simple like GUICtrlCreateGraphic on a coloured tab...fails, manily because the tab background is a label now...

Surely theres got to be a way to colour the tab without rendering other controls useless?

Anyone?

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Hmm, its nice until you try and use something simple like GUICtrlCreateGraphic on a coloured tab...fails, manily because the tab background is a label now...

Surely theres got to be a way to colour the tab without rendering other controls useless?

Anyone?

Can you give an example of a graphic on a tab without the coloured label?

BTW the end tabitem definition is missing from the example above.(GUICtrlCreateTabItem("") )

Edited by martin

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Can you give an example of a graphic on a tab without the coloured label?

BTW the end tabitem definition is missing from the example above.(GUICtrlCreateTabItem("") )

Okay, take something this simple:

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
$hGUI = GUICreate("", 300, 200)

$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(10, 10, 280, 180)
$TabItem1 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("TabItem 1")
GUICtrlCreateGraphic(20, 80, 14,14, $SS_SUNKEN)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_ONTOP)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xff04ff)
$TabItem2 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("TabItem 2")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

GUISetState()

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Then try the commonly used method of colouring the tabs, which is turning the background into a label, and the GUICtrlCreateGraphic part fails.....

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Okay, take something this simple:

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
$hGUI = GUICreate("", 300, 200)

$hTab = GUICtrlCreateTab(10, 10, 280, 180)
$TabItem1 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("TabItem 1")
GUICtrlCreateGraphic(20, 80, 14,14, $SS_SUNKEN)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_ONTOP)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xff04ff)
$TabItem2 = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("TabItem 2")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

GUISetState()

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Then try the commonly used method of colouring the tabs, which is turning the background into a label, and the GUICtrlCreateGraphic part fails.....

Here's a way to do what you want

;modified from Example of TAB in TAB ctrl by aec in AutoIt post
#include <GUIConstants.au3>

Global $main_GUI,$ok_button,$cancel_button

;This window has 2 ok/cancel-buttons
$main_GUI       = GUICreate("TAB in TAB",260,250,-1,-1)
$ok_button      = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK",40,220,70,20)
$cancel_button  = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel",150,220,70,20)

; Create the first child window that is implemented into the main GUI
$child1         = GUICreate("",230,170,15,35,BitOr($WS_CHILD,$WS_TABSTOP),-1,$main_GUI)
$child_tab      = GUICtrlCreateTab(10,10,210,150)
$child11tab     = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("1")
$child12tab     = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("2")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

GUISetState()

; Create the second child window that is implemented into the main GUI
$child2         = GUICreate("",230,170,15,35,BitOr($WS_CHILD,$WS_TABSTOP),-1,$main_GUI)
$labBkGround        =  GUICtrlCreateLabel("",0,0,230,170,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS);GUICtrlCreateListView("Col1|Col2",10,10,210,150,-1,$WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,0xff0000)
GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlCreateGraphic(20, 80, 14,14, $SS_SUNKEN)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_ONTOP)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xff04ff)

; Switch back the main GUI and create the tabs
GUISwitch($main_GUI)
$main_tab       = GUICtrlCreateTab(10,10,240,200)
$child1tab      = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Child1")
$child2tab      = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Child2")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

GUISetState()
$HideShow = $GUI_HIDE + $GUI_SHOW
$chil1tabstate = true

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg(1)
    Switch $msg[0]
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
        Case $cancel_button
            $chil1tabstate = not $chil1tabstate
            If $chil1tabstate Then
              GUISetState(@SW_ENABLE,$child2)
              Else
               GUISetState(@SW_DISABLE ,$child2)
              EndIf
                  
        Case $main_tab
            Switch GUICtrlRead($main_tab)
                Case 0
                  GUISetState(@SW_HIDE,$child2)
                  GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$child1)
          
                Case 1
                  GUISetState(@SW_HIDE,$child1)
                  If $chil1tabstate Then GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$child2)
            EndSwitch
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Here's a way to do what you want

;modified from Example of TAB in TAB ctrl by aec in AutoIt post
#include <GUIConstants.au3>

Global $main_GUI,$ok_button,$cancel_button

;This window has 2 ok/cancel-buttons
$main_GUI       = GUICreate("TAB in TAB",260,250,-1,-1)
$ok_button      = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK",40,220,70,20)
$cancel_button  = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel",150,220,70,20)

; Create the first child window that is implemented into the main GUI
$child1         = GUICreate("",230,170,15,35,BitOr($WS_CHILD,$WS_TABSTOP),-1,$main_GUI)
$child_tab      = GUICtrlCreateTab(10,10,210,150)
$child11tab     = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("1")
$child12tab     = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("2")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

GUISetState()

; Create the second child window that is implemented into the main GUI
$child2         = GUICreate("",230,170,15,35,BitOr($WS_CHILD,$WS_TABSTOP),-1,$main_GUI)
$labBkGround        =  GUICtrlCreateLabel("",0,0,230,170,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS);GUICtrlCreateListView("Col1|Col2",10,10,210,150,-1,$WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,0xff0000)
GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlCreateGraphic(20, 80, 14,14, $SS_SUNKEN)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_ONTOP)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xff04ff)

; Switch back the main GUI and create the tabs
GUISwitch($main_GUI)
$main_tab       = GUICtrlCreateTab(10,10,240,200)
$child1tab      = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Child1")
$child2tab      = GUICtrlCreateTabItem("Child2")
GUICtrlCreateTabItem("")

GUISetState()
$HideShow = $GUI_HIDE + $GUI_SHOW
$chil1tabstate = true

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg(1)
    Switch $msg[0]
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
        Case $cancel_button
            $chil1tabstate = not $chil1tabstate
            If $chil1tabstate Then
              GUISetState(@SW_ENABLE,$child2)
              Else
               GUISetState(@SW_DISABLE ,$child2)
              EndIf
                  
        Case $main_tab
            Switch GUICtrlRead($main_tab)
                Case 0
                  GUISetState(@SW_HIDE,$child2)
                  GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$child1)
          
                Case 1
                  GUISetState(@SW_HIDE,$child1)
                  If $chil1tabstate Then GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$child2)
            EndSwitch
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Thanks for that, it does work, but sheesh, you would hope there was an easier way wouldnt you lol.

Thanks again

p.s. This came about due to using a custom pie control on a tab, the custom control doesnt match its background to the tab control when using the windows xp theme, so thats the reason i was altering the background. While tearing my hair out ive been using the following workaround at the top of my script to turn the windows xp theme off...back to classic :0

DllCall("uxtheme.dll", "none", "SetThemeAppProperties", "int", 0)

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