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How to get GUI updateable if it doesnt have focus

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Hi,

I have created a GUI that has some blinking icons. I made the blinking simply by showing/hiding the icons every 500 millisecond. My problem is now, if the GUI window doesnt have focus (that means, it is in background, i.e. while working on another window) my GUI icons should keep blinking, but they dont. The icons stop blinking, when another window is in foreground, and resume blinking, when my GUI is in foreground again.

How can I get rid of this behaviour?

I think it has something to do with the properties of my GUI window. How should I set them, to let my icons blink at any circumstances.

Regards,

Zoli

Edited by Zoli19721

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Hi, wellcome!

First of all, show as some code, so we can look at the problem :shocked: - and find a solution.


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Edit: The last line With "GUICreate" was mistyped, and does not belong to the original code.

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Its because you has not set the title of the window that control is will be hidden/shown, and now in every active window this control trying to hide/show...

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$GUI = GUICreate("Title")
GUISetState()
$Icon = GUICtrlCreateIcon("shell32.dll", 3, 100, 100)
While 1
ControlShow($GUI,"", $Icon)
Sleep(500)
ControlHide($GUI,"", $Icon)
Sleep(500)
WEnd

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Its because you has not set the title of the window that control is will be hidden/shown, and now in every active window this control trying to hide/show...

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$GUI = GUICreate("Title")
GUISetState()
$Icon = GUICtrlCreateIcon("shell32.dll", 3, 100, 100)
While 1
ControlShow($GUI,"", $Icon)
Sleep(500)
ControlHide($GUI,"", $Icon)
Sleep(500)
WEnd

Oh, fine!

Many thanks. That was very helpful. I re-wrote my script using your suggestions. My icons are blinking now, even without focus on the window.

Zoli

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