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Picture-on-Picture object / GUIGetMsg() issues; anyone have a workaround?

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Is there a way to get around the issue of being able to click on picture objects on top of another picture object? This is in regards to the GUIGetMsg not returning the pic object control ID when it's clicked on.

I have a GUI that I've created a pic object to act as a background onto which I'm creating picture "buttons". The problem is when setup this way, the picture "buttons" don't return their control IDs. Simply not creating the background pic object fixes that problem...but I want a background pic and would like to keep using GUIGETMSG.

There are a number of other picture control issues I'd love to see addressed (like the ability to do true transparency instead of having the image transparency just do the GUIBGCOLOR) but I've seen a number of people working with the piture control in the same boat as I. Any chance that this will be addressed in a future version or is there a non-convoluted workaround?


Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

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Why don't you do it like this ...

#include <GuiConstants.au3>

$background = 'C:\AnyWhere\AnyWhereElse\MyBackground.bmp'
$button = 'C:\AnyWhere\AnyWhereElse\MyButton.bmp'

$hWndGUI = GUICreate('GUI with picture button', 400, 250, -1, -1)
GUICtrlCreatePic($background, 0, 0)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)
$btnPic = GUICtrlCreateButton('', 20, 20, 80, 25, $BS_BITMAP)
GUICtrlSetImage(-1, $button)


While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $btnPic
            MsgBox(64, 'Example', 'ID is: ' & $btnPic, 10)



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