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Child window concepts

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I want to know if I am on the right track, or if there is a better way to approach what I am trying to do.

-I have a situation where I will have a few different situations where I will have a child GUI in my application.

-There will only ever be one child window open at any given time.

What I'm wanting to know is should I be rebuilding the same $ChildGUI as I go, or should I be making a different

Child GUI for each use and/or page of each use that I need?

Code Framework:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "MyESC")
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1) ; Change to OnEvent mode
$MainGUI = GUICreate("MainGUI", 200, 200)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "CLOSE_Clicked")
$menu_File = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&File")
$menu_Help = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&Help")
$menu_Exit = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Exit", $menu_File)
$menu_Tutorial = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Tutorial", $menu_Help)
$menu_About = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("About", $menu_Help)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($menu_Exit, "CLOSE_Clicked")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($menu_About, "ABOUT_Clicked")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($menu_Tutorial, "TUTORIAL_Clicked")
$ChildGUI = GUICreate("ChildGUI", 400, 400)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "CLOSE_Clicked")
GUISwitch($MainGUI)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $MainGUI)
While 1
    Sleep(1000)
WEnd
Func TUTORIAL_Clicked()
    GUICtrlSetState($menu_About, $GUI_DISABLE)
    ; make $ChildGUI a tutorial (like a wizard)
    ; add labels images and next/exit buttons
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $ChildGUI)
    ; reset $ChildGUI's look after each 'Next'
EndFunc   ;==>TUTORIAL_Clicked
Func ABOUT_Clicked()
    GUICtrlSetState($menu_About, $GUI_DISABLE)
    ; make $ChildGUI an 'about' window with
    ; an OK button
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $ChildGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>ABOUT_Clicked
Func MyESC()
    ; do nothing (I don't like ESC exiting the program)
EndFunc   ;==>MyESC
Func CLOSE_Clicked()
    If @GUI_WinHandle = $MainGUI Then
        Exit
    Else
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $ChildGUI)
        GUICtrlSetState($menu_About, $GUI_ENABLE)
        GUICtrlSetState($menu_Tutorial, $GUI_ENABLE)
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>CLOSE_Clicked

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I would suggest making a different child gui for each of your situations.. rather than rebuilding it.

I have a script with 5 possible windows and they all work fine open at the same time. While I don't use OnEventMode, I dont see that being an issue for you.


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Thanks Sim


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$gui= GUICreate("Title", 380, 450, -1, -1, -1, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW, $parent)

I would suggest using something similar above for the child windows, noting that $parent = the name of the parent GUI.


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