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2 Questions: Gui spawned from Gui and disabling that parent Gui

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Both questions pertain to the same scenario: I'm using a GuiCreate() to spawn a new window for the user to input parameters into the child gui and then when he clicks submit, the spawned gui passes those parameters back to the parent gui.

Question 1:

When the new gui is spawned, it brings up another Taskbar item. My question is when AutoIT form windows are spawned from others, is there a way to suppress the taskbar item from coming up so all of the taskbar items appear as just the main program one?

Question 2:

When that new gui is spawned from it's parent, is there an option I can change so that the parent gui goes to a "disabled" status until the new gui is cancelled or submitted? I'm not looking for code, just a push in the right direction. I examined the GUICreate() params and didn't see one that would afford me this.

TIA

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Both questions pertain to the same scenario: I'm using a GuiCreate() to spawn a new window for the user to input parameters into the child gui and then when he clicks submit, the spawned gui passes those parameters back to the parent gui.

Question 1:

When the new gui is spawned, it brings up another Taskbar item. My question is when AutoIT form windows are spawned from others, is there a way to suppress the taskbar item from coming up so all of the taskbar items appear as just the main program one?

Question 2:

When that new gui is spawned from it's parent, is there an option I can change so that the parent gui goes to a "disabled" status until the new gui is cancelled or submitted? I'm not looking for code, just a push in the right direction. I examined the GUICreate() params and didn't see one that would afford me this.

TIA

Answer 1: Show me some code here so I can see what you are referring to as I cannot guess at how you wrote your child gui.

Answer 2: It depends on the "effect" you want the Parent gui to have. If you use disabled, it's still present but disabled. So, if you have a child gui sitting on top of the parent gui, it may distract from this. I generally like to hide the parent gui and unhide it when the child gui is closed.

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $parentGUI)

When the child GUI is finished and deleted/removed, you bring it back up using:

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $parentGUI)


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

When the new gui is spawned, it brings up another Taskbar item. My question is when AutoIT form windows are spawned from others, is there a way to suppress the taskbar item from coming up so all of the taskbar items appear as just the main program one?

1) Give the child GUI the $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW ex.style, or, duh,

2) specify the main GUI as its parent as last option in child GuiCreate()

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1) Give the child GUI the $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW ex.style, or, duh,

2) specify the main GUI as its parent as last option in child GuiCreate()

Basically, here's an example of what Siao is saying for your #1 question:

$parentGUI = GUICreate("Parent GUI",100,100)
$childGUI = GUICreate("Child GUI",100,100,-1,-1,-1,$WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW,$parentGUI)

On the #2 question, see my post above, using this example.


My Projects: [topic="89413"]GoogleHack Search[/topic], [topic="67095"]Swiss File Knife GUI[/topic], [topic="69072"]Mouse Location Pointer[/topic], [topic="86040"]Standard Deviation Calculator[/topic]

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Ealric: Thank you, I think that will be sufficient for what I'm looking for.

Siao: Thank you, I added this and it was exactly what I was looking for. I guess I should've RTFM a bit better. =P


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