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_winapi_drawtext

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In this script, I have successfully got it to display the text on screen. The only thing I cannot get it to do is remove the text. The text remains onscreen after the script exits. It does not disappear until I refresh the screen or open a new window. I thought the Redraw line would do this for me but is not working. I hope someone can tell me how to remove the text from the screen without having to refresh or open a new window.

Thanks.

#Include<StructureConstants.au3>

#Include <WinAPI.au3>

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

#include <FontConstants.au3>

$hDC = _WinAPI_GetDC(0);Gets handle of entire screen

_WinAPI_SetTextColor($hDC, "0x0000FF");Sets color of text

$bkmode = DllCall("GDI32.dll", "int", "SetBkMode", "hwnd", $hDC, "int", "TRANSPARENT");Sets background of text to Transparent

$font = _WinAPI_CreateFont(50,15);Creates a font 50 pixels high and 15 pixels/character wide

_WinAPI_SelectObject($hDC, $font);Selects newly created font

$sText = "Hello world, this is my test message!";Sets actual message to be displayed.

$rect = DllStructCreate($tagRECT);Creates region where text is to be displayed.

DllStructSetData($rect,1,0)

DllStructSetData($rect,2,0)

DllStructSetData($rect,3,1280)

DllStructSetData($rect,4,50)

$iFlags = "$DT_CENTER";Sets how text is positioned in region.

_WinAPI_DrawText($hDC, $sText, $rect, $DT_RIGHT);Draws the text

sleep(1000);Waits 1 second

_WinAPI_RedrawWindow("","","",$RDW_UPDATENOW);Should repaint the entire screen to remove the text but does not work.

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