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Click and drag to position controls on your GUI (UDF)

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

This is used to make your GUI controls draggable, helping you position them at their ideal coordinates. It can also output your exact script when done, replacing the old coordinates with the new ones. You can also choose to scale the GUI by pixels (i.e. 10x10 pixel). Do all of this by adding 2 lines of code to your script!!

 

 

Don't really script much lately, but I had an urge to create a better working version of my previous script the Gorganizer (http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47379) which was written over a year ago. The previous script had way too many bugs, and didn't work as well as I expected it too.

 

For people who forget to save the Koda Form designer GUI's, or for people who don't use Koda, this could be very useful to you. I wrote this as a UDF, it's made to be called after your GUISetState call. I haven't added in the ability to resize your controls, this is merely for positioning, howeverI may add that feature if I see enough interest in this project.

 

A very short example explaining where to call it (see below for better example):

 

#include <Gorganize.au3>

GUICreate("") ;default
GUISetState() ;show GUI

Gorganize() ;we call it immediately after the GUI has been shown.

While 1 ;; technically this is not needed ..
WEnd

 

Note: please download the Gorganize.au3 below before trying the script (download to same directory as example script).

Download:Gorganize.au3[

 

Known Errors

This script hasn't been tested with complicated GUI's, however the only bugs I can think of are..

1. You have more than 1 control that is positioned at the exact X & Y coordinates

2. You use variables or addition/substraction/etc to calculate the X & Y position of the control

(example: GUICtrlCreateButton("test", $x, 20+2, 200, 20)

Note: these bugs will only occur when attempting to click the "Output Code .." button.

 

Contributors

-Szhlopp

 

Kurt

Edited by Melba23
Cleaned code

Awaiting Diablo III..

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

5 Star!!

VERY cool!

I was actually going to write something like this lol... Glad I hadn't started yet!!

Updated two things:

1) Controls GUI now moves when the window moves

2) Can no longer move a control outside the GUI=)

; Gorganize.au3 - By _Kurt
#include-once
#include <GUIConstants.au3>
;


Global $current = 0
Global $controls[30][5]
Global $count = 0

Func Gorganize()
    Local Const $WS_POPUP = 0x80000000
    Local Const $WS_BORDER = 0x00800000
    Local Const $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW  = 0x00000080
    Local Const $WS_POPUPWINDOW = 0x80880000
    Local $tmp, $x, $y, $oldx, $oldy, $msg, $hover, $pos, $hwnd
    Local $script, $handle, $toolbar, $scaleX, $scaleY, $scaleNum
    Local $DRAG = True, $SCALE = False
    $hwnd = WinGetHandle("[ACTIVE]")
    $pos = WinGetPos($hwnd)
    $toolbar = GUICreate("", 145, 190, $pos[0]+$pos[2], $pos[1], $WS_POPUPWINDOW, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW, $hwnd)
    $Dragging = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Enable Dragging", 8, 72, 129, 25)
    GUICtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_CHECKED)
    $MovingCtrl = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Enable Scale", 8, 96, 129, 25)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("Control Coordinates:", 8, 8, 99, 17)
    $zX = GUICtrlCreateLabel("X:   ---", 32, 24, 80, 17)
    $zY = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Y:   ---", 32, 40, 80, 17)
    $Output = GUICtrlCreateButton("Output Code ..", 8, 136, 129, 17, 0)
    $Exit = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 8, 160, 129, 17, 0)
    GUISetState()
    WinSetOnTop($toolbar,"",1)
    WinActivate($hwnd)
    HotKeySet("{ESC}","done")
    While 1
        $pos = WinGetPos($hwnd)
        WinMove($toolbar, "", $pos[0]+$pos[2]+ 3, $pos[1])
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $msg = $Exit
                done()
                WinActivate($hwnd)
            Case $msg = $Output
                WinActivate($hwnd)
                $script = StringSplit(FileRead(@ScriptFullPath),@CRLF,1)
                FileCopy(@ScriptFullPath, @ScriptDir & "\BackUps\BackUp.au3", 8)
                $handle = FileOpen(@ScriptFullPath,0)
                FileWrite(@ScriptDir & "\Gorganize.log.txt", @HOUR&":"&@MIN&" - Gorganized File: " & @ScriptFullPath)
                For $i = 0 To $count-1
                    For $x = 1 To UBound($script)-1
                        $tmp = $script[$x]
                        $script[$x] = StringStripWS($script[$x],8)
                        If StringInStr($script[$x], "GUICtrlCreate") AND StringLeft($script[$x],1) <> ";" AND _
                            StringInStr($script[$x], $controls[$i][1] & "," & $controls[$i][2]) Then
                            FileWrite(@ScriptDir & "\Gorganize.log.txt",@CRLF & @CRLF & "______" & @CRLF & "Ctrl_ID: " & $controls[$i][0] & " | " & "Old_X_Pos:" & $controls[$i][1] & " | " & "Old_Y_Pos:" & $controls[$i][2] & " | " & "New_X_Pos:" & $controls[$i][3] & " | " & "New_Y_Pos:" & $controls[$i][4])
                            $script[$x] = StringReplace($script[$x], $controls[$i][1] & "," & $controls[$i][2], $controls[$i][3] & "," & $controls[$i][4])
                        Else
                            $script[$x] = $tmp
                        EndIf
                    Next
                Next
                FileClose($handle)
                $handle = FileOpen(@ScriptFullPath,2)
                For $i = 1 To UBound($script)-1
                    FileWrite($handle,$script[$i] & @CRLF)
                Next
                FileClose($handle)
                MsgBox(0,"","Updated: " & @ScriptFullPath & "." & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Backup was copied to: " & @ScriptDir & "\BackUps\BackUp.au3")
            Case $msg = $Dragging
                If GUICtrlRead($Dragging) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
                    $DRAG = True
                Else
                    $DRAG = False
                EndIf
                WinActivate($hwnd)
            Case $msg = $MovingCtrl
                If GUICtrlRead($MovingCtrl) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
                    $scaleNum = InputBox("","Please enter a number for the GUI scale (Default: 10x10 scale)","10")
                    If Number($scaleNum) Then
                        $SCALE = True
                    Else
                        MsgBox(0,"","Invalid Number")
                    EndIf
                Else
                    $SCALE = False
                EndIf
                WinActivate($hwnd)
            EndSelect
            If Not WinActive($hwnd) AND Not WinActive($toolbar) Then
                GUISetState(@SW_HIDE,$toolbar)
                While NOT WinActive($hwnd)
                    Sleep(50)
                WEnd
                GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$toolbar)
                WinActivate($hwnd)
            EndIf
        $hover = GUIGetCursorInfo($hwnd)
        If IsArray($hover) Then
            If $hover[4] <> 0 AND $DRAG = True Then
                If $hover[4] <> $current Then
                    If UnknownCTRL($hover[4]) Then
                        $controls[$count][0] = $hover[4]
                        $tmp = ControlGetPos($hwnd, "", $hover[4])
                        $controls[$count][1] = $tmp[0] ;x
                        $controls[$count][2] = $tmp[1] ;y
                        $controls[$count][3] = $tmp[0] ;x
                        $controls[$count][4] = $tmp[1] ;y
                        $count += 1
                    EndIf
                    If $current <> -1 Then GUICtrlSetState($current,$GUI_ENABLE)
                    $current = $hover[4]
                    GUICtrlSetState($current,$GUI_DISABLE)
                EndIf
                If $hover[2] = 1 Then
                    $tmp = ControlGetPos($hwnd, "", $current)
                    $oldx = $hover[0]
                    $oldy = $hover[1]
                    GUISetCursor(9,1,$hwnd)
                    $mp = MouseGetPos()
                    $cp = ControlGetPos($hwnd, "", $current)
                    $max = WinGetClientSize($hwnd)
                    While $hover[2] = 1
                        $hover = GUIGetCursorInfo($hwnd)
                        If $hover[0] <> $x Or $hover[1] <> $y Then
                            $x = $hover[0]
                            $y = $hover[1]
                            If $SCALE = True Then
                                $scaleX = $tmp[0]-($oldx-$x)
                                $scaleY = $tmp[1]-($oldy-$y)
                                If $scaleX/$scaleNum-Round($scaleX/$scaleNum) > 0 Then
                                    While IsFloat($scaleX/$scaleNum)
                                        $scaleX = Round($scaleX)-1
                                    WEnd
                                Else
                                    While IsFloat($scaleX/$scaleNum)
                                        $scaleX = Round($scaleX)+1
                                    WEnd
                                EndIf
                                If $scaleY/$scaleNum-Round($scaleY/$scaleNum) > 0 Then
                                    While IsFloat($scaleY/$scaleNum)
                                        $scaleY = Round($scaleY)-1
                                    WEnd
                                Else
                                    While IsFloat($scaleY/$scaleNum)
                                        $scaleY = Round($scaleY)+1
                                    WEnd
                                EndIf
                                GUICtrlSetPos($current, $scaleX, $scaleY)
                                GUICtrlSetData($zX,"X:   " & $scaleX)
                                GUICtrlSetData($zY,"Y:   " & $scaleY)
                            Else
                                GUICtrlSetPos($current, $tmp[0]-($oldx-$x), $tmp[1]-($oldy-$y))
                                GUICtrlSetData($zX,"X:   " & $tmp[0]-($oldx-$x))
                                GUICtrlSetData($zY,"Y:   " & $tmp[1]-($oldy-$y))
                                
                                $nm = MouseGetPos()
                                $x = $cp[0] - $mp[0] + $nm[0]
                                $y = $cp[1] - $mp[1] + $nm[1]
                                Select
                                    Case $y < 0
                                        $y = 0
                                    Case $y > $max[1]-$cp[3]
                                        $y = $max[1]-$cp[3]
                                EndSelect
                                Select
                                    Case $x < 0
                                        $x = 0
                                    Case $x > $max[0]-$cp[2]
                                        $x = $max[0]-$cp[2]
                                EndSelect
                                ControlMove($hwnd, "", $current, $x,$y)
                                Sleep(50)
                                
                            EndIf
                        EndIf
                    WEnd
                    GUISetCursor(2,1,$hwnd)
                    $controls[Find($current)][3] = $tmp[0]-($oldx-$x)
                    $controls[Find($current)][4] = $tmp[1]-($oldy-$y)
                EndIf
            Else
                If $current <> -1 Then GUICtrlSetState($current, $GUI_ENABLE)
                $current = -1
            EndIf
        EndIf
    WEnd
EndFunc

Func Find($ctrl)
    For $i = 0 To $count-1
        If $controls[$i][0] = $ctrl Then Return $i
    Next
EndFunc

Func UnknownCTRL($ctrl)
    For $i = 0 To $count
        If $controls[$i][0] = $ctrl Then Return False
    Next
    Return True
EndFunc

Func done()
    If MsgBox(4,"","Are you sure you are done organizing your GUI?") = 6 Then Exit
EndFunc
Edited by Szhlopp

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Thanks.. And good thinking on the ideas, I'm glad someone made improvements on the script.

I don't think constantly calling WinMove in the While loop is smart, it could possibly stress the computer.. so instead why don't we compare the GUI's coordinates with the toolbar window coordinates, and if the coordinates don't match our ideal placement, then we take action and call WinMove.

I will update Gorganize.au3 in a moment, thank you for your input.

Kurt


Awaiting Diablo III..

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Thanks.. And good thinking on the ideas, I'm glad someone made improvements on the script.

I don't think constantly calling WinMove in the While loop is smart, it could possibly stress the computer.. so instead why don't we compare the GUI's coordinates with the toolbar window coordinates, and if the coordinates don't match our ideal placement, then we take action and call WinMove.

I will update Gorganize.au3 in a moment, thank you for your input.

Kurt

Cool script, but when I use the example, after rearranging the inputbox and progress bar (swapping them around), then re-running the script, the input window and progress bar are half off the window. For reference I moved the input box to the top left hand corner, and put the progress bar below it, next to the left side of the gui as well.

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Thanks.. And good thinking on the ideas, I'm glad someone made improvements on the script.

I don't think constantly calling WinMove in the While loop is smart, it could possibly stress the computer.. so instead why don't we compare the GUI's coordinates with the toolbar window coordinates, and if the coordinates don't match our ideal placement, then we take action and call WinMove.

I will update Gorganize.au3 in a moment, thank you for your input.

Kurt

Was a quick fix=) I figured you would fix it however you wanted=)

I also was playing around with a grid. I was using "Round(####, -1)" and getting it to snap every 10 pixels. Would be cool to add an option for something like that!

Szh

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Grid! That's the word.. Maybe I had some sort of brain fart, couldn't think of the word.

I have already done that, but for some reason called it a scale? To use the feature check off the checkbox for Enable Scale, and you will be able to choose the grid dimensions (default is 10x10 pixels)

:P

Kurt


Awaiting Diablo III..

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

I appreciate your work but I cannot use it properly. The re-positioning of controls is not correct, and in the re-written script I find many negative coordinates wich are badly interpretated at the next script execution. Maybe I'm not using the last version of gorganize?

Edited by Zomp

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