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I need everyone's method for drawing text on the screen except the GDI+ one cause im pretty sure there are other ones out there.

[quote name='PsaltyDS' post='635433' date='Jan 27 2009, 07:04 AM']Larry is a mass murderer?! It's always the quiet, clean cut, bald guys... [/quote]

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I believe credit goes to Larry on this one:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
;~ Global Const $WS_POPUP                = 0x80000000
;~ Global Const $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW            = 0x00000080
;~ Global Const $WS_EX_TOPMOST                = 0x00000008

$hwnd = GUICreate("Text Region", @DesktopWidth, @DesktopHeight, 10, 10, $WS_POPUP, BitOR($WS_EX_TOPMOST,$WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW))
GUISetBkColor(0xFF0000) ; text color

$rgn = CreateTextRgn($hwnd,"This is how you make floating text",100,"Arial",500)

GUIDelete ($hwnd)

Func SetWindowRgn($h_win, $rgn)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "long", "SetWindowRgn", "hwnd", $h_win, "long", $rgn, "int", 1)

;Func CombineRgn(ByRef $rgn1, ByRef $rgn2)
;    DllCall("gdi32.dll", "long", "CombineRgn", "long", $rgn1, "long", $rgn1, "long", $rgn2, "int", 2)

Func CreateTextRgn(ByRef $CTR_hwnd,$CTR_Text,$CTR_height,$CTR_font="Microsoft Sans Serif",$CTR_weight=1000)
    Local Const $ANSI_CHARSET = 0
    Local Const $OUT_CHARACTER_PRECIS = 2
    Local Const $CLIP_DEFAULT_PRECIS = 0
    Local Const $PROOF_QUALITY = 2
    Local Const $FIXED_PITCH = 1
    Local Const $RGN_XOR = 3
    If $CTR_font = "" Then $CTR_font = "Microsoft Sans Serif"
    If $CTR_weight = -1 Then $CTR_weight = 1000
    Local $gdi_dll = DLLOpen("gdi32.dll")
    Local $CTR_hDC= DLLCall("user32.dll","int","GetDC","hwnd",$CTR_hwnd)
    Local $CTR_hMyFont = DLLCall($gdi_dll,"hwnd","CreateFont","int",$CTR_height,"int",0,"int",0,"int",0, _
                "int",$CTR_weight,"int",0,"int",0,"int",0,"int",$ANSI_CHARSET,"int",$OUT_CHARACTER_PRECIS, _
                "int",$CLIP_DEFAULT_PRECIS,"int",$PROOF_QUALITY,"int",$FIXED_PITCH,"str",$CTR_font )
    Local $CTR_hOldFont = DLLCall($gdi_dll,"hwnd","SelectObject","int",$CTR_hDC[0],"hwnd",$CTR_hMyFont[0])
    Local $CTR_hRgn1 = DLLCall($gdi_dll,"hwnd","PathToRegion","int",$CTR_hDC[0])
    Local $CTR_rc = DLLStructCreate("int;int;int;int")
    Local $CTR_hRgn2 = DLLCall($gdi_dll,"hwnd","CreateRectRgnIndirect","ptr",DllStructGetPtr($CTR_rc))
    Return $CTR_hRgn2[0]

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Nice! How would I please do to get the text antialiased?

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Who exactly are you directing your question to? Also, why are you asking in a 6 year old thread? Start a new thread and ask your question, you'll get more help that way.

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Same as BrewManNM says. also try this.

#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")
Global $hGUI=0,$bRunning=True

Func Example()
 $hGUI = GUICreate("GDI+ test", 800, 400,-1,-1,$WS_POPUP,$WS_EX_LAYERED)

    If @OSBuild < 6000 Then MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Antialiasing is automatically turned on for your operating system - no visible differences!")

    Local $hGraphics = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hGUI)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString($hGraphics, "AutoIt rulez!", 0, 0, "Impact", 110)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsSetTextRenderingHint($hGraphics, $GDIP_TEXTRENDERINGHINT_ANTIALIASGRIDFIT)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString($hGraphics, "AutoIt rulez!", 0, 200, "Impact", 110)

    While $bRunning

    ;cleanup resources
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func Terminate()


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Thanks for your help which is greatly appreciated!

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