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i would like to have the label text vertically centered. does anyone know how to do this ?

$gui=GUICreate("")

$label=GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is a label",10,10,100,25)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,0xFFFFFF)

GUISetState()

Do
    $msg=GUIGetMsg()
Until $msg=-3

thx

j.


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i would like to have the label text vertically centered. does anyone know how to do this ?

$gui=GUICreate("")

$label=GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is a label",10,10,100,25)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,0xFFFFFF)

GUISetState()

Do
    $msg=GUIGetMsg()
Until $msg=-3oÝ÷ ÚØqú®¢×+0¢¹,jëh×6Global Const $SS_CENTER = 1 ;From StaticConstants.au3

$gui = GUICreate("")

$label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("this     is   a   label", 10, 10, 22, 53, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFFFF)

GUISetState()

Do
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
Until $msg = -3

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jennico

Not elegant, but works:

#include <StaticConstants.au3>

$gui = GUICreate("Test", 300, 240)

$label = GUICtrlCreateLabel(_TextVertical("this is a label"), 136, 10, 16, 200, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFFFF)

GUISetState()

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3

Func _TextVertical($sString)
    Local $aChar, $retString, $i
    
    $aChar = StringSplit($sString, "")
    
    For $i = 1 To $aChar[0]
        $retString &= $aChar[$i] & @LF
    Next
    
    Return $retString
EndFunc

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Adapting rasim's example, this is easier than adding spaces to the text in the label.

Global Const $SS_CENTER = 1 ;From StaticConstants.au3

$gui = GUICreate("Test", 300, 240)

$label = GUICtrlCreateLabel(_WordsVertical("this is a label"), 136, 10, 22, 53, $SS_CENTER)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0xFFFFFF)

GUISetState()

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3

Func _WordsVertical($sString)
    Local $aChar, $retString, $i

    $aChar = StringSplit($sString, " ")

    For $i = 1 To $aChar[0]
        $retString &= $aChar[$i] & @LF
    Next

    Return $retString
EndFunc   ;==>_WordsVertical

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

ay no, sorry, i used a bad formulation (?). it's not that easy, is it. (said Mick Fleetwood) :)

i wanted to have the entire text within the label pushed downwards, so that it shows vertically centered. without a bigger label. and i need some kind of code that does it automatically for any label, font and text size, just like SS_Center does it horizontally.

normally, the text is always on top of the label. but (i would say, in most cases) the user prefers the text in the vertical center. what you can do, is create a bottom label without text and with the background color, on top of it the transparent label with the text, slightly downshifted, and a third transparent label on top of the two to catch the click events.

$gui=GUICreate("")

$label=GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is a label",10,10,100,25)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,0xFFFFFF)

$label1=GUICtrlCreateLabel("",120,10,100,25)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,0xFFFFFF)
$label2=GUICtrlCreateLabel("this is a label",120,15,100,16)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,-2)
$label3=GUICtrlCreateLabel("",120,10,100,25)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1,-2)
GUICtrlSetState(-1,2048)

GUISetState()

Do
    $msg=GUIGetMsg()
    if $msg=$label3 Then MsgBox(0,"","clicked")
Until $msg=-3

you will agree, though working, this is kind of stupid. i need an easier way. i found the $DT_VCENTER style in _WinAPI_DrawText. would it be possible to create an empty label, get the DC of that label, create a rectangle into the label and then set the font and color and draw the text ?

can anyone provide an example, if this method makes sense ? i found some examples for _WinAPI_DrawText, but they just draw on the desktop.

j.

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It seems to me that I used $SS_CENTERIMAGE to get vertical centering on a label control.

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GEOSoft: i keep on loving you forever !!!!!!!!!!!! kisseskisseskisses :)

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

GEOSoft: i keep on loving you forever !!!!!!!!!!!! kisseskisseskisses :)

j.

Careful where you go with that, boy!!

Guessing that I remembered correctly.

Edit: If you want to test control styles without actually typing the code, try this handy little tool. I don't use it nearly as often as I should because I have to keep searching my system for it. One of these days I'll get around to creating a shortcut in my Developer Tools Menu.

MS Control Spy

I'm thinking that someday I'll get around to writing the same thing in AutoIt but that day is a long way off.

Edited by GEOSoft

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this is a nice tool, thank you. should be included in autoit package. once again i am very pleased with msdn and all the help microsoft offers to devs.

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this is a nice tool, thank you. should be included in autoit package. once again i am very pleased with msdn and all the help microsoft offers to devs.

j.

I think it would be better to create an AutoIt specific version before it was made part of the package. As a matter of fact it might be better off as a part of Scite. Maybe we could nudge Jos a bit and save me the trouble of writing it.

BTW I just added my shortcut so I can locate it quickly. You don't really need the V5 file either. For AutoIt, it's the V6 file that you will be using.


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

It seems to me that I used $SS_CENTERIMAGE to get vertical centering on a label control.

Me too, all the time... :)

.... and I usually use "$SS_CENTER + $SS_CENTERIMAGE" abd that's not correct

But it works, I don't know why... :)

8)

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Me too, all the time... :)

.... and I usually use "$SS_CENTER + $SS_CENTERIMAGE" abd that's not correct

But it works, I don't know why... :)

8)

Actually when you look it up on MSDN (or use that tool I linked to) it is correct, although I think I BitOr'd them (could be wrong).

$SS_Center is horizontal and (not mentioned in the help file) $SS_CENTERIMAGE will add vertical centering.

I'm not suggesting that it be added to the help file either since that particular style is already very crowded on the style table and I wouldn't like to add more confusion.


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To BitOr'd them is correct, the "+" I used is not, however it is the only way it would work

8)


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To BitOr'd them is correct, the "+" I used is not, however it is the only way it would work

8)

That sounds familiar.

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512 + 1 = 513 works, too. BitOr(0x200, 0x1) is 0x201 and that is 513, too. but not always, it seems.


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#16 ·  Posted (edited)

Well just to make life simpler I've started working on an AutoIt version of that MS Tool but don't hold your breath expecting it to be finished in short order. I'm pretty sure that I will be sticking to BitOr() but one can never be sure of these things.

EDIT: Of course this is perhaps letting Jos of the hook. Not sure why I would do that though.

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512 + 1 = 513 works, too. BitOr(0x200, 0x1) is 0x201 and that is 513, too. but not always, it seems.

Using Siao's Bitwise Operations Visualizer at,

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...st&p=466668

one can see what is happening at bit level for better understanding.

An example copied from above tool.

Bitor(513, 1) = 513

00000000000000000000001000000001 0x00000201

OR

00000000000000000000000000000001 0x00000001

=

00000000000000000000001000000001 0x00000201

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another nice tool, comes in my autoit directory. but the good old calc.exe does it alright when you use its scientific panel.


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