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Hello guys...

I was wondering is this AutoIt bug or what?

When resize/move controls (labels, edits, buttons...) they are a little blinking... why?

Here is a little example, just run it and resize GUI, you will see about what I talking to:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 634, 450, 192, 124, BitOR($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_SYSMENU,$WS_CAPTION,$WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,$WS_TILEDWINDOW,$WS_POPUP,$WS_POPUPWINDOW,$WS_GROUP,$WS_TABSTOP,$WS_BORDER,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS))
GUISetBkColor(0x000000)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 617, 433)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT+$GUI_DOCKRIGHT+$GUI_DOCKTOP+$GUI_DOCKBOTTOM)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

[quote name='dbzfanatic' post='609696' date='Nov 26 2008, 08:46 AM']This is a help forum not a "write this for me" forum.[/quote](Sorry for bad English) :)

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This is one solution

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
Global Const $WS_EX_COMPOSITED = 0x2000000
$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 634, 450, 192, 124, BitOR($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_SYSMENU,$WS_CAPTION,$WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,$WS_TILEDWINDOW,$WS_POPUP,$WS_POPUPWINDOW,$WS_GROUP,$WS_TABSTOP,$WS_BORDER,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS),$WS_EX_COMPOSITED)
GUISetBkColor(0x000000)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 617, 433)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT+$GUI_DOCKRIGHT+$GUI_DOCKTOP+$GUI_DOCKBOTTOM)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

WOW!!! This is great man! :)

Edit: Oh no... minimize,maximize and exit buttons in window are bugged?! Why?!

Edited by n3nE

[quote name='dbzfanatic' post='609696' date='Nov 26 2008, 08:46 AM']This is a help forum not a "write this for me" forum.[/quote](Sorry for bad English) :)

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WOW!!! This is great man! :)

Edit: Oh no... minimize,maximize and exit buttons in window are bugged?! Why?!

"bugged" ??

I don't find any problem.


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WOW!!! This is great man! :)

Edit: Oh no... minimize,maximize and exit buttons in window are bugged?! Why?!

Like martin, I don't see any problem... However simply dragging the mouse over the input box or whatever it is causes the mouse to flicker between being two different types of cursors.

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Like martin, I don't see any problem... However simply dragging the mouse over the input box or whatever it is causes the mouse to flicker between being two different types of cursors.

I don't see that either, the cursor looks fine to me and doesn't change when I move it around the edit, or select some text by dragging.

Using 3.3.0.0


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

They don't "repaint". That is, when you click-hold using the left mouse button, you won't see any visual feedback. The buttons still work, but it's just a visual feedback thing. If you use non Windows Classic themes too, the mouse hover effects on the buttons don't show.

(Aside: Besides the aforementioned bug, from my limited testing, WS_EX_COMPOSITED doesn't seem to work well with anything but simple UIs. If you throw in tabs, for example, controls in the tabs start not being painted correctly)

Edited by -Ultima-

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

This is bug:

When I put mouse over minimize/maximize/exit button, there is no change... I don't know how to explain, I'm bad with English, and I'm made one picture explanation...

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Do you have this bug?! I tested it on SP2 and SP3, and bug is there...

They don't "repaint". That is, when you click-hold using the left mouse button, you won't see any visual feedback. The buttons still work, but it's just a visual feedback thing. If you use non Windows Classic themes too, the mouse hover effects on the buttons don't show.

Yes, right that... Edited by n3nE

[quote name='dbzfanatic' post='609696' date='Nov 26 2008, 08:46 AM']This is a help forum not a "write this for me" forum.[/quote](Sorry for bad English) :)

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I don't see that either, the cursor looks fine to me and doesn't change when I move it around the edit, or select some text by dragging.

Using 3.3.0.0

When I move the mouse slowly over the edit control it flickers between the standard cursor and the one that an edit usually has.

Anybody else see this?


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Me neither. Ichigo, do you see bug about I talking? ;p


[quote name='dbzfanatic' post='609696' date='Nov 26 2008, 08:46 AM']This is a help forum not a "write this for me" forum.[/quote](Sorry for bad English) :)

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Hmm, that's odd... Maybe I'm crazy.. I'll check in on my desktop when I get back to college (tomorrow)..

@n3nE: yes, I see how they don't get repainted... I'm really hoping that there will someday be a solution for this in AutoIt... The flickering causes me to not use resizing just because it looks so unprofessional.


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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello guys...

I was wondering is this AutoIt bug or what?

When resize/move controls (labels, edits, buttons...) they are a little blinking... why?

Here is a little example, just run it and resize GUI, you will see about what I talking to:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 634, 450, 192, 124, BitOR($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_SYSMENU,$WS_CAPTION,$WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,$WS_TILEDWINDOW,$WS_POPUP,$WS_POPUPWINDOW,$WS_GROUP,$WS_TABSTOP,$WS_BORDER,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS))
GUISetBkColor(0x000000)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 617, 433)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT+$GUI_DOCKRIGHT+$GUI_DOCKTOP+$GUI_DOCKBOTTOM)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd
If you add $GUI_CLIPCHILDREN $WS_CLIPCHILDREN (what rasim said) to your styles, that fixes the worst of it. Edited by ResNullius

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

n3nE

Add a $WS_CLIPCHILDREN style to the GUI styles. :)

Edit:

And remove the $WS_EX_COMPOSITED

Edited by rasim

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n3nE

Add a $WS_CLIPCHILDREN style to the GUI styles. :)

Edit:

And remove the $WS_EX_COMPOSITED

Yes that's better. Sorry I lead people up the wrong path.

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Rasim, thank you, now it works :o

Martin, you don't need to sorry :)


[quote name='dbzfanatic' post='609696' date='Nov 26 2008, 08:46 AM']This is a help forum not a "write this for me" forum.[/quote](Sorry for bad English) :)

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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

Oh... Rasim, I added this in my script with RichEdit and StatusBar, and they are still blinking on resizing with your solution -.-

Edited by n3nE

[quote name='dbzfanatic' post='609696' date='Nov 26 2008, 08:46 AM']This is a help forum not a "write this for me" forum.[/quote](Sorry for bad English) :)

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Oh... Rasim, I added this in my script with RichEdit and StatusBar, and they are still blinking on resizing with your solution -.-

We would need to see some code to make a sensible reply. If the flicker is solved using $WS_EX_COMPSITED, but you want the buttons to work correctly then maybe you could make it so that you only have the extended style $WS_EX_COMPOSITED when you are resizing the gui.

Here is an example

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
 Const $WM_ENTERSIZEMOVE  = 0x231
Const $WM_EXITSIZEMOVE  = 0x232
Global Const $WS_EX_COMPOSITED = 0x2000000
Global $style = BitOR($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_SYSMENU,$WS_CAPTION,$WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,$WS_TILEDWINDOW,$WS_POPUP,$WS_POPUPWINDOW,$WS_GROUP,$WS_TABSTOP,$WS_BORDER,$WS_CLIPCHILDREN)
$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 634, 450, 192, 124, $style)
GUISetBkColor(0x000000)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 617, 433)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT+$GUI_DOCKRIGHT+$GUI_DOCKTOP+$GUI_DOCKBOTTOM)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ENTERSIZEMOVE,"startmove")
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_EXITSIZEMOVE,"endmove")
While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func startmove()
    ConsoleWrite("Enter sm" & @CRLF)
    $style = GUIGetStyle($Form1)
    GUISetStyle($style[0],BitOr($style[1],$WS_EX_COMPOSITED),$Form1)
EndFunc
Func endmove()
    ConsoleWrite("exit sm" & @CRLF)
    GUISetStyle($style[0],$style[1],$Form1)
EndFunc

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We would need to see some code to make a sensible reply. If the flicker is solved using $WS_EX_COMPSITED, but you want the buttons to work correctly then maybe you could make it so that you only have the extended style $WS_EX_COMPOSITED when you are resizing the gui.

Here is an example

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
 Const $WM_ENTERSIZEMOVE  = 0x231
Const $WM_EXITSIZEMOVE  = 0x232
Global Const $WS_EX_COMPOSITED = 0x2000000
Global $style = BitOR($WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_MINIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_SYSMENU,$WS_CAPTION,$WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,$WS_TILEDWINDOW,$WS_POPUP,$WS_POPUPWINDOW,$WS_GROUP,$WS_TABSTOP,$WS_BORDER,$WS_CLIPCHILDREN)
$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 634, 450, 192, 124, $style)
GUISetBkColor(0x000000)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 617, 433)
GUICtrlSetResizing(-1, $GUI_DOCKLEFT+$GUI_DOCKRIGHT+$GUI_DOCKTOP+$GUI_DOCKBOTTOM)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ENTERSIZEMOVE,"startmove")
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_EXITSIZEMOVE,"endmove")
While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func startmove()
    ConsoleWrite("Enter sm" & @CRLF)
    $style = GUIGetStyle($Form1)
    GUISetStyle($style[0],BitOr($style[1],$WS_EX_COMPOSITED),$Form1)
EndFunc
Func endmove()
    ConsoleWrite("exit sm" & @CRLF)
    GUISetStyle($style[0],$style[1],$Form1)
EndFunc
Nice trick martin :) I must add the above code in my script collection :o

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