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How would I be able to hide the GUI instead of closing it when the user hits the X to close the program?

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You need to tell Autoit that you want the "$GUI_EVENT_CLOSE" event to hide, rather than close, the GUI.

How you do this depends on which GUI mode you use in your script (if you are unsure about the difference between the modes read the Help file under "GUI Reference"):

OnEvent Mode: GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "CLOSEClicked")

MessageLoop Mode: If GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then CLOSEClicked()

You then need a function CLOSEClicked() which tells your GUI to hide (details in the Help file under "GUISetState" as you would expect!):

Func CLOSEClicked()

GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hMy_Gui)


I hope that helps.


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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Thank you! I looked into that and noticed why my program was still closing, the loop that polled the GUI state started with:

While $msg <> GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

....stupid me, lol

So I just changed it to

While  1

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