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Yea, I didn't see it coming. It made 423 windows while I frantically clicked to make it stop.

How can I make a gui which contains the time and refreshes if any of the numbers change? Without the gui window actually changing or flickering.

Func time()
    Local $h=@hour,$m=@min,$s=@sec
    GuiCtrlCreateLabel("The current time is "&$h&":"&$m&":"&$s&".",10,10)

while 1

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Create the GUI once at the beginning (if you create a GUI for each call of time() you will get a LOT of GUIS - as you discovered!).

Then use a flag to see if the fastest changing macro (@SEC) has changed value. Only then do you update the label. If you update the label every time you call time() you get flickering - as you have also discovered.

Global $nCheck

$hLabel = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 10, 180, 20)

While 1
    If GUIGetMsg() = -3 Then Exit

Func time()
    If @SEC <> $nCheck Then
        GUICtrlSetData($hLabel, "The current time is " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC & ".")
        $nCheck = @SEC


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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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