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2 controls, 1 context menu + tooltip for GUI space

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I've looked up and down the forum couse I'm sure someone must have tried to do this before...

There are 2 parts to my question, both on the GUI below. The firsrt is concerning tooltips. how can I have a tooltip appearing over a GUI with no other control there i.e. blank space? I've tried the simple thing - using the GUI control Id for GUICtrlsettip, and other stuff such as -1, 0 and 1 no result. Part 2 is whether I can have the SAME context menu refferring to 2 different controls / a control and blank space? I've tried and + +=, none of which work. I'be also tried doing:

$GUI_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu ($Label)
   $GUI_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu (-1)
      GUICtrlCreateMenuItem ("Label Or GUI", $GUI_Context)

But that doesn't work either. My final GUI will have considerably longer Context menus, so If possible I'd prefer to have 2 controls pointing to 1 context menu. Oh and... They should have different tips too, if that complicates things at all. Yes, I am well aware copy and paste is a great function and that It works, but that's my back up plan if I don't get any answers now.

My GUI, showing space label and button.

#include <guiconstantsex.au3>

$GUI = GUICreate ("Context Menu Test", 340, 120)
   GUISetState ()

   $Label = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("lol, This needs to have the same context menu, but not the same tooltip as the blank GUI space on the left!" & @CRLF & "<==========", 120, 10, 100, 100)
   $Button = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Button, needs to have a completely seperate context menu to both of the things on the left!", 230, 10, 100, 100)
   
   GUICtrlSetTip ($GUI, "GUI"); seperate to below!!!!
   GUICtrlSetTip ($Label, "Label")
   GUICtrlSetTip ($Button, "Button")
   
   $GUI_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu (-1 and $Label); doesn't work, but an idea of what I want to do.
      GUICtrlCreateMenuItem ("Label Or GUI", $GUI_Context)
   $Button_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu ($Button)
      GUICtrlCreateMenuItem ("Button", $Button_Context)

   While 1
      $msg = GuiGetMsg()
      Select
         Case $Msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
      EndSelect
   Wend

Thanks

MDiesel

edit: whats happening to the subtitle thing? i've edited it to try and say "space". at the end, but I get "Space&#

edit2: should probably be in GUI forum instead...

Edited by mdiesel

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You should try to create a dummy outlining the whole thing or if you want to the box 100,100 in this example, that will simulate the click of a blank screen.

;#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
Global Const $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE = -3

$hGUI = GUICreate("Context Menu Test", 340, 120)
GUISetState()

$vDummy = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10 , 10, 100, 100)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Gui")
$vLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("lol, This needs to have the same context menu, but not the same tooltip as the blank GUI space on the left!" & @CRLF & "<==========", 120, 10, 100, 100)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Label")
$vButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 230, 10, 100, 100)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Button")

$vGUI_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($vDummy)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("GUI", $vGUI_Context)
$vLabel_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($vLabel)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Label", $vLabel_Context)
$vButton_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($vButton)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Button", $vButton_Context)

While 1
    $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $iMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSelect
WEnd

I did a few changes as the first change will be comment out the #include and just add the GUI_EVENT_CLOSE button saves the total size of the application. Secondly I add GUICtrlCreateLabel as dummy wouldn't work because it doesn't have a set size I could go off of unless you remotely change it, also note that I left it blank as you don't want anything showing. Then I added the context_menu to it and you have the finished product

If you want the whole thing, you will have to go into a functions, user defined they will offer you more control of you GUI_ functions.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Context Menu Test", 340, 120)
;$aiCoord = WinGetClientSize($hGUI)

;$vDummy = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, $aiCoord[0], $aiCoord[1])
;GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Gui")
$vLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("lol, This needs to have the same context menu, but not the same tooltip as the blank GUI space on the left!" & @CRLF & "<==========", 120, 10, 100, 100)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Label")
$vButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button", 230, 10, 100, 100)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1, "Button")

$vGUI_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu(-1)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("GUI", $vGUI_Context)

GUISetStyle(BitOr($WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, $WS_EX_LAYERED))
$vLabel_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($vLabel)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Label", $vLabel_Context)
$vButton_Context = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($vButton)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Button", $vButton_Context)

GUISetState()

While 1
    $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $iMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSelect
WEnd

This is as close as I can figure it. still can't get the ToolTip to work on the GUICreate, thinking you'll have to open a DLL call on this one, I read up on "Controls behind Controls" but that didn't work regardless you whatever I tried. I'm surprised no one here has come up with a block to call zOrdering into play

Edited by TerarinK

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wow, thats the last thing I was expecting! another reply. thanks for the free bump!

still no clue as how to have the 2 controls using the same context menu though. looks like it's going to be making the 2 different contexts then :D

Thanks TerarinK

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wow, thats the last thing I was expecting! another reply. thanks for the free bump!

still no clue as how to have the 2 controls using the same context menu though. looks like it's going to be making the 2 different contexts then :D

Thanks TerarinK

Check out _GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup()

(and maybe _GUICtrlMenu_TrackPopupMenu())

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Check out _GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup()

(and maybe _GUICtrlMenu_TrackPopupMenu())

that works but...

now that same context menu applies to the button too... I need a seperate one for that, and create popup applies to everything, even when I create a context menu for the button!

edited from helpfile example:

#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

Global Enum $idOpen = 1000, $idSave, $idInfo

_Main()

Func _Main()
    Local $hGUI, $Button, $button_CXT, $button_CXTOpt

   ; Create GUI
    $hGUI = GUICreate("Menu", 400, 300)
    GUISetState()
    $Button = GUICtrlCreateButton ("lol", -1, -1, 100, 100)
      $button_CXT = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu ($Button)
         $button_CXTOpt = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem ("Button", $button_CXT)

   ; Register message handlers
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "WM_COMMAND")
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_CONTEXTMENU, "WM_CONTEXTMENU")

   ; Loop until user exits
    Do
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc  ;==>_Main

; Handle WM_COMMAND messages
Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    Switch $iwParam
        Case $idOpen
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg ("Open")
        Case $idSave
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg ("Save")
        Case $idInfo
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg ("Info")
    EndSwitch
EndFunc  ;==>WM_COMMAND

; Handle WM_CONTEXTMENU messages
Func WM_CONTEXTMENU($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    Local $hMenu

    $hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup ()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMenu, 0, "Open", $idOpen)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMenu, 1, "Save", $idSave)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMenu, 3, "", 0)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMenu, 3, "Info", $idInfo)
    _GUICtrlMenu_TrackPopupMenu ($hMenu, $iwParam)
    _GUICtrlMenu_DestroyMenu ($hMenu)
    Return True
EndFunc  ;==>WM_CONTEXTMENU

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

Global Enum $idOpen = 1000, $idSave, $idInfo
Global $hWndProc, $hFunc

_Main()

Func _Main()
    Local $hGUI, $Button, $button_CXT, $button_CXTOpt


    ; Create GUI
    $hGUI = GUICreate("Menu", 400, 300)
    GUISetState()
    $Button = GUICtrlCreateButton("lol", -1, -1, 100, 100)
    $hWndProc = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button), $GWL_WNDPROC)
    $hFunc = DllCallbackRegister('Button_WindowProcefure', 'long', 'hwnd;uint;wparam;lparam')
    _WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle($Button), $GWL_WNDPROC, DllCallbackGetPtr($hFunc))
    $button_CXT = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($Button)
    $button_CXTOpt = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Button", $button_CXT)

    ; Register message handlers
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "WM_COMMAND")
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_CONTEXTMENU, "WM_CONTEXTMENU")

    ; Loop until user exits
    Do
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    GUIDelete()
    DllCallbackFree($hFunc)
EndFunc   ;==>_Main

; Handle WM_COMMAND messages
Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    Switch $iwParam
        Case $idOpen
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Parent Open")
        Case $idSave
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Parent Save")
        Case $idInfo
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Parent Info")
    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>WM_COMMAND

; Handle WM_CONTEXTMENU messages
Func WM_CONTEXTMENU($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    Local $hMenu

    $hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 0, "Open", $idOpen)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 1, "Save", $idSave)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 3, "", 0)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 3, "Info", $idInfo)
    _GUICtrlMenu_TrackPopupMenu($hMenu, $iwParam)
    _GUICtrlMenu_DestroyMenu($hMenu)
    Return True
EndFunc   ;==>WM_CONTEXTMENU

Func Button_WindowProcefure($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    If $iMsg = $WM_COMMAND Then
        Switch _WinAPI_LoWord($iwParam)
            Case $idOpen
                _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Child Open")
            Case $idSave
                _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Child Save")
            Case $idInfo
                _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Child Info")
        EndSwitch
    EndIf

    Return _WinAPI_CallWindowProc($hWndProc, $hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
EndFunc   ;==>Button_WindowProcefure
Edited by Authenticity

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