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If this has been asked before, please forgive me. I searched but found nothing.

I've got a GUI (made with Koda) that has an image with a few controls over the top of it. This is the code that Koda made to create the image:

$Pic1 = GUICtrlCreatePic("F:\image.jpg", 16, 16, 276, 132, BitOR($SS_NOTIFY,$WS_GROUP,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS))

This just makes a black (or transparent, my background is black) rectangle the size of the image that has the other controls over the top of it.

Removing the $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS part makes the image appear, but over the top of all the controls, making them unusable.

Is there a way (with or without Koda) to make this work? I hope I'm describing it the right way.

Thanks HEAPS in advance,

Will T

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Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

From the Help file:

"If a picture is set as a background picture, as the other controls will overlap, it's important to disable the pic control and create it after the others controls: GuiCtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_DISABLE).

This is not enough for Tab or Listview control which behave differently. In this case you need to create the picture with the $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS style, GuiCtrlSetState(-1,$GUI_ONTOP) is necessary for the Tab or Listview control."

So unless you are using Tabs or ListViews, I would try the following AFTER you have created all the other controls:

$Pic1 = GUICtrlCreatePic("F:\image.jpg", 16, 16, 276, 132)

If this does not work, post the full GUI code so we can see if there is anything else awry.


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Thanks for the quick reply!

I didn't really understand what you meant, but I think it only applies to pictures set as the background. Mine is just a normal Pic control...

Never mind though, I fixed it by manually editing the code that Koda makes to create the pic control first (it was making the buttons first, then layering the picture on top of them).

Thanks anyway for the quick reply! I only discovered AutoIt recently, and am amazed at the incredible versatility in it, and how easy it is to learn!

Will T

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One more thing, I'm not allowed to edit my own original post for some reason, can a mod put [sOLVED] in the subject line?

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