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[solved]using an inf file to set GUI colors

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snowman533

hey guys i need help, i have managed to diplay a color value in Hex from my inf file in a msgbox, the msgbox is to show me that i have called the value part of the string in the inf file using stringright, what i want to do is create a GUI with that color, currently the GUI is made Black, i want it to come up as a light blue color to this value: 0A9DFF (value is in Hex)

i am working in a GUI customization script

here is the code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiButton.au3>
#Include <File.au3>
#Include <Array.au3>

dim $cArray

$scount = 6
$inf = @scriptdir & "\guisets.inf"

_FileReadToArray($inf, $cArray)
$string=_ArrayToString($cArray)
StringSplit($string, "=")
$sdis=StringRight($cArray[1],$scount)
msgbox(0,"",$sdis)

$guicolor= $cArray

$gui=GUICreate("testGui",600,600)
GUISetState(@sw_show,$gui)
GUISetBkColor(StringRight($cArray[1],$scount),$gui)

while 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd
GUIDelete()

and attached is the INF file i am working off, i have only filled in the value of one line as all i need is to find the right code, then the rest will work

thanks in advance

*edit* cannot upload file, here it is in code

guisets.inf:

background=0A9DFF
buttons=
labels=
Edited by snowman533

Intermediate AutoIt/Autohotkey User

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DrKovra

Why don't you use the ....IniRead ... IniWrite ... ? ;)^_^

Check the user manual if you like for this solution !


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Melba23

snowman533,

If you decide to follow DrKovra's excellent advice, you might like to look at this short inifile example I have just posted in another thread. It will give you a good idea of how to use ini files (I hope ;-))

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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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snowman533

still not displaying right, still coming up as black

trashed the array section of code

new code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiButton.au3>
#Include <File.au3>

$ini = @scriptdir & "\guisets.ini"

$gui=GUICreate("testGui",600,600)
GUISetState(@sw_show,$gui)
$color=IniRead($ini, "colors", "background", "Error")
GUISetBkColor(hex($color),$gui)
MsgBox(0,"",IniRead($ini, "colors", "background", "Error"))

while 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd
GUIDelete()

msgbox returns correct value from ini file, a troubleshooter that tells me i am still missing something but i cant find it, and no help file entries help

please help me, what am i missing? thanks in advance

guisets.ini

[colors]
background=0A9DFF
buttons=
labels=
Edited by snowman533

Intermediate AutoIt/Autohotkey User

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BlackPhoenix

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiButton.au3>
#Include <File.au3>

$ini = @scriptdir & "\guisets.ini"

$gui=GUICreate("testGui",600,600)
GUISetState(@sw_show,$gui)
$color=IniRead($ini, "colors", "background", "Error")
GUISetBkColor('0x'&$color,$gui)
MsgBox(0,"",IniRead($ini, "colors", "background", "Error"))

while 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd
GUIDelete()

Instead of using Hex($color) use this, cause the color code is allready hex() ^_^ You just needed to add 0x in front of it:P

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99ojo

still not displaying right, still coming up as black

trashed the array section of code

new code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiButton.au3>
#Include <File.au3>

$ini = @scriptdir & "\guisets.ini"

$gui=GUICreate("testGui",600,600)
GUISetState(@sw_show,$gui)
$color=IniRead($ini, "colors", "background", "Error")
GUISetBkColor(hex($color),$gui)
MsgBox(0,"",IniRead($ini, "colors", "background", "Error"))

while 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
WEnd
GUIDelete()

msgbox returns correct value from ini file, a troubleshooter that tells me i am still missing something but i cant find it, and no help file entries help

please help me, what am i missing? thanks in advance

guisets.ini

[colors]
background=0A9DFF
buttons=
labels=
hi,

your problem is, that background=0A9DFF is a hex. If you use Hex ("0A9DFF") you get 00000000 as return.

If you replace 0A9DFF with 695807 in your ini file it should work.

;-))

Stefan

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snowman533

@BlackPheonix:

thanks that worked, i added 0x to the entry in the ini file ^_^

@99ojo:

thanks your solution also worked, now to decide which method to use ;)

solved

Edited by snowman533

Intermediate AutoIt/Autohotkey User

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