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I am trying to design a simple GUI with a File Menu and wanted to add Hotkeys on the right (like the SciTE Editor has), however when I use a TAB keystroke or @TAB (doesn't matter which one) it does not put them into perfect alignment, see image. This is an issue I haven't experienced before, any ideas [see Ctrl+O vs Ctrl+S]

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Here is the code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Dim $title = "TEST"
Dim $width = 300
Dim $height = 200

GUICreate($title, $width, $height)
    Dim $menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&File")
    Dim $menu_open = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Open       Ctrl+O  ", $menu)
    Dim $menu_save = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Save       Ctrl+S  ", $menu)
    GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $menu)
    Dim $menu_close = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("E&xit      Ctrl+X  ", $menu)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    Dim $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE
            GUISetState(@SW_MINIMIZE)
            
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSelect
WEnd

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Melba23

DarkBoost,

If you look at the menus in NotePad, you will see the same thing. I imagine it is the ever-present problem with proportional fonts and alignment - you will see that they are all aligned on the right edge.

M23


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

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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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DarkBoost

dang... is there a feature i may have missed which allows you to left align and right align text in the same string with a MenuItem, Label, Button etc.

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Melba23

DarkBoost,

If Bill Gates and whole of MS cannot get a solution for their own apps, I rather think it might be beyond AutoIt to resolve! But you never know..... ;-)

M23


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

Spoiler

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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DarkBoost

haha... found a workaround for this, add a space at the end of all the other entries... done:

BEFORE:

GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Open    Ctrl+O", $menu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Save    Ctrl+S", $menu)

AFTER:

GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Open    Ctrl+O", $menu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Save    Ctrl+S ", $menu)
Edited by DarkBoost

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