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multiple GUIs, general philosophy of GUIs

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Hello everybody,

I'm almost a beginner to autoIT but I'm already familiar with the concepts of GUIs with some APIs in other languages.

I encounter 2 issues :

1/ when creating to GUIs, all the controls go onto the same GUI

- I call GUICreate,

- create a few controls

- hide that form,

- call GUICreate again

- create a few controls

- start the infinite loop used to pump the messages

=> All the controls are displayed on the same window! I'm very confused. Should I explicitly tell autoit onto what GUI it should create the controls?

2/ what's the mechanism used to have 2+ forms running at the same time?

- autoit needs to "messages" infinite loop to work

- there can be only one loop running at a time

- so if you have 2 forms, do you need to process the messages of both forms in the same loop?

A code snippet would be welcome

Thanks for the clarification.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Ad 1) Use GUISwitch to place your controls on the second GUI.

"Many of the GUI specific functions work on the "current" window - this is usually the last window created with GUICreate. This function allows you to make another window "current".

Ad 2) I haven't done it myself but I think it depends wether you use GUIGetMsg or GUIOnEventMode. If you search the forum for "+multiple +gui" you'll find a lot of posts.

Edited by water

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Ad 1) Use GUISwitch to place your controls on the second GUI.

Thanks!

Ad 2) If you search the forum for "+multiple +gui" you'll find a lot of posts.

Damn. I've been searching a lot with such keywords as "several gui", "several windows", etc. with little success. The examples found with your keywords look perfect. Especially this one : http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=67148&st=0&p=497665&hl=%20multiple%20%20gui&fromsearch=1&#entry497665

Thanks again.

=> SOLVED

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