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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#3877 closed Bug (Fixed)

$GUI_ONTOP hides the control when already on top

Reported by: Nine Owned by: Jon
Milestone: 3.3.16.1 Component: AutoIt
Version: 3.3.16.0 Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by mLipok)

Setting the button to $GUI_ONTOP makes it disappear :

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

Local $hGUI = GUICreate("Example", 300, 200, -1, -1, BitOR($WS_POPUP, $WS_BORDER))
GUISetBkColor(0xC0C0C0)

Local $idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 300, 200, Default, $GUI_WS_EX_PARENTDRAG)

Local $idClose = GUICtrlCreateButton("Close", 210, 170, 85, 25)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_ONTOP)

GUISetState()

While True
  Switch GUIGetMsg()
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, $idClose
      ExitLoop
    Case $idLabel
      ConsoleWrite("Label" & @CRLF)
  EndSwitch
WEnd

Giving focus ($GUI_FOCUS) to the button is a workaround, but when GUI has hundred controls it is hardly viable.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by mLipok

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by pixelsearch

Adding a $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS style when creating the label seems to solve the issue in the script presented above, where controls overlap. Is this solution ok ?

Local $idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 0, 0, 300, 200, $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS, $GUI_WS_EX_PARENTDRAG)

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by Jpm

Nice catch @pixelsearch
I will add to the doc pointing to this article
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dcd6a33c-2a6f-440f-ba0b-4a5fa26d14bb/when-to-use-wsclipchildren-and-wsclipsibilings-styles?forum=vcgeneral
I will not change the default as this article point out a little perf draw back

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 2 years ago by anonymous

$GUI_ONTOP is meant for GUI's and not for GUI Controls. Isn't it?

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 2 years ago by anonymous

Replying to anonymous:

$GUI_ONTOP is meant for GUI's and not for GUI Controls. Isn't it?

Sorry. Never mind. Looked it up.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by Jpm

  • Milestone set to 3.3.15.6
  • Owner set to Jpm
  • Resolution set to Fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed by revision [12703] in version: 3.3.15.6

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by Jon

  • Milestone changed from 3.3.15.6 to 3.3.16.1
  • Owner changed from Jpm to Jon

Fixed by revision [12713] in version: 3.3.16.1

comment:8 Changed 20 months ago by anonymous

kurtykurtyboy indicates another working solution : adding $WS_EX_COMPOSITED as GUI extended style, which does the job in Nine's script above.

It's good to know we got 2 workable solutions when controls overlap : $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS as style for the background control, or $WS_EX_COMPOSITED as GUI extended style.

kurtykurtyboy's link in the Forum :
https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/197654-guiflatbutton-udf-change-colors-of-regular-buttons/?do=findComment&comment=1506292

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