v1.0.19 released: Create GUI windows & controls
Posted 16 September 2004 - 02:48 PM
A note about GUI windows & controls:
For this version, I just wanted to have a solid set of core features on which to build more later. I think this release -- while not as feature-rich as some might want -- is a good foundation. More options, control types, sub-commands, and other improvements will be made in upcoming versions.
Rajat's SmartGUI Creator (a great layout editor), is described and available here.
Here are a few small demonstration scripts: 10 KB Zip File
For anyone who has been trying out the test versions of the GUI feature, here are the changes since the last test release. Note: this list does not include the non-GUI changes mentioned in the changelog.
When the following control types use automatic width, the width is set to 15 multiplied by the current font size (except GroupBox, which uses a multiplier of 18 to provide room inside for margins): DropDownList, ComboBox, ListBox, GroupBox, and Edit.
When window is first shown, it is centered on the desktop in either or both dimensions if those dimensions were not specified. In addition, the word Center can be used to explicitly center the window for subsequent showings.
The current tray icon will be used as the GUI window's icon.
For multi-line Edit controls:
- The Submit command translates CRLF (`r`n) to LF (`n) automatically.
- If default text is to appear in an edit field, use plain LF (`n) rather than CRLF (`r`n) to start new lines.
The R (rows) option obeys a floating point value such as 2.5.
Fixed button/checkbox ignoring rapid consecutive clicks. [thanks Rajat]
Fixed checkbox auto-height when multiple lines existed as a consequence of word-wrapping.
If a width/height is specified for a picture control, the image will be scaled to fit. There is also an option for "keep aspect ratio".
Added ability to assign options to main window. Currently, the only option is +owner, which makes one window owned by another. An owned window has no taskbar button by default and is always on top of its owner when visible. An owned window is also automatically destroyed when its owner is destroyed. The +owner option must be used after its owner is created but before its own window is created by a command such as "gui add". Examples:
gui, 2:+owner1 ; Make #2 window owned by #1 window.
gui, +owner ; Make #1 window owned by script's main window.
- Include the word NoTab to prevent the tab key from navigating to a control.
- The C (color) option can be specified in an individual control to override the current font color.
- Include one of the following words to change alignment/justification: left, center, right.
- Include the word Disabled to create a disabled control.
- Include the word Hidden to create an invisible control.
- Include the word ReadOnly to make an Edit control read-only.
- Include the word Password followed immediately by the character with which to conceal the user's input for an edit control.
Removed the special gSubmit label because it doesn't seem useful.
All GUI threads now start off with their "last found window" set to the GUI window, which allows window and control commands -- such as WinMove, WinHide, WinSet, WinSetTitle, and ControlGetFocus -- to omit WinTitle and WinText when operating upon the GUI window itself.
DropDownLists, ComboBoxes, and ListBoxes always display at least one row in their list portion. In addition, for DropDownList and ComboBox, the R option now specifies the number of rows to display in the drop-list itself.
Added radio buttons.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 04:54 PM
Posted 16 September 2004 - 05:21 PM
Again major improvements.
The +owner option : great !
Alignment - Disabled, Hidden and other options : Super !!!
Allowing window and control commands to omit WinTitle and WinText : Extra !!!
Added radio buttons : a dream come true !!!
All that is OK. But no tabbed control, no button bar, no skinable window ? What are you waiting for, Chris ?
No !!!!! I just kidding !!!!!
Again a really great job. Congratulations for this new release.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:29 PM
Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:20 AM
it would be nice to post all new keywords if an update will be released, so authors of syntax-highlighting-files for text-editors can update their files.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 11:49 AM
\Extras\Editors\TextPad\AutoHotkey.syn (plain text)
\Extras\Editors\TextPad\AHKcommands.txt (a list made by Rajat containing all commands and their syntax)
I keep the above and all other included syntax files up-to-date. If you have a syntax file for a different Editor that's in a state usable by others -- and you would like it distributed with AutoHotkey -- send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 12:37 PM
thanks, so I'll compare them with Winmerge to get the new words. Thanks.
I've already send you two syntax-files for MED-Editor and EmEditor.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 02:45 PM
Oh, that was you. I didn't know it was the same person.
I've already send you two syntax-files
You won't need to do this in the future. I'll include your syntax files in the next release and keep them up-to-date with all the changes.
thanks, so I'll compare them with Winmerge to get the new words.
Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:27 PM
I suggest to update the keywords for PSPad too.
(may i help you?)
Posted 03 October 2004 - 07:46 PM
PSPad is one of the editors I've been keeping up-to-date with each new release. However, since I don't actually use PSPad, I haven't been testing that the config changes actually work. Have you spotted any keywords in particular that are missing?
I suggest to update the keywords for PSPad too.
One thing that would really save me a lot of time is this item that's already on the to-do list:
However, this is no small task so I don't expect anyone here to volunteer for it unless they have a lot of spare time and they feel they have the know-how to do it.
Auto-generation of editor syntax files from one master list of commands and keywords. Publish the master files somewhere, along with the conversion scripts, so that others can use them to make things for new editors.
Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:52 PM
Through all the changes I haven't noticed any that have been missing, thanks for updating it.
Have you spotted any keywords in particular that are missing?
Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:12 AM
Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:47 AM
Many of these lesser keywords are omitted from the PSPad because I'm not sure how many syntax colors it supports. Since the original file contained keywords only for the command names, I've kept it that way for now.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 04:19 PM
Many of these lesser keywords are omitted from the PSPad because I'm not sure how many syntax colors it supports. ...
PSPad Highlighter definitions:
I can handel 4 different keywords (since the last few releases of PSpad):
Hope thats helps you?
Posted 04 October 2004 - 04:47 PM