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WOW Goyyah! I'm one of the ones guilty :oops: of not often visiting the other forum so I am just now seeing these, or have missed them somehow anyway, until now. I have noted many excellent and useful posts from you here already though.

I can be very slow :oops: but I am looking forward a great deal to trying some of these and hope to make use of them. Thank You for your generous contributions!

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WOW Goyyah! I'm one of the ones guilty :oops: of not often visiting the other forum so I am just now seeing these, or have missed them somehow anyway, until now.

You've probably missed them and only seen the last page since the topic name keeps changing...

@Goyyah: I guess you decided against cleaning up this mess? :(

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Absolutely Amazing Goyyah!
You continue to amaze me with your Tips and Tricks. I like how in your little snippet editor you used at least 3 of your tricks. Really shows how powerful and useful they can be. Keep up the good work! I am eagerly waiting for the next installment!
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Dear Bob, :)

WOW Goyyah! I'm one of the ones guilty :oops: of not often visiting the other forum so I am just now seeing these, or have missed them somehow anyway, until now. I have noted many excellent and useful posts from you here already though.


I understand.. For some time this topic was under forum section: Utilities & Resources and Mr.Chris decided to move it here so that this topic will receive due attention.

I can be very slow :oops: but I am looking forward a great deal to trying some of these and hope to make use of them. Thank you for your generous contributions!


Thanks for the kind words! I was feeling low for sometime. :D

Regards, :)
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Goyyah: I guess you decided against cleaning up this mess? :(


Dear corrupt, :)

I am myself a mess - I guess :( !. The nick Goyyah will die soon. Just a two or three more posts before that. Please bear with me till then.

Absolutely Amazing Goyyah!
You continue to amaze me with your Tips and Tricks. I like how in your little snippet editor you used at least 3 of your tricks. Really shows how powerful and useful they can be. Keep up the good work! I am eagerly waiting for the next installment!


:)

Dear Veovis, :)

Thanks for this ... and many thanks for consistently encouraging me. :)

:)
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Well, im pretty lazy on some abspects of coding. And one of those would be the kind of thing like figuring out how to dynamically write a BMP. No way i would even try. But you did. And its so useful! See my SysInfo 3.0 script.
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Also i would never be able to find some of those post message or things you've found, for refreshing things or making a GUI drag itself. So you help me be lazy! Thanks Goyyah! :D

(I also like how you have you tricks and tips as your signature! Its pretty useful as some times i will be reading a different topic and then see your sig)
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Goyyah: I guess you decided against cleaning up this mess? :(


Dear corrupt, :)

I am myself a mess - I guess :( !. The nick Goyyah will die soon. Just a two or three more posts before that. Please bear with me till then.

@Goyyah: Please don't misunderstand. I don't want to see you go. I appreciate the useful tips and tricks that you post. The only reason I asked is because I am interested in contributing to the discussions...

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Dear corrupt, :)

@Goyyah: Please don't misunderstand. I don't want to see you go. I appreciate the useful tips and tricks that you post. The only reason I asked is because I am interested in contributing to the discussions...


No! Not at all.. :D

:D You are a nice Friend :D

I do not remember why I posted that way! Maybe I was feeling dejected that day.
It is just that I want to slow down, and be very selective.
I have already opened an another nick.

Regards, :)
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The following post has been updated:
[*:715hajh8]How to set a GUI to be " Always @ Bottom " ? posted 28-Mar-2006 updated 30-Jun-2006.Regards, :)
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The following post has been updated:

[*:28jxycse]How to Animate a GUI Window ? posted 23-Jun-2006 updated 4-Jul-2006.

Constants for AnimateWindow function:

ROLL_LEFT_TO_RIGHT = 0x20001
ROLL_RIGHT_TO_LEFT = 0x20002
ROLL_TOP_TO_BOTTOM = 0x20004
ROLL_BOTTOM_TO_TOP = 0x20008
ROLL_DIAG_TL_TO_BR = 0x20005
ROLL_DIAG_TR_TO_BL = 0x20006
ROLL_DIAG_BL_TO_TR = 0x20009
ROLL_DIAG_BR_TO_TL = 0x2000a
SLIDE_LEFT_TO_RIGHT= 0x40001
SLIDE_RIGHT_TO_LEFT= 0x40002
SLIDE_TOP_TO_BOTTOM= 0x40004
SLIDE_BOTTOM_TO_TOP= 0x40008
SLIDE_DIAG_TL_TO_BR= 0x40005
SLIDE_DIAG_TR_TO_BL= 0x40006
SLIDE_DIAG_BL_TO_TR= 0x40009
SLIDE_DIAG_BR_TO_TL= 0x40010
ZOOM_IN            = 0x16
ZOOM_OUT           = 0x10010
FADE_IN            = 0xa0000
FADE_OUT           = 0x90000

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BMP to JPEG Conversion - Using third party DLL!
http://www.autohotke...p?p=68587#68587


/*

Author: Ben Hackl 
Posted: http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/Resources/Babbage/JPG_DLL_for_VB/JPGWrite.asp

Download Information:

Source:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/Resources/Babbage/JPG_DLL_for_VB/JPGWrite.zip

Backup:
https://ahknet.autohotkey.com/~goyyah/3PDLL/Image/JPGWrite/JPGWrite.zip

Only DLL : https://ahknet.autohotkey.com/~goyyah/3PDLL/Image/JPGWrite/dilib.dll

AHK File : https://ahknet.autohotkey.com/~goyyah/3PDLL/Image/JPGWrite/BMP2JPEG.ahk

*/

;       ** Converting from BMP to JPEG with a Third-party DLL file: DILib.dll **

IfNotExist, dilib.dll
   {
     MsgBox,48, DILib.dll (BMP to JPEG), DILIB.DLL Not Found! ,3    
     Exit
   }

Source   := "C:\Image.bmp" ; Replace with the fullpath to Source Bitmap Image File!
Target   := "C:\Image.jpg" ; Modify to suit needs.
Quality  := 90             ; (1-100) Quality in percentage, Less Quality=Less Output Size
Progress := 0              ; Progressive? 0=False, 1=True

Result:=DllCall("DILib.dll\[email protected]", Str,Target 
               , Str,Source, Int,Quality, Int,Progress)+1

Msg:="Conversion Successful|An Error Occured|Error Reading Source|Error Writing Target|"
StringSplit, Message, Msg, |
MsgBox,64, DILib.dll (BMP to JPEG), % Message%Result% ,3

Return

Remarks:

[*:2l2doqvz]Disclaimer: Not tested/experimented enough! .
[*:2l2doqvz]Very fast! dilib.dll was written in VC++ 5.0.
[*:2l2doqvz]dilib.dll is sized at 115 Kb .. Thats not huge! Still, I will post if I find something smaller!
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How to Hide / Show Taskbar buttons ?
http://www.autohotke...p?p=68698#68698

GetTaskmanWindow is an undocumented function available in User32.dll and calling it with
DllCall() returns the handle to the window which contains the
Taskbar buttons ( ahk_class MSTaskSwWClass ).

Interestingly, WinShow command is capable of unhiding windows irrespective of DetectHiddenWindows setting!

To Hide ALL Taskbar buttons:

WinHide, % "ahk_id " DllCall("GetTaskmanWindow")

To UNDO it:
WinShow, % "ahk_id " DllCall("GetTaskmanWindow")


Remarks:

[*:39e6wks1]Important note:

WinGetClass, TBClass, % "ahk_id " DllCall("GetTaskmanWindow"),

TBClass reveals MSTaskSwWClass. But,

WinHide, ahk_class MSTaskSwWClass does not work! :shock:

Neither does hWnd:=WinExist(ahk_class MSTaskSwWClass)! :shock: :shock:

[*:39e6wks1]I just discovered GetTaskmanWindow and wanted to document it. We have a way to
find a handle now and more serious experiments can be done with MSTaskSwWClass window!

[*:39e6wks1]It would be nice if this was included in AHK Documentation!

AHK Documentation for WinHide

Remarks

Use WinShow to unhide a hidden window (DetectHiddenWindows can be either On or Off to do this).

This command operates only upon the topmost matching window except when WinTitle is ahk_group GroupName, in which case all windows in the group are affected.

The Explorer taskbar may be hidden/shown as follows:
WinHide ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd
WinShow ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd

All taskbar buttons can be hidden/shown as follows:
WinHide, % "ahk_id " DllCall("GetTaskmanWindow")
WinShow, % "ahk_id " DllCall("GetTaskmanWindow")



Regards, :)


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Goyyah,

I just realized I was using two of your functions in one line

Gui, Add, Pic, vpic x0 y0 w100 h100, % CreateBMPGradient("Bg.bmp",ColorPicker(),ColorPicker(),1)

so I figured it was about time to say thank you.
Thank you.

Roland.

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Dear Roland, :D

Gui, Add, Pic, vpic x0 y0 w100 h100, % CreateBMPGradient("Bg.bmp",ColorPicker(),ColorPicker(),1)

That was a very creative combination! :D
ColorPicker() and CreateBMPGradient(). :D

Thanks! .. I had never thought that way!.

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The following post has been updated:
[*:rgp7mxk1]How to enable Drag for a GUI without a Titlebar ? posted 28-Mar-2006 updated 30-Jul-2006.

Added example: How to simulate the activated/deactivated status for a simulated Titlebar?

Regards, :)
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