AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

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AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

05 Nov 2015, 15:15

AutoGUI is an integrated development environment for AutoHotkey which combines a GUI designer with a script editor.

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Usage:
  • To insert a control, first choose the type of control in the toolbox and then click in the desired location in the child window.
  • Hold Shift while dragging to resize the control.
  • Use the arrow keys to make fine adjustments in the position of the control.
  • Middle-click a control to access its properties.
  • Right-click a control to show the context menu.
  • Click and hold the left mouse button while dragging in an empty area of the window to draw a selection rectangle.
  • To select a control, hold the Ctrl key while clicking on it. Press Ctrl+A to select all controls.
  • To import a GUI script, use the Window Cloning Tool (F8). This is the preferred method.
  • Press F9 to test the script.
  • Press Ctrl+F9 to run the file from the saved location.
  • Press F10 to open the properties dialog (incomplete).
  • Press F11 to toggle the visibility of the child window.
  • Press F12 to switch between Design Mode and Editor Mode.
Remarks:
  • This is a work in progress. Some features are partially implemented.
  • The script generated by the GUI designer is output in the first tab only.
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Tested on Windows XP/7/8/10. AutoHotkey Unicode 32-bit.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

05 Nov 2015, 15:52

Very Impressive! Looking forward to the advancement of this script!! Awesome!
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

05 Nov 2015, 18:21

brilliant job, it's the true visual gui designer.

btw, am I the only one having an error msg ?, had to change it manually :shock:

'AutoGUI-1.0.0-2\AutoGUI\Lib\Scintilla.ahk (246) : ==> Built-in variables must not be declared.
Specifically: null:=0'
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

06 Nov 2015, 00:45

Looks impressive.

@Soft: null is a built-in variable only for AutoHotkey_H, not AutoHotkey.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

06 Nov 2015, 01:22

looks very well done, one of the most polished scripts ive seen

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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

06 Nov 2015, 02:30

oh, thnx Lexikos!
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

07 Nov 2015, 08:55

Damn, looks pretty good, I'll follow the advancements for sure.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

07 Nov 2015, 14:37

Looks great and works pretty good :)

great job so far.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

07 Nov 2015, 17:41

Middle-click a control to access its properties.


I haven't tried out your program yet, but it looks good. I just want to say here that you should try not to restrict any features to middle-clicking. You may have other ways to access the properties that weren't documented in this post, so I apologize if you've already taken care of this. As a laptop user, I need to plug in an external mouse to access middle click, or use AHK to remap a key to middle click. If you haven't included an alternative way to access the properties of a control (Beyond manual edits in the code), might I suggest including that in the context-menu from a right click?
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

08 Nov 2015, 11:53

Exaskryz wrote:You may have other ways to access the properties that weren't documented in this post...

The properties dialog can be accessed from the Control menu (which is also the context menu), from the toolbar, or by pressing F10.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

08 Nov 2015, 12:00

Version 1.0.1 fixes the following issue: a script cannot be run from the saved location if there are spaces in the filename.

The keyboard shortcuts to run a script are:
  • F9: runs the script from the Temp folder.
  • Ctrl+F9: runs the script from the saved location.
  • Shift+F9: runs the script with AHK x64.
  • Alt+F9: runs the script through a named pipe.
usser
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

08 Nov 2015, 16:52

thanks for this, it seems very useful

can you give me some guidance via examples please?

eg. how do I make a GUI with a button to click and do stuff?
and a drop down menu that will list results from a list of possible results, as you type into the text box?
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 00:54

nice looking project, well done, even though I'm used to use a resource editor and "CLONE" as you call it I call it "STEAL".
it's the best out there and the coding is very nice, and can be understood and followed to some extent, well done.
thanks for sharing.

would be you be interested in implementing a different sizing and moving technique like resource editors?
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 03:26

Sorry, Im having Problems with adding a menu bar.


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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 09:11

you could explain what you were doing exactly, and move the message dialog away from the menu widow to see what's going on since it's hard to reproduce the error.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 09:27

I just added "Add Menu" Test. When then I clicked on Ok, the message was shown.

[img=http://s16.postimg.org/gcm0vhu5h/test.jpg]
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 10:23

Add at least one item to the menu.

Please notice that the Menu Editor is at an early stage of implementation. It will probably be completely redesigned.
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 10:31

Yes I know that is in an early stage. I just wanted to tell.
Btw. seems to become a great Editor!
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Re: AutoGUI - GUI Designer and Script Editor

10 Nov 2015, 11:17

MJs wrote:you could explain what you were doing exactly, and move the message dialog away from the menu widow to see what's going on since it's hard to reproduce the error.

sorry about that since I just added items.

Please notice that the Menu Editor is at an early stage of implementation. It will probably be completely redesigned.

deleting separators must be handled differently since the delete the command requires the menu name, my be not deleting the items from the menu on editing but on submitting.

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