Easily create & update GUI controls in AutoHotKey

Easily create & update GUI controls

This video discusses how to use some of the build in functionality to Easily create & update GUI controls in AutoHotKey. Specifically I discuss the use of Margins, Sections and Previous controls. After watching this video you’ll see GUIs are not nearly as hard in AutoHotKey as you had thought.

Script used in video:

Gui, +AlwaysOnTop +resize
Gui, color,aqua ;keep on top & allow resize
 
Gui, Add, Text,        , my text1
Gui, Add, Text,        , my text2
Gui, Add, Text,        , my text3
Gui, Add, Text,section , my text4
Gui, Add, Text,ys      , my text5
Gui, Add, Text,        , my text6
Gui, Add, Text,        , my text7
Gui, Add, Text,        , my text8
 
Gui, Show, w600 h400
;******************************
Browser_Forward::
RAlt::Reload
#SingleInstance, Force

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTHFpfnXdbs

AutoHotKey GUI menu for API web service- Connecting to SilverPop via API

GUI menu for API web service

GUI menu for API web service

For years we have relied on using a browser for interacting with our client (SilverPop) servers.  I had heard that SilverPop had an API for doing much of the same thing but was always “too busy” to take the time to investigate.  At some point I started playing with it and was amazed at how much time could be saved.  After you get passed the “hand-shake” between your computer and the server, the rest is pretty easy.  You simply pass XML to tell the remote servers what action you want to achieve.

I then created an AutoHotKey GUI menu for API web service  which streamlined submitting the XML.

 

Here is the AutoHotkey script for GUI menu for API web service

 

AutoHotKey Menu Builder- save hours of time by streamlining menu creation

AutoHotKey menu builderAHK is simple enough for me, an non-programmer, to program in however their GUIs are very tricky.  I wrote an AutoHotKey menu builder to help automate the building of them.  This can save a lot of time when trying to build menus.

Just remember that sub-menus need to be placed above their parents!  This always confused me because I wanted to put them below their parent’s .  You can also review this video which helps educate you on some of the built in features of AHK to control GUI placement

AutoHotKey Menu Builder