A       “return -1;” ,  actually closes all the windows and exits the program which is not quite what I had in mind!  It would be nice if it was that simple though!

 

Thanks for all the replies so far.

 

Darin

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Labs Manager, Computing Service
University of Essex
darin@essex.ac.uk

01206 873585

-----Original Message-----
From: Garside, Trevor [mailto:trevor@gac.com]
Sent: 30 April 2003 19:22
To: Perl-Win32-Gui-Users
Subject: RE: [perl-win32-gui-users] Keeping track of child windows

 

I've got you covered.  Here is a better way to approach this.

 

First off, you don't want to keep a single global-variable results window.  That gets tricky when you want to have more than one of them.  Instead, I would keep a global array called maybe @ResultsWindow (to keep with your naming scheme).

 

When you want to create a new Results Window, you would do this:

 

push(@ResultsWindow, new GUI::Window( ....... );

 

Use some ideas from Jeremy White's code as for deciding what to name each window.

 

When you're ready to close a window, the best thing I've found is to make a _Terminate event, and if you want a button, have the button call the _Terminate event, like so:

 

sub Window_Terminate {

    # Free up any resources, disconnect sockets, etc

    # ...

    # ...

 

    return -1;

}

 

sub WindowCloseButton_Click {

    return Window_Terminate();

}

 

The "return -1" tells Win32::GUI to delete the widget that initiated the subroutine call, in this case it will free the Window's resources and delete the Windows GUI object.

 

I haven't tried it, but you might even be able to name the windows the same thing, so that the _Terminate and _Click events can be hardcoded into your source, instead of eval'ed in.

 

Sorry I don't have time to get more detailed on this, perhaps I'll send a complete example in a couple days.

 

Trevor S Garside
trevor@gac.com

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Cruickshanks, Darin [mailto:darin@essex.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 12:06 PM
To: Perl-Win32-Gui-Users
Subject: RE: [perl-win32-gui-users] Keeping track of child windows

Well basically the MainWindow has a button to create a results window and by design I want it to be able to create more than one window with results (for camparison etc).

 

The new results window is created like this -

 

$ResultsWindow = new GUI::Window(
  -title    => "Results",
  -left     => 400,
  -top      => 100,
  -width    => 185,
  -height   => 360,
  -style  => WS_MINIMIZEBOX | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU ,
  -name     => "ResultsWin",
 );

 

I then add a text area and a 'Close' button to this window.

 

The close button is added like this -

 

 $ResultsWindow->AddButton(
  -name => "Close",
  -text => "Close",
  -left => 5,
  -top => 5,
  -tip => "Click here to close the results view",
  -cancel => 1,
 );

 

 

The subroutine for the click event looks like this -

 

sub Close_Click {

    $ResultsWindow->Hide();

}

 

 

The reason I use hide if because I dont know of a better way of getting rid of Windows?!

 

Clicking the close button then closes the last window created.

 

Help?

Darin

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Darin Cruickshanks
Labs Manager, Computing Service
University of Essex
darin@essex.ac.uk
01206 873585

-----Original Message-----
From: Garside, Trevor [mailto:trevor@gac.com]
Sent: 30 April 2003 14:05
To: Perl-Win32-Gui-Users
Subject: RE: [perl-win32-gui-users] Keeping track of child windows

Can we get some sample code to see how you're handling the window creation / closing?

 

Trevor S Garside
trevor@gac.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Cruickshanks, Darin [mailto:darin@essex.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 8:43 AM
To: Perl-Win32-Gui-Users
Subject: [perl-win32-gui-users] Keeping track of child windows

All,

 

I have a gui window that can spawn multiple child windows, each with its own 'Close' button on it.  The close button works fine if there is only one child window but fails to work if there are more than one.  I understand why this is happening but cannot think of a good way around it! 

 

Anyone have any ideas or can point out the obvious?

 

Cheers,

 

 

Darin

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Darin Cruickshanks
Labs Manager, Computing Service
University of Essex
darin@essex.ac.uk
01206 873585

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Eisengrein [mailto:Peter.Eisengrein@atx.com]
Sent: 25 April 2003 13:02
To: Cruickshanks, Darin; Perl-Win32-Gui-Users
Subject: RE: [perl-win32-gui-users] Perl and printing

There may be a better way, but here are two possible ways:

 

### THIS WILL BRING UP THE SAME PRINT WINDOW AS USED BY WEB BROWSER

 

  $dll = "$ENV{'WINDIR'}/System32/mshtml.dll";       
  system("rundll32.exe $dll,PrintHTML $file");

 

 

-OR-

 

 

### THIS MAY OR MAY NOT GIVE THE BEST RESULTS

 

  system("copy $file \\\\ServerName\\PrinterName");

 

 

Good luck.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Cruickshanks, Darin [mailto:darin@essex.ac.uk]
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 11:12 AM
To: Perl-Win32-Gui-Users; perl-win32-admin@listserv.activestate.com
Subject: [perl-win32-gui-users] Perl and printing

All,

 

 

I have a Perl application that uses Win32::GUI to provide a nice front end for a database, what I would really like to do is provide a print feature with the ability to print to a network printer through the gui.  Does anyone know of any way to do this?

 

Cheers,

Darin

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Darin Cruickshanks
Labs Manager, Computing Service
University of Essex
darin@essex.ac.uk
01206 873585