HellBent asked if I’d join him for a video where we walk through his “button maker”. This tool is really awesome! While it does have the ability to save a created image as a PNG, that’s not it’s goal. In my opinion the tool is better described as a “Button theme creator”. You can use his GUI editor tool to create a “template” for images. Then re-use your look (or borrow someone else’s) and “draw” your buttons. You see, when you use this class, instead of saving images of buttons, you’re actually drawing the buttons on the screen. You can get the files I created from the tutorial here. The AutoHotkey Forum link to all the files is here
Drawing your buttons instead of using files, has several advantages
- It’s badass cool!
- You don’t have to worry about how your screen displays the images (stretching them for resolutions ,etc.)
- You don’t have to save the image files (which helps a lot when sharing your scripts)
- It’s much easier to deal with DPI issues (we cover this at the end of the video)
Walkthrough of HellBent Button theme creator class