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How to use HellBent Button theme creator class to create multiple buttons

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

  1. It’s badass cool!
  2. You don’t have to worry about how your screen displays the images (stretching them for resolutions ,etc.)
  3. You don’t have to save the image files (which helps a lot when sharing your scripts)
  4. 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


Speed up creating layered windows with Hellbent- GDI library and PopupWindow class

The other day I was on a call with Hellbent and he mentioned a new class he’d developed to help creating layered windows.  We decided to record a video walking through how to use his PopupWindow class.  We also showed his tool for examining all the functions in the GDI library.  I included all of the files covered in the below download.  If you’re new to Hellbent, you should check out his YouTube channel. He’s got lots of great  AutoHotkey content (especially around working with GUIs)

Creating layered windows