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
The other day I uploaded a function with utilized the Notify() function from gwarble.
I thought I’d covered it in another post but that was in a webinar so I thought I’d make an intro here to show how it can be used and give you a link to download Notify(). If you’d like to use the tool I used in the video to show which icon/images are in the shell32.dll file, you can see the video and get the script here.
Example using Notify Function in AutoHotkey
Here is the example script I worked through using the Notify Function