• Intro to AutoHotkey HotStrings with AutoHotkey Intermediate AutoHotkey GUIs are Easy with AutoHotkey Intro to DOS & AutoHotkey

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

 

My Default Settings file for AutoHotkey New File Template

When you right-click in Windows Explorer and access the context menu to select an AutoHotkey New File Template, it magically creates a new file.

In the below video I show you where and how you can update the AutoHotkey New File Template as well as discuss what should be in it.

AutoHotkey New File Template walkthrough

 

How to Record audio with BASS.dll and AutoHotkey

I found this post on the forum suggesting using BASS.dll file to record audio with AutoHotkeyHow to Record audio with BASS.dll and AutoHotkey.  I wasn’t overly happy with the way the script worked (especially deciding if you’re using 32-bit AutoHotkey or 64 bit version.  So I made some updates to it and recorded a video to document it.  If you just want the RunWith function, you can click here. Otherwise, you can grab all the scripts and dll in the following download

I tested recording in .mp3 , .wav, .ogg, and .aiff file formats.

How to Record audio with BASS.dll and AutoHotkey

 

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