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Posted by Larkin   (278 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 22 Jan 2010 02:18 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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I've been hunting through help files, plugins, and posts, but I haven't found a suitable answer yet. Basically, I have a background image in the lower left corner, and now I want to render various gauges on top of it at certain locations. Is there a convenient way to specify the coordinates such that the gauges are offset correctly from the corner?

I was hoping that the top/left would be translated to the bottom/left when I specified bottom-left positioning, but it seems now like absolute positioning is the only way to really accomplish this and that doesn't seem quite right, either.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Fri 22 Jan 2010 02:41 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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The auto-positioning will only really work with a single window. One approach would be to draw on top of that, by getting the background window's position using WindowInfo selectors 10 to 13, however that might conceivably be slightly behind, if all the windows are drawn at once.

What you probably need to do is work out from the background window's position (possibly forcing a repaint the very first time, as it won't have a position until the first refresh).

After that, use OnPluginWorldOutputResized to know when you need to recalculate (using absolute positions).

Or, on OnPluginWorldOutputResized simply get the output window's size, which should give you the lower edge for your other windows (the left obviously will be zero).

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Larkin   (278 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 22 Jan 2010 01:20 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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Thanks for the advice. I've gotten my gauges where I want them now, except that they don't move when I resize. Now, I know I can use a plugin and catch the resizing event. However, the InfoBox module somehow avoids this and my gauges still move with my panel nicely. I can't quite figure out the trick to that, though. Too much code to go through...
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