More flexibility for font definitions

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Posts: 2
Joined: 21 Nov 2014 - 11:24
More flexibility for font definitions

Hi,

I would like to define a label as underlined, but I would like to use $(^Font) as font name and $(^Fontsize) as size. The fact is I sometimes modify the stub using Resource hacker, and all elements resize well except custom defined fonts.

I assume I could use ControlCustomScript, but it would be just a workaround. It would be really nice if I could use those system variables to create "relative" fonts.

Thanks

Posts: 1687
Joined: 25 Mar 2012 - 01:19
Re: More flexibility for font definitions

ControlCustomScript can be safely used to put your custom "needings".
I'll wrote only the font-related part into ControlCustomScript part, leaving the rest managed by NSISDialogDesigner:

SendMessage $hCtl_Form1_Label1 ${WM_SETFONT} $(^Font) 0

Hope I correctly understood your question, otherwise feel free to post a sample script here and describe how it should be.

Posts: 2
Joined: 21 Nov 2014 - 11:24
Re: More flexibility for font definitions

I just needed to define a font using the current family name and size, but underlined. I solved it using this CustomControlScript:

CreateFont $0 "$(^Font)" "$(^FontSize)" "400" /UNDERLINE
SendMessage $hCtl_mypage_label3 ${WM_SETFONT} $0 0

If I could had set font's size and name as ^Font and ^FontSize directly using the properties panel, then I won't needed to define a CustomControlScript. Not a big issue, obviously.
 
All started when I changed main font using SetFont (and/or Resoure Hacker), and then every custom page's layout broke because fonts aren't created as relative to the main font... Now I have to manually fix every label, defining CustomControlScript for each label.

Posts: 1687
Joined: 25 Mar 2012 - 01:19
Re: More flexibility for font definitions

Another idea could be a single CustomScript at page level where you read the desired font only once:

SendMessage $hCtl_mypage ${WM_GETFONT} $0 0

Then set this font to all other controls:

SendMessage $hCtl_mypage_label1 ${WM_SETFONT} $0 0
SendMessage $hCtl_mypage_label2 ${WM_SETFONT} $0 0
SendMessage $hCtl_mypage_label3 ${WM_SETFONT} $0 0
...

Haven't tested it but it should work...