DCX - Dialog Control Xtension
The panel control is like an empty borderless dialog which is used to host other controls.

Control Styles
These control styles are available when creating a Panel control. Remember that the general styles disabled, group, hidden, notheme, tabstop and transparent apply to all DCX controls except the embedded Dialog and Window controls.
alpha Control is alpha blended.
hgradient Draws a horizontal gradient with the colors specified.
vgradient Draws a vertical gradient with the colors specified.

/xdid flags
Control commands are input to the control with the /xdid command.
/xdid -c
This command lets you add a child control to a panel control.
/xdid -c [DNAME] [ID] [CID] [CONTROL] [X] [Y] [W] [H] (OPTIONS)
/xdid -c dcx 4 12 richedit 10 10 400 25 multi
CID Unique control ID for the DCX Control. Must be unique for all the controls of the dialog!
CONTROL The type of DCX Control to create. Values can be:
button, calendar, colorcombo, comboex, datetime, directshow, ipaddress, listview, pbar, richedit, statusbar, toolbar, trackbar, treeview, updown, webctrl
box, check, edit, image, line, link, list, radio, scroll, text
divider, pager, panel, rebar, stacker, tab
dialog or window.
X X position of control.
Y Y position of control.
W Width of control.
H Height of control.
OPTIONS Optional styles and options available on each individual controls.
Note. If docking a mIRC @Window or mIRC Dialog, the first parameter in OPTIONS must be the @window/dialog name.

/xdid -d
This command lets you delete a control added on the panel.
/xdid -d [DNAME] [ID] [CID]
/xdid -d dcx 4 6

/xdid -l
This command lets you add Cell Layout Algorithm rules to your dialog controls for automatic resizing of the child controls.
/xdid -l [DNAME] [ID] [COMMAND] [PATH] [TAB] [+FLAGS] [CID] [WEIGHT] [W] [H]
/xdid -l dcx 4 root $chr(9) +pv 0 1 0 0
/xdid -l dcx 4 root 1 2 $chr(9) +fi 7 1 200 300
/xdid -l dcx 4 space 1 $chr(9) + 5 5 5 5
COMMAND Layout command.
clear Clears all CLA rules.
root Sets the root cell element.
cell Adds a cell element as a child of another cell element.
space Sets the space padding around a cell element.
update Updates the cell layout (must be used after adding rules or changing padding settings to refresh display).
PATH Cell Path from root element (can be root to point to root element).
+FLAGS Flags to manipulate Cell Layout Algorithm.
f Creates a fixed cell element.
h Creates a width fixed cell if used with +f or a horizontal cell pane if used with +p.
i Indicates that the supplied control ID is valid and is the child control when used with +f or +l.
l Creates a fill cell element.
p Creates a pane cell element.
v Creates a height fixed cell if used with +f or a vertical cell pane if used with +p.
w When used, it means that the supplied W and H represent the fixed cell width in the applicable direction (if the fixed cell is fixed in width, height or both).
CID ID of the control (used with fixed or fill cells - use 0 if no control is to be linked to the cell).
WEIGHT Cell child weight. (used when adding a child cell to a pane cell)
W Fixed width of control (used with fixed cell).
H Fixed height of control. (used with fixed cell)
  • See the Cell Layout Algorithm explanation for concrete examples.
  • If you use the update command in the init event of a dialog, you will have to use ".timer 1 0 xdialog -l dialog update" as a glitch with XP and themes disabled prevents windows from appearing. The timer corrects this problem.
  • When using the space command, the ID WEIGHT W H are in fact the LEFT TOP RIGHT BOTTOM spacings
  • Use the value 0 for the fields not used as the command expects them to be filled even though they aren't used.

/xdid -t
This command lets you set the text for a panel control.
/xdid -t [DNAME] [ID] [TEXT]
/xdid -t dcx 4 New Window Text
Note. The panel text (and border) is only visible when used with /xdid -x DIALOG ID +bd

Panel Events
These events are fired when activity occurs in the Panel control.
When the left mouse button is double-clicked.
/cb_alias DNAME dclick ID
/cb_alias dcx dclick 4

Launched when you click on a control using the ? contexthelp button.
/cb_alias DNAME help ID
/cb_alias dcx help 4

When the left mouse button is double-clicked.
/cb_alias DNAME lbdblclk ID
/cb_alias dcx lbdblclk 4

When the left mouse button is pressed.
/cb_alias DNAME lbdown ID
/cb_alias dcx lbdown 4

When the left mouse button is released.
/cb_alias DNAME lbup ID
/cb_alias dcx lbup 4

When the left mouse button is clicked.
/cb_alias DNAME sclick ID
/cb_alias dcx sclick 4

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