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Old 11-03-2008, 19:34
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Default Speed-up processing 10 times :-)

there is a well-known commands to speed-up macros and any shape processing code by bracketing the code inside paired block of Optimization + EventsEnabled + ActiveDocument.PreserveSelection + ActiveDocument.BeginCommandGroup

However today I just have found that some of the DRAW's dockers slow down complex macros 10 times. Usually I don't use any dockers except for an occasional lookup in ObjectManager (for Layers) only - I have everything I need on PropertyBar and of course assigned to various hotkeys.

Here's a list of dockers that when being opened slow down (up to 10 times) complex shape manipulations applied in [macro] code:
  • Properties - the worst offender
  • Symbol Manager
  • Object Data Manager
  • Link Manager
  • Lens
  • Transformations (Position/Rotate/Scale/Size/Skew)
  • Bitmap Color Mask
  • Extrude
  • Shaping
  • Color
The dockers mentioned obviously don't respect some (or all) of the above optimizations code settings.

The only way I've managed to invent is to close and reopen them. Implementing which in pre-X4 programmatically is a somewhat tricky task since there is no object-model provided access to docker's visibility state. Yet I've done it via lowlevel winapi :-)

Usage:
Code:
BadDockersShow false
...............
...............do something complex
...............
BadDockersShow true
Put the following code into a separate code module for a purpose of [visual] sanity :-) - the code is intended to run on any language localization of DRAW, there is pretty much mindboggling obscure stuff :-)
Code:
Option Explicit

Private Declare Function EnumThreadWindows Lib "user32" (ByVal dwThreadId&, ByVal lpfn&, ByVal lParam&) As Integer
Private Declare Function GetCurrentThreadId& Lib "kernel32" ()
Private Declare Function LoadLibraryExW& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lpDllNameW&, ByVal rsvd&, ByVal dwFlags&)
Private Declare Function FreeLibrary& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMod&)
Private Declare Function FindResourceW& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hModule&, ByVal lpName&, ByVal lpType&)
Private Declare Function LoadResource& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hModule&, ByVal hResInfo&)
Private Declare Function SizeofResource& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hModule&, ByVal hResInfo&)
Private Declare Function LockResource& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hResData&)
Private Declare Sub memmove Lib "ntdll" Alias "RtlMoveMemory" (ByRef Dest As Any, ByRef source As Any, ByVal Length&)
Private Declare Function lstrlenW& Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lpStrW&)
Private Declare Function GetWindowTextW Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd&, ByVal lpText&, ByVal maxLen%) As Integer
Private Declare Function GetClassNameW Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd&, ByVal lpwClassName&, ByVal nMaxCount%) As Long
Private Declare Function FindWindowExW& Lib "user32" (ByVal hParent&, ByVal hChildAfter&, ByVal lpClassW&, ByVal lpTitleW&)
Private Declare Function IsWindowVisible Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd&) As Integer


Sub BadDockersShow(ByVal bEnable As Boolean)
   Const sDlgs$ = "VGCoreIntl.dll:248:292:46:236:254:306:+T308:+T310:+T309:+T311:+T312:" & _
                           "41:37:237" & _
                           "|CrlCUIintl.dll:24270", _
            sDockers$ = "b9c96a22-ab10-4b92-abb8-44d767c126ce|" & _
                               "90e01b9d-74dc-41c1-86f6-ccb51e0f68fd|" & _
                               "0de570eb-18ef-4532-9415-3ca1b3f63470|" & _
                               "2972bbb3-832c-4847-8efe-96b62bc78488|" & _
                               "1c86e69f-30a5-4a01-85cb-e4a76cca5fd5|" & _
                              "Transforms|" & _
                                  "08f43f37-103b-4984-b228-83d9f30c6598|" & _
                                  "61743a73-92e2-4894-8cd1-a3f8738aa916|" & _
                                  "04db307d-ebcb-48a0-852f-9780fb58a7ab|" & _
                                  "cd75e4f5-7745-4386-a7ed-bba92e6f2532|" & _
                                  "17f02bce-2f43-4891-b8d6-54385c425c58|" & _
                              "6268eac5-0cf7-4d43-a20a-aacc50b04562|" & _
                               "952e4cc8-4316-4bca-9ad9-9f79cf8574f2|" & _
                               "8faeb2db-405f-4e51-ad63-f85484ae9683|" & _
                               "99b8c7af-3072-46c9-a6b5-df7c9f772565|"
   Const RT_DIALOG& = 5, s32770$ = "#32770"
   Static coTitles As Collection, coDockers As Collection
   Dim vJob, vDialog, dlgID&, sDLL$, hMod&, hRes&, hMem&, i&, L&, s$, bSubDlg%, arrDockers$()
   On Error Resume Next
   If coTitles Is Nothing Then
      Set coTitles = New Collection
      For Each vJob In Split(sDlgs, "|")
         i = InStr(vJob, ":"): sDLL = Trim$(Left$(vJob, i - 1)): vJob = Mid$(vJob, i + 1)
         sDLL = LanguagePath & "\programs\" & sDLL
         hMod = LoadLibraryExW(StrPtr(sDLL), 0, 2): 'LOAD_LIBRARY_AS_DATAFILE
         If hMod = 0 Then Exit Sub
         For Each vDialog In Split(vJob, ":")
            Do
               bSubDlg = (Left$(vDialog, 1) = "+")
               dlgID = IIf(bSubDlg, Mid$(vDialog, 3), vDialog)
               hRes = FindResourceW(hMod, dlgID, RT_DIALOG): If hRes = 0 Then Exit Do
               hMem = LoadResource(hMod, hRes): If hMem = 0 Then Exit Do
               hMem = LockResource(hMem): If hMem = 0 Then Exit Do
               
               If SizeofResource(hMod, hRes) < 30 Then Exit Do
               L = hMem + 26: i = 0
               memmove i, ByVal L, 2: If i = &HFFFF& Then L = L + 4 Else L = L + 2 + lstrlenW(L) * 2
               memmove i, ByVal L, 2: If i = &HFFFF& Then L = L + 4 Else L = L + 2 + lstrlenW(L) * 2
               i = lstrlenW(L)
               If bSubDlg Then
                  L = L + i * 2 + 2
                  memmove i, ByVal hMem + 12, 4
                  If i And &H40 Then L = L + 6 + lstrlenW(L + 6) * 2 + 2 'DS_SETFONT
                  L = ((L + 3) And (Not 3&)) + 22: i = 0
                  memmove i, ByVal L, 2: If i = &HFFFF& Then L = L + 4 Else L = L + 2 + lstrlenW(L) * 2
                  memmove i, ByVal L, 2: If i = &HFFFF& Then L = L + 4
                  i = lstrlenW(L): s = Space$(i + 2): Mid$(s, 1) = Mid$(vDialog, 1, 2)
                  memmove ByVal StrPtr(s) + 4, ByVal L, i * 2
               Else
                  If i = 0 Then Exit Do Else s = Space$(i): memmove ByVal StrPtr(s), ByVal L, i * 2
               End If
               coTitles.Add coTitles.Count + 1, s
            Loop Until 1
         Next vDialog
         FreeLibrary hMod
      Next vJob
   End If
   
   If bEnable = 0 Then
      arrDockers = Split(sDockers, "|")
      Set coDockers = New Collection
      'enumerate docked pane
      hMod = 0: bSubDlg = 0
      Do
         hMod = FindWindowExW(AppWindow.Handle, hMod, 0, 0): If hMod = 0 Then Exit Do
         s = Space$(200): i = GetClassNameW(hMod, StrPtr(s), 200): s = Left$(s, i)
         If Left$(s, 4) = "Afx:" Then
            hRes = 0
            Do
               hRes = FindWindowExW(hMod, hRes, StrPtr(s32770), 0): If hRes = 0 Then Exit Do
               bSubDlg = True
               hMem = FindWindowExW(hRes, 0, StrPtr(s32770), 0)
               i = 0: i = coTitles(WindowCaption(hMem))
               If i = 6 Then 'Transforms docker
                  i = 0: hMem = FindWindowExW(FindWindowExW(hMem, 0, StrPtr(s32770), 0), 0, 0, 0)
                  If hMem Then i = coTitles("+T" & WindowCaption(hMem))
               End If
               If i Then coDockers.Add arrDockers(i - 1)
            Loop
            If bSubDlg Then Exit Do
         End If
      Loop
         
      'enumerate floating dockers
      sDLL = Space$(100 * 4): L = StrPtr(sDLL)
      EnumThreadWindows GetCurrentThreadId, AddressOf EnumThreadDockersProc, VarPtr(L)
      bSubDlg = 0
      
      For hMem = StrPtr(sDLL) To L - 1 Step 4
         memmove L, ByVal hMem, 4
         i = 0: hMod = coTitles(WindowCaption(L))
         If hMod = 6 Then 'Transforms docker
            hMod = 0
            If Not bSubDlg Then
               hRes = FindWindowExW(FindWindowExW(L, 0, 0, 0), 0, StrPtr(s32770), 0): hMem = 0
               Do
                  hMem = FindWindowExW(hRes, hMem, StrPtr(s32770), 0): If hMem = 0 Then Exit Do
                  If IsWindowVisible(hMem) Then
                     L = FindWindowExW(hMem, 0, 0, 0)
                     If L Then hMod = coTitles("+T" & WindowCaption(i)): If hMod Then bSubDlg = True: Exit Do
                  End If
               Loop
            End If
         End If
         If hMod Then coDockers.Add arrDockers(hMod - 1)
      Next
   End If
   
   For Each vDialog In coDockers: FrameWork.Automation.Invoke vDialog: Next

   DoEvents
   End Sub


Private Function EnumThreadDockersProc&(ByVal hWnd&, ByRef ptr&)
   EnumThreadDockersProc = True
   If IsWindowVisible(hWnd) = 0 Then Exit Function
   If FindWindowExW(hWnd, 0, StrPtr("#32770"), 0) = 0 Then Exit Function
   memmove ByVal ptr, hWnd, 4
   ptr = ptr + 4
   End Function

Private Function WindowCaption$(ByVal hWnd&)
   Dim L&
   WindowCaption = Space$(200)
   L = GetWindowTextW(hWnd, StrPtr(WindowCaption), 200):
   WindowCaption = Left$(WindowCaption, L)
   End Function

Last edited by wOxxOm; 14-03-2008 at 06:30.
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Old 11-03-2008, 23:34
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Thought I would get this a try and it seems you call the sub or function memmove but do not have it defined anywhere. So it errors out.

Also you say this is Pre X4, so there is an easier way to do this in X4?

-Shelby

Last edited by shelbym; 11-03-2008 at 23:36. Reason: Added Question
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:17
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Hi,
  1. I thought I've checked everything :-) yet I did it in existing project whereas I should have copied the code into a new one - I've added the memmove declaration into the first post's code, now it works
  2. I thought there is something docker-related in X4's FrameWork.Automation family
  3. Edit: just added docklane checking as well.
    The only potential problem is that DRAW doesn't keep "non-standard" custom relative vertical position of dockers in the lane, so that if a docker is manually moved higher or lower it will be snapped to the closest default position on reappearing. This type of customizing isn't remembered by DRAW between sessions as well. So we've got used to it.

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