Function Reference


Sends the specified message to one of more windows

#include <WinAPISysWin.au3>
_WinAPI_SendMessageTimeout ( $hWnd, $iMsg [, $wParam = 0 [, $lParam = 0 [, $iTimeout = 1000 [, $iFlags = 0]]]] )


$hWnd Handle to the window whose window procedure will receive the message.
$iMsg The message to be sent.
$wParam [optional] The message-specific information.
$lParam [optional] The message-specific information.
$iTimeout [optional] The duration, in milliseconds, of the time-out period. If the message is a broadcast message, each
window can use the full time-out period. Default is 1000.
$iFlags [optional] The flags that specifies how to send the message.
This parameter can be one or more of the following values.

Return Value

Success: The result of the message processing, depends on the message sent.
Failure: Sets the @error flag to non-zero, @extended contains _WinAPI_GetLastError().


This function does not provide information about individual windows timing out if $HWND_BROADCAST is used.

If times out, function fails. If @extended is $ERROR_TIMEOUT (1460), then the function timed out.
This function considers a thread is not responding if it has not responds within five seconds.

The system only does marshalling for system messages (those in the range 0 to (WM_USER-1)). To send other messages
(those >= WM_USER) to another process, you must do custom marshalling.

See Also

Search SendMessageTimeout in MSDN Library.