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on a example :

1/ I have 2 windows notepad with same title :

TOTO (handle:A)

TOTO (handle:B )

handle find by 'Winlist("TOTO")'

2/ in :

TOTO (handle:A), i select "Open"

TOTO (handle:B ), i select "Open"

with 'Winlist("Open")' i can found the handles :

Open (handle:Y)

Open (handle:Z)

Question : How can i found 'Open (handle:Z)' belong at 'TOTO (handle:A)' and 'Open (handle:Y)' belong at 'TOTO (handle:B )' ?

because if i would like work with 'TOTO (handle:A)' i use "WinActivate(handle:Z)" or if i would like work with 'TOTO (handle:B )' i use "WinActivate(handle:Y)"


PS : sorry i'm newbie at autoit, there maybe a better solution(s)

Edited by mortelrdv

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You can differentiate the windows by finding their Process (or PID) with WinGetProcess. Here is a simple example - the script creats a main window "Test" and a smaller one "Tiny", it then uses WinList to get their handles and uses these handles to get the PID:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

; Create windows
$hTest = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

$hTiny = GUICreate("Tiny", 100, 100)

; List the handles of "Test" windows
$aArray = WinList("Test")

; We only have one (I hope) so check its process
$hWnd = $aArray[1][1]
ConsoleWrite(WinGetProcess($hWnd) & @CRLF)

; Now check for "Tiny" windows
$aArray = WinList("Tiny")

; And get the PID for the one that we find
$hWnd = $aArray[1][1]
ConsoleWrite(WinGetProcess($hWnd) & @CRLF)

; And they are the same!

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

You will have to do a bit more work because you will have at least 2 returns from each WinList call and will have to use this technique to tell which parent created which child. Give it a go yourself and come back if you run into problems. :D


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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Thank you for the advice, i would try 'WinGetProcess'

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