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Akshay07

Disabling a button from an external application

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Hi all,

I would like to disable the use of a specific buttton of an external application while the script is doing something else.

I found this:

Enables or disables mouse and keyboard input to the specified button

_GUICtrlButton_Enable($hWnd[, $fEnable = True])

So I looked for a way to get the button handle and I found this:

GUICtrlGetHandle ( controlID)

Problem: I don't know how to find the controlID of this button.

I found this but it doesn't work.

Any hint?

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If it's a external application that is not an AutoIt app, you're better served by ControlDisable(), ControlEnable(), etc.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks, but I still have the ControlId problem. Au3info doesn't show anything, that's my main issue.

Edited by Akshay07

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Look at ControlGetHandle()

Thanks, but this still requires to know the ControlID.

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look in the helpfile under Function ref > Window management > controls

A special description can be used as the controlID parameter used in most of the Control...() functions . This description can be used to identify a control by the following properties:

ID - The internal control ID. The Control ID is the internal numeric identifier that windows gives to each control. It is generally the best method of identifying controls. In addition to the AutoIt Window Info Tool, other applications such as screenreaders for the blind and Microsoft tools/APIs may allow you to get this Control ID

TEXT - The text on a control, for example "&Next" on a button

CLASS - The internal control classname such as "Edit" or "Button"

CLASSNN - The ClassnameNN value as used in previous versions of AutoIt, such as "Edit1"

REGEXPCLASS - Control classname using a regular expression

X \ Y \ W \ H - The position and size of a control.

INSTANCE - The 1-based instance when all given properties match.

use ControlGetHandle() with one of the above methods


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Thank you very much to both of you, I will look into this and let you know if it works (it might take some time but I will make sure to keep you informed).

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