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hello all agin,

is there a way of auto decting what window is open to send text to???

in stead of doing this

IF WinActivate ( "notepad") than


elseif WinActivate ( "microsoft word")then


elseif WinActivate ( "internet forum") then


elseif WinActivate ( "installer") then



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$var = WinList()

For $i = 1 to $var[0][0]

; Only display visble windows that have a title

If $var[$i][0] <> "" AND IsVisible($var[$i][1]) Then

MsgBox(0, "Details", "Title=" & $var[$i][0] & @LF & "Handle=" & $var[$i][1])



Func IsVisible($handle)

If BitAnd( WinGetState($handle), 2 ) Then

Return 1


Return 0



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From the ever-useful and much under-read Help file: :mellow:

WinGetTitle("[active]") returns the active window's title


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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i do read the help file but i can neather find what i need and if i do i can neather work out how to link two commands to geather. but im still trying my hardest to learn but im having fun while i do it so thanks guys

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madmorgan let me first praise your attitude :mellow: it's good you have fun learning! I just want to remind you as well that WinActivate is not something you probably want to use in an If Else statement. It simply activates a window based the title, but does not check whether it is active or not. You need WinActive

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