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CodyBarrett

Taskbar Button Information

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I was wondering how to get all the registered taskbar buttons that appear between the startbutton and the tray.

$hWnd_Tray_Toolbar = ControlGetHandle ($hWnd_Tray,'','[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:2]')
$temp = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar)
Dim $Text[$temp]
For $1 = 0 To UBound ($Text) - 1
$Text[$1] = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, _GUICtrlToolbar_IndexToCommand($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar,$1))
Next

(this isn't a working example i know... but the rest of the code isn't relative.. and choppy i'll organize it when i get this part working.)

this brings up buttons but some of them aren't visible...

(ex)

-wExplorer & G:\Scripts\Startbar

-Safari & Facebook | Home

-SciTE & G:\Scripts\Startbar\Startbar.au3

ect....

they bring up more than the actual visible buttons. i was wondering, if there was a certain way to get the registered buttons on the Bar and get the text of them?

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CodyBarrett,

Check whether the button has the $TBSTATE_HIDDEN state. The following only lists the visible buttons on my system:

#include <GuiToolBar.au3>

$hWnd_Tray_Toolbar = ControlGetHandle('[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]', '', '[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:4]')
$iCount = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar)

For $i = 1 To $iCount
    $iCmdID =  _GUICtrlToolbar_IndexToCommand($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, $i)
    $iState = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonState($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, $iCmdID)
    If BitAnd($iState, $TBSTATE_HIDDEN) <> $TBSTATE_HIDDEN Then
        $sText = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, $iCmdID)
        ConsoleWrite($sText & @CRLF)
    EndIf
Next

You may need to change the INSTANCE value to get the TaskBar handle - I am running Vista and I know that value varies between OSs. :mellow:

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CodyBarrett,

Check whether the button has the $TBSTATE_HIDDEN state. The following only lists the visible buttons on my system:

#include <GuiToolBar.au3>

$hWnd_Tray_Toolbar = ControlGetHandle('[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]', '', '[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:4]')
$iCount = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar)

For $i = 1 To $iCount
    $iCmdID =  _GUICtrlToolbar_IndexToCommand($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, $i)
    $iState = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonState($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, $iCmdID)
    If BitAnd($iState, $TBSTATE_HIDDEN) <> $TBSTATE_HIDDEN Then
        $sText = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hWnd_Tray_Toolbar, $iCmdID)
        ConsoleWrite($sText & @CRLF)
    EndIf
Next

You may need to change the INSTANCE value to get the TaskBar handle - I am running Vista and I know that value varies between OSs. :mellow:

M23

wow. i didn't even think of getting the State of the tool bar. :( thank you so much! Ps. I'm only using it on XP for now.

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