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Hi guys.

I am still very new but am trying my best to learn autoit. I have a piece of software on my system which contains a text box with a set list of words that appear depending on which alarm has been triggered (or blank in the case of no alarm)

When I move the mouse over this box using the auto-it window it has a ClassNameNN and Control ID and the text is listed when text is visible in the window.

The ClassNameNN is: Static1

Is there a way for me to monitor this and basically say (pardon my syntax)

If Static1 = "Entry" then $alarm="Entry"

Sorry for the lack of elegance in my description - hope this enough for someone to get the gist and help me.


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You should be able to use ControlGetText(), to read the edit control, and store it in a variable. The variable can be checked for your alarm code. The script could check this, on a periodical basis.

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Quick example:

dim $static1,$alarm

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

GUICreate("My GUI", 320,120, @DesktopWidth/2-160, @DesktopHeight/2-45, -1, 0x00000018); WS_EX_ACCEPTFILES
$file = GUICtrlCreateInput ( "", 10,  5, 300, 20)
GUICtrlCreateInput ("", 10,  35, 300, 20)  ; will not accept drag&drop files
$btn = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Ok", 40,  75, 60, 20)

GUISetState () 

$msg = 0
While $msg <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
       $msg = GUIGetMsg()
           Case $msg = $btn

MsgBox (4096, "drag drop file", GUICtrlRead($file))

func check()
    $static1=controlgettext("My GUI","","Edit1")
    If $Static1 = "Entry" then $alarm="Entry"
    tooltip("text is:" & $static1 & @crlf & "alarm test=" & $alarm,0,0)

Just don't expect this to work within the same script if you use inputbox, as input box stops execution until the box is closed.


sleep(3000); it will count for 3 seconds
InputBox("test","did the timer in the upper left corner stop?"); it will not count while this is up
sleep(3000); I have it count again after clicked

func timer()

AutoIt3, the MACGYVER Pocket Knife for computers.

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