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tironci

I am writing a script that opens a program then opens up a folder and it needs to select files from within this folder. I need it to select them in order but i cannot seem to make it to select the first one. this is the code i have for that

ControlListView ( "Open", "", "[CLASS:DirectUIHWND; INSTANCE:2]", "Select", $Nmodels )

how do i make it so that it selects the first one. right now it goes directly to the middle one.

thanks

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PsaltyDS

What makes you think that "DirectUIHWND" class would respond to the regular Windows SysListView32 API, which is what ControlListView() uses?

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tironci

this is the information that autoit window info gives me. i also want to mention that i am working on windows server 2008 R2. i also tried using [CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1] which works fine in windows server 2008 but for some reason it doesnt work now with R2. any ideas?

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PsaltyDS

Why would "CLASS:SysListView32" ever work to identify a "CLASS:DirectUIHWND" control? Which is it?

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tironci

maybe i'm not being clear. the script works fine with "CLASS:SysListView32" in win xp and win server 2008. but when i try to use it in win server 2008 r2 it doesn't work and when i use autoit window info it gives me "CLASS:DirectUIHWND" for the same listview. thats why i'm having a problem and not understanding why. i don't know if i'm being clear enough.

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PsaltyDS

The explorer view in Vista shows SysListView for the contents list, and DirectUIHWND for the toolbar buttons (Organize/Views/Explore/Share/Burn). I don't have Server 2008 to compare that with.

But again, if the content list in Server 2008 is also DirectUIHWND, I don't think you can expect the SysListView API functions of ControlListView() to work on it.

A quick search of the forums turns up lots of depressing answers like this one:

The control class is now "DirectUIHWND" which I don't think is compatible with any of the listview functions in AutoIt. I can't seem to find anything about it on MSDN.

:idea:


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zorphnog

This is true of Windows 7 explorer also. No more SysListView.

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microsumol

This is true of Windows 7 explorer also. No more SysListView.

I am having the same problem. So If we can't use SysListView, and DirectUIHWND is the "new" thing. How can we control the new list?

My command as SysListView was:

ControlListView ( "Open", "", "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]", "Select", $Nmodels )

Is there any other Control to proper select files displayed by DirectUIHWND?

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microsumol

So far doesn't seem to exist an answer so I created a work around.

If anyone has a better work around please let me know.

winActivate("Open")

            sleep($sleep)
            $n = 8 ;This is somewhat a "magic" number that can mess things up in my environment it was 8
            Send("{TAB " & $n & "}") ;press tab $n times
            Sleep($sleep)

            ;only needed to select the first file 
            if $Nitems = 0 Then
                sleep($sleep)
                send("{DOWN}")
                sleep($sleep)
                send ("{UP}")
            EndIf

            ; used to select the other items in the list
            if $Nitems > 0 Then
                sleep ($sleep)
                send ("{DOWN " & $Nitems & "}")
                sleep ($sleep)
            EndIf

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Shafayat

You might prefer controlsend to send. I think it is more secure to use.


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Melba23

autoitaddicted,

And just how is a PureBasic forum thread supposed to help? :huh:

I see you have done the same thing here - please do not do it again unless you translate the code into AutoIt as well. ;)

M23


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

Spoiler

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
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