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Opening the context menu by right click on the tray icon

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Hi All,

I am new to AutoIt, and I am facing a problem with repect to right click on the tray icon. It will be great if some one can guide me on how to solve the same.

Problem statement:

I have an application,on invoking the application a tray Icon for the same is created. Right Clicking on the tray Icon actually, gives me an option called Login. clicking on that will show me teh Login screen. ( we can consider it as similiar to what we have with skype, When skype is running it creates a tray icon and Right Click on the tray icon gives an option as 'Open Skype')

Now the problem is I am not able to Right Click on the icon to invoke my menu Options.

Any help on this is highly appreciated.


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Check out this example. It is for the outlook tray icon.

#Include <GuiToolBar.au3>

Global $hSysTray_Handle, $iSystray_ButtonNumber

Global $sToolTipTitle = "Microsoft Office Outlook" ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Enter some tooltip text for the icon you want here

;~ WinActivate('[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]') ; if taskbar is Autohide

$iSystray_ButtonNumber = Get_Systray_Index($sToolTipTitle)

If $iSystray_ButtonNumber = -1 Then
    MsgBox(16, "Error", "Icon not found in system tray")
    _GUICtrlToolbar_ClickButton($hSysTray_Handle, $iSystray_ButtonNumber, "right")


Func Get_Systray_Index($sToolTipTitle)

    ; Find systray handle
    $hSysTray_Handle = ControlGetHandle('[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]', '', '[Class:ToolbarWindow32;Instance:1]')
    If @error Then
        MsgBox(16, "Error", "System tray not found")

    ; Get systray item count
    Local $iSystray_ButCount = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hSysTray_Handle)
    If $iSystray_ButCount = 0 Then
        MsgBox(16, "Error", "No items found in system tray")

    ; Look for wanted tooltip
    For $iSystray_ButtonNumber = 0 To $iSystray_ButCount
        If StringInStr(_GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hSysTray_Handle, $iSystray_ButtonNumber), $sToolTipTitle) <> 0 Then 
            Return $iSystray_ButtonNumber ; Found
    Return -1 ; Not found


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Hi Juvigy,

Thanks for the help, I am able to click on the right Click on the tray menu, Now I am trying to click on one of the options on that. Thanks a lot oncegain for the timely help



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