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Getting text of a status bar ...

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Hi,

i try to get the text of a status bar in an external application. AutoIt Window Info gives me the handle of that status bar, but it has not controlID. My problem is that i am not able to get this handle programmaticaly. i tried a few things (like ControlGetHandle("Gestion de la GEOBASE V3.1.0","","[CLASS: StatusBarWndClass; INSTANCE: 1]")) but none worked ...

Here is a screenshot of the application ... how should i retrieve that handle ?

When i try a "WinGetClassList" on that window here is what i get :

ToolbarWndClass
ToolbarWindow32
MDIClient
ThunderRT6FormDC
ThunderRT6CheckBox
ThunderRT6TextBox
ThunderRT6CommandButton
ThunderRT6TextBox
ThunderRT6CommandButton
ThunderRT6CommandButton
StatusBarWndClass
AfxOleControl42u

Thanks for ur help !

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snaileater,

You do not need the handle, you can use the CLASS and INSTANCE directly. :blink:

Assuming that the Window Info tool can see the text in the status bar, try this:

ControlGetText("Gestion de la GEOBASE V3.1.0", "", "[CLASS: StatusBarWndClass; INSTANCE: 1]")

M23


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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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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

snaileater,

You do not need the handle, you can use the CLASS and INSTANCE directly. :blink:

Assuming that the Window Info tool can see the text in the status bar, try this:

ControlGetText("Gestion de la GEOBASE V3.1.0", "", "[CLASS: StatusBarWndClass; INSTANCE: 1]")

M23

Melba,

i already tried

ControlGetText("Gestion de la GEOBASE V3.1.0", "", "[CLASS: StatusBarWndClass; INSTANCE: 1]")

but for some reasons i don't understand it didn't work...

With the handle given by AutoIt Window Info i can set the Text in that status bar and when set by me i can read the content with things like :

$var = _GUICtrlStatusBar_GetText ($Handle,1)

but when the content is set by the external application it seems i can't reach the content ...

At least i really would like to get the Handle of the status bar ...

Edited by snaileater

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Melba,

The AutoIt Window Info doesn't give me the text of the status bar that's right (but just the handle of the status bar) ... but knowing that i would simply like to find a way to get an handle to the status bar so that i could modify the content by myself ...

Edited by snaileater

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snaileater,

Sorry about the delay, the Tour de France is more important! ;)

Have you looked at Ascendant's EnumChildWindows UDF to see if it can help?

Other than that I am out of ideas, sorry. :blink:

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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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snaileater,

Sorry about the delay, the Tour de France is more important! :P

Have you looked at Ascendant's EnumChildWindows UDF to see if it can help?

Other than that I am out of ideas, sorry. ;)

M23

Melba23,

EnumChildWindows does the job, thanks ...

I will have to have a deeper look in this script to understand why i wasn't able to reach the StatusBar Handle ...

Sorry for bothering u during the Tour de France ... :blink:

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JohnOne,

I had thought of that, but as the Help file says:

This functions attempts to read the first standard status bar on a window (Microsoft common control: msctls_statusbar32). Some programs use their own status bars or special versions of the MS common control which StatusbarGetText cannot read.

and snaileater's status bar appears to be StatusBarWndClass, I thought it not worth pursuing. But perhaps snaileater could try it and see! :blink:

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
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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I see, thanks for the heads up M23.

Snaileater may be interested to know that a nice juicy snail named Sidney recently won a world championship race of 13 inches in a stunning time of 3 minutes 41 seconds according to yesterdays newspapers.

MMmmmm snails

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7897863/Sidney-the-snail-races-to-victory-in-world-championships.html


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I see, thanks for the heads up M23.

Snaileater may be interested to know that a nice juicy snail named Sidney recently won a world championship race of 13 inches in a stunning time of 3 minutes 41 seconds according to yesterdays newspapers.

MMmmmm snails

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7897863/Sidney-the-snail-races-to-victory-in-world-championships.html

Sad thing that (like in the Tour de France) some snails use prohibited stuff to improve performances ... :blink:

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