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Broken script using WinExists

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Drifter

okay so essentially there's a large program I'm making and in some part of it i launch some program and see if it exists with its given title. What i have given is not the whole script but is a modification of the parts of the script that prove my point. I set the title we are looking for to "LOL CATZ" and i clearly have nothing running with that as a substring, yet the program insists "Success!" Why?!

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode",2)

appStatReadyTest()

Func appStatReadyTest()
    
    $appTitle = "LOL CATZ"
    $appStatTestWin = GUICreate("Statistics Tester: " & $appTitle, 300,100,-1,-1,-1,$WS_EX_TOPMOST)
    
    GUICtrlCreateGroup("Status:",10,10,280,80)
    
    $label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Opening Program...",20,35,260)
    $prog = GUICtrlCreateProgress(20,60,260,20)
    
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$appStatTestWin)
    
    ;start the test
    Sleep(1000)
    ;ShellExecute($arr[$cRow][$cCol][$cTab][1])
    GUICtrlSetData($label,"Looking for " & Chr(34) & " *" & $appTitle & "* " & Chr(34) & " for 20 seconds...")
    
    $wExist = 0
    $i = 1
    While $i <= 20
        Sleep(1000)
        ToolTip(WinExists($appTitle))
        $wExist = WinExists($appTitle)
        
        GUICtrlSetData($prog,$i* 100/20)
        
        If ($wExist = 1) Then
            ExitLoop(1)
        EndIf
        
        $i += 1
    WEnd
    
    If ($wExist = 1) Then
        GUICtrlSetData($prog,100)
        GUICtrlSetData($label,"Success!")
        Sleep(1000)
    EndIf
    
    
EndFunc

Any ideas on a fix? ;)

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Richard Robertson

It exists because your own window has that title. Now try asking a hard question.

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Drifter

It exists because your own window has that title. Now try asking a hard question.

LOL! I hate when I miss something stupid like that.... The only problem now is that i really want that to be in the title because it seems like the correct thing to put there.... at least i can see where the problem is. Thanks.

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PsaltyDS

Examine the window with AU3Info.exe (the AutoIt Window Info Tool) and check it with a more specific advanced specification, like for example: WinExists("[CLASS:#32770; TITLE:LOL CATZ]", "")

See Window Titles and Text (Advanced) in the help file.

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Richard Robertson

You could also use WinList("LOL CATZ") and check the array. One of the handles will be the handle of your window so you can ignore it.

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