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[Problem][SysListView32] GetText does not work properly

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I have tried to automate the Nero 9 Essentials Installation. I have succeeded in automating the complete Installation Process with the Aid of a Timeout at the critical Part.

I tried to read the Text "Installation completed" with GetText out of each of the 5 Elements Second Column in the ListView (Row[0-4]Column[2]).

So far I can read the Text of the Elements in the first Column ("DirectX0.9c" etc.), but no Text in the Other Two Columns.

After I researched the Topic a bit, it seems like there is an Issue with "OwnerDrawn" ListView's.

Is there a way to get the Text or to reliably detect the State of those Columns irregardless of the "OwnerDrawn"-Problem?

; Get the Window Handle and Activate it
$handle = WinWait("Nero 9 Essentials - Installation",{...})

If  ($handle <> 0) Then

; Get the Handle of the ListView Control
$handle = ControlGetHandle("Nero 9 Essentials - Installation",{...},"SysListView321")

; Get the Row-Count
$iCount = _GUICtrlListView_GetItemCount($handle)

; Get the Column-Count
$iColumns = _GUICtrlListView_GetColumnCount($handle)

; Show the Text of all Items in the 1st Column
For $i = 0 To ($iCount - 1)
    MsgBox(0,"Test","Item[" & $i & "]: " & _GUICtrlListView_GetItemImage($handle, $i, 0) & " ")

; Get the first Row completely as an Array
$ary = _GUICtrlListView_GetItemTextArray($handle,0)

; Check if the Array contains the Information
If ($ary[0] <> 0) Then
    ; Try to show the Contents of the Array
    MsgBox(0,"","Text" & $ary[1] & "|" & $ary[2] & "|" & $ary[3])

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Wow! No answers. I'm also investigating how to retrieve text from a SysListView321 class element on Windows 8. If you happen to have an update from these 2.5 years. Let me know.

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As the OP has not returned to the forum since he posted that 2.5 years ago, are you seriously expecting an answer? :huh:

Please do not needlessly resurrect old threads like this again - just start a new one of your own. ;)


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