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How do I use sen("{PRINTSCREEN}")

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Good day folks, I am stuck with a script that I need a screen shot captured so I am using the

send("{PRINTSCREEN}") command line, I then try using paint and control v to see if the script

did capture the screen image. Nope, So how does one use this command?

Thanks

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That should work...have you tried this command in a script by itself?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Send("{PRINTSCREEN}")
Send("#r") 
Send("PBRUSH")
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(2000) ; waits paint to open, if you remove this it will probably not work(didn't work here)
Send("^v")

Edited by pedmacedo

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Sleep(2000) ; waits paint to open, if you remove this it will probably not work(didn't work here)

Do this with

WinWait("Paint")

or to be more precise

WinWait("Paint")
WinWaitActive("Paint")

Check help file for infos.


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Tested in Vista and Win7 only

Send("{PRINTSCREEN}")
Run("mspaint")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Paint")
Send("^v")

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Do this with

WinWait("Paint")

or to be more precise

WinWait("Paint")
WinWaitActive("Paint")

Check help file for infos.

Oh sorry, I forgot about the WinWait function, thanks for the correction.

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In order for any of the Win*() functions to work with the title given only as "Paint" you will have to set

Opt("WintitleMatchMode", 2) at the top of your script. Also remember titles are case-sensitive.


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Tested in Vista and Win7 only

Send("{PRINTSCREEN}")
Run("mspaint")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Paint")
Send("^v")

Well i put both WinWait And Winwaitactive because I didn't know about the fact that WinWaitActive had WinWait function in itself, thought that it checked for an active window withouth assuring if it really existed so it the window didn't exist, it returned an error.

In order for any of the Win*() functions to work with the title given only as "Paint" you will have to set

Opt("WintitleMatchMode", 2) at the top of your script. Also remember titles are case-sensitive.

Nice to know, thanks. I remembered that there was such an option but wasn't able to tell which it was.

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