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Hello I´m new to AutoIt and I want to know how I can read the Text from a Toolbar-Button. (ToolBarWindow32)

I would like to Automate a Task in a certain App but the Information I need is in the Text of that Toolbar-Button.

Thanks for your Help

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

You get the text of a toolbar button like this - I have used the taskbar as an example because we all have one:

#Include <GuiToolBar.au3>

; Get handle of taskbar
$hWnd = ControlGetHandle("[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", "[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32;INSTANCE:4]") ; <<<<< If it does not work check the INSTANCE
; Get number of buttons
$iCount = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hWnd)
; Loop through buttons
For $i = 1 To $iCount - 1 Step 2 ; <<<<< You may need single step
    $iCmdID = _GUICtrlToolbar_IndexToCommand($hWnd, $i)
    $sText = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hWnd, $iCmdID)
    ConsoleWrite($sText & @CRLF)

A couple of points to note: :idiot:

- 1. If the code does nto work, check the instance of the taskbar with the Window Info tool. I seem to remember that different OS's give different instance numbers to the various components of Shell_TrayWnd.

- 2. In the taskbar you need to use Step 2 as the even numbered buttons are invisible ones holding the process name. In your case you may well find that you need to single step the loop.

All clear? ;)


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Thanks a lot. That was exactly what I was looking for =)

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