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Hey mates,

i'm kinda new to AutoIt and i just read some guides. As an example, i'm able to click a button on windows calc, using -> ControlClick("TITLE", "", "[CLASS:Button; TEXT:8]", "")

no problem there, but how do i manage to click the menustrip like "edit" or "?", i mean the menu bar under the window title. What's this "CLASS" called? And where do i find a list of all the "CLASS" names?

would be nice if someone could help me.


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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

You need to use the GuiMenu UDF. Type "GUICtrlMenu" into the Help file Index search and you will find lots of helpful functions to use on the menubar. :)


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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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