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How to read text of a control(radio button or check box)

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I would like to know whether i can decide my selection of radio button before reading the text of the radio button. For Example every software installation has installation options like Typical and Custom. I would like to confirm the respective text of the radio button before my selecting the option. Hope this is possible in AutoIt.

I have gone through many examples, but many of the examples were created with AutoIt UI and they used the handle of a the particular control to read the text. But they are getting the handle while creating the control. I'm unable to get a handle of an existing control of 3rd party GUI.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)
Example()
Func Example()
Local $menu1, $n1, $n2, $msg, $menustate, $menutext
 
GUICreate("My GUICtrlRead") ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered
$menu1 = GUICtrlCreateMenu("File")
$n1 = GUICtrlCreateList("", 10, 10, -1, 100)
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "item1|item2|item3", "item2")
$n2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Read", 10, 110, 50)
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS) ; the focus is on this button
GUISetState() ; will display an empty dialog box
; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
Do
  $msg = GUIGetMsg()
  If $msg = $n2 Then
   MsgBox(0, "Selected listbox entry", GUICtrlRead($n1)) ; display the selected listbox entry
   $menustate = GUICtrlRead($menu1) ; return the state of the menu item
   $menutext = GUICtrlRead($menu1, 1) ; return the text of the menu item
   MsgBox(0, "State and text of the menuitem", "state:" & $menustate & @LF & "text:" & $menutext)
  EndIf
Until $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Here I don't know how to get the $n1 value if I didn't created the GUI, that already exist. So I may not have the value of $n1.

If my post is unclear pls let me know so that I can make it more clear on that part. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in Advance.

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martin

See what the AutoItInfo tool can tell you about the handles for the radio controls in the third party GUI. If that works then you can do something in AutoIt to get the information you want.

Also, look up ControlCommand which might be all you need, but your explanation of what you want to do is not clear to me. If there is a radio button I expect that the text for that button will always be the same but maybe what you want to know is which radio button is checked.


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Thanks for your help Martin. I have tried third party handle with no success. Below is my code will be called in front of the GUI

Example()
Func Example()
Local $handle, $msg
$handle = ControlGetHandle("[CLASS:TWizardForm]", "", "TNewNotebookPage2")
$checkState = ControlCommand("[CLASS:TWizardForm]", "", "TNewNotebookPage2","IsChecked", "")
$getText = ControlGetText("[CLASS:TWizardForm]", "", "TNewNotebookPage2")
; GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS)
GUISetState()      ; will display an empty dialog box
; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
MsgBox(1, "Status", $checkState)
MsgBox(0, "Status 2", $getText)
MsgBox(0, "State", StringFormat("GUICtrlRead=%d\nGUICtrlGetState=%d", GUICtrlRead($handle), GUICtrlGetState($handle)))
EndFunc

Regarding ControlCommand, I have checked the radio button is selected or not. It always returns the $checkState value as 0 irrespective of the state of the button.

As you said I need the text of the radio button that is selected. So that I can make use of IF statement to expect the next GUI in the installation. Still I'm having problem in getting the text of the selected button. I'm still not sure of the above code that I'm missing something important.

Below is the control I'm getting for that GUI

>>>> Window <<<<

Title: Setup - Installing XYZ Software

Class: TWizardForm

Position: 468, 243

Size: 503, 385

Style: 0x16CA0000

ExStyle: 0x00000100

Handle: 0x0003039E

Following image is the GUI I'm discussing.

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>>>> Control <<<<

Class: TNewNotebookPage

Instance: 2

ClassnameNN: TNewNotebookPage2

Name:

Advanced (Class): [CLASS:TNewNotebookPage; INSTANCE:2]

ID: 131946

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bogQ

did you try

ID: 131946

ControlCommand ( "title", "text", controlID

or [CLASS:TNewNotebookPage; INSTANCE:2] instead controlID?

note that you need to test 2 radios with diffrent ID, not just 1

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pilot

Thanks a lot bogQ, your last line did the magic.

Actually I have mistakenly taken the control of whole text instead of particularly focusing on radio buttons. I have changed the code as below

Example()
Func Example()
Local $handle, $msg
$handle = ControlGetHandle("[CLASS:TWizardForm]", "", "TRadioButton1")
$checkState = ControlCommand("[CLASS:TWizardForm]", "", "TRadioButton1","IsChecked", "")
$getText = ControlGetText("[CLASS:TWizardForm]", "", "TRadioButton1")
; GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_FOCUS)
GUISetState()     ; will display an empty dialog box
; Run the GUI until the dialog is closed
MsgBox(1, "Status", $checkState)
MsgBox(0, "Status 2", $getText)
MsgBox(0, "State", StringFormat("GUICtrlRead=%d\nGUICtrlGetState=%d", GUICtrlRead($handle), GUICtrlGetState($handle)))
EndFunc

All worked perfectly and I started a day with success. Thank You, once again.

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