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Ignore a portion of a window in WinActivate

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Hey,

I just discovered AutoIt and have fallen for it. I'm new to the forums, too, and appreciate any help.

I'm trying to activate a window using WinActivate. The title of the window contains a section in brackets that I'd like to ignore. Esentially, I want to be able to search for "Window Title Part One (ignore this) And Part Two".

I know this can be done using regex, but don't know how to go about it.

Thanks for any help.

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WinList()
For To
    If StringInStr() Then
;       ...
    EndIf
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Yeah... StringInStr() would work with an If... But I already know the title bar has the string I need... It just changes with each (regular) revision.

Currently it's "Example title bar (V 12.34) Following Text"... But it's also been "Example title bar (Ver 12.34b) Following Text". So really, I'm looking to trigger WinActivate(), using "Example title bar ({wildcard}) Following Text"

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

so your telling me that you cant trigger title that you need with

If StringInstr($var,'Example title bar (') And StringinStr($var,') Following Text') Then WinActivate($var)

?!

If you cant maby its best for you to look under "Window Titles and Text (Advanced)" in help file

Edited by bogQ

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

what about using

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode",2)

then you could do

$title = WinList( "Example title bar")

*edit to expand on that*

$title will become an array of all the windows that have "Example title bar" somewhere in the title and you can then WinActivate from that list

Edited by kaotkbliss

010101000110100001101001011100110010000001101001011100110010000

001101101011110010010000001110011011010010110011100100001

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something like REGEXPTITLE:test(.*?)goo tor title named like test aaa goo.txt shud work if im not wrong (or many im worng, did i already tell anyone that i will newer learn StringRegExp? :D )


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bogQ,

i will newer learn StringRegExp

I do not want to hijack the thread, but try ressions.info/tutorial.html'>this site - the best SRE tutorial I have come across. :oops:

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

your telling me that REGEXPTITLE:test(.*?)goo will work? or itl not work and your redirecting me to learn more :D

eather way i will try to wrap my mind around it in the near future, ty for the link :oops:

Edited by bogQ

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bogQ,

your telling me that REGEXPTITLE:test(.*?)goo will work? or itl not work and your redirecting me to learn more

Neither - just pointing you to a good resource. :D

And now back to our scheduled programming...pun fully intended! :oops:

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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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