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Ugh, this should be easy - How to get a windows Handle when a user clicks on it

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I hope I am just having a brain fart and this is actually easy. Here is the issue I am having. I am trying to simulate a Live Meeting between two people. This is so I can test more quickly after weekly maintenance that everything is functioning correctly still. For testing purposes, both the Presenter and the Attendee are on the same computer. The tester just has 2 LM windows open. I need to get the Handle of each window and know which one is which. Currently, I have a msgbox popup that tells the test to click the Presenter window, then Yes on msgbox. Then a new msgbox pops up telling the tester to click the Attendee LM window, then Yes on the msgbox. While this works 90% of the time, occassionally the code seems to grab the msgbox handle instead. The $size variable at the end often ends up being an empty array. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)

MsgBox(4,"Click on Presenter window","Click Yes once you have made the Presenter window the active window.")

sleep(500)

$presenterHWND=WinGetHandle("[Active]")

MsgBox(4,"Click on Attendee window","Click Yes once you have made the Attendee window the active window.")

sleep(500)

$attendeeHWND=WinGetHandle("[Active]")

$size=WinGetPos($presenterHWND)

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I'm surprised you get the LM window handle at all. Once you click the msgbox, that becomes the active window, so unless the user clicks the LM window, or it automatically becomes the active window, then the msgbox is probably what you're going to get. You only sleep the script for 1/2 a second, which may not be enough time for the msgbox window to close before the other window becomes active again.

If the 2 windows have different titles, then you can use WinWaitActive to find out which is which and dispense with the message box.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

It is not that surprising as you click the window you want the handle of which will change the zorder and then click the msgbox.

The msgbox closes and the previous clicked window becomes active.

Could try the longer sleep to see if that works.

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Edited by Jos

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Yeah, that way seemed too flaky, even when I extended the sleep. Thanks for helping me think this one through. Ended up getting the handle when just one was open through winlist(), and then getting the next one after through winlist() too, just looped until had 2 with different handles. Works now. Thanks again.

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