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Existing GUI Data

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I have one question that is basic that i cannot seem to find ANYWHERE around the forum. If i have an existing GUI (say some normal application is running). I can get information on the GUI, move it, resize it, etc etc. However, the one thing i am trying to do is to read the GUI's textbox/buttonText/combo box details. How would I go about doing this? Basically just gathering information from WITHIN the GUI itself, beyond the amatuer 'GetWinText' and other 'Get's. My main concern is reading a ever-changing combobox and being able to 'check' the items i want, which can appear in random order. ANy direction would be appreciated, even if its just 'look at the topic <x> in the help file'.

i use this simple code... and it doesnt seem to get the GUI data..

[i]Public Sub ProcessEntries()
Dim oAutoIt As New AutoItX3
Dim curText As String
Dim curTitle As String
Dim curData As String

oAutoIt.Sleep 4000
'This works just fine
curTitle = oAutoIt.WinGetTitle("[active]")
curText = oAutoIt.WinGetText("[active]")

'This doesnt work at all (either using the ID in a string, or as a nonString, the ID was given to me by WinInfo
curData = oAutoIt.ControlGetText(curTitle, curText, "93697896")

err = oAutoIt.Error

'In the above test....
' curData returns ""
' Err returns... 1
' Description: ""
' HelpContext: 0
' HelpFile: ""
' LastDllError: 0
' Number: 1
' Source: ""

Stop 'used for watching the vars

End Sub

More info here; they had me move the thread.

Edited by BSBAL18

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