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I have an array of button handles for a windows based app, and I'm trying to get the ToolTip information so I may identify them (I'd rather not use hard coded references, we have lots of user rights and configurations). I thought the ToolTip info text would be best to do this, but can't get the _GUIToolTip* functions to work.

#include <GuiToolbar.au3>
#include <GuiButton.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

 opt ( "MouseCoordMode", 2 )

For $i = 0 to UBound ( $asControlCollection ) - 1
$GetText = _GUICtrlButton_GetText  ( $asControlCollection[$i][0] )
$GetTMar = _GUICtrlButton_GetTextMargin ( $asControlCollection[$i][0] )
$GetNote = _GUICtrlButton_GetNote  ( $asControlCollection[$i][0] )

 
MouseMove ( $asControlCollection[$i][1] + 5, $asControlCollection[$i][2] + 5)
sleep ( 3000 )_

GUIToolTip_Activate  ( $asControlCollection[$i][0], True )
$asTest2 = _GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool  ( $asControlCollection[$i][0] )

_ArrayDisplay ( $asTest2 )
msgbox ( 4096, "test", "GetText=[" & $GetText & "]; GetTextMargin=[" & $GetTMar & "]; GetNote=[" & $GetNote & "]." )
Next

The array that is returned is always filled out with "0" for each of the levels.

I added a mouse over, and I'm able to view to tooltip, but still not able to record it.

Edited by jdelaney
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and, solved:

lainline,

It becomes a bit more complicated if you want to read the tips of another application. Take a look at this:

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GuiToolTip.au3>

HotKeySet("{F1}", "_Read_Tip")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "On_Exit")

; Choose your app
Global $sTitle = "[CLASS:WordPadClass]"
WinWaitActive($sTitle, "", 10)
; Get PID of your app
Global $iPID = WinGetProcess($sTitle)

; Keep the script running
While 1

Sleep(10)

WEnd

Func _Read_Tip()

; Get list of tooltips
Local $aTipList = WinList("[CLASS:tooltips_class32]")
; See which belong to your app
For $i = 1 To $aTipList[0][0]
If WinGetProcess($aTipList[$i][1]) = $iPID Then
; See which one is active
Local $aRet = _GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool($aTipList[$i][1])
; If one is active then display it
If $aRet[8] <> "" Then MsgBox(0, "Visible Tip", $aRet[8])
EndIf
Next

EndFunc

Func On_Exit()

Exit

EndFunc

You have 10 seconds to get WordPad active after starting the script. Then every time you press F1 and there is an active Tooltip you will get a MsgBox with the text. Press ESC to exit the script.

I hope that is what you want. :oops:

M23

I modified it a bit, to work with my loop.

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jdelaney,

I had forgotten all about that! :bye:

Glad I could help - even though I did not. :oops:

M23

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