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Hi guys,

I am trying to get the name of the active window, any advice?

Also, how could we do something like what the AutoIT window Info tool does? to point at a window and get the information. Which are the funcs to use....

Many thanks


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Have a look at the win functions: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/functions/

In order to get the current window, just use this simple UDF:


Func _activewindow()
    return WinGetTitle("[ACTIVE]")
EndFunc   ;==>_winactive

I have included a brief example at the very top.

Hope it helps

Also, please do not double post your topic

Edit: more effecient UDF, forgot use of [ACTIVE]

Edited by subzerostig

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please do not double post your topic

Sage advice from subzerostig - please follow it. :oops:

And you have another suggestion in your other thread. :bye:


Edited by Melba23
Added text

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


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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