Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Multiple Windows Open need to get each ID and put into a Variable

Recommended Posts


I wasn't sure on how to go about this as I am very new to AutoIt, but here we go.

The following code below is from another member from a different site who helped me. It allows me to create variables for each program that has multiple instances running.

(Example: 5 Internet Explorer Browsers)

It will prompt me and ask that I hover over the window I wish to use and hit the middle mouse button. Shortly after it will tell me how many of that program is running and ask what I would like to name them.

It allows me to take each instance and give them a name that I can later on call to use.

My problem comes in when this is a AHK code and from what I have seen they are different, but are similar in some ways. As I said I am really new to AutoIt so I'm not sure on how I could convert this properly into a AutoIt code.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SetTitleMatchMode, 2
CoordMode, pixel, screen
Coordmode, mouse, screen

; Hover over one of the windows
SoundBeep, 750
tooltip, place mouse over the window you want to identify. press middle mouse button, 100, 0 
; press the middle mouse button to identify that window
keywait, MButton, D
keywait, MButton
mousegetpos, w1mx, w1my, w1id
; then get the window title from the id
wingettitle, w1title, ahk_id %w1id%
msgbox,0x1020, , This window's id and title are`nId:`t%w1id%`ntitle:`t%w1title%
; with that title find all windows that match that title 
WinGet, winlist, List, %w1title%
; make a displayable string showing the list of ids
str =
loop %winlist%
{    thisid := winlist%A_Index%
     str = %str%`n%thisid%
msgbox, Number of matching windows = %winlist%%str%
; then to use any window in the list you simply activate it using it's id
;If (winlist)
;{   random, thiswin, 1, %winlist% ;<-- pick a random window from the list
;   wid := winlist%thiswin%
;   msgbox,0x1020,,Activating window#: %thiswin% id: %wid%
;   winactivate, ahk_id %wid%
;   click

str =
Loop %winlist% ;<-- used from the example i posted earlier
{   thisid := winlist%A_Index% ; gets the id
     thisid = ahk_id %thisid%
    winactivate, %thisid%
    Inputbox, choice, ,what name do you want to give this window?
    If (Errorlevel) ;<-- cancel was pressed
    {   choice = NoName%A_Index%
    %choice% = %thisid%
   str = %str%name: %choice%`tid:%thisid%`n

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel silly, now I just need to find a way to take those handles and prompt me for a name so I can turn each one into a variable.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Figured this out. ^_^

No need to reply.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.