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Is there a simpler way to get "active" Window Information

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The two things I need are the "Active" WIndow handle and title. The only way I have found so far is:

$ActiveHandle = WinGetHandle("[ACTIVE]")

$ActiveTitle = WinGetTitle($ActiveHandle)

I will probably need more information about the "Active" Window as the script progresses. Is there one function I can call as opposed to two or more to get this information?

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What kind of information you need more?


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Why aren't you using WinGetTitle("[ACTIVE]")?


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I am using WinGetTitle and WinGetHandle. I need both the title and handle. Other things I wind up using are the title height, client area, border width and a few others. I am just looking for a way to consolidate code in to one call that would give me all the info I need with respect to the active window rather then having to do several calls.

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If you need both, then I'm pretty sure you're going to need both calls. There's no function that gets both the handle and the title that I'm aware of.


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