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How to make Pixelgetcolor work on background windows?

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How can I get it? It works well when I make the window active

While 1
    If PixelGetColor(291,212)=0xB4D0A9 Then
        ControlClick("[CLASS:MozillaUIWindowClass]","","[CLASS:MozillaWindowClass; INSTANCE:2]","main",1,378,98)
        Sleep(3000)
        ControlClick("[CLASS:MozillaUIWindowClass]","","[CLASS:MozillaWindowClass; INSTANCE:2]","main",1,589,23)
        Sleep(3000)
        ControlSend("[CLASS:MozillaUIWindowClass]","","[CLASS:MozillaWindowClass; INSTANCE:2]","{Enter}")
    ExitLoop
    Else
        Sleep(100)
    EndIf
WEnd

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PixelGetColor doesn't work on background windows, it gets the color of whatever coordinate you give it, and if the window isn't visible there's no way to get a color from it.


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You can use PrintWindow and get the DC of the window then get the pixel color using GDIPBitmapGetPixel

ask if you have any questions


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Understand that method (The way I understand it) is a bit slow. Now, if you were trying to work with an application in Firefox, you can use FF.au3 to do it. Working with controls in FF while using FF.au3 is in my experience pretty good as afar as speed. That should in theory work faster for you. However, I want to point out if what you are working with is only in animated type format then you may want to look at other ways of dealing with what you are tying to do. Seeing how we don't know the website you are working with we are left to guess. Do you care to share with us the URL?

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UEZ has posted a solution


My code:

PredictText: Predict Text of an Edit Control Like Scite. Remote Gmail: Execute your Scripts through Gmail. StringRegExp:Share and learn RegExp.

Run As System: A command line wrapper around PSEXEC.exe to execute your apps scripts as System (LSA). Database: An easier approach for _SQ_LITE beginners.

MathsEx: A UDF for Fractions and LCM, GCF/HCF. FloatingText: An UDF for make your text floating. Clipboard Extendor: A clipboard monitoring tool. 

Custom ScrollBar: Scroll Bar made with GDI+, user can use bitmaps instead. RestrictEdit_SRE: Restrict text in an Edit Control through a Regular Expression.

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