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Partial Title Match on Child Window Activate Function

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello, new to AutoIt. As far as I can tell, there is no direct way to activate a child window.

The following function will correctly activate the child window, however, the child window text needs to be an exact match.

WinTitleMatchMode does not seem to apply or help in this case.

Thanks for any help!

#include <WinAPI.au3>
Func ChildActivate($appTitle, $formName)
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
$hWnd = WinGetHandle($appTitle, $formName)
$array = WinList($appTitle)
WinActive($hWnd)
$winarray = _WinAPI_EnumWindows(True, $hWnd)
For $i = 1 to $winarray[0][0]
     $title = _WinAPI_GetWindowText($winarray[$i][0])
     If ($title == $formName) or ($title == $formName & " *") Then
         _WinAPI_ShowWindow($winarray[$i][0], @SW_MAXIMIZE)
         _WinAPI_ShowWindow($winarray[$i][0], @SW_SHOWNORMAL)
     EndIf
Next
EndFunc

EDIT for clarification: WinTitleMatchMode will only apply to the Main Window in: ChildActivate("Main Window", "Child Window")

Edited by tac

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

What about this?

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

What about this?

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

I have tried all of the match modes, but they only apply to the Main window. The Child Window always needs to be an exact match.

ChildActivate("Main Window", "Child Window")

Edited by tac

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Are you looking for a partial match or a case insensitive match?


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Are you looking for a partial match or a case insensitive match?

Case Sensitive is OK. I am really looking for something similar to MatchMode 1 since the end of the text in the child window is always changing.

Edited by tac

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StringInStr perhaps instead of trying to match it with a $title = $formname? Something like this?

If StringInStr($title, $formname) Then ...


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

StringInStr perhaps instead of trying to match it with a $title = $formname? Something like this?

If StringInStr($title, $formname) Then ...

I understand your approach but may need help on implementation of this method. I have never done any coding before AutoIt.

This does not seem to work.

#include <WinAPI.au3>
Func ChildActivate($appTitle, $formName)
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
$hWnd = WinGetHandle($appTitle, $formName)
$array = WinList($appTitle)
WinActive($hWnd)
$winarray = _WinAPI_EnumWindows(True, $hWnd)
For $i = 1 to $winarray[0][0]
     $title = _WinAPI_GetWindowText($winarray[$i][0])
     If StringInStr($appTitle, $formName) Then
         _WinAPI_ShowWindow($winarray[$i][0], @SW_MAXIMIZE)
         _WinAPI_ShowWindow($winarray[$i][0], @SW_SHOWNORMAL)
     EndIf
Next
EndFunc
Edited by tac

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You're using $appTitle in the StringInStr function, yet previously you were using $title, is that intended?


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

You're using $appTitle in the StringInStr function, yet previously you were using $title, is that intended?

Yes! I said I would need help on implementation :)

This works perfect now. Thank you.

#include
Func ChildActivate($appTitle, $formName)
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
$hWnd = WinGetHandle($appTitle, $formName)
$array = WinList($appTitle)
WinActive($hWnd)
$winarray = _WinAPI_EnumWindows(True, $hWnd)
For $i = 1 to $winarray[0][0]
$title = _WinAPI_GetWindowText($winarray[$i][0])
If StringInStr($title, $formName) Then
_WinAPI_ShowWindow($winarray[$i][0], @SW_MAXIMIZE)
_WinAPI_ShowWindow($winarray[$i][0], @SW_SHOWNORMAL)
EndIf
Next
EndFunc
Edited by tac

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