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is there some way to interact with controls without loosing focus of the active window? I need to fill in InputBoxes of a program I start hidden but when it starts I loose focus of my active window and when I switch back the data that should be written to the controls of the hidden program are written into the active window instead?

I dont want that "solution" btw:

$ActiveWindow = WinGetTitle("[ACTIVE]")

;~ Input data into the controls


Maybe there is some way to actually interact with these controls without even giving the program the focus?

Please enlighten me :)

Edited by flownzu

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Welcome to the Forum :)








or try your HELPFILE.

You would receive much help from it.


Edited by PhoenixXL

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Welcome to the Forum :)tryControlSendControlCommandControlSetTextControlClickControlListViewControlTreeViewor try your HELPFILE.You would receive much help from it.Regards

I appreciate your help, but I already interact with with the control through ControlSetText :(
ControlSetText($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $edxPort)ControlSetText($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:2]", $edxPort + 1)ControlSetText($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:3]", "")ControlClick($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]")ControlClick($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:4]")
I thought I clear up some things I already tried. Obviously the switch back to the window that was active before the focus was lost but this doesnt solve the issue that the data gets sent to completely different controls if I manually change windows while the ControlSetText is executed. I also tried _SendMessage to directly send the command to the control. Didn't work either, so I'm pretty desperate right now.Edit: Ok I made some horrible mistakes. I went with this code:
$edxpid = Run(@ScriptDir & "\proxy\edxSilkroadProxy.exe", @ScriptDir & "\proxy", @SW_HIDE)
$edxPort = Random(16000, 19000, 1)

$list = WinList("[CLASS:#32770]")
For $i = 1 To $list[0][0]
If WinGetProcess($list[$i][1]) = $edxpid Then
$edxHwnd = $list[$i][1]

ControlSetText($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $edxPort)
ControlSetText($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:2]", $edxPort + 1)
ControlSetText($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:3]", "")
ControlClick($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]")
ControlClick($edxHwnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:4]")

Didnt realize that I go through the WinList Command so fast that the tool I run hasnt even started up so I dont even get the Window Handle. Thats why the sending data to the control was so messed up.

So this thread can be closed :)

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this thread can be closed

As it indeed will be. Please read the Forum rules (the link is also at bottom right of each page) - particularly the bit about not discussing game interaction - before you post again. :naughty:


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