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call an EXE from autoit and specify window size?

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kor

I need to call an external program from AutoIt and for some reason this program doesn't remember window sizes. Is there a way to call the program and specify how big I want the window? (or also default to maximized)

if someone can just point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. thanks.

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BrewManNH

Look at Run and WinMove, with WinMove you can resize the window as well as move it.


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Run("notepad.exe", "", @SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)

Run notepad using above code (maximized)


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Melba23

kor,

I would suggest Run, WinWait, & WinMove in immediate succession. ;)

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jdelaney

Overkill (using just the processid from the run):

#include <WinAPI.au3>
If RunAndResize ("notepad.exe", 20) Then
 MsgBox(1,1,"launched and resized")
Else
 MsgBox(1,1,"not launched and/or resized")
EndIf

Func RunAndResize ($sCallersApplication, $sCallersMaxWaitSeconds)
 $iPid = Run ($sCallersApplication)
 If $iPid = 0 Then Return False
 $sCallersMaxWaitSeconds = $sCallersMaxWaitSeconds * 1000
 $iTimer = TimerInit()
 Local $tempPID = ""
 While TimerDiff($iTimer) < $sCallersMaxWaitSeconds
  $data = WinList()
  For $i = 1 To UBound($data) - 1
   If StringLen($data[$i][1]) = 0 Then ContinueLoop
   $test = _WinAPI_GetWindowThreadProcessId($data[$i][1], $tempPID)
   If $tempPID = $iPid Then
    WinMove($data[$i][1], "", 0,0,400,400)
    Return True
   EndIf
  Next
 WEnd
 Return False
EndFunc
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LarryDalooza

If you Run() it with @SW_HIDE you can resize it before @SW_SHOW ing it.

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