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[SOLVED]WinGetTitle() return 0 and the title ...

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Hello Boys, how are you ?

I am in front of something which is really shocking me...

I have the documentation of WinGetTitle() and it says this :

Return Value

Success: Returns a string containing the complete window title.

Failure: Returns numeric 0 if no title match.

So i wanted to try this, with handling a possible error.

;~ made by a big boss in this forum, forgot his name :S
    $HWND = 0
    $STPID = DllStructCreate("int")
        $WINLIST2 = WinList()
        For $I = 1 To $WINLIST2[0][0]
            If $WINLIST2[$I][0] <> "" Then
                DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "GetWindowThreadProcessId", "hwnd", $WINLIST2[$I][1], "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($STPID))
                If DllStructGetData($STPID, 1) = $PID Then
                    $HWND = $WINLIST2[$I][1]
    Until $HWND <> 0
    Return $HWND

;~ run notepad

;~ get the window
$window = GETWINDOWFROMPID($notepad)
MsgBox(4096, "info", $window)

;~ i make sure this is the good window
WinSetState($window, "", @SW_MINIMIZE)
WinSetState($window, "", @SW_RESTORE)

;~ lets get the title
$title = WinGetTitle($window)
if $title=0 Then
    MsgBox(4096, "Error", "Could not find the correct window =>" & $title) ;WHAT DA FAQ
    MsgBox(4096, "title:", $title)

-I launch notepad

-I get the window from the PID (thanks to a Function made by one of you)

-I move the notepad window for test if it works (It works)

-I try to get the title and now i have this :

"Could not find the correct window => Notepad - Untitled" O_o

How is it possible ? If we enter in the "If" it's because $title is equal to 0. but when I display $title, it gives mes "Notepad - Untitled"

$title = 0 AND $title="Notepad - Untitled" - 2 value ?

Please explain me i'm astonished.

Thanks for answers

Edited by Nio0B

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I would hazard a guess that if $title=0 is converting the string title into a number - and Number("Notepad - Untitled") will return 0. So the condition is filled and you get the apparently stupid return. :)

I suggest that you do the opposite and force the return into a string: ;)

If String($title) = "0"

This is yet another one of those cases where having a single type of variable catches you out unless you take great care. Personally I wonder why on earth the function returns a numeric value and does not set @error as well. :wacko:

You might want to start a Trac ticket to see if you can get the return value changed in a future release. ;)


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Wow man, It totally beat me.

Once you explain it, it looks totally logic, but without you i would have never see it.

Thank you very much M23, u made me grow.

I'll do the trac ticket.

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