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Is the function "WinGetText" has a limitation?

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Hi,

I'm doing WinGetText from a Notepad,

I am use the ConsolWrite in order to see what he get,

and everytime he is cutting the information in the same place, so I am missing everytime the relevant info I want to.

Here is info about the characters it took:

see picture

Also the notepad files are above 64k (as it written in the help file)

Is there another Function I can use for large files?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <SendMessage.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

;Im Assuming the file is test.txt in the Script Dir.
;It is opened through notepad. Only one instance of notepad is running
;All the text in the notepad is selected and copied to the clipboard
;Thereafter try the following methods.

$hNotepad = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:Notepad]")

$WinAPI = _SendMessage($hNotepad, $WM_GETTEXT, 0xFFFFFF, 0, 4)
$Native = WinGetText($hNotepad)

ConsoleWrite("WinAPI: " & StringLen($WinAPI) & "Chars." & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite("Native: " & StringLen($Native) & "Chars." & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite("FileRead: " & StringLen(FileRead("test.txt")) & "Chars." & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite("Clipboard: " & StringLen(ClipGet()) & "Chars." & @CRLF)

;Clipboard method returns the maximum number of chars.
Hope it helps

Regards :)

Edited by PhoenixXL

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If you're just trying to get the text from a file into a variable, don't use Notepad, use FileOpen/FileRead instead.


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If you're just trying to get the text from a file into a variable, don't use Notepad, use FileOpen/FileRead instead.

BrewManNH:

It is notepad which popup so I need to get from this window, I can't know the path of the specific file because it depands on current time.

But maybe I will use the "Save As" option in order to save it with a path I'm know and doing what you said.

PhoenixXL:

Thanks, I will try it first and update here

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Finally it works with the FileRead method,

To get the path I taking the folder name through the "SaveAs" Window with the WinGetText.

and build the full path to the specific file so I can use the FileRead which get the all text from the file

By the way,

PhoenixXL - your method still cut the data.

Thanks all

Edited by atzoref

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I'm just wondering why the path depends on the time. Does it keep moving itself around or something? :unsure:

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