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Getting window title from handle

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Hello, another quick question, also, thanks for all the help I've had recently.

I am using oneventmode to handle windows in a process, however, I have to call a special function, which requires the title of the window being destroyed, so that it can clear an array of associated data.

Is there any way to get the window title from the handle? I could not find any functions that supported getting the title from a handle.

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Have you tried WinGetTitle() and passing the handle as the first parameter?

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The help file explains the title parameter and what it can and can't accept.


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The help file explains the title parameter and what it can and can't accept.

WinGetTitle ( "title" [, "text"] )

Parameters

title The title of the window to read. See Title special definition.

text [optional] The text of the window to read.

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Did you try it? What does it return? Just copying out of the help file doesn't help us help you. This works just fine:

$handle = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:Notepad]")
    MsgBox(0, "", WinGetTitle($handle, ""))

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Sorry it was an error in my code, this method does actually seem to work, thanks.

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WinGetTitle ( "title" [, "text"] )

Parameters

title The title of the window to read. See Title special definition.

text [optional] The text of the window to read.

That is a link in the help file to another section of it explaining what it accepts in the Title parameter. That is what guinness was telling you.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

That is a link in the help file to another section of it explaining what it accepts in the Title parameter. That is what guinness was telling you.

Nothing in there says it accepts window handles. Edited by nullschritt

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Window Handles / HWNDs

The variant datatype in AutoIt natively supports window handles (HWNDs). A window handle is a special value that windows assigns to a window each time it is created. When you have a handle you may use it in place of the title parameter in any of the function calls that use the title/text convention. The advantage of using window handles is that if you have multiple copies of an application open - which have the same title/text - you can uniquely identify them when using handles. When you use a window handle for the title parameter then the text parameter is completely ignored.

Various functions such as WinGetHandle, WinList and GUICreate return these handles. It is important to note that a window handle is not classed as a number or string - it is its own special type.

 

Note: Window handles will work no matter what WinTitleMatchMode is currently in use.

Oh really?

Edited by BrewManNH

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