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Hi there i've had a read of the forums and the wiki but i'm struggling to find a straight answer to my question.

When using the windows info tool and getting this information for example:

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  Target File
Class:  #32770
Position:   990, 526
Size:   580, 341
Style:  0x96CC00C4
ExStyle:    0x00010101
Handle: 0x001F03E6

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  ToolbarWindow32
Instance:   1
ClassnameNN:    ToolbarWindow321
Advanced (Class):   [CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:1]
ID: 1088
Position:   372, 6
Size:   176, 32
ControlClick Coords:    58, 15
Style:  0x50038945
ExStyle:    0x00000000
Handle: 0x000B04C8

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   1430, 584
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xFFFF00

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<
1:  40971   
2:  40961   
3:  40962   
4:  40970   

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
Save &in:
File &name:
Save as &type:
CEL datafile(*.dta)

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<
Open as &read-only

I presume that the tools bar items are the four buttons which I dragged the window info tool over. Is there a simple way to click them or send a command to be pressed with the id's presented?

thanks in advance


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try something like this
$hTollbars = ControlGetHandle('Target File', '', '[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:1]')
_GUICtrlToolbar_ClickIndex($hTollbars, 1)
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Each button has a command id, which you can use with ControlCommand function, with the SendCommandID to initiate it:

"SendCommandID", Command ID

Simulates the WM_COMMAND message. Usually used for ToolbarWindow32 controls - use the ToolBar tab of Au3Info to get the Command ID.

Example of manipulating the toolbar in the AutoIT Help file:

#include <GuiToolbar.au3>
#include <array.au3>
$hwnd = WinGetHandle("AutoIt Help")
$hControl = ControlGetHandle($hwnd, "", 1006)

$icount = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hControl)
ConsoleWrite("_GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount:" & $icount & @CRLF)

For $i = 0 To $icount-1
    $a = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonInfo($hControl,$i)
    $b = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hControl,$i)
    $c = _GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonRect($hControl,$i)
    $d = _GUICtrlToolbar_IndexToCommand($hControl,$i)
    ConsoleWrite("info=[" & $i & "]:" & _ArrayToString($a) & @TAB & $b & @TAB & _ArrayToString($c) & @TAB & $d & @CRLF)

; Send command for last button index
ControlCommand($hwnd, "", $hControl, "SendCommandID", $d)

Note: not all apps will expose all the data I'm querying, above.  The command Id's are generally stale, so you could hard code them, then not have to worry about the instance of the button changing relative to system logic.  If there are no changes, then mlipok's code is more than good enough.  One other note, sometimes, sending the controlcommand will open a modal window, which will deadlock your script, so you would need to run the command through a 2nd instance:

Func WGe_SendToolbarCommandId($hCallersWindow, $hCallersToolbar="", $iCallersCommandID="") ; Send command to a toolbar
;~  $giSubFunctionCounter += 1
;~  If $gbPerformLog Then Var_SetLogAndActOnState($giLogState_Info, $gbLogLevel_Strt, "WGe_SendToolbarCommandId()", "Func=[WGe_SendToolbarCommandId]: Start with Params=[" & $hCallersWindow & "," & $hCallersToolbar & "," & $iCallersCommandID & "].")

    Local $sPID, $bContinue=True,$bReturn=False

    ; Get toolbar handle
    If Not IsHWnd($hCallersToolbar) Then
        $hCallersToolbar = ControlGetHandle($hCallersWindow, "", $hCallersToolbar)
        If IsHWnd($hCallersToolbar) Then
;~          If $gbPerformLog Then Var_SetLogAndActOnState ( $giLogState_Info, Default, "WGe_SendToolbarCommandId()", "Func=[ControlGetHandle]: able to get handle for toolbar=[" & $hCallersToolbar & "].")
;~          If $gbPerformLog Then Var_SetLogAndActOnState ( $giLogState_Fail, Default, "WGe_SendToolbarCommandId()", "Func=[ControlGetHandle]: UNable to get handle for toolbar.", Default, Default, False)
            $bContinue = False

    If $bContinue Then
        $sPID = Run('"' & @AutoItExe & '" /ErrorStdOut /AutoIt3ExecuteLine "ControlCommand ( hwnd(' & $hCallersWindow & '),'''', hwnd(' & $hCallersToolbar & '), ''SendCommandID'', ' & $iCallersCommandID & ' )"')
        If $sPID Then
            $bReturn = True
;~          If $gbPerformLog Then Var_SetLogAndActOnState($giLogState_Pass, Default, "WGe_SendToolbarCommandId()", "Func=[WGe_SendToolbarCommandId]: Sent CommandID=[" & $iCallersCommandID & "].")
;~          If $gbPerformLog Then Var_SetLogAndActOnState($giLogState_Fail, Default, "WGe_SendToolbarCommandId()", "Func=[WGe_SendToolbarCommandId]: Not able to send CommandID=[" & $iCallersCommandID & "].")

;~  $giSubFunctionCounter -= 1
    Return $bReturn
EndFunc   ;==>WGe_SendToolbarCommandId

I'm not sure of the ClickIndex would do the same, but it probably would

Edited by jdelaney

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Thank you both for your replies this really clarified this for me! :)

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