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Hi everyone,

Have a bizarre question - 

Is it possible that AutoIt cannot see anything (and I mean literally anything) about a javaw.exe based application?

The javaw.exe based application is a confidential application used and developed by the company I work for. I am the my departments IT guy, have developed multiple vb.net applications and utilities for internal use, and am working on a metrics-based initiative for the department.

Long story short, the simplest way for me to do what I'm trying to accomplish is to tally metrics points based off of what buttons users click while inside of this javaw.exe based application. My original plan was to do some "import" statements in VB and utilize the AutoIt libraries to facilitate "button sensing", but it doesn't appear that this is going to work as I had hoped.

Here's a pull of the AutoIt v3 Window Info > summary tab so you can see what I mean; no ">>> Control <<<" items are ever listed:

>>>> Window <<<<
Title: United States - [Removed for confidentiality reasons] | 8:12:52 PM EDT
Class: SunAwtFrame
Position: 41, 32
Size: 1240, 944
Style: 0x16CF0000
ExStyle: 0x00000100
Handle: 0x0066032E

>>>> Control <<<<
Advanced (Class): 
ControlClick Coords: 

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position: 1101, 371
Cursor ID: 2
Color: 0xEEEEEE

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<
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Is it possible that AutoIt cannot see anything (and I mean literally anything) about a javaw.exe based application?

Unfortunately: Yes. :(

There is Java UDF but I have no idea how useful it might be to you. :huh:


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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