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Determining window class

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I am an absolute newby with regards to Autoit and have been trying to follow some of the examples given with the install, particularly "notepad1.au3" and "notepad2.au3". In each of these the function WinWaitActive("[CLASS:notepad]") and WinWaitActive("[CLASS:#32770]") are used. I attempted to use the scripts with Notepad++ by changing the class to Notepad++ but that didn't work at all.

Where and/or what do I use to determine these class values for windows other than notepad?

I Googled this topic and ended up with a convoluted Visual Basic script that would (supposedly) give you these values but there has to be something simpler that I'm missing.

Thanks for the help.

BTW: It might be good to explain where this stuff comes from if you're using it in example scripts.

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When you install the basic AutoIt3 download you're missing many of the tools available. If you download and install the Scite4AutoIt3 full package, you'll get a lot of tools to make things easier. But both installations should include the Au3Info.exe program, and there's also the 64 bit version of this, this tool will allow you to find the class information of the windows you're looking at.


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