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Hi guys

In my script I want to activate the conversation Window of Lync.

The problem is that the window changes titles according to who is calling.

- So I can't identify the window based on the title.

- I can't identify the window based on part of the title, as the callers name is the only thing identifying the title.

- I can't activate the window according to it's position, as the position of the window changes!

- I can't identify the window based on the process name, as the process name of the windows is "lync.exe" just like the main window of Lync

So does anyone have any suggestions? :)

- David

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When you first open this window, does it have a standard title at that point? If so then you can use that title to get the handle - a unique identifier used by Windows (and AutoIt) which can replace the "title" parameter - and use that from then on regardless of the actual title.

If not, then you could use WinList before and after the creation of the window and see what handles have been added. One of the new GUIs will be the one you want - WinGetState will be useful to determine those which are visible (there should be only the one new GUI).

I hope that helps. :)


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Hi Melba

Thank you so much for answering :)

Not sure I can figure out how to use your advice!

I don't create or open the window myself. The window pops up, when answering the phone. Se my example below, where David Linder is the caller, and therefore the title of the window.


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Use the window's class "LyncConversationWindowClass" to get the information you need.

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