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.NET: ControlClick only works with ControlGetHandle before it

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babyjoe

I've run into something peculiar, which I haven't been able to find more info on with the search.

The issue is a dropdownbox-control which I want to click, in a .NET program. The Class changes for everytime it is run.
When I do a normal ControlClick, nothing happens and it exits with 0.

I tried ControlClick referencing the control with [NAME:] and/or with [TEXT:] but that does not work.
However, if right before the ControlClick, I do a ControlGetHandle statement, then the ControlClick will suddenly work after all...

The window title stays the same, and there is only 1 control with that text.

Example:
ControlClick("Navigator","","[TEXT:Raster]") does not work. Returns with 0.
----
ControlGetHandle("Navigator","","[TEXT:Raster]") Returns with 1.
ControlClick("Navigator","","[TEXT:R
aster]") works and returns with 1.


Why is this happening?
I'm glad it works, but I get the feeling I'm doing something in a wrong way.

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babyjoe

Yes!
So, somehow getting the handle also does something similar like putting the control in focus?

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