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Hi Team,

I am new to AutoIT and I am trying to do my first script. What I am trying to do it open a notepad and type some thing and closing the notepad. The problem I am facing unable to handle the "Do you want to save changes to Untitled?" message box

Please find my code below

WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
//Handle Save message box
ControlClick("Notepad","","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:3]")

When I execute the script I am getting the error in expression.

Please help me on this.

Edited by Melba23
Added code tags

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Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

I am delighted that you found the solution, but I find your implied criticism ("thanks for the help") a little rich given that you only had only posted the original plea 5 minutes previously.

Remember this is not a 24/7 support forum - those who answer are only here because they like helping others and have some time to spare.  You just have to wait until someone who knows something about your particular problem, and is willing to help, comes online.  Be patient and someone will answer eventually - or you may even find the answer yourself while waiting!


P.S. When you post code in future please use Code tags - see here how to do it.  Then you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring as you can see above now I have added the tags.



Edited by Melba23
Added P.S.

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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Hi Melba,

Thanks for suggestion. 

Can you please correct me what is the mistake I have done in the line

ControlClick("Notepad","","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:3]")

I am trying to run the execute AutoIT Script from other programming language through AutoitX

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Hi Melba,

Sorry for that statement. I didn't actually said that for criticise. Actually I thanked the AutoIT team members because i found solution only though AutoIT forums. 

Sorry If that statement hurted anyone.

Edited by Dinakaran

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Notepad is good for gui practice.  But there is no need to ever automate that app.  Just use filewrite.

IEbyXPATH-Grab IE DOM objects by XPATH IEscriptRecord-Makings of an IE script recorder ExcelFromXML-Create Excel docs without excel installed GetAllWindowControls-Output all control data on a given window.

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