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Hello all! I have had some issues reading text from different types of windows, occasionally, specifically with controlgettext.
**Before I begin, I know there are better ways to do what I attempt in the example below. That's not the point of this post. The point is my issues with controlgettext.
I am about to cite an example with an application you may be familiar with called SpeedFan (v4.52). My problem is not specific to speedfan, it is simply the most recent and easily reproducible example I can think of.
So, the goal of the script below is to get a string of text containing the current fan RPMs from the highlighted control in the screenshot below (see "speedfan_control_details.png").
Now, here's a simple script for grabbing the window handle and reading the text from that control:
$wintitle = "SpeedFan 4.52" $controlID = "197934" ;will be reformatted as "[ID:######]" $hwnd = wingethandle($wintitle) if @error<>0 then msgbox(0, "WinGetHandle", "FAILURE. @error="&@error) Exit EndIf $text = ControlGetText($hwnd, "", "[ID:"&$controlID&"]") if @error=1 then msgbox(0, "ControlGetText", "FAILURE. @error="&@error) ;failure returns "" and @error=1 Exit EndIf msgbox (0, "ControlGetText", "SUCCESS. @error="&@error &@CRLF& "$text="&$text) ;success returns string and @error=0 You'll see that the ControlGetText operation runs without error, however it does not capture any text from the control. If you explore the other controls in this one window, you'll find mixed results across the board. Neither the temps nor voltages can be read, while the log field and some other elements can be read. Even when you read the text from the whole window, those elements are not included in the visible nor hidden texts.
I have run into this issue many times in the past- inconsistencies in the ability of autoit to interact with certain controls. What is it which makes this text different than any other readable texts? Is there an alternate method of reading the text in the window/control which could work? Any and all info to help me solve this mystery and satisfy my curiosity would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks -Rob C
PS: Running Autoit v18.104.22.168 on Win7 Ultimate x64
I am automating the testing of a video player. I search a file for ".mp4" and want to create a GUI with radio buttons to select what video to play. The number of videos can change based on the user's library so this must be created automatically. I have searched for how to accomplish this and there are several posts out there that help a little but I can't figure out the solution. I pulled the offending code from my main script and created the file below to make this easier to read. I am sure one of our experts here can help!
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <StringConstants.au3> #include <array.au3> #include <File.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> Local $sMediaFile = "D:\MediaFiles\MediaFiles.txt" Local $iStrReturn = 0 Local $aText Local $aArrayFile Local $iMax = 6 ;Default number of Videos - 1 for the array counter Local $aVideoName[$iMax] =  Local $sCheckBox1 Local $iT = 0, $iVideoCount = 0, $iCount Local $ix = 0 Local $iy = 0 Local $idClose1 Const $iL = 10 ; Count from Left for GUI so all buttons line up ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Read a list of video file names and create a GUI with Radio Buttons to select a single video. ; Problem: We don't know how many video names will be in the text file, so we can't hard code Case Statements & their variables ; Put the Video File Names into an Array _FileReadToArray($sMediaFile, $aArrayFile) For $a = 1 To $aArrayFile ; Step through the array looking for .mp4 If StringInStr($aArrayFile[$a], ".mp4") Then $iVideoCount = $iVideoCount + 1 $aText = StringSplit($aArrayFile[$a],"\\") ; This video player reads double backslashes For $a1 = 1 to $aText ; Check that the array is big enough If StringInStr($aText[$a1], ".mp4") Then ;MsgBox(0,"","Video is " & $aText[$a1]) If UBound($aVideoName) = $iVideoCount Then ; Resize the array when $iCount is equal to the element count in the array to prevent subscript error ReDim $aVideoName[$aVideoName + $iMax] EndIf $aVideoName[$iVideoCount] = $aText[$a1]; add data to new index element $aVideoName = $a1 ; update the index count for future reference ; The idea is to create a GUI width to accommodate long video file names $it = StringLen($aVideoName[$iVideoCount]) If $iT > $ix Then $ix = $iT EndIf EndIf Next EndIf Next ; Move backwards through the array deleting blank rows For $iCount = UBound($aVideoName) - 1 To 0 Step -1 If $aVideoName[$iCount] = "" Then _ArrayDelete($aVideoName, $iCount) EndIf Next ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Create the GUI - Names and Radio Button counts will vary - How do I do this? ; ;_ArrayDisplay($aVideoName) ;Local $aVarName[$aVideoName] Local $iRows = UBound($aVideoName, $UBOUND_ROWS) $iRows = $iRows -1 $aVideoName = $iRows ; Prep the GUI to display the FileNames with Radio Buttons - Can only select one at a time. $a = 0 $ix = $ix + 200 $iy = ($aVideoName * 30) + 60 $hGUI = GUICreate("Videos", $ix, $iy) ;$iT = $iT+30 ; Create the variable names for the Case statement - Video count may change so Video Names displayed and GUICtrlCreateRadio count may change. ;~ For $a = 1 to $aVarName ;~ If UBound($aVarName) = $aVarName Then ;~ ; Resize the array when $iCount is equal to the element count in the array to prevent subscript error ;~ ReDim $aVarName[$aVarName + $iMax] ;~ EndIf ;~ Assign("$bVideoName" & $a, $a) ;~ Local $aVarName[$a] = Eval($bVideoName[$a]) ;~ ; $aVarName[$a] = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVarName[$a], $iL, $iT) ;~ Next $iCount = 1 ;MsgBox(0,"","VideoName is "&$aVideoName) ;_ArrayDisplay($aVideoName) Local $bVideoName1 If $iCount < $aVideoName Then $bVideoName1 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount], $iL, $iT) GUICtrlSetState($bVideoName1, $GUI_CHECKED) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iCount = $iCount + 1 If $iCount <= ($aVideoName) Then Local $bVideoName2 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount],$iL,$iT) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iCount = $iCount + 1 If $iCount <= ($aVideoName) Then Local $bVideoName3 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount],$iL,$iT) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iCount = $iCount + 1 If $iCount <= ($aVideoName) Then Local $bVideoName4 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount],$iL,$iT) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iCount = $iCount + 1 If $iCount <= ($aVideoName -1) Then Local $bVideoName5 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount],$iL,$iT) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iCount = $iCount + 1 If $iCount <= ($aVideoName -1) Then Local $bVideoName6 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount],$iL,$iT) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iCount = $iCount + 1 If $iCount <= ($aVideoName -1) Then Local $bVideoName7 = GUICtrlCreateRadio($aVideoName[$iCount],$iL,$iT) $iT = $iT+30 EndIf $iT = $iT + 30 $idClose1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Go!", $iL, $iT) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ; ; Switch Statement ; ;Local $nMsg = "" While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit Case $bVideoName1 Case $bVideoName2 Case $bVideoName3 Case $bVideoName4 Case $bVideoName5 ;Case $bVideoName6 <- Fails because there are only 5 videos - Need variable $bVideoNames ;Case $bVideoName7 <- Fails because there are only 5 videos Case $idClose1 $bVideoName1 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName1) $bVideoName2 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName2) $bVideoName3 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName3) $bVideoName4 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName4) $bVideoName5 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName5) ;$bVideoName6 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName6) ;$bVideoName7 = GUICtrlRead($bVideoName7) ExitLoop EndSwitch WEnd GUIDelete($nMsg) MsgBox(0,"","Case " & $nMsg & " was selected.") ; Always returns 8. ??? This is the "MediaFiles.txt" file I am reading:
D:\\MediaFiles\\BigBuckBunny.mp4 D:\\MediaFiles\\BigBuckBunny60fps.mp4 D:\\MediaFiles\\Sintel.mp4 D:\\MediaFiles\\sintel-2048-surround.mp4 D:\\MediaFiles\\TearsOfSteel.mp4 D:\\MediaFiles\\tearsofsteel_4K.mp4 I'm sure I have several mistakes (or poor coding methods) in my AutoIt file.
I know many newbies search for this feature.
I decided to share this piece of code with everyone.
Basically its a "splash screen" that has a transparent image.
In a nutshell - Gui with a transparent gif.
Splash Screen GUI.zip
While trying to find a way to actually style/skin the GUICtrlCreateTabItem, I read the help file and stated:
My question to you guys is will this be updated? or am I hoping for something that will never come to pass?
I've seen scripts between 2007 to 2009 allowing the tabs to be modified
Reason for my question is I'm trying to make my GUI Tabs look more modern.
Thanks in advance for reading my post.
I am trying to get the results of a radio button selection. I have tried implementing sample scripts but to no avail.
Can someone tell / show me what I am doing wrong?
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> Local $bSelect1 Local $bSelect2 Local $bSelect3 SelectButton() ;The results of SelectButton is not being returned MsgBox(0,"","Select1 is "& $bSelect1 & ". Select2 is "& $bSelect2 & ". Select3 is "& $bSelect3 & ".") Func SelectButton() Local $hGUI = GUICreate("SGX4CP Tests", 300, 300) GUISetState() Local $bSelect1 = GUICtrlCreateRadio("Select 1", 10, 160) Local $bSelect2 = GUICtrlCreateRadio("Select 2", 10, 190) Local $bSelect3 = GUICtrlCreateRadio("Select 3", 10, 220) ; Set TestSelectForever as the default radio button GUICtrlSetState($bSelect1, $GUI_CHECKED) Local $idClose = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 120,250) Local $idMsg While 1 $idMsg = GUIGetMsg() Select Case $idMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Or $idMsg = $idClose ExitLoop Case $idMsg = $bSelect1 And BitAND(GUICtrlRead($bSelect1), $GUI_CHECKED) = $GUI_CHECKED MsgBox(0,"","Select1") Case $idMsg = $bSelect2 And BitAND(GUICtrlRead($bSelect2), $GUI_CHECKED) = $GUI_CHECKED MsgBox(0,"","Select2") Case $idMsg = $bSelect3 And BitAND(GUICtrlRead($bSelect3), $GUI_CHECKED) = $GUI_CHECKED MsgBox(0,"","Select3") ; GUICtrlRead($hGUI) EndSelect WEnd MsgBox(0,"","Select1 is "& $bSelect1 & ". Select2 is "& $bSelect2 & ". Select3 is "& $bSelect3 & ".") ; Why is this returning numbers? EndFunc