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How do I Click a button with ControlSend or ControlClick with a variable button name?

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Hi All,

I'm wanting to learn how to use ControlSend or ControlClick to be able to click a button when prompted, part of the problem is the button text changes.
The button I want to click displays "NO (XX)" where XX is a countdown each second from 90 - image attached.

I've not done Control based code before, so the below code may be wrong lol, but this is what I've got so far:

While 1
   If WinExists("System", "reboot") Then
      Local $hWnd = WinWait("System", "reboot", 5)
      Local $iPID = WinGetProcess($hWnd)
      ControlClick($hWnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; Text: NO"]
      ;ProcessClose($iPID)
   EndIf
   Sleep(10000)
WEnd

Thanks!

Reboot Countdown.jpg

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What I do when I can't directly send to the specific control is use TAB and ENTER, like this:

WinWait ("[CLASS:#32770]")
$id = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:#32770]")
ControlSend($id, "", "","{TAB 3}")
ControlSend($id, "", "","{ENTER}")


Maybe this work for you, but I'm almost sure there is a better way to do it and the ones with more experience will say.

Regards
Alien.

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ControlClick($hWnd, "", "[Class:Button;Instance:2]")

Idk what instance the No button really is but since there's only two buttons on there, I'm gonna guess it's 2. If you put the finder tool over it (Autoit Window info tool) you can see what instance it is.

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Thanks Inuno, that looks like what I need.

I don't have access to the dialogue as it tends to run when I'm away from my computer, but I could write a log file of when it happens that way I'll know if it's working or not.

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You could use this to log what instance the button is for the dialog, in case it's not actually 2. Go through every button control on the dialog and if it matches the expression, click it.

#include <Array.au3>

Global $hWnd = WinGetHandle("System", "reboot")
Global $aClassList = StringSplit(WinGetClassList($hWnd), @LF, 2)

For $i = UBound($aClassList) - 1 To 0 Step -1
    If ($aClassList[$i] <> "Button") Then _ArrayDelete($aClassList, $i)
Next

For $i = 1 to UBound($aClassList)
    Local $sButtonText = ControlGetText($hWnd, "", "[Class:Button;Instance:" & $i & "]")
    If (StringRegExp($sButtonText, "(?i)No \(\d{1,2}\)")) Then
        ControlClick($hWnd, "", "[Class:Button;Instance:" & $i & "]")
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
Next

 

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ooh, that's cool, I will definitely use that! Thanks!
I'll spend some time looking through the RegExp code too, looks like exactly what is needed for dealing with a button with a changing value, cheers.

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