Charles777

Send right-click to a file name

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On pressing a hotkey, I wish to send a right-click to a previously (manually) selected file-name, in a folder called "MyFolder".  Here is the code I wrote thanks to the so many contributers to this great software:

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#include <Constants.au3>

HotKeySet("^q", "ToRightClick") ; Ctrl+q

While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func ToRightClick()

WinActivate("MyFolder")

WinWaitActive("MyFolder")

Sleep(1000)

MouseClick($MOUSE_CLICK_SECONDARY)

Sleep(1000)

EndFunc   ;==>ToRightClick

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When I execute the code, the right-click functions as intended, BUT, not on the required file-name, rather on the blank space in the folder.

I wish to activate the right-click menu of a file, not see the right-click option of the folder.

How do I achieve this?

Well, this is just a simulation of what I want to do in another program.  Using the 'menu key' would have been ideal, but unfortunately the menu key does not work in that program, so I have to resort to sending mouse click after having a Focus on the currently selected file.

Any suggestions are welcome.  Thanks.

 

 

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It is surprising that no experienced user has answered this yet.

Can I assume this is not possible using AutoIt?

Thanks!

 

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Who knows ? you provide no details :mellow:
In Windows Explorer, Shift+F10 simulates a right click on a selected file. What is this "another program" ?

 

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On 12.11.2016 at 4:16 PM, Charles777 said:

Well, this is just a simulation of what I want to do in another program.

Could you post the name of the real program? Why solve a dummy problem when we could solve the real problem?


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (2016-08-18 - Version 1.4.6.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2016-07-20 - Version 1.2.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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