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WinWait not working for 64 bit OS

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The sample code below works fine in a 32 bit OS, but does not work in a 64 bit OS.  Does anyone have a suggestion?

I use the WinWait command to capture the handle for an open window and then use WinActivate with the handle to bring that specific window to the foreground.  The example uses a notepad file as a very simple test.  In my production system, I want to open a specific html window for our ERP system.

 

Source code:

Dim $This_Window   = "Contact Center Info.txt - Notepad"
;
   MsgBox(0, "First Step", "WinWait will get handle for This_Window")
   Local $hWnd = WinWait($This_Window, "", 10)
   ;
   MsgBox(0,"Handle for this window", $hWnd)
   MsgBox(0, "Next step", "now execute winactivate for this Window by handle name")
   ; Activate the Notepad window using the handle returned by WinWait.
               WinActivate($hWnd)

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Works find for me, Windows 10 x64 Enterprise 1607.

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Thanks for testing it.  We are actually running on Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.  Perhaps this issue is unique to our environment.  Unfortunately, I have no idea when we will be upgrading to Windows 10.

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It works well for me on both Win 7 and Win 10, as well. 


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Maybe there's more in the script that you didn't post.

I thought "Dim" was deprecated.


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The use of Dim is discouraged, not deprecated, too easy to screw something up using it.

Also, I ran this script on Win10 and it worked ok for me. I ran it as an x86 program as well as x64. I even tried running Notepad as an Administrator and not, and running the script as admin and not and still worked every time.


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