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Hi guys,


             i expect you're ok. i need your help. i need to kill or close a window but when i use winkill n put a part of the name it does not work, i had to put the exactly the beginning of the name in order to work. anybody know how to replace the the name with a variable or date to kill the window?

The scrip is the following


thanks in advance



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Take a look at ProcessClose in the help file, you can kill the process rather than closing the window (assuming you don't have multiple Excel files open).


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5 hours ago, Sanchopanza888 said:

part of the name it does not work,


WinKill("[Class:XLMAIN]", "15_05_2017")


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ill get to that... i still need to learn and understand a lot of codes graduated.gif

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)


i had to put the exactly the beginning of the name in order to work

Take a look on the WinTitleMatchMode option. I think that's what you're looking for.


Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", $iMode)
; or (alias):
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", $iMode)

Where $iMode is:

  • 1 = (default) Match the title from the start (my notes: this is why you had to put the exact begining of the window name)
  • 2 = Match any substring in the title (perhaps this is not what you want? or even a case insensitive one: -2)
  • 3 = Exact title match
  • 4 = Advanced mode (retained for backwards compatibility only - see Window Titles & Text (Advanced))
  • -1 to -4 = Case insensitive match according to the other type of match.
Edited by Jefrey
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it works, thanks for your time :)

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