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Using WinList to create array with multiple titles?

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This should be easy enough but I haven't been able to find the answer searching on my own. What I want to do is something like this:
 

#include <WinAPISysWin.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
$aWin = WinList("[TITLE:TEXT 1; TITLE:TEXT 2]")



This returns $aWin with the window that has title TEXT 2 but excludes the first one. I need both. I'm trying here to follow the example located at
https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/intro/windowsadvanced.htm

Edited by Bagel

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No bueno.

I can get a REGEX expression to work like that by itself but what I really need is to combine it with another condition like so:

#include <WinAPISysWin.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

$aWin = WinList("[REGEXPCLASS:(?i)(.*WindowsForms10.Window.8.app.0.1ca0192_r6_ad1.*|.*AfxFrameOrView42d.*); REGEXPTITLE:(?i)(.*text 1.*|.*text 2.*)]")

Which fails as before by returning an empty array. I just used the simplest case first as I suspected the full line wouldn't work either. There has to be a way to do this. I refuse to believe that it's impossible to have more than one condition in WinList. As far as I can tell I'm following the example in the documentation exactly. Either I'm making a mistake there, or the documentation is incorrect/outdated, or there is something seriously broken here. I can't be the only person who's ever wanted to do this. Thanks for the input though.

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You are aware that WinList() without any parameters will pass back an array of all top-level windows, correct?  Why don't you do that and then spin through the array looking for the windows of interest?  Or better yet, use WinList() using REGEXPCLASS and then you just have to spin thru the arrary to find the titles that you want.

Edited by TheXman

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Well, the idea was to use the innate functionality of WinList to avoid having to invent a massive Rube-Goldberg-esque pile of code to achieve an extremely simple task and in the process improve efficiency, reduce the complexity of the script and the number of function calls I have to make. So I was just looking for the most direct approach. If the way I'm trying to do it is impossible then the documentation seriously needs to be revamped to remove any reference to this non-existent functionality. I can only imagine how much time and energy has been wasted by people attempting the implementation found there.

I suppose that I could use two separate WinList calls, one for each condition, then try to append one array to the other. Of course, then I will have to cycle through the elements of the array and try to remove some windows while retaining the others based upon other criteria... This is highly undesirable though as any excessive operations with arrays is very time consuming and I'm very concerned with the performance of this script.

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On 11/26/2018 at 1:42 AM, Bagel said:

This returns $aWin with the window that has title TEXT 2 but excludes the first one.

I confirm this, help file says it should work, possible bug?


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e.g. Wait for the 2nd instance of a window with title "My Window" and classname "My Class"

WinWaitActive("[TITLE:My Window; CLASS:My Class; INSTANCE:2]", "")

It does say that here, i missed it, not mentioned clearly enough for me.


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Hi all :)
I just did a test after creating 4 files :
* 2 files created with Notepad, named aaaaa.txt and bbbbb.txt
* 1 file with Excel, named aaaaa.xls
* 1 file with Wordpad, named bbbbb.rtf

Then I run this script, while 4 files are opened :

#include <Array.au3>
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)    ;1=start, 2=subStr, 3=exact, 4=advanced, -1 to -4=Nocase

; $aWin = WinList("[REGEXPTITLE:(?i)(.*aaaaa.*|.*bbbbb.*)]")
; _ArrayDisplay($aWin, "REGEXPTITLE only")

$aWin = WinList("[REGEXPTITLE:(?i)(.*aaaaa.*|.*bbbbb.*); REGEXPCLASS:(?i)(Notepad|WordPadClass)]")
_ArrayDisplay($aWin, "REGEXPTITLE ; REGEXPCLASS")


Here are the results, depending on the uncommented WinList() line :

arraydisplay1.jpg.2d43aa9d3b3fe4ee84a1665b9cff2b8e.jpgarraydisplay2.jpg.fcaadaa0df07b4c8e483cec56ad943a8.jpg

So everything seems to work fine : the excel file is eliminated from the 2nd list as soon as the REGEXPCLASS clause appears.

Edited by pixelsearch
dot star not needed in RegexpClass (in this script)

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Okay, I now understand what is going on. The semicolon instructs the function to return matches (in my use case) for windows that have at least one of the classes in my REGEX expression while simultaneously possessing one of the titles in the other REGEX expression. Once I understood that I was able to expand both expressions to get the results that I want. I've also been able to eliminate the need to do any further processing on the array to eliminate windows that were being picked up previously.

Thanks for the input!

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