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[Solved] Specifying a ControlID Using a Partial String


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Hi


I need to use ControlGetPos() on VLC's Video Output control.
This control's class is named differently each run of VLC:
On one run it may be "VLC video output 02E20328"
and on the second     "VLC video output 02D56114"

So the only known part is the beginning: "VLC video output ".


Is it possible somehow to reference a Control with a partial Class name?


Thank you

 

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@Zohar

The "i" at the start of the string is called a modifier, and it tells to the RegEx engine:

"Don't care about capitalization; threat VLC and vlc (and all the other possible combinations) in the same manner.

The ".*" at the end of the string, instead, is a metacharacter (the dot), and a quantifier (the asterisk), and they tell to the RegEx:

"After matching VLC Video Output, there could be 0 to N character (every character) after that string", so you don't need to worry about what does follow the string, but just be secure that VLC Video Output is in the string :)

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Terrific, thank you so much.

I am using it, and it works.


I am also curious to ask,
If I ever want to get the Control's Name as string, and hold it in a variable,
Is there a way to List the controls that are on a Window (specified by a Window Handle)?

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5 minutes ago, Zohar said:

Is there a way to List the controls that are on a Window (specified by a Window Handle)?

You can use WindowGetClassList(), which returns a list of all the classes related to a Window.

Here it is an example :)

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