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Hi all,

I'm new to AutoIt and I need help to know if what I'm trying to achieve is doable. I will formulate the steps the most simple way since I don't really know all the functions available.

1) Run the software

2) Press tab twice

3) If the selection is an Input Box, write "this" else do something else

In bold that's what I'm looking for: Is there a function that can tell if what I have selected with the tab keys is an Input box or something where I can write some text? 

Please help. I've been digging around in the forum but I can't find anything.



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Maybe, another option would be to write directly into the inputbox, or maybe checking for it's existance, but using the control id, if it returns an id.


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I just checked the window with the AutoIt Window Tool, it doesn't detect anything on the window that I want to navigate through, so I don't think I can use the Control ID. That's why I'm using the "TAB" key to go the to input box that I want.

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10 hours ago, FrancescoDiMuro said:

Try to use UISpy and post the results here :)

Thanks for the answer. 

I just checked the window with UISpy, and it seems that the input box I want to use doesn't have an id but its ControlType is ControlType.Edit, the other clickable objects on the window are ControlType.Button. Is there a function in AutoIt that allows to find if the object selected is ControlType.Edit?

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