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I am trying to calculate the time it takes to fully load an application. 

How do I detect when an application is fully loaded?

I am using ControlGetHandle but it is returning the handle even before the application is fully loaded.

Please help


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6 hours ago, novice29 said:

How do I detect when an application is fully loaded?

What do you mean by “fully loaded” ?  

The program has clearly started and is running if you can get the handle of a control.

Once a program is running, for instance “myprog .exe”, it is technically “fully loaded”.

Actually, It sounds like you are waiting for some initialization to finish before interacting.  This varies greatly and there is no standard method of determination of readiness.

so, you’ll have to either

1)  time how long it takes the program after starting to get to that state, add a fudge factor, and then sleep for that long before you try to interact.

2) wait for some other button or window or pixel to appear that is a reliable indicator of the program being ready before you try to interact.

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Maybe text in Statusbar or Mouse pointer (HourGlass) can be read/evaluated.

Look at 




EDIT: You can wait until some control gets focused, see




If your app contains some default data, for example in ListView/TreeView then you may (in cycle) read that data

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