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I must be really having a brain freeze, but I need to get the active window's title.

What I am really tring to do is to get the process of the currently active window. I can use WinGetProcess, but I need the active Window's title; and what am I to do if there is 2 of the same title window running but with different process', will it pick the correct one?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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I must be really having a brain freeze, but I need to get the active window's title.

What I am really tring to do is to get the process of the currently active window. I can use WinGetProcess, but I need the active Window's title; and what am I to do if there is 2 of the same title window running but with different process', will it pick the correct one?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Hi,

does that help?

$var = WinList()

For $i = 1 to $var[0][0]
 ; Only display visble windows that have a title
  If $var[$i][0] <> "" AND IsVisible($var[$i][1]) Then
    MsgBox(0, "Details", "Title=" & $var[$i][0] & @LF & "Handle=" & $var[$i][1])
    MsgBox(64, "ProcessId: " , WinGetProcess($var[$i][0]))
  EndIf
Next

Func IsVisible($handle)
  If BitAnd( WinGetState($handle), 8) Then 
    Return 1
  Else
    Return 0
  EndIf

EndFunc

So long,

Mega


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I want to get the title of the window that is currently active.

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I want to get the title of the window that is currently active.

??? Isn´t that what you want?

$var = WinList()

For $i = 1 to $var[0][0]
 ; Only display visble windows that have a title
  If $var[$i][0] <> "" AND IsVisible($var[$i][1]) Then
    MsgBox(0, "Title of active Window: ", $var[$i][0])
;MsgBox(64, "ProcessId: " , WinGetProcess($var[$i][0]))
  EndIf
Next

Func IsVisible($handle)
  If BitAnd( WinGetState($handle), 8) Then 
    Return 1
  Else
    Return 0
  EndIf

EndFunc

So long,

Mega

P.S.: Or did I get it totally wrong? :)


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You can better test it if you put a sleep inftont of the func and then switch to a window and wait for the MsgBox.

Look at this:

$var = WinList()

Sleep(5000)
For $i = 1 to $var[0][0]
 ; Only display visble windows that have a title
  If $var[$i][0] <> "" AND IsVisible($var[$i][1]) Then
    MsgBox(0, "Title of active Window: ", $var[$i][0])
;MsgBox(64, "ProcessId: " , WinGetProcess($var[$i][0]))
  EndIf
Next

Func IsVisible($handle)
  If BitAnd( WinGetState($handle), 8) Then 
    Return 1
  Else
    Return 0
  EndIf
EndFunc

So long,

Mega


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A very simple way of geting the title of the currently active window that is most on top:

$title = WinGetTitle("")

here is the help file:

WinGetTitle

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Retrieves the full title from a window.

WinGetTitle ( "title" [, "text"] )

Parameters

title The title of the window to read. See Title special definition.

text [optional] The text of the window to read.

Return Value

Success: Returns a string containing the complete window title.

Failure: Returns numeric 0 if no title match.

Remarks

WinGetTitle("") returns the active window's title. WinGetTitle works on both minimized and hidden windows. If multiple windows match the criteria, the most recently active window is used.

The help file is the way to go!

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2) If still not sure, post it here!

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