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Question About How Controlgettext Works.

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I have a control that I want to get the text from. The control is THiStatic1. I know this is the right control because when I hide the control with...

ControlHide ( "Edit Membership", "", "THiStatic1" )

...the text I want disappears off the window. However, ControlGetText for this control returns NUL. My question is, Does ControlGetText do some error checking to prevent it from returning garbage or is there a way I can get the raw data from this control. Just not sure how ControlGetText gets it's text.

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did you check the @error? according to the help it'll return "" if there's an error... alot of apps work in ways that autoit doesn't play well with...


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use AutoIt spy and move your mouse over the control, if no text shows, then controlgettext will give you the same. You can use other ways to get text from a control, like sending ^A^C to that control perhapse.


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@error is 0 and it returns "" not NUL but I think you knew what I ment. :D

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Yes, spy show nothing as well. Showes the control name with no text. I have given focus to that control and tryied ^C but I didn't try ^A first. I'll try that next.

Thanks!

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No, I gave focus to the control and then ^A^C and tried to past the contents but it just had my previous contents in the clipboard. I also tried to...

ControlSetText ( "Edit Membership", "", "THiStatic1", "Arrghh!" )

...with no luck. :D

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what kind of control is it?

Edit box?

dropdown?

etc.

You might use some of the controlcommand() functions


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Nope, it's just static text...although there is some color at the end of it...it's actually in a dialog box from an NWAdmin32 app for GroupWise. It looks like:

Editing membership for Loan Authorities@Corpdom.Corppost.

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might not be a standard control, but anyway this is one more guess. Child window, or hidden control?

Opt("WinDetectHiddenText", 0) ;0=don't detect, 1=do detect

Opt("WinSearchChildren", 1) ;0=no, 1=search children also


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Well, those are great ideas but they don't work. :D

I was already using the hiddentext one but hadn't tried the child thing.

Here's the dialog box:

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I can get all of the text on this dlg except what I really need at the top. Obviously the text is in memory somewhere. Anyway to get access to this info short of a debugger?

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Strange, from the looks of that it should show up in standard text for that window. look in autoitspy under

>>>>>>>>>>>( Visible Window Text )<<<<<<<<<

does it show there?

if so, try a simple:

$x=WinGetText ( "Edit Membership" )

...edit, of course you would need to parse it afterwards.

Edited by scriptkitty

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ScriptKitty: No, ALL other text on that window does show up in Visible Window Text, but not what I need.

Larry: I too Googled it yesterday and saw no hits. /cry

I might try doing a search with a debugger in memory for the string and see if I can extract that same location when I need it. I'm starting to get out of my comfort zone though. =-)

Thanks for everyone's help!

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