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WinExists script help please

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I am trying to write a script that looks for the existance of a specific window and then returns a exit code of 1 or O based on if the window is open or not. With my limited knowledge I wrote this but it allways returns a zero regardless of if the Calculator window is open or not. What am I doing wrong?

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; AutoIt Version: 3.1.0

; Author: John Lutz johnlutz@gmail.com

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; Script Function:

; Template AutoIt script.

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; Script Start - Add your code below here

WinExists("Calculator")

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I did this and got a 1

$win = winexists("Calculator")

msgbox(0,"",$win)

i'm not sure what you're doing wrong


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I am trying to write a script that looks for the existance of a specific window and then returns a exit code of 1 or O based on if the window is open or not. With my limited knowledge I wrote this but it allways returns a zero regardless of if the Calculator window is open or not. What am I doing wrong?

; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

;

; AutoIt Version: 3.1.0

; Author: John Lutz johnlutz@gmail.com

;

; Script Function:

; Template AutoIt script.

;

; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Script Start - Add your code below here

WinExists("Calculator")

You have to put an argument to check if the window exists, as you have it now, it is not really doing anything, check the autoit help file, it has tons of examples.

You are probably wanting to do something like this:

if ProcessExists ( "calc.exe" )Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Calculator Found") 
Else
    MsgBox(0, "", "NO Calculator Found") 
EndIf

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Right, I can make that work too. I don't want the message box though. I just want it to check for the window and then generate the appropriate exit code.

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Right, I can make that work too. I don't want the message box though. I just want it to check for the window and then generate the appropriate exit code.

Well, I don't think the calculator is a good example, what are you really trying to check, IE window, or an application window?

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An application window. I didn't know it made a difference. I was using the calculator becuase it was easy to test with.

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An application window. I didn't know it made a difference. I was using the calculator becuase it was easy to test with.

If its an application, are you just trying to see if its running or a specific part (window) of the application?

If you are just wanting to see if the app is running, you could use "Processexists"

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My problem is I have an application that throws up error messages running under the same process. So I cannot differentiate between the active process and the error message. However, their window names are different.

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