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What's the class name or handle, or whatever for the start button?

Using the AutoIt Window Info tool that comes with AutoIt reveals that the Start button class name is "Button".

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What's the class name or handle, or whatever...

Well which is it?

Classname, handle, or whatever?

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Hmmm... I can't find the "Edit" button... Is something wrong, or am I just that dumb? How do I use the name "button"? Like... if I were to get the position of the start button... how would I do that using "button"? And where does that AutoIt Window Info tool live?

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And where does that AutoIt Window Info tool live?

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Funny, I was able to pull the info:

Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', 4)
ControlClick('classname=Shell_TrayWnd', 'start', 'Button1')


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Funny, I was able to pull the info:

Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', 4)
ControlClick('classname=Shell_TrayWnd', 'start', 'Button1')

What exactly does your code do... it didn't do anything...

And I don't think that worked... it returned a 0... which means it failed...

Edited by magician13134

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That gives me an error...

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4) 
$size = WinGetPos("classname=Shell_TrayWnd", "start", "Button1")
MsgBox(0, "Active window stats (x,y,width,height):", $size[0] & " " & $size[1] & " " & $size[2] & " " & $size[3])

What exactly does your code do... it didn't do anything...

2 problems with your code...

1. Did you bother to check the parameters of WinGetPos? ;) (Maybe ControlGetPos())?

2. You don't error check to make sure it's an array.


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

2 problems with your code...

1. Did you bother to check the parameters of WinGetPos? ;) (Maybe ControlGetPos())?

2. You don't error check to make sure it's an array.

Yeah... I saw that, that's why I deleted it... I never tried to use an array in your code...

Oh, and ControlGetPos still returns 0

Edited by magician13134

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

Are you trying to do the Start button on your system tray?

Try this... I don't know what yours is called, but mine is called button1

$SC = _GetScreenCoords()
If IsArray($SC) Then MouseClick('primary', Random($SC[0], $SC[2], 1), Random($SC[1], $SC[3], 1), 1, 1)

Func _GetScreenCoords($sText = "classname=Shell_TrayWnd")
    $OptWTMM = Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)
    $aCPos = ControlGetPos($sText, "", "Button1")
    $aWPos = WinGetPos($sText)
    If Not IsArray($aCPos) Or Not IsArray($aWPos) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    Local $aReturn[4] = [$aWPos[0] + $aCPos[0], $aWPos[1] + $aCPos[1] + 4, _
        $aCPos[2] - 4, $aWPos[1] + $aCPos[1] + 4 + $aCPos[3]]
    Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', $OptWTMM)
    Return $aReturn
EndFunc

I really have no idea what you are trying to do, but the above will return screen coordinates for the start button in your system tray (at least if my math is right it will).

Edited by SmOke_N

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Are you trying to do the Start button on your system tray?

Try this... I don't know what yours is called, but mine is called button1

$SC = _GetScreenCoords()
If IsArray($SC) Then MouseClick('primary', Random($SC[0], $SC[2], 1), Random($SC[1], $SC[3], 1), 1, 1)

Func _GetScreenCoords($sText = "classname=Shell_TrayWnd")
    $OptWTMM = Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)
    $aCPos = ControlGetPos($sText, "", "Button1")
    $aWPos = WinGetPos($sText)
    If Not IsArray($aCPos) Or Not IsArray($aWPos) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    Local $aReturn[4] = [$aWPos[0] + $aCPos[0], $aWPos[1] + $aCPos[1] + 4, _
        $aCPos[2] - 4, $aWPos[1] + $aCPos[1] + 4 + $aCPos[3]]
    Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', $OptWTMM)
    Return $aReturn
EndFunc

I really have no idea what you are trying to do, but the above will return screen coordinates for the start button in your system tray (at least if my math is right it will).

Well, yeah, that does click it... but... what I wanted to do was more like this:

http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/entertainment/avoid/

I'm trying to rewrite everyone of their software programs, just as a personal challenge....

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Well, yeah, that does click it... but... what I wanted to do was more like this:

http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/entertainment/avoid/

I'm trying to rewrite everyone of their software programs, just as a personal challenge....

Ok, I thought you might be up to something like that... my function will return the coords, now it's your job to do something else with it... we did something like this in the scripts and scraps forum a while back.

Edit:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=30838

Edited by SmOke_N

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