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Anyone know how to send text to a textbox that has an everchanging name? I've changed the name variables three times now, and things just seem to always change whenever the application restarts, and sometimes, even when it doesn't restart.

The text boxes are always in the same position, and I saw a shade of a reference to some sort of way to send text to a handle and have the handle based off of the position of the text box, but I'm new to the whole handles experience, so if anyone would be able to help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.

An example of what I'm trying to do is:

AutoIt Window Info shows the title as Order Maintenance - bft

Class is Edit

Instance is 12

ClassnameNN is Edit12

ID is 56

Text is ""

Position is 212, 50

Size is 140, 21

ControlClick coords is 105, 11

I want to take and select the text box based on the position and enter text into it.

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Maybe this helps:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2)

ControlSend("Order Maintenance", "", "Edit12", "????SEND TEXT HERE????")

I can't give more script on the information you gave me. It may help telling which program you are trying to automate, I'll download and install it if possible.

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I'm not sure you are able to download and install the application I am trying to automate, but if you are able to, hehe, well, you're more than welcome to.

Anyway, there is a whole lot more information on this at my previous post, located here:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=53980

I think I've worked out THAT specific bug, but I can't tell if I can't send text to the right text box. It has nothing to do with the window title, it's the control's ID and Name that change. I will x-ref some code for you, to show exactly what I mean.

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Yesterday, my code was as follows:

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+í+"²Ëjëh×6#include <GUIConstants.au3>

#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=c:\documents and settings\uspjefe\desktop\projects\frmquestions.kxf
$frmCInfo = GUICreate("Syte Line Automation", 419, 314, -1, -1)
$grpInfo = GUICtrlCreateGroup(" Information ", 0, 0, 417, 241)
$lblAttn = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&Attn:", 8, 17, 32, 17)
$txtAttn = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 17, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblEmail = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&Email:", 8, 41, 38, 17)
$txtEmail = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 41, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblPwo = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&PWO #:", 8, 65, 49, 17)
$txtPwo = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 65, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblInum = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Full &Item Num:", 8, 89, 77, 17)
$txtInum = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 89, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblSca = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&SCA # (No 0):", 8, 113, 76, 17)
$txtSca = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 113, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, 7)
$lblDesc = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&Description:", 8, 137, 66, 17)
$txtDesc = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 96, 137, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, 40)
$lblRstdate = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&Request Date:", 8, 161, 79, 17)
$dteRstdate = GUICtrlCreateDate("", 96, 161, 105, 21, $WS_TABSTOP)
$lblType = GUICtrlCreateLabel("T&ype:", 8, 184, 37, 17)
$cmbType = GUICtrlCreateCombo("CONCEPT", 96, 184, 105, 25, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWN,$CBS_AUTOHSCROLL,$CBS_UPPERCASE))
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "RECONCEPT|SAMPLE|RESAMPLE|ADDL SMPL|HEAT SEAL TOOL|BLISTR FRM TOOL")
$lblProdCode = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Produc&t Code:", 8, 208, 78, 17)
$cmbPcode = GUICtrlCreateCombo("SAM-CONCPT", 96, 208, 105, 25, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWN,$CBS_AUTOHSCROLL,$CBS_UPPERCASE))
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "SAM-SAMPL|SAM-ADDL|MAH-FAC|MAH-FAM|BFT-VAC|BFT-PRESS")
$lblPO = GUICtrlCreateLabel("P&O Number:", 216, 17, 68, 17)
$txtPO = GUICtrlCreateInput("N/C", 304, 17, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblPOamt = GUICtrlCreateLabel("PO A&mount:", 216, 41, 67, 17)
$txtPOamt = GUICtrlCreateInput("0", 304, 41, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblPOdiscount = GUICtrlCreateLabel("PO Disco&unt:", 216, 64, 73, 17)
$txtPOdiscount = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 304, 64, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblPE = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Projec&t Enj:", 216, 89, 64, 17)
$txtPE = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 304, 89, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblPM = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Project &Mngr:", 216, 113, 73, 17)
$txtPM = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 304, 113, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblCharge = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&Charge:", 216, 137, 47, 17)
$txtCharge = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 304, 137, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblQty = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Quantit&y:", 216, 160, 52, 17)
$txtQty = GUICtrlCreateInput("1.00", 304, 160, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
$lblMaterial = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Materia&l:", 216, 184, 50, 17)
$txtMaterial = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 304, 184, 105, 21)
$lblGauge = GUICtrlCreateLabel("&Gauge:", 216, 208, 45, 17)
$txtGauge = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 304, 208, 105, 21, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL))
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
$lblExNotes = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Extra &Notes:", 8, 248, 68, 17)
$edtExNotes = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 80, 248, 241, 57, BitOR($ES_UPPERCASE,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL,$ES_AUTOHSCROLL,$ES_WANTRETURN,$WS_VSCROLL))
GUICtrlSetData(-1, "")
$btnContinue = GUICtrlCreateButton("Contin&ue", 336, 248, 75, 25, 0)
$btnExit = GUICtrlCreateButton("E&xit", 336, 280, 75, 25, 0)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###

; ********** Variables that are needed to start **********
$displayed = 0
$readonly = 0
; ********** End variables that are needed to start **********

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ; Exit icon - upper right
            Exit
            
        Case $btnExit
            Exit
            
        Case $btnContinue
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
            ExitLoop
            
        Case Not $txtInum
            If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($txtInum)) > 0 And $displayed <= 2 Then
                If StringInStr(GUICtrlRead($txtInum), "SAMPLE") Then
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbType, "SAMPLE")
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbPcode, "SAM-SAMPL")
                    $displayed += 1
                ElseIf StringInStr(GUICtrlRead($txtInum), "ADDSAM") Then
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbType, "ADDL SAMPL")
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbPcode, "SAM-ADDL")
                    $displayed += 1
                ElseIf StringInStr(GUICtrlRead($txtInum), "CONCEPT") Then
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbType, "CONCEPT")
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbPcode, "SAM-CONCPT")
                    $displayed += 1
                ElseIf StringInStr(GUICtrlRead($txtInum), "H") Then
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbType, "HEAT SEAL TOOL")
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbPcode, "MAH-FAC")
                    $displayed += 1
                ElseIf StringInStr(GUICtrlRead($txtInum), "FORMTOOL") Then
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbType, "BLISTER FORM TOOL")
                    GUICtrlSetData($cmbPcode, "BFT-VAC")
                    $displayed += 1
                EndIf
            ElseIf StringLen(GUICtrlRead($txtInum)) = 0 And $displayed <= 3 Then
                $displayed = 0
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
WEnd

; ********** Variables that will NOT be changed **********
$attn = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtAttn))
$email = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtEmail))
$pwo = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtPwo))
$inum = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtInum))
$sca = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtSca))
$date = GUICtrlRead($dteRstdate)
$newdate = StringSplit($date, "/")

If StringLen($newdate[2]) < 2 Then
    $day = "0" & $newdate[2]
Else
    $day = $newdate[2]
EndIf

If StringLen($newdate[1]) < 2 Then
    $mon = "0" & $newdate[1]
Else
    $mon = $newdate[1]
EndIf

$yr = StringRight($newdate[3], 2)
$date = $mon & "/" & $day & "/" & $yr
$type = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($cmbType))
$pcode = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($cmbPcode))
$po = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtPO))
$poamt = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtPOamt))
$podisc = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtPOdiscount))
$pe = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtPE))
$pm = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtPM))
$charge = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtCharge))
$desc = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtDesc))
$exnotes = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($edtExNotes))
$qty = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtQty))
$gauge = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtGauge))
$material = StringUpper(GUICtrlRead($txtMaterial))

; Default location is going to be bft
$loc = "bft"
$newitem = 0
; ********** End variables that will NOT be change **********

; First thing we need to do is to see if we can find main menu for Syte Line
If WinExists("Main Menu - dekb") Then
    WinActivate("Main Menu - dekb") ; Maximize the dekalb blister site
ElseIf WinExists("Main Menu - bft") Then
    WinActivate("Main Menu - bft") ; Maximize the blister form tools site
ElseIf WinExists("Main Menu - dekm") Then
    WinActivate("Main Menu - dekm") ; Maximize the dekalb machenery site
Else
    Run("P:\dlc91c\bin\prowin32.exe -basekey INI -ininame p:\syteline6\symix.ini -pf p:\syteline.prd\dekbrun.pf -p menu\symix.p")
    
    WinWaitActive("ERP 6.01.00")
    
    Send("{SPACE}")
    
    WinWaitActive("Main Menu - dekb")
EndIf

If $type = "HEAT SEAL TOOL" Then
    If Not WinActive("Main Menu - dekm") Then
        Send("!fw")
        
        WinWaitActive("Select a Site/Entity")
        
        Send("dekm{ENTER}{ENTER}")
        
        WinWaitActive("Main Menu - dekm")
        
        $loc = "dekm"
    EndIf
ElseIf Not WinActive("Main Menu - bft") Then
    Send("!fw")

    ; Wait until the select a site is active
    WinWaitActive("Select a Site/Entity")

    ; Go to blister form tools
    Send("BFT{ENTER}{ENTER}")

    ; Wait until the main menu loads
    WinWaitActive("Main Menu - bft")
    
    $loc = "bft"
EndIf

WinWaitActive("Main Menu - ")

; Now activate the customer order entry window
;WinMenuSelectItem("Main Menu - ", "", "&Customer", "&Customer Service", "&Order Maintenance")
Send("!cco")

; Wait for the window to become active
WinWaitActive("Order Maintenance - ")

Send("!s")

; Select a new entry
;WinMenuSelectItem("Order Maintenance - ", "", "&Edit", "N&ew")
Send("!ee")

WinWaitActive("Order Maintenance")

; Figure out if there is a PO or Not
If $po Not = "" Then
    ControlSend("Main Menu - ", "", "[POSITION:212, 50]" ,$po)
Else
    MsgBox(16, "Error", "The PO Box is empty. Stopping script.")
    Exit
EndIf
#cs
; Now have the user enter in the customer
MsgBox(64, "Notice", "Please enter the customer address and enter the shipping and contact information.")

ControlClick("Order Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:76]")

; Wait for them to Continue
WinWaitActive("Order Line Maintenance - ")

Send("!d")

; Select a new entry
;WinMenuSelectItem("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "&Edit", "N&ew")
Send("!ee")

WinWaitActive("Order Line Maintenance")

; Once at the new entry enter in the item description
ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:363]", $inum, 1)

Send("{TAB}")

WinWaitActive("Validate", "", 2)

If WinActive("Validate") Then
    Send("{SPACE}")
    
    $compname = InputBox("Company Name", "Please enter the company name:", "", " M", 190, 115)
    $newitem = 1
    
    WinWaitClose("Company Name")
    
    WinActivate("Main Menu - ")
    
    ;WinMenuSelectItem("Main Menu - ", "", "&Material", "&Inventory", "&Item Maintenance")
    Send("!mii")
    
    WinWaitActive("Item Maintenance - ")
    
    ControlClick("Item Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:711]")
    
    ;WinMenuSelectItem("Item Maintenance - ", "", "&Edit", "N&ew")
    Send("!ee")
    
    WinWaitActive("Item Maintenance")
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:512]", $inum, 1)
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:514]", $compname & "-" & $desc, 1)
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:520]", "EA", 1)
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:554]", $pcode, 1)
    
    ControlClick("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:622]")
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:664]", $pe, 1)
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:666]", $pm, 1)
    
    ControlSend("Item Maintenance", "", "[ID:668]", $pwo, 1)
    
    ;WinMenuSelectItem("Item Maintenance - ", "", "&Edit", "&Save")
    
    ;WinClose("Item Maintenance - ")
    
    ;If Not WinActive("Order Line Maintenance - ") Then
        ;WinActivate("Order Line Maintenance - ")
    ;EndIf
EndIf
;#cs
WinWaitActive("Information", "", 2)

ControlClick("Information", "", "[ID:2]")

If $qty > 1 Then
    ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:370]", $qty)
EndIf

ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:371]", $charge)

ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:372]", $date)

ControlClick("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:374]")

Send("{END}{ENTER}{ENTER}")
    
If StringLen($exnotes) > 1 Then
    $exnotesyes = 1
Else
    $exnotesyes = 0
EndIf

WinWaitActive("Order Line Maintenance - " & $loc & " - Notes")

Switch $type
    Case "CONCEPT" Or "RECONCEPT"
        $send = "DESC: " & $desc & "{ENTER}{ENTER}" & $type & "{ENTER}{ENTER}SEE ATTACHED PWO/EMAIL{ENTER}{ENTER}"
        
        $send &= "SHIP VIA EMAIL CONCEPT PROJECT TO:{ENTER}" & $attn & "{ENTER}" & $email
        
        If $exnotesyes Then
            $send &= "{ENTER}{ENTER}" & $exnotes
        EndIf
        
        Send($send & "{TAB 2}{SPACE}")
    Case "SAMPLE" Or "RESAMPLE"
        $send = "DESC: " & $desc & "{ENTER}{ENTER}" & $type & "{ENTER}{ENTER}SEE ATTACHED PWO/EMAIL{ENTER}{ENTER}"
        $send &= "SHIP TO ATTN:{ENTER}" & $attn
        
        If $exnotesyes Then
            $send &= "{ENTER}{ENTER}" & $exnotes
        EndIf
        
        Send($send & "{TAB 2}{SPACE}")
    Case "ADDL SAMPL"
        $send = $qty & " ADDITIONAL SAMPLES{ENTER}{ENTER}DESC: " & $desc & "{ENTER}{ENTER}GAUGE/MATERIAL: " & $gauge & "/" & $material
        $send &= "{ENTER}{ENTER}SEE ATTACHED FORM/EMAIL{ENTER}{ENTER}SHIP TO ATTN:{ENTER}" & $attn
        
        If $exnotesyes Then
            $send &= "{ENTER}{ENTER}" & $exnotes
        EndIf
        
        Send($send & "{TAB 2}{SPACE}")
    Case "BLISTER FORM TOOL" Or "HEAT SINK TOOL"
        If $exnotesyes Then
            Send($send & "{TAB 2}{SPACE}")
        Else
            MsgBox(64, "Message", "You did not enter in any extra notes and this is a Blister Form Tool or Heat Sink Tool. Enter in the notes now.")
        EndIf
    Case Default
        MsgBox(64, "Message", "Unknown entry for 'Notes.' Please enter in notes now.")
        
        WinWaitClose("Order Line Maintenance - " & $loc & " - Notes")
EndSwitch

WinWaitActive("Order Line Maintenance - ")

ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:376]", "EA")

ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:406]", $desc, 1)

Send("{TAB}")

WinWaitActive("Validate", "OK", 1)

If WinActive("Validate", "OK") Then
    ControlClick("Validate", "", "[ID:2]")
EndIf

WinWaitActive("Question", "OK", 1)

If WinActive("Question", "OK") Then
    ControlClick("Question", "", "[ID:1]")
EndIf

If $po = "N/C" Then
    ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:439]", "100")
Else
    ControlSend("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:439]", $podisc)
EndIf

WinMenuSelectItem("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "&Edit", "&Save")

WinWaitActive("Warning", "OK", 1)

If WinActive("Warning", "OK") Then
    MsgBox(48, "Error", "Credit hold. Unable to continue.")
    Exit
EndIf

WinMenuSelectItem("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "&Reports", "&Order Reports", "Order &Verification")

WinWaitActive("Order Verification - ")

WinMenuSelectItem("Order Verification - ", "", "&Edit", "&Print")

WinWaitActive("Success", "OK", 5)

ControlClick("Success", "", "[ID:2]")

WinMenuSelectItem("Order Verification - ", "", "&Edit", "&Update")

WinWaitActive("Order Verification - ")

ControlSend("Order Verification - ", "", "[ID:1606]", "F")

ControlSend("Order Verification - ", "", "[ID:1607]", "C:\SYMWORK\" & $sca & ".DOC")

Send("{F2}")

WinMenuSelectItem("Order Verification - ", "", "&Edit", "&Print")

WinWaitActive("Success", "OK", 5)

ControlClick("Success", "", "[ID:2]")

WinClose("Order Verification - ")

ControlClick("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:412]")

WinWaitActive("Question", "OK", 3)

ControlClick("Question", "", "[ID:1]")

ControlClick("Order Line Maintenance - ", "", "[ID:412]")

WinWaitActive("Job Orders - ")

WinMenuSelectItem("Job Orders - ", "", "&Activities", "&Copy Routing/BOM")

WinWaitActive("Job Orders - ")

If $type = "CONCEPT" Or $type = "RECONCEPT" Then
    ControlSend("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1071]", "CONCEPT ROUTING TEMPLATE")
ElseIf $type = "SAMPLE" Or $type = "RESAMPLE" Then
    ControlSend("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1071]", "SAMPLE ROUTING TEMPLATE")
ElseIf $type = "ADDITIONAL SAMPLES" Then
    ControlSend("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1071]", "ADDL SAMPLE ROUTING TEMPLATE")
ElseIf $type = "HEAT SEAL TOOL" Then
    ControlSend("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1071]", "HSTBOM")
ElseIf $type = "BLISTER FORM TOOL" Then
    ControlSend("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1071]", "FORM TOOL ROUTING TEMPLATE")
EndIf

If $type = "HEAT SEAL TOOL" Then
    ControlClick("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1105]")

    WinWaitActive("Information", 5)

    Send("{SPACE}{SPACE}")
Else
    WinWaitActive("Copy Routing/BOM - ")
    
    ControlSend("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1079]", "Y")

    Send("{TAB}")
    
    ControlClick("Copy Routing/BOM - ", "", "[ID:1105]")

    WinWaitActive("Information", 5)

    Send("{SPACE}{SPACE}")
EndIf

WinClose("Copy Routing/BOM - ")

ControlClick("Job Orders - ", "", "[ID:967]")

WinWaitActive("Information", "PDM Information Sent", 5)

ControlClick("Information", "", "[ID:2]")

WinMenuSelectItem("Job Orders - ", "", "&Reports", "&Job Paperwork")

WinWaitActive("Job Paperwork - ")

WinMenuSelectItem("Job Paperwork - ", "", "&Edit", "&Update")

WinWaitActive("Job Paperwork - ")

ControlSend("Job Paperwork - ", "", "[ID:1688]", "Y")

ControlSend("Job Paperwork - ", "", "[ID:1691]", "A")

ControlSend("Job Paperwork - ", "", "[ID:1694]", "N")

ControlSend("Job Paperwork - ", "", "[ID:1700]", "N")

Send("{F2}")

WinMenuSelectItem("Job Paperwork - ", "", "&Edit", "&Print")

WinWaitActive("Success")

ControlClick("Success", "", "[ID:2]")

WinActivate("Job Paperwork - ")

WinMenuSelectItem("Job Paperwork - ", "", "&Edit", "&Update")

WinWaitActive("Job Paperwork - ")

ControlSend("Job Paperwork - ", "", "[ID:1688]", "N")

Send("{F2}")

WinMenuSelectItem("Job Paperwork - ", "", "&Edit", "&Print")

WinWaitActive("Success")

ControlClick("Success", "", "[ID:2]")

WinClose("Job Paperwork - ")

WinClose("Job Orders - ")

WinClose("Order Line Maintenance - ")

WinClose("Order Maintenance - ")

Sleep(1000)

$boxlbl = MsgBox(36, "Box Label", "Do you need to create a box label?")

If $boxlbl = 6 Then
    MsgBox(48, "Excel", "Please ensure that Microsoft Excel is in your task bar.")
    
    If WinExists("Microsoft Excel - BOX LABEL MAKER") Then
        WinMinimizeAll()
        
        $salesperson = InputBox("Salesperson", "Please enter the salesperson:", "", " M", 190, 115)
        
        If $newitem = 0 Then
            $compname = InputBox("Company Name", "Please enter the company name:", "", " M", 190, 115)
        EndIf
        
        $sca = GUICtrlRead($txtSca)
        $pwo = GUICtrlRead($txtPwo)
        $desc = GUICtrlRead($txtDesc)
        
        WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - BOX LABEL MAKER")
        WinSetState("Microsoft Excel - BOX LABEL MAKER", "", @SW_RESTORE)
        
        If Not WinActive("Microsoft Excel - BOX LABEL MAKER") Then
            MsgBox(16, "Error", "'Microsoft Excel - BOX LABEL MAKER' was not found. Exiting.")
            Exit
        EndIf

        Sleep(1250)

        Send("^g")

        WinWaitActive("Go To")

        Send("H1{ENTER}")

        Send($sca & "{ENTER}")

        Send("^g")

        WinWaitActive("Go To")

        Send("H2{ENTER}")

        Send($pwo & "{ENTER}")

        Send("^g")

        WinWaitActive("Go To")

        Send("H3{ENTER}")

        Send($compname & "{ENTER}")

        Send("^g")

        WinWaitActive("Go To")

        Send("H4{ENTER}")

        Send($desc & "{ENTER}")

        Send("^g")

        WinWaitActive("Go To")

        Send("H5{ENTER}")

        Send($salesperson & "{ENTER}")
        
        Send("^p")
        
        Sleep(1000)
        
        Send("{ENTER}")
    EndIf
EndIf

Sleep(1000)

WinMinimizeAll()
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Does the "Instance" number of a control change each run too?


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Does the "Instance" number of a control change each run too?

The information in the first post is different from the information given in the screenshot, so I think you can safely assume that the instance number also is different each time.

I guess you could only do this by either sending {TAB}'s to the window, but that would require the window to be activated. Or use a mouseclick..

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Yes, much much moreso than ID does. Instance changes with each "new" item.

Well, if I knew how to select a text box and send text based off of a handle, I'd immagine that I could easily do this. I don't really know.

Edited by Tasmania

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You can get control handle by calling WindowFromPoint, but it needs that window to be active. Is that OK with you?


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That's fine, but I did a quick search for WindowFromPoint in the help file and found nothing. What is this? Basically I just need to select the RELATIVE position of a text box to enter text into it, it doesn't matter if it has focus or not, however the script needs to be able to select the text box no matter where the window is placed on the desktop.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok, the following does not require the window to be active:

$sWinTitle = "Calculator"

Run("Calc.exe")
WinWait($sWinTitle)

$h1 = ControlGetHandle($sWinTitle,"","[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]")
$h2 = _ChildWindowFromPoint($sWinTitle, 12, 7)

MsgBox(0,$sWinTitle & " Edit control handle", "Using ControlGetHandle(): "& @TAB&@TAB & $h1 & @CRLF & _
            "Using _ChildWindowFromPoint(): " & @TAB & $h2)

ControlSend($sWinTitle, "", $h2, "1234")

;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name:    _ChildWindowFromPoint()
; Description:      Returns the handle of child window relative to the coords of the client area of the parent
; Parameter(s):     $sWinTitle = Title or handle of parent window.
;                  $nX, $nY = relative coords to the client area of parent window
; Return Value(s):  On Success - Handle
;                   On Failure - 0
;
;===============================================================================
Func _ChildWindowFromPoint($sWinTitle, $nX, $nY)
    If IsHWnd($sWinTitle) Then
        $hWnd = $sWinTitle
    Else
        $hWnd = WinGetHandle($sWinTitle)
        If @error Then Return 0
    EndIf
    $aRet = DLLCall("user32.dll", "hwnd", "ChildWindowFromPoint", "hwnd", $hWnd, "long", $nX, "long", $nY)
    If @error Then Return 0
    Return $aRet[0]
EndFunc
Edited by Siao

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I greatly appreciate your code and your time, however there is still one problem...

$h1 = ControlGetHandle($sWinTitle,"","[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]")

As far as I can tell, that line of code requires that the class and instance of the item you are attempting to discover the handle of never changes, however in my application both the class and instance are even moreso unstable than the ID.

From what I know of the application that we run on, apparently the Class and Instance are re-created every time you enter a "new" item, and because of this, those are more apt to change because of a small thing being different here or there.

As far as ID is concerned, I have not discovered if those are assigned based off of each time an instance of the application is created (IE they are reassigned each time the application opens) or if they are assigned based upon windows session (IE they are assigned at login). At any rate, the ID seemed very stable up until today, which is the point that I discovered my AutoIt no longer ran.

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

The key in my previous post is the _ChildWindowFromPoint() function, which requires only parent window title and coordinates.

The code above it is just an example to prove that the function works (the handle returned by both methods should be the same) and how to use it.

Edited by Siao

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