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Trying to retrieve Mouse-Coordinates on to-be-controlled Application Window

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Hi!

I am trying to remote-control another application. For that to work properly I plan to make extensive use of the "PixelChecksum" function. So, I decided to start off programming a small tool that helps me grabbing the right pixel checksums. My plan is to:

1. start the application

2. start my script

3. move the mouse to the top-left corner of the pixel checksum area

4. hit a key

5. move the mouse to the bottom-right corner of the pixel checksum area

6. hit a key and get the checksum via ConsoleWrite

I thought this to be rather easy, however, I failed to register a message for the application window. Here is an excerpt of my script:

CODE
If WinActivate($cfg_window_title) <> 1 Then

Exit(1)

EndIf

$whd = WinGetHandle($cfg_window_title)

if $whd = "" Then

Exit(2)

EndIf

if GUISwitch($whd) = 0 Then

Exit(3)

EndIf

if GUIRegisterMsg(0x0101, "onkeyup") <> 1 Then

Exit(4)

EndIf

$cont = True

While $cont = True

sleep(500)

WEnd

I always get the error code 3, meaning that the script found the target windows, managed to actiavte it, but GUISwitch fails to switch to the given window handle. Any ideas? Any other way to achieve my actual goal of getting a tool for grabbing pixel checksums? Thank you very much!

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Hi!

I am trying to remote-control another application. For that to work properly I plan to make extensive use of the "PixelChecksum" function. So, I decided to start off programming a small tool that helps me grabbing the right pixel checksums. My plan is to:

1. start the application

2. start my script

3. move the mouse to the top-left corner of the pixel checksum area

4. hit a key

5. move the mouse to the bottom-right corner of the pixel checksum area

6. hit a key and get the checksum via ConsoleWrite

I thought this to be rather easy, however, I failed to register a message for the application window. Here is an excerpt of my script:

CODE
If WinActivate($cfg_window_title) <> 1 Then

Exit(1)

EndIf

$whd = WinGetHandle($cfg_window_title)

if $whd = "" Then

Exit(2)

EndIf

if GUISwitch($whd) = 0 Then

Exit(3)

EndIf

if GUIRegisterMsg(0x0101, "onkeyup") <> 1 Then

Exit(4)

EndIf

$cont = True

While $cont = True

sleep(500)

WEnd

I always get the error code 3, meaning that the script found the target windows, managed to actiavte it, but GUISwitch fails to switch to the given window handle. Any ideas? Any other way to achieve my actual goal of getting a tool for grabbing pixel checksums? Thank you very much!

GuiSwitch is used to switch to a gui in your script not a gui in another application.


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GuiSwitch is used to switch to a gui in your script not a gui in another application.

Thanks for the clarification! I tried another approach and it works. I managed to get the mouse coordinates without the appropriate window handle. Thanks again.

Cheers,

Olav

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