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I'm trying to write some AutoIt scripts to automate moving and reading sliders in a program that I believe was written in Visual Basic. I've not been provided the source code for the program. The sliders are Slider20WndClass and the window is ThunderRT6FormDC (which seems to be a VB class.) I've blacked out the window name just in case it's proprietary information.

Info for the sliders (there's no status bar, visible text, or hidden text so I cropped that part out):

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I haven't been able to get a handle for any of the sliders using ControlGetHandle, though I can get a handle for the window itself.

One road I've tried to go down is reading the tooltips off of the sliders:

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I tried listing all the titles of windows of class "msvb_lib_tooltips" using the WinList function - I showed 8 windows of that class, but all had nulls strings as titles, not the numeric titles the WindowInfo tool shows for these tooltips.

Next I tried using the _ToolTip_ToolExists function from Auto3Lib, with the following code (again, edited to remove the actual window title). Couldn't get that to recognize the tooltip either.

#include <File.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <A3LToolTip.au3>

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2);set partial match mode for window titles
If WinExists("data.txt") Then

$h_Window=WinGetHandle(<WINDOW TITLE>)

;initialize data file
$TimeStamp=@MON&"/"&@MDAY&"/"&@YEAR&" "&@HOUR&":"&@MIN&":"&@SEC
FileWriteLine($h_DataFile,"Window handle: " & $h_Window)
FileWriteLine($h_DataFile,"Slider handle: " & $h_Slider)

$GUI=GUICreate("Data Gathering", 200, 100)
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Choose an option.", 30, 20, 150, 30, $SS_LEFT)
$ExitButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Exit", 30, 50, 70)
$DataButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Gather Data", 110, 50, 70)

While 1;poll the gui until a button is pressed
    $msg = GUIGetMsg();polls GUI for a message
    Case $msg=$ExitButton
    Case $msg=$DataButton
        If $GatherData=1 Then
    If $GatherData Then
WEnd;close the gui loop

I'm pretty much at a loss of what to try now. I realize there's only so much anyone can do to help without being able to test code against the program I'm trying to automate, but I'm hoping that someone might have run into a similar problem program in the past and have some other methods I could try. Thanks!

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ControlClick(WINDOW_NAME,"" , "[CLASSNN:CLASS:Slider20WndClass1]","left",1,$x,$y)

$x=x position in the control

$y=y position in the control

.... if you can't find anything better than try this

Edited by alexmadman

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