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i want to get the handle to an external (windows sytem) program. as i always try to internationalize my scripts, i use the classname rather than the title, which is not the same in all languages, like this:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",4)
Run("calc.exe","",@SW_HIDE)
ProcessWait("calc.exe",5)
WinWaitActive("[CLASS:SciCalc]")
$hwnd=WinGetHandle("")

this works fine, but now i want the handle to a process with the classname: "Afx:1000000:0:10011:6:2ce107b". my normal way:

WinWaitActive("[CLASS:Afx:1000000:0:10011:6:2ce107b]")

does not work, maybe for the amount of ":". furthermore, the last part, "2ce107b", changes from instance to instance. can someone tell me how to do this or maybe a complete different way to get an "international handle" ?

merry xmas

j.


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does not work, maybe for the amount of ":"

Try to escape these characters, like this \: or double them :: :) ...

furthermore, the last part, "2ce107b", changes from instance to instance.

I posted an AutoIt Feature Request a while ago about this issue, i hope some day it will be implemented.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

thank you very much,

Try to escape these characters, like this \: or double them :: smile.gif ...

i am not sure if i understand this correctly. could you give me an example ?

like this:

WinWaitActive("[CLASS:Afx\:1000000\:0\:10011\:6\:2ce107b]") ?

or this:

WinWaitActive("[CLASS:Afx::1000000::0::10011::6::2ce107b]") ?

maybe escape them by using the Asc instead of char ?

WinWaitActive("[CLASS:Afx"&chr(..)&"1000000"&char(..)&"\:0......"]) ?

looks funny ?!? does it make sense ?

so, meanwhile, there is no other reliable possibility to catch a window like that ?

j.

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could you give me an example ?

Well, now that i thought about it again, i do not think that there is need to escape those chars, because what counted as title, is what between [CLASS: and ; (delimiter between properties) or ] (closing square brakets).

And what you have shown, its what i meant before :)


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what counted as title, is what between [CLASS: and ; (delimiter between properties) or ]

should be so, but does not work. :)

your wildcard attempt is not accepted either. maybe i try another feature request. it cannot be that certain windows cannot be caught (at least the regular system windows, i am not talking about exotic ones like flash windows).

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