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How to detect mouse click in external window?

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I have a script that is called from an external application in order to perform some housekeeping functions -- but it has to know when the user clicks inside of an external window. I've tried this simple method below, but the click action is never detected. Is there a mouse detection step specifically for this? (BTW, as the first action in the script, I retrieve the handle of the external window -- but I haven't found a way to use it.)

While 1
   $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
   Select
      Case $Msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
         Exit
      Case $Msg = $GUI_EVENT_PRIMARYDOWN
        MsgBox(32, "Click Detected", "", 1)
   EndSelect
Wend

Thanks in advance for any help.

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#include <Misc.au3>
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_Quit")
$dll = DllOpen("user32.dll")
While 1
    Sleep(10)
    If _IsPressed(01, $dll) Then
        $pos = MouseGetPos()
        MsgBox(0, "_IsPressed", "Mouse Left button" & @CRLF & "Mouse x,y:" & $pos[0] & "," & $pos[1])
    EndIf
WEnd
Func _Quit()
    DllClose($dll)
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_Quit


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That worked perfectly in my utility -- and it's a very clear example of direct dll access.

Thanks very much.

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[u]Helpful tips:[/u]If you want better answers to your questions, take the time to reproduce your issue in a small "stand alone" example script whenever possible. Also, make sure you tell us 1) what you tried, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happened instead.[u]Useful links:[/u]BrettF's update to LxP's "How to AutoIt" pdfValuater's Autoit 1-2-3 Download page for the latest versions of Autoit and SciTE[quote]<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers[/quote]

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