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Multiple Process Detection Question

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I've been through the manual and read up on ProcessList ( ["name"] ) function but that only does part of what I'm after what I'm looking to do is grab all instances of the process running and then winactivate each one individually (ie..)

Find all copies of Notepad.exe running and activate one at a time. I want to keep each PID in a variable and be able to activate each one whenever is needed but Winactivate only handles processname and if each copy has the same name it doesn't really help me. Is there a better way to activate each window via the PID?

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~Sorn

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I've been through the manual and read up on ProcessList ( ["name"] ) function but that only does part of what I'm after what I'm looking to do is grab all instances of the process running and then winactivate each one individually (ie..)

Find all copies of Notepad.exe running and activate one at a time. I want to keep each PID in a variable and be able to activate each one whenever is needed but Winactivate only handles processname and if each copy has the same name it doesn't really help me. Is there a better way to activate each window via the PID?

Thanks

~Sorn

You'll use ProcessList + WinList + WinGetProcess (to match the window to the PID returned from the processlist array). Then you'll use the Handle to the window (which is returned in [n][1] of the WinList array) to activate each individual window.

Handles are unique to open windows, so it won't matter if it has the same title.

An example you may be able to pull from:

#include <array.au3>
Local $aPL = ProcessList("Notepad.exe")
Local $aWL = WinList()
;_ArrayDisplay($aPL);un-comment _ArrayDisplay to see process list array
;_ArrayDisplay($aWL);un-comment _ArrayDisplay to see process list array

For $i = 1 To UBound($aPL) - 1
    For $p = 1 To UBound($aWL) - 1
        If WinGetProcess($aWL[$p][1]) = $aPL[$i][1] Then
            MsgBox(64, "Info", "Process Name: " & $aPL[$i][0] & @CRLF & _
                "Process ID: " & $aPL[$i][1] & @CRLF & _
                "Window(s) Name: " & $aWL[$p][0] & @CRLF & _
                "Window(s) Handle: " & $aWL[$p][1])
                
        EndIf
    Next
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Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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