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I am trying to find a way to read information in an existing Listview box. My goal is to have stats of printers in the windows printers menu (control panel) and make alert messages appear when one goes on "error" status. However, I can't seem to find out how to grab the information contained in the existing list view.

If you are running windows, go to control panel > printers and make the view "details"

Using the window info tool, it says the window with the text is in the control"SysListView32" (I'm running 2000 btw), but no matter what I try I can't seem to grab the information inside of the list.

Any advice?

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I am trying to find a way to read information in an existing Listview box. My goal is to have stats of printers in the windows printers menu (control panel) and make alert messages appear when one goes on "error" status. However, I can't seem to find out how to grab the information contained in the existing list view.

If you are running windows, go to control panel > printers and make the view "details"

Using the window info tool, it says the window with the text is in the control"SysListView32" (I'm running 2000 btw), but no matter what I try I can't seem to grab the information inside of the list.

Any advice?

Have you looked at the GUIListView Management functions in the help file under UserDefined Functions?

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Have you looked at the GUIListView Management functions in the help file under UserDefined Functions?

Yes, I have. But most of not all of the examples show how to get information from them when you create the listview, carrying it in variables. I am trying to get information from a listview that is created through windows, and I'm not sure what syntax to use. Since the window class it is in is "SysListView32" I have tried that in quotes, using [class:SysListView32] and so on. Mostly I just don't know how to grab information in it, and I have looked through the documentation for a good while.

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To use GuiListView UDF functions you need to know listview handle.

So $hLV = ControlGetHandle('window title', '', '[Class:SysListView32]') would make sense, no?

But I suspect that for your needs, ControlListView() would be enough. Just read the documentation.


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To use GuiListView UDF functions you need to know listview handle.

So $hLV = ControlGetHandle('window title', '', '[Class:SysListView32]') would make sense, no?

But I suspect that for your needs, ControlListView() would be enough. Just read the documentation.

Oh i think i see now! I used this:

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$test = controllistview("Printers","","SysListView321","gettext",2,2)
And it seemed to work!

I kept trying to use "_GUICtrlListView" functions, but never thought of using the "controllistview"

Thanks a lot, now I think i have the hang of this. This is an awesome tool with endless possibilities, and you guys/gals are great to be helping people out. Kudos to all of you.

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