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Getting ControlID if AutoIt Window Info does not work

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SilverRing2040

Hi,

I'm totally new to autoit. Just installed yesterday.

I need to use controlsend for a simple process, sending Enter key every few seconds to an inactive application.

But the AutoIt Window Info did not show anything under the control tab, only the control handle

I tried leave it blank but does not work.

I also tried to use the handle but does not work too.

$title = "
$windowtext = ""
$controlID = "[handle: 0x000205D4]"
$command = ControlSend ($title,$windowtext,$controlID,"{ENTER}")

$command returns 0

Syntax error?

or Is there any other way to get controlID?

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TurionAltec

Hi,

I'm totally new to autoit. Just installed yesterday.

I need to use controlsend for a simple process, sending Enter key every few seconds to an inactive application.

But the AutoIt Window Info did not show anything under the control tab, only the control handle

I tried leave it blank but does not work.

I also tried to use the handle but does not work too.

$title = "
$windowtext = ""
$controlID = "[handle: 0x000205D4]"
$command = ControlSend ($title,$windowtext,$controlID,"{ENTER}")

$command returns 0

Syntax error?

or Is there any other way to get controlID?

if you know the handle is 0x000205D4 then try

$controlID= 0x000205D4

$command = ControlSend ($title,$windowtext,$controlID,"{ENTER}")

Note the handle may change when it's run again.

As indicated in the controls help, I've found sometimes non-standard controls resist using stuff like controlsend and I have to brute force it with

Winactivate()

send()

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k3v

This has worked for me in the past...

If you use ControlClick instead of ControlSend, you can use the text on the control. In my case, the control was a button, but maybe it'll work on other controls too.

ControlClick("Title","","ControlText")

With this, you shouldn't even have to activate the window

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SilverRing2040

Thanks for reply

if you know the handle is 0x000205D4 then try

$controlID= 0x000205D4

$command = ControlSend ($title,$windowtext,$controlID,"{ENTER}")

I've tried but it did not work

ControlClick("Title","","ControlText")

I couldn't do that.

With AutoIt Window Info, there is nothing captured except the handle string

Edited by SilverRing2040

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newbiescripter

Did you make it work?

if not then try post a screenshot of the information you got from the summary, there is might another way to do it.

Regards

Edited by newbiescripter

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SilverRing2040

Did you make it work?

if not then try post a screenshot of the information you got from the summary, there is might another way to do it.

Regards

Thanks for the reply

I really got no clue so far.

Here is the summary.

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  eppec
Class:  AST Script Window
Position:   851, 357
Size:   806, 627
Style:  0x14CA0000
ExStyle:    0x00000100
Handle: 0x004005E6

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  
Instance:   
ClassnameNN:    
Advanced (Class):   
ID: 
Text:   
Position:   
Size:   
ControlClick Coords:    
Style:  
ExStyle:    
Handle: 0x002205A6

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   502, 352
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xFFFEFD

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<


>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
start
7:40 AM
Notification Area
TF_FloatingLangBar_WndTitle
Quick Launch
Running Applications
Running Applications


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<

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AlexB

Thanks for the reply

I really got no clue so far.

Here is the summary.

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  eppec
Class:  AST Script Window
Position:   851, 357
Size:   806, 627
Style:  0x14CA0000
ExStyle:    0x00000100
Handle: 0x004005E6

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  
Instance:   
ClassnameNN:    
Advanced (Class):   
ID: 
Text:   
Position:   
Size:   
ControlClick Coords:    
Style:  
ExStyle:    
Handle: 0x002205A6

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   502, 352
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xFFFEFD

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<


>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
start
7:40 AM
Notification Area
TF_FloatingLangBar_WndTitle
Quick Launch
Running Applications
Running Applications


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<
If a "Click" action is good enough, you can try to use the UDF function:

#Include <GuiButton.au3>
$hWnd = '0x002205A6'
 _GUICtrlButton_S($hWnd)

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SilverRing2040

If a "Click" action is good enough, you can try to use the UDF function:

#Include <GuiButton.au3>
$hWnd = '0x002205A6'
 _GUICtrlButton_S($hWnd)
Thanks! That would be enough

I only need it to keep the application 'active' in background.

By the way,

Is there a function that I can grab the control handle automatically?

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newbiescripter

By the way,

Is there a function that I can grab the control handle automatically?

Yes use the function ControlGetHandle

Regards

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PsaltyDS

Yes use the function ControlGetHandle

Regards

Trying to specify window or control handles with literal strings generally means you are screwing up, and it should be avoided -- but it can be done:
#Include <GuiButton.au3>

$hWIN = HWnd("0x005D0290")

$hButton = HWnd("0x00FB017A")

While WinExists($hWIN)
    Sleep(2000)
    _GUICtrlButton_Click($hButton)
    MsgBox(64, "Click", "Clicked button: " & $hButton)
WEnd
MsgBox(64, "Exit", "Window gone... exiting")

The values for $hWIN and $hButton would have to be changed every time the target window was recreated. Note you can't use the control handle with ControlClick(), but have you go with _GuiCtrlButton_Click().

:)


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