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Send commands to programs

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Quick scripting question with AutoIT.

How would I go about sending a command to a program without having it maximized?

Say I want to send 12345 to notepad.exe while it's open, how would I do that without having the window active?

Thanks in advance :)

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

ControlSend

example: ControlSend("Untitled", "", "Edit1", "This is a line of text in the notepad window")

Edited by ludocus

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Give this example a try

Run('notepad')
WinWait('Untitled')
ControlSend('Untitled', '', 'Edit1', '12345')

ControlSend() sends the string direct to the control Edit1. AutoIt Info Tool will supply you with control info needed to recognize controls.

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AutoIT info tool doesn't do anything because it doesn't show me the information for the program i'm trying to use :)!

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