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Champak

Is it possible to get the ID or maybe the handle, preferably the ID, of a control that has focus?

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Airwolf

ControlGetHandle() using the return value of ControlGetFocus() will give you the handle.


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Is it possible to get the ID or maybe the handle, preferably the ID, of a control that has focus?

In many ways (not all) a control is just a small window on top of a larger one. Many of the _WinAPI_* functions work on a control as well as window. One of these can be used to retrieve the ControlID after you determine the handle:
#Include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>

$hGui = GUICreate("Test", 400, 240)
$ctrlLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 10, 380, 180)
$ctrlButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Quit", 150, 200, 100, 30)
GUISetState()

Sleep(500)

$sFocus = ControlGetFocus($hGui)
$hButton = ControlGetHandle($hGui, "", $ctrlButton)
$iButton = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hButton, $GWL_ID)

ControlSetText($hGui, "", $ctrlLabel, "ControlID = " & $ctrlButton & @CRLF & _
        "Focused ID = " & $sFocus & @CRLF & _
        "Handle = " & $hButton & @CRLF & _
        "Retreived ID = " & $iButton)
        
Do
    Sleep(10)
Until GUIGetMsg() = $iButton

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Edit: Improved demo to show a usage for the retrieved ControlID.

Edited by PsaltyDS

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