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JoshAssing

I was doing a simple script and testing it out (very impressed!)

however, when I ran the script as a demo to a client, the Au3Info window was still visible -- so when the script moved the mouse, it clicked on the info window rather than the window it should have clicked on....

No problem I thought; I'll just test to see what window is upper most... I can find a function that sets a window to always be on top... but I can't find one to set the Z position of a window, or read it..

How can I read the window list & each window's z position to determine if "my" window is on top or not?

Thanks

-josh

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LimeSeed

I was doing a simple script and testing it out (very impressed!)

however, when I ran the script as a demo to a client, the Au3Info window was still visible -- so when the script moved the mouse, it clicked on the info window rather than the window it should have clicked on....

No problem I thought; I'll just test to see what window is upper most... I can find a function that sets a window to always be on top... but I can't find one to set the Z position of a window, or read it..

How can I read the window list & each window's z position to determine if "my" window is on top or not?

Thanks

-josh

Try This

; Check if a new notepad window is active
$state = WinGetState("Untitled", "")

; Is the window active?
If BitAnd($state, 8) Then
    MsgBox(0, "Example", "Window is Active")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Example", "Window is Not Active")
EndIf
Edited by LimeSeed

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JoshAssing

Try This

; Check if a new notepad window is active
$state = WinGetState("Untitled", "")

; Is the window active?
If BitAnd($state, 8) Then
    MsgBox(0, "Example", "Window is Active")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "Example", "Window is Not Active")
EndIf

it can be "topmost" and "not active" -- I need to tell the z order of the window; not it's active state....

thanks

-josh

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martin

it can be "topmost" and "not active" -- I need to tell the z order of the window; not it's active state....

thanks

-josh

You need the GetWindow function in User32.dll. There might be an example somewhere. (In fact, since ProgAndy is watching I feel an example coming soon.)

Serial port communications UDF Includes functions for binary transmission and reception.printing UDF Useful for graphs, forms, labels, reports etc.Add User Call Tips to SciTE for functions in UDFs not included with AutoIt and for your own scripts.Functions with parameters in OnEvent mode and for Hot Keys One function replaces GuiSetOnEvent, GuiCtrlSetOnEvent and HotKeySet.UDF IsConnected2 for notification of status of connected state of many urls or IPs, without slowing the script.

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ProgAndy

(In fact, since ProgAndy is watching I feel an example coming soon.)

Well, then I must answer ;)

To get the z-order, just use WinList. $arWinlist[1][1] is the handle to the window with highest z-order, , the last in Array the one with the lowest z-order

To get the topmost attribute, just use:

#include <Array.au3>
$list = WinList() 
; Array[ 1 ][ 1 ]           is window with highest z-order
; Array[ Array[0][0] ][ 1 ] is window with lowest z-order

;Add 3rd col with Bool Topmost attribute
ReDim $list[$list[0][0]+1][3]

$list[0][1] = "[Handle]" ; add description
$list[0][2] = "[TOPMOST window]" ; add description

For $i = 1 To $list[0][0]
    $list[$i][2] = _WinIsOnTop($list[$i][1])
Next

; Display 
_ArrayDisplay($list)

;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name:   _WinIsOnTop
; Description::    Gets the OnTop State of a window
; Parameter(s):    $WindowHandle : Handle or Title of Window
; Requirement(s):  WinAPI.au3
; Return Value(s): Window OnTop: True, otherwise False
; Author(s):       Prog@ndy
;
;===============================================================================
;
Func _WinIsOnTop($WindowHandle)
    Local $long = DllCall("User32.dll", "int", "GetWindowLong", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($WindowHandle), "int", -20)
    Return BitAND($long[0],8)=8 ; $WS_EX_TOPMOST = 8
EndFunc
Edited by ProgAndy

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martin

Well, then I must answer :D

To get the z-order, just use WinList. $arWinlist[1][1] is the handle to the window with highest z-order, , the last in Array the one with the lowest z-order

To get the topmost attribute, just use:

#include <Array.au3>
$list = WinList() 
; Array[ 1 ][ 1 ]           is window with highest z-order
; Array[ Array[0][0] ][ 1 ] is window with lowest z-order

;Add 3rd col with Bool Topmost attribute
ReDim $list[$list[0][0]+1][3]

$list[0][1] = "[Handle]" ; add description
$list[0][2] = "[TOPMOST window]" ; add description

For $i = 1 To $list[0][0]
    $list[$i][2] = _WinIsOnTop($list[$i][1])
Next

; Display 
_ArrayDisplay($list)

;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name:   _WinIsOnTop
; Description::    Gets the OnTop State of a window
; Parameter(s):    $WindowHandle : Handle or Title of Window
; Requirement(s):  WinAPI.au3
; Return Value(s): Window OnTop: True, otherwise False
; Author(s):       Prog@ndy
;
;===============================================================================
;
Func _WinIsOnTop($WindowHandle)
    Local $long = DllCall("User32.dll", "int", "GetWindowLong", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($WindowHandle), "int", -20)
    Return BitAND($long[0],8)=8 ; $WS_EX_TOPMOST = 8
EndFunc
Thanks for maintaining my confidence ProgAndy! ;)

Serial port communications UDF Includes functions for binary transmission and reception.printing UDF Useful for graphs, forms, labels, reports etc.Add User Call Tips to SciTE for functions in UDFs not included with AutoIt and for your own scripts.Functions with parameters in OnEvent mode and for Hot Keys One function replaces GuiSetOnEvent, GuiCtrlSetOnEvent and HotKeySet.UDF IsConnected2 for notification of status of connected state of many urls or IPs, without slowing the script.

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JoshAssing

Well, then I must answer ;)

Thank you ProgAndy!!! I will test out your example.

I didn't now the array order had anything to do with z order at all... so good info.

I was sort of suprised that there wasn't a "WinOnTOp()" that returned the top most window...

Thank you very much

-josh

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