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Hi Members at AutoIT!

This is properly an n00b question :)

But I used 3 hours reading post and help files with no luck >_<

Problem: Pressing a button in a tool bar like this in a mapping program:

Posted Image

When I use this:

ControlClick("FalconView", "","[CLASSNN:ToolbarWindow326]")

It activates the middle button in the tool bar.

And no matter what I cannot change this to the correct one (the bottom icon).

When moving the courser over the buttons AutoIT Windows info only changes this text Display the Tabular Editor in the >>>> StatusBar <<<<.

Can I use the to identify my button?

AutoIT v3 Windows info:

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  FalconView - Kopier Koordinat: Ctrl+J - points2.lpt
Class:  Afx:400000:1008:10011:6:106af
Position:   -4, -4
Size:   1448, 874
Style:  0x15CF8000
ExStyle:    0x00000100
Handle: 0x000106AC

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  ToolbarWindow32
Instance:   6
ClassnameNN:    ToolbarWindow326
Advanced (Class):   [CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:6]
ID: 1617
Text:   Point Editor
Position:   1409, 96
Size:   33, 136
ControlClick Coords:    12, 117
Style:  0x5400006E
ExStyle:    0x00000000
Handle: 0x000106CA

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   1421, 259
Cursor ID:  15
Color:  0x000000

>>>> StatusBar <<<<
1:  Display the Tabular Editor
2:  Equal Arc
3:  Tiros
4:  4 km
5:  WGS84
6:  37H  DV  96254  73106

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
Point Editor
File Overlay List
Custom Tools
Editor Toggle
Point Editor
Point Editor
Display the Tabular Editor

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<
Playback Control
Page Layout Tool
Moving Map Tool
Map Data Manager
Point Export Region Editor
Manual CHUM Editor
Tactical Graphics Editor
AR Editor
Overlay Toolkit

I use AutoIt v3.2.12.1

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Thank you rasim for your quick answer.

I did read the help file again but I cannot see how this can help me.

Please be more specific. I am all new to AutoIT!

I did another forum search. But none seems to bring me any closer to a solution.

I list the post here in case I missed something:


Toolbarwindow32 and ControlClick

Controling a ToolbarWindow324, How to

I am surprised by the skills needed to use this tool. I guess AutoIT is not made for noobs like me.


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Hi Recce,

1st Welcome to the AutoIt Forums! :idiot:

Some of the following tips may not apply to you, but it may make your life a bit easier here on the forum in the future.

  • Did you know that we have an awesome search feature?

    You can find many answers to your current questions, just by typing in the right search patterns.

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The above will help you narrow down your searches and prevent you from unneccesarily posting a new thread.

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