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How to send keystrokes to a minimized window?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I made this very basic script that would send 3 every 6.1 seconds to the active window, what would I write to have it done while minimized?

While 1 = 1
        
        Send ("{3}")
        Sleep(6100)
        WinActivate("Pacman")

WEnd

It would be very much appreciated if someone could give a helping hand.

Edited by sixbenz

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I actually did do a search and I went through the first two pages (in which about 9 out of 10 threads werent relevant to the matter) but a full and complete answer is nowhere to be found, theres just references to other sites, long scripts (where you need to get a clue) and this MouseClicker function.

I'm sure someone has a simple and fast solution or isnt there one?

Edited by sixbenz

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C.O.P is a bot, look up controlsend in the help file


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ControlSend() will do what you want.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I tried the following but nothing happens.

While 1 = 1
        

        ControlSend("Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, Copyright 2001-2008 Electronic Arts, Inc.", "", "","{2}")
        Sleep(2000)


WEnd

I tried without the {} aswell but that does not work either.

Edited by sixbenz

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok try this out sixbenz.

$hwnd = WinGetHandle("classname=<put the classname here>") 
If @Error Then
    MsgBox(0, "Age Of Conan", "Sorry the handle could not be found.")
Else
EndIf

While 1 = 1
      ControlSend($hwnd, "", "", "{2}")
Wend

Hope this helps :) -AwAke.

Edited by AwAke

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No luck,

$hwnd = WinGetHandle("classname=WARWIN")
If @Error Then
    MsgBox(0, "Age Of Conan", "Sorry the handle could not be found.")
Else
EndIf

While 1 = 1
      ControlSend($hwnd, "", "", "{2}")
Wend

Thats what I tried and I got the popup saying that the handle was not found, when I clicked the error it started spamming 2 to any window but that one.

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Uhm and you do have the age of conan client open?

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Nah but I'm trying to get it to work for Warhammer Online which I do have up.

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I see, I would further test this myself but I do not have Age Of Conan, sorry.

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

I read another thread about wanting to do the same but no luck there either, the script I tried was the following.

HotKeySet("{F9}", "start")
HotKeySet("{F10}", "stop")
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)
While 1
   Sleep(1000)
WEnd

Func start()
   Global $Show = 0
   Global $handle = WinGetHandle("classname=WARWIN")
   WinSetState($handle, "", @SW_SHOW)
   WinSetState($handle, "", @SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
   If @error Then
      MsgBox(0, "Error", "Could not find WAR.")
   Else
      While 1
        ControlSend($handle, "", "", "{3}")
            Sleep(20200)          ;===========> or the spell cast speed
         If $Show > 0 Then ExitLoop
      WEnd
   EndIf
EndFunc ;==>hide

Func stop()
   Global $Show = 1
   WinSetState("Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, Copyright 2001-2008 Electronic Arts, Inc.", "", @SW_SHOW)
   WinSetState("Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, Copyright 2001-2008 Electronic Arts, Inc.", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
   WinActivate($handle, "")
EndFunc ;==>show

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...0send&st=15

And heres a copy of the AutoIt Window Info for WAR:

>>>> Window <<<<

Title: Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, Copyright 2001-2008 Electronic Arts, Inc.

Class: WARWIN

Position: 0, 0

Size: 1286, 1036

Style: 0x14CA0000

ExStyle: 0x00000101

Handle: 0x03FF0386

>>>> Control <<<<

Class:

Instance:

ClassnameNN:

Advanced (Class):

ID:

Text:

Position:

Size:

ControlClick Coords:

Style:

ExStyle:

Handle: 0x00010080

>>>> Mouse <<<<

Position: 792, 557

Cursor ID: 15

Color: 0xD1D5D8

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<

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Nobody? (bump)

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Woah I just re-read what I wrote, what was I thinking Age Of Conan jeez. I was probably reading something related to it (A).

Erm if you want to send it while the program is minimized, try this.

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)
$hwnd = WinGetHandle("classname=WARWIN")
If @Error Then
    MsgBox(0, "WoW Leecher", "Sorry the handle could not be found.")
Else
EndIf

While 1 = 1
      ControlSend($hwnd, "", "", "{2}")
Wend

Let me know what happens with just that.

Edited by AwAke

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Applications know when they are minimized and, very likely, may ignore stuff until restored again.

Lar.


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And Warhammer has no ClassnameNN, thats another problem.

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Maybe you should try:

$GameTitle = "Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, Copyright 2001-2008 Electronic Arts, Inc."
WinWaitActive($GameTitle)
Call("Gameloop")

Func Gameloop()
    ControlSend($GameTitle, "", "", "{2}")
    Sleep(6100)
    Call("Gameloop")
EndFunc

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But what i (we?^^) want is to send it when warhammer is not active, when it´s active you can use the normal send.

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You will have to activate the game ONCE anyway, so just run the code above, then run the game...the minimize it an it should still be running and sending :P


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Actually, Warhammer catches send() input, I have every reason to believe it'd catch ControlSend as well.

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