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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}")


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

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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?

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ControlSend() will do what you want.

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I tried the following but nothing happens.

While 1 = 1

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


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

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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.")

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

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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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

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


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

>>>> Window <<<<

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


Position: 0, 0

Size: 1286, 1036

Style: 0x14CA0000

ExStyle: 0x00000101

Handle: 0x03FF0386

>>>> Control <<<<




Advanced (Class):





ControlClick Coords:



Handle: 0x00010080

>>>> Mouse <<<<

Position: 792, 557

Cursor ID: 15

Color: 0xD1D5D8

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<

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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.")

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

Let me know what happens with just that.

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