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A nasty checkbox!

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I need to automate a checkbox in an external app. "IsChecked" fails to get it's checked/unchecked state.

Using the the ID or ClassName, both fail.

AutoIt Window Info shows nothing out of the ordinary:

>>>> Control <<<<

Class: Button

Instance: 12

ClassnameNN: Button12

ID: 158

Text:

Position: 85, 327

Size: 220, 18

ControlClick Coords: 47, 3

Style: 0x5000000B

ExStyle: 0x00000000

Handle: 0x000D0AA0

I can correctly determine if the checkbox is visible or enabled. I also can toggle it's state using the "check" parameter.

However the parameter "IsChecked" always returns 0, even if it's checked.

I have seriously concidered to try reading color pixels to determine it's state, but before I fall this deep, someone in here might inspire me.

HotKeySet("{F1}","test")

HotKeySet("{ESC}","exitit")

While 1

Sleep(60)

WEnd

Func test()

$wHND = WinGetHandle("[ACTIVE]")

$NastyCheckBox = "[CLASS:Button;Instance:12]"

$G="visible: "

$G &= String(ControlCommand ($wHND, "",$NastyCheckBox, "IsVisible", ""))

; YES!

$G &="IsEnabled: "

$G &= String(ControlCommand ($wHND, "",$NastyCheckBox, "IsEnabled", ""))

; YES!

$G &="IsChecked: "

$G &= String(ControlCommand ($wHND, "",$NastyCheckBox, "IsChecked", ""))

; SHOWS '0' although it is checked grrrr

ControlCommand ($wHND, "", $NastyCheckBox, "Check", "")

; WORKS?!? this toggles checked/unchecked state

$G &= " err:"&String(@error)

ToolTip($G,0,0)

EndFunc

Func exitit()

Exit

EndFunc

Edited by doodydota

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I might be misunderstanding however, there's a few ways to do this.

See the Example Code Below.

GuiCreate('Test',300,200,10,10)
GuiSetState()

$CheckBox = GuiCtrlCreateCheckbox('Check IT',10,10,100,25)
$Label = GuiCtrlCreateLabel('',10,35,100,25)

while 1

$msg = GuiGetMsg()

Select
    
Case $msg = -1 Or $msg = -3
    ExitLoop
    
Case $msg = NOT -3 Or $msg = NOT -1

            Sleep(100)
            
        Case $msg = $CheckBox
            $blah = GuiCtrlRead($CheckBox)
            If $blah = 1 Then                               <---------  1 is the value if Checked
                 GuiCtrlSetData($Label,'IsChecked')
            ElseIf $blah = 4 Then                         <---------  4 is the value if UnChecked
                 GuiCtrlSetData($Label,'UnChecked')
            EndIf
EndSelect

Wend

Alternately you can use this.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>  <-----------Must Include this for it to work.

GuiCreate('Test',300,200,10,10)
GuiSetState()

$CheckBox = GuiCtrlCreateCheckbox('Check IT',10,10,100,25)
$Label = GuiCtrlCreateLabel('',10,35,100,25)


while 1

$msg = GuiGetMsg()

Select
    
Case $msg = -1 Or $msg = -3
    ExitLoop
    
Case $msg = NOT -3 Or $msg = NOT -1

            Sleep(100)
            
        Case $msg = $CheckBox
            $blah = GuiCtrlRead($CheckBox)
            If $blah = $GUI_CHECKED Then
                 GuiCtrlSetData($Label,'IsChecked')
            ElseIf $blah = $GUI_UNCHECKED Then
                 GuiCtrlSetData($Label,'UnChecked')
            EndIf
EndSelect

Wend

however if using it on another window you MAY need to use

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

or possibly

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Edited by blinko2008

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Not tested but you can try:

GUISwitch($wHND)
If GUICtrlRead($NastyCheckBox) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
    MsgBox(0, "State", "Is Checked")
ElseIf GUICtrlRead($NastyCheckBox) = $GUI_UNCHECKED Then
    MsgBox(0, "State", "Is NOT Checked")
Else 
    MsgBox(0, "State", "Cannot determine state.")
EndIf

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$NastyCheckBox = "[CLASS:Button;Instance:12]"

Your class when describing the check box says that it is actually a button. Is the class of a check box "button" or is this maybe actually just a button with an image on it?

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@Richard Robertson

You are right, my checkbox is actually a button with a 'checkbox image' on it.

Thank you all for your help.

Best regards

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