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[Solved] Sending a MouseClick to a Window with no Controls, without Activating it

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Zohar

Hello

I have a certain window that I would like to Click in some location, but without activating the window for it.

The Documentations says that I should use ControlClick instead of MouseClick,

however there is a problem:

This window for some reason, appears not to have any controls on it.

or atleast that's what AutoIt Window Info tool shows.

So there's no control on that form that I can specify,

however I do know the exact (X,Y) location within that form that I would like to click.

What can I do?

I attached a screenshots of what AutoIt's Window Info tool shows regarding that form.

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PsaltyDS

Hello

I have a certain window that I would like to Click in some location, but without activating the window for it.

The Documentations says that I should use ControlClick instead of MouseClick,

however there is a problem:

This window for some reason, appears not to have any controls on it.

or atleast that's what AutoIt Window Info tool shows.

So there's no control on that form that I can specify,

however I do know the exact (X,Y) location within that form that I would like to click.

What can I do?

I attached a screenshots of what AutoIt's Window Info tool shows regarding that form.

I believe ControlClick() can be used without identifying the control. The X/Y coordinates become window client area relative. Something like this:
$hWin = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:#32770; TITLE:Magic Tune Premium]")
ControlClick($hWin, "", "", "Left", 1, 123, 234)

Don't have time to test right now and make sure. Post your results if you try it.

:)


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Zohar

Hi PsaltyDS

I tried that, leaving the ControlID empty, and it did not do anything.

I tried supplying "", and even 0.

both did not help.

(and I supplied a window relative X,Y point)

here it is:

ControlClick($hWin,"","","left",1,203,283)

isn't there some trick?

maybe faking a Windows Message somehow?

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PsaltyDS

Hi PsaltyDS

I tried that, leaving the ControlID empty, and it did not do anything.

I tried supplying "", and even 0.

both did not help.

(and I supplied a window relative X,Y point)

here it is:

ControlClick($hWin,"","","left",1,203,283)

isn't there some trick?

maybe faking a Windows Message somehow?

That's exactly whay ControlClick() does, but you have to specify where to send that message.

Is that handle shown in your screenshot different from the window's handle? There is a DLL call to WindowFromPoint (search for SmOke_N posts on it) that can get the handle to a control, but only if visible on the screen I think. If you can get that control handle by position or any other trick then you are set.

:)


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Zohar

That's exactly whay ControlClick() does, but you have to specify where to send that message.

I can only specify a Window Handle, not a cOntrol Handle, since there's no Control

Is that handle shown in your screenshot different from the window's handle? There is a DLL call to WindowFromPoint (search for SmOke_N posts on it) that can get the handle to a control, but only if visible on the screen I think. If you can get that control handle by position or any other trick then you are set.

:)

The Handle that you see in the screenshot, is aparantly a small bug in the Window Info tool:

when the Window Info tool is pointing on a window [that appears to be] with no controls, it doesnot clear the Control Handle from last control.

so what you actually see there is a handle to IE's control:))

I can only get a Window Handle.

And would really like to send a LeftClick to that window, without having to Activate it first:)

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Zohar

OK I Found a Solution.

The Solution I found is not using MouseClick since MouseClick requires the Window to be above other windows,

and it also isn't using ControlClick since ControlClick requires a ControlID, which is kinna hard to supply when the window doesn't show any controls.

The solution, as I estimated would be to use SendMessage().

and apparantly a guy named Insolence wrote a function for that, called MouseClickPlus.

and It, finally, enables you to CLICK an inactive window, even when the window has no controls.

:)

CODE

;===============================================================================

;

; Function Name: _MouseClickPlus()

; Version added: 0.1

; Description: Sends a click to window

; minimized.

; Parameter(s): $Window = Title of the window to send click to

; $Button = "left" or "right" mouse button

; $X = X coordinate

; $Y = Y coordinate

; $Clicks = Number of clicks to send

; Remarks: You MUST be in "MouseCoordMode" 0 to use this without bugs.

; Author(s): Insolence <insolence_9@yahoo.com>

;

;===============================================================================

Func _MouseClickPlus($Window, $Button = "left", $X = "", $Y = "", $Clicks = 1)

Local $MK_LBUTTON = 0x0001

Local $WM_LBUTTONDOWN = 0x0201

Local $WM_LBUTTONUP = 0x0202

Local $MK_RBUTTON = 0x0002

Local $WM_RBUTTONDOWN = 0x0204

Local $WM_RBUTTONUP = 0x0205

Local $WM_MOUSEMOVE = 0x0200

Local $i = 0

Select

Case $Button = "left"

$Button = $MK_LBUTTON

$ButtonDown = $WM_LBUTTONDOWN

$ButtonUp = $WM_LBUTTONUP

Case $Button = "right"

$Button = $MK_RBUTTON

$ButtonDown = $WM_RBUTTONDOWN

$ButtonUp = $WM_RBUTTONUP

EndSelect

If $X = "" OR $Y = "" Then

$MouseCoord = MouseGetPos()

$X = $MouseCoord[0]

$Y = $MouseCoord[1]

EndIf

For $i = 1 to $Clicks

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), "int", $WM_MOUSEMOVE, "int", 0, "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), "int", $ButtonDown, "int", $Button, "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), "int", $ButtonUp, "int", $Button, "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

Next

EndFunc

Func _MakeLong($LoWord,$HiWord)

Return BitOR($HiWord * 0x10000, BitAND($LoWord, 0xFFFF))

EndFunc

Make sure to supply X,Y that are relative to the Window(and not absolute screen coordinates).

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PsaltyDS

OK I Found a Solution.

The Solution I found is not using MouseClick since MouseClick requires the Window to be above other windows,

and it also isn't using ControlClick since ControlClick requires a ControlID, which is kinna hard to supply when the window doesn't show any controls.

The solution, as I estimated would be to use SendMessage().

and apparantly a guy named Insolence wrote a function for that, called MouseClickPlus.

and It, finally, enables you to CLICK an inactive window, even when the window has no controls.

:lmao:

CODE
;===============================================================================

;

; Function Name: _MouseClickPlus()

; Version added: 0.1

; Description: Sends a click to window

; minimized.

; Parameter(s): $Window = Title of the window to send click to

; $Button = "left" or "right" mouse button

; $X = X coordinate

; $Y = Y coordinate

; $Clicks = Number of clicks to send

; Remarks: You MUST be in "MouseCoordMode" 0 to use this without bugs.

; Author(s): Insolence <insolence_9@yahoo.com>

;

;===============================================================================

Func _MouseClickPlus($Window, $Button = "left", $X = "", $Y = "", $Clicks = 1)

Local $MK_LBUTTON = 0x0001

Local $WM_LBUTTONDOWN = 0x0201

Local $WM_LBUTTONUP = 0x0202

Local $MK_RBUTTON = 0x0002

Local $WM_RBUTTONDOWN = 0x0204

Local $WM_RBUTTONUP = 0x0205

Local $WM_MOUSEMOVE = 0x0200

Local $i = 0

Select

Case $Button = "left"

$Button = $MK_LBUTTON

$ButtonDown = $WM_LBUTTONDOWN

$ButtonUp = $WM_LBUTTONUP

Case $Button = "right"

$Button = $MK_RBUTTON

$ButtonDown = $WM_RBUTTONDOWN

$ButtonUp = $WM_RBUTTONUP

EndSelect

If $X = "" OR $Y = "" Then

$MouseCoord = MouseGetPos()

$X = $MouseCoord[0]

$Y = $MouseCoord[1]

EndIf

For $i = 1 to $Clicks

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), "int", $WM_MOUSEMOVE, "int", 0, "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), "int", $ButtonDown, "int", $Button, "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), "int", $ButtonUp, "int", $Button, "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

Next

EndFunc

Func _MakeLong($LoWord,$HiWord)

Return BitOR($HiWord * 0x10000, BitAND($LoWord, 0xFFFF))

EndFunc

Make sure to supply X,Y that are relative to the Window(and not absolute screen coordinates).
Well, that's exactly the behavior I expected from ControlClick() with no ControlID. Glad you found a solution.

:)

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Storm

ControlClick() with no ControlID just doesent work with most games.

Anyway, I tried this and I cannot get it to work.

I tried on Ragnarok Online. And I tried on MsPain.

But nothing happens. I tried to modify it a bit thinking maybe I wasent using it properly, but again no result.

Can you please help me with this?

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88427

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AzKay

ControlClick() with no ControlID just doesent work with most games.

Anyway, I tried this and I cannot get it to work.

I tried on Ragnarok Online. And I tried on MsPain.

But nothing happens. I tried to modify it a bit thinking maybe I wasent using it properly, but again no result.

Can you please help me with this?

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88427

Ive yet to get any of them working in RO ;3

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Storm

I play on a private server. So there is no game guard.

Normal autoit bots I made work just fine in XP at least, they dont work in Vista. But the command ControlClickPlus wont work for me. Not just RO, it wont work on MsPaint as well.

If it just worked outside the game, I would just assume that the scrip doesn't work with that game and move on to find a workaround or ditch the idea. But the thing is the scrip doesn't work at all.So I would really appreciate it if someone who has got this working can give me an example so I can try to go from there.

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Jinchuuriki

Hi, i made mouseclickplus work before but now i have vista and it doesn't work '-'

anyway here is the code i used with cabal =D verry good xtrap didnt get it :)

so if anyone can get it to work again just tell me! im trying to contact Insolence

Sleep(3000)
For $i = 0 To 10 Step 1
    _MouseClickPlus("Cabal", "left", 232, 117)
    Sleep(1000)
Next



;===============================================================================
;
; Function Name: _MouseClickPlus()
; Version added: 0.1
; Description: Sends a click to window
; minimized.
; Parameter(s): $Window = Title of the window to send click to
; $Button = "left" or "right" mouse button
; $X = X coordinate
; $Y = Y coordinate
; $Clicks = Number of clicks to send
; Remarks: You MUST be in "MouseCoordMode" 0 to use this without bugs.
; Author(s): Insolence <insolence_9@yahoo.com>
;
;===============================================================================
Func _MouseClickPlus($Window, $Button = "left", $X = "", $Y = "", $Clicks = 1)
    MsgBox(1, "", "112333")
    Local $MK_LBUTTON = 0x0001
    Local $WM_LBUTTONDOWN = 0x0201
    Local $WM_LBUTTONUP = 0x0202

    Local $MK_RBUTTON = 0x0002
    Local $WM_RBUTTONDOWN = 0x0204
    Local $WM_RBUTTONUP = 0x0205

    Local $WM_MOUSEMOVE = 0x0200

    Local $i = 0

    Select
        Case $Button = "left"
            $Button = $MK_LBUTTON
            $ButtonDown = $WM_LBUTTONDOWN
            $ButtonUp = $WM_LBUTTONUP
        Case $Button = "right"
            $Button = $MK_RBUTTON
            $ButtonDown = $WM_RBUTTONDOWN
            $ButtonUp = $WM_RBUTTONUP
    EndSelect

    If $X = "" Or $Y = "" Then
        $MouseCoord = MouseGetPos()
        $X = $MouseCoord[0]
        $Y = $MouseCoord[1]
    EndIf

    For $i = 1 To $Clicks
        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", _
                "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), _
                "int", $WM_MOUSEMOVE, _
                "int", 0, _
                "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", _
                "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), _
                "int", $ButtonDown, _
                "int", $Button, _
                "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))

        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SendMessage", _
                "hwnd", WinGetHandle($Window), _
                "int", $ButtonUp, _
                "int", $Button, _
                "long", _MakeLong($X, $Y))
    Next
EndFunc  ;==>_MouseClickPlus

Func _MakeLong($LoWord, $HiWord)
    Return BitOR($HiWord * 0x10000, BitAND($LoWord, 0xFFFF))
EndFunc  ;==>_MakeLong

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AzKay

I play on a private server. So there is no game guard.

Normal autoit bots I made work just fine in XP at least, they dont work in Vista. But the command ControlClickPlus wont work for me. Not just RO, it wont work on MsPaint as well.

If it just worked outside the game, I would just assume that the scrip doesn't work with that game and move on to find a workaround or ditch the idea. But the thing is the scrip doesn't work at all.So I would really appreciate it if someone who has got this working can give me an example so I can try to go from there.

I was refering to RebirthRO.

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ElijaH

I have somehow the same problem i have this script im working on. this scripts function is to toggle a key on the virtual keyboard im using. i just want it to click the virtual keyboard keys. can someone help me?

here's my script hope you can find what is wrong and make a suggestion. thank you

______________________________________________

While $UnPaused

WinActivate("On-Screen Keyboard")

WinActive ("On-Screen Keyboard")

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "@", "N19" )

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "#", "N20" )

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "$", "N21" )

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "%", "N22" )

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "^", "N23" )

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "&", "N24" )

ControlClick( "On-Screen Keyboard", "*", "N25" )

WEnd

EndFunc

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hoping for your soon replies

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BigDod

Tagging on to someone elses topic is not the way to get help especially when they have marked it as solved. You should stick to your own topic and wait to see if anyone is willing to help.



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