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_GUICtrlListBox_GetText returns garbage from Java Applets

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When I use _GUICtrlListBox_GetText to get the text of items in a Java applet list box, the text returned is not as it is displayed in the listbox. It is somehow corrupted or encoded in some other form other than ordinary text.

An example is this webpage:

http://www.somacon.com/p51.php

The following code produces "@©°", rather than the text "My Kingdom" from the listbox:

#include <IE.au3>
#Include <GuiListBox.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("http://www.somacon.com/p51.php")
$java_hwnd = WinGetHandle("Java Auto-Completing Combobox Applet - Windows Internet Explorer")
$cntl_hwnd = ControlGetHandle($java_hwnd, "", "[CLASS:ListBox; INSTANCE:1]")
ConsoleWrite(_GUICtrlListBox_GetText($cntl_hwnd, 1))

Is there some way I can get the actual text from the listbox, or even convert/decode this garbage text into something that resembles the actual text?

"_GUICtrlListBox_GetCount" returns 1956, which is correct, so I believe the GuiListBox Management UDFs are recognising this control. Other functions like "_GUICtrlListBox_SetSel" also work.

Also note that JavaFerret (as part of the Java Access Bridge) cannot retrieve any text from Java listboxes in applets such as this one. I suspect there may be no way of getting this text, both inside and out of AutoIT.

Edited by seangriffin

Cheers, Sean.

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