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LaurensDeJong

This has me stumped. I'm trying to detect if there's an Outlook Calendar window open and use this line in my script:

If WinExists("Calendar - Microsoft Outlook")

It looks as if any Outlook window satisfies that WinExists condition. I know they all have the same handle, but if they're named differently, shouldn't AutoIt be able to tell them apart?

Any help is appreciated.

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GEOSoft

This has me stumped. I'm trying to detect if there's an Outlook Calendar window open and use this line in my script:

If WinExists("Calendar - Microsoft Outlook")

It looks as if any Outlook window satisfies that WinExists condition. I know they all have the same handle, but if they're named differently, shouldn't AutoIt be able to tell them apart?

Any help is appreciated.

Try using If WinActive()

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Try using If WinActive()

Thanks. That has two disadvantages: I have to run my script from the Calendar Window; if I run it from any other Outlook Window, again, AutoIt thinks that the title is "Calendar" even when it's "RE: Lurch" (for example).

There is something not right about the way Outlook windows report their window titles and how AutoIt reads those titles.

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Thanks. That has two disadvantages: I have to run my script from the Calendar Window; if I run it from any other Outlook Window, again, AutoIt thinks that the title is "Calendar" even when it's "RE: Lurch" (for example).

There is something not right about the way Outlook windows report their window titles and how AutoIt reads those titles.

I'm suspecting that the window you are looking for does actually exist when outlook is running. It's just hidden. It could well be just a child window with the state SW_HIDE set. Try running WinList() and WinGetState() against it and see what you can determine.

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I'm suspecting that the window you are looking for does actually exist when outlook is running. It's just hidden. It could well be just a child window with the state SW_HIDE set. Try running WinList() and WinGetState() against it and see what you can determine.

You're right, there is a hidden window. It's quite bizarre, actually: when I make it visible, it doesn't contain anything useful, and when I manually close the window, all of Outlook shuts down! I'd better head over to whatever forum answers Outlook questions this isn't AutoIt, after all.

Thanks!

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