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This should be pretty straight forward.

I want to be able to read what options are available in a selection window.

Spcifically, as my training exersize I am writing an automation script for DVD Shrink to learn about how the processes of AutoIT all work. What I wanted to do is for GUI selection boxes such as when you select "Open Disk" I want some way of knowing what options are in the selection box.

Using the discovery tool I can see a heap of information:

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  Open DVD Disc
Class:  #32770
Position:   324, 277
Size:   366, 209
Style:  0x94C800CC
ExStyle:    0x00010101
Handle: 0x005B06C4

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  Button
Instance:   3
ClassnameNN:    Button3
Advanced (Class):   [CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:3]
Position:   12, 7
Size:   336, 104
ControlClick Coords:    177, 80
Style:  0x50000007
ExStyle:    0x00000004
Handle: 0x002B0798

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   192, 116
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xECE9D8

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
Select DVD Drive:

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<

but wanted a way of grabbing spcifically the options that are available in the drop down box. I have 2 drives that I can select to open and as a test I would like to know how to read what options are available. I can easily do it at the moment by sending either an UP or DOWN command but the theory of this exercise can be used later.

On a similar note I would also like to know if/how I can read text that is selected in a window under a selection bar. This could be used in place of my previous requirement.

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I seem to be getting somewhere slowly.

I managed to read the first selected value with the following test:

WinActivate("DVD Shrink")
$var = ControlGetText("Open DVD Disc","", 1001)
MsgBox(0,"Test", "Text = "&$var&"")

This returns the selected disc drive letter with disk name. Now, how can I just grab the first 2 characters? I want to grab the "D:" (drive letter) and compare this to what the user has entered as a drive letter. If this is not correct then i'll send a {down} command and read the next value.

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I'm getting better at this :D

I have now done the following:

$i = 0

While $i <= 10
    WinActivate("Open DVD Disc")
    ControlFocus("Open DVD Disc", "", 1001)
    $var = ControlGetText("Open DVD Disc", "", 1001)
    $result = StringInStr("" & $var & "", "E:")
    $i = $i + 1
    If Not $result = 1 Then
MsgBox(0, "Test", "Text = " & $result & "")

Trying to find the "E:" drive which is below the "D:" drive in the dropdown box. I had to actually focus the GUIBox rather than the main program to send the keystroke for the next selection but I am now reading each option in turn until I find what I need. This goes a long way to make things easier and more reliable for me but any extra suggestions would be really helpful as i'm still learning the ropes.

Edited by jestermgee

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