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Possible to get PID from Window Name?

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Topic, I am looking for some method to do this but I can't find. Anyone of some help?

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lolp1,

Do you think this function I found in the Help file might be what you are looking for? :)

WinGetProcess: Retrieves the Process ID (PID) associated with a window.

WinGetProcess ( "title" [, "text"] )

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Doh! Well, I found another clever method, wish I'd have known about that 10 minutes ago :)

I used something along the lines of $pid = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "GetWindowThreadProcessId", "hwnd", $hWnd, "int_ptr", 0)

EDIT: I also suggest the Help file be updated, seems like it didn't list many ways and thats why I was confused.

is the unique number which identifies a Process. A PID can be obtained through the ProcessExists or Run commands.

The process is polled approximately every 250 milliseconds.

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You only need one way. In a language, having many different built in functions that do the same thing is redundant and pointless. Look at the help file first, search the forum second, then search google, and if you still can't find the answer, ask someone on the forum. This could have been found if you follow these steps.


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In any language, the help file is your best friend.


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You only need one way. In a language, having many different built in functions that do the same thing is redundant and pointless. Look at the help file first, search the forum second, then search google, and if you still can't find the answer, ask someone on the forum. This could have been found if you follow these steps.

For what I needed I needed the PID from the window name - I did a google search/auto it help file and found nothing auto it related, hence my fix using the DllFunc call of auto it...

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Have a look at http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=97833&st=0&p=703478&hl=GetWindowThreadProcessId&fromsearch=1&#entry703478


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