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Capturing Menu Drop down tabs

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I want to capture every tab's name under a file menu.

So when i click on file, i want to store into an array/string "New", "Edit", and "Print".

How is this possible? When i click File Menu and try to use the Window Info Target, the focus changes and the filemenu disappears.

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I want to capture every tab's name under a file menu.

So when i click on file, i want to store into an array/string "New", "Edit", and "Print".

How is this possible? When i click File Menu and try to use the Window Info Target, the focus changes and the filemenu disappears.

This demo gets the text from all the 'File' menu options of Notepad:
#include <GuiMenu.au3>

$iPID = Run("notepad.exe")
WinWait("Untitled - Notepad", "")
$hWin = WinGetHandle("Untitled - Notepad", "")
ConsoleWrite("Debug:  $hWin = " & $hWin & @LF)
$hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetMenu($hWin)
ConsoleWrite("Debug:  $hMenu = " & $hMenu & @LF)
$iCnt = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemCount($hMenu)
ConsoleWrite("Debug:  $iCnt = " & $iCnt & @LF)
$iFile = _GUICtrlMenu_FindItem($hMenu, "File")
ConsoleWrite("Debug:  $iFile = " & $iFile & @LF)
$hFile = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemSubMenu($hMenu, $iFile)
ConsoleWrite("Debug:  $hFile = " & $hFile & @LF)
$iFileCnt = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemCount($hFile)
ConsoleWrite("Debug:  $iFileCnt = " & $iFileCnt & @LF)
For $n = 0 To $iFileCnt - 1
    $sText = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemText($hFile, $n)
    ConsoleWrite(@TAB & "Item: " & $n & " = " & $sText & @LF)
Next

ProcessClose($iPID)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks for the reply =O).

However, i got 1 more question. Is AutoIt able to get submenus within the menu? I looked through the CtrlMenu and couldnt find it, but maybe there is a way?

I want to save the list under "Recently Opened" Menu list

File:

Open

Save

Exit

Recently Opened =>Doc1.text, Test.txt, Supply.txt

Edited by henryp

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#include <GUIMenu.au3>

Global $hWnd = WinGetHandle('[CLASS:SciTEWindow]')
Global $hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemSubMenu(_GUICtrlMenu_GetMenu($hWnd), 0)

For $i = 0 To _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemCount($hMenu)-1
    Local $hSubMenu
    
    ConsoleWrite(_GUICtrlMenu_GetItemText($hMenu, $i) & @LF)
    $hSubMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemSubMenu($hMenu, $i)
    
    If $hSubMenu Then
        For $j = 0 To _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemCount($hSubMenu)-1
            ConsoleWrite(@TAB & _GUICtrlMenu_GetItemText($hSubMenu, $j) & @LF)
        Next
    EndIf
Next

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Thank you so much!

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