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I still don't understand controls


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Is there a way to trigger a macro when I click on a control?

 

The reason I ask such a simple yet idiotic question is because the Activation Tab gives us only two choices:

 

1)Control on Top

2) Control Focused

 

Well, neither one works. It keeps on triggering the macro when the larger control is visible and I only want the control to be triggered ONLY WHEN I click on a certain button on the larger control. The larger control is a form and the button(which is subcontrol of the larger control(the form) is what I want to trigger the rest of the macro.

 

I have tried different things like the larger control as the trigger, but nothing seems to work. It just triggers it when the control is visible. I don't want that. I want the macro to trigger only when I click the button.

 

This is a dunce question, but certainly would like some help.

 

Thanks all!

 

Pat

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There could be two ways of tackling the problem. One is to activate the macro when needed. The other is to have a macro already running and monitoring for a specific mouse click on the button to proceed. Instead of using controls you could alternatively use a mouse event (eg click) in either of these scenarios, with suitable logic to identify that the button area in the correct window has been pressed. A solution will have to take into account what else you are doing with the windows/pc and what effect pressing the button may have.

 

Yet another method would be to have a hotkey that starts the macro, giving a mouse left click on the button followed by the rest of the macro main action.

 

I don't use controls very much so I'll leave that area to someone more experienced.

 

 

edit: mouse right changed to mouse left

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