Bertie Posted March 16, 2022 Report Share Posted March 16, 2022 I've been reading up on the use of the Window Controls. I found this in my reading and wanted to follow the steps submitted back in 2005, but I can't find them in the Macro Express pro Help section. It is called "Help Topic Organizer". The instructions are unclear to me. There are 4 options: - Capture Control - saves the Window Control info in a variable that is used during playback. The "Control information" is capture during playback of the macro. use the Get Control command to obtain the control information during the create of the macro. - Clear Control Cache - - Get Control - The "Get Control Command" saves the control information in a variable. A capture utility is launched to select buttons, edit boxes, etc that can be used later in the mater. Use the Capture Control command to obtain the control information during the playback of the macro. - Set Focus - Like Window Activate. Brings window to the front and sets focus to the control. Most useful for edit box controls (I'm assuming drop downs, text boxes, etc. Set Focus on the edit box and then use the Text Type command. PS - I saw the Sample - Great Video. Walking through the Sample video: WordPad Get Control - After the Window is Open - you Get the exe of the program using the "Z" Order. Few Lines down - You "Send Text Directly to Control %variable%): text says yadda yadda yadda Notepad Get Control - using Z order %variables% I noticed that you didn't open Notepad first. So you set the variable using an Open Notepad First. Next Line of code is Launch Notepad: Why Get Control BEFORE you open the Program. You can't get focus with the Get Control then. Are there steps you follow using these "control Commands" like "Do this First, then 2nd, then 3rd" to get them to work? I've read about 25 post, but these commands are mentioned after the fact. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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