ControlFocus

Sets input focus to a given control on a window.

ControlFocus Control , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

Parameters

Control

Type: String, Integer or Object

The control's ClassNN, text or HWND, or an object with a Hwnd property. For details, see The Control Parameter.

WinTitle

Type: String, Integer or Object

A window title or other criteria identifying the target window. See WinTitle.

WinText

Type: String

If present, this parameter must be a substring from a single text element of the target window (as revealed by the included Window Spy utility). Hidden text elements are detected if DetectHiddenText is ON.

ExcludeTitle

Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.

ExcludeText

Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Error Handling

An exception is thrown if the window or control could not be found.

Remarks

To be effective, the control's window generally must not be minimized or hidden.

To improve reliability, a delay is done automatically after every use of this function. That delay can be changed via SetControlDelay.

Window titles and text are case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.

Related

SetControlDelay, ControlGetFocus, Control functions

Examples

#1: Set the input focus to the OK button:

ControlFocus "OK", "Some Window Title"  ; Set focus to the OK button