Changes the text of a control.

ControlSetText NewText, Control , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText



Type: String

The new text to set into the control. If blank or omitted, the control is made blank.


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.


Type: String, Integer or Object

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


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.


Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.


Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Error Handling

A TargetError is thrown if the window or control could not be found.


Most control types use carriage return and linefeed (`r`n) rather than a solitary linefeed (`n) to mark the end of each line. To translate a block of text containing `n characters, follow this example:

MyVar := StrReplace(MyVar, "`n", "`r`n")

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.

SetControlDelay, ControlGetText, Control functions


Changes the text of Notepad's edit control.

ControlSetText("New Text Here", "Edit1", "Untitled -")