MouseGetPos

Retrieves the current position of the mouse cursor, and optionally which window and control it is hovering over.

MouseGetPos OutputVarX, OutputVarY, OutputVarWin, OutputVarControl, Flag

Parameters

OutputVarX, OutputVarY

Type: Variable

The names of the variables in which to store the X and Y coordinates. The retrieved coordinates are relative to the active window unless CoordMode was used to change to screen coordinates.

OutputVarWin

Type: Variable

This optional parameter is the name of the variable in which to store the unique ID number of the window under the mouse cursor. If the window cannot be determined, this variable will be made blank.

The window does not have to be active to be detected. Hidden windows cannot be detected.

OutputVarControl

Type: Variable

This optional parameter is the name of the variable in which to store the name (ClassNN) of the control under the mouse cursor. If the control cannot be determined, this variable will be made blank.

The names of controls should always match those shown by the Window Spy. However, unlike Window Spy, the window under the mouse cursor does not have to be active for a control to be detected.

Flag

Type: Integer

If omitted or 0, the function uses the default method to determine OutputVarControl and stores the control's ClassNN. To change this behavior, add up one or both of the following digits:

1: Uses a simpler method to determine OutputVarControl. This method correctly retrieves the active/topmost child window of an Multiple Document Interface (MDI) application such as SysEdit or TextPad. However, it is less accurate for other purposes such as detecting controls inside a GroupBox control.

2: Stores the control's HWND in OutputVarControl rather than the control's ClassNN.

For example, to put both options into effect, the Flag parameter must be set to 3.

Remarks

Any of the output variables may be omitted if the corresponding information is not needed.

Related

CoordMode, Win functions, SetDefaultMouseSpeed, Click

Examples

#1

MouseGetPos xpos, ypos 
MsgBox "The cursor is at X" xpos " Y" ypos

#2: This example allows you to move the mouse around to see the title of the window currently under the cursor:

SetTimer "WatchCursor", 100

WatchCursor()
{
    MouseGetPos , , id, control
    ToolTip
    (
        "ahk_id " id "
        ahk_class " WinGetClass(id) "
        " WinGetTitle(id) "
        Control: " control
    )
}