WinGetClass

Retrieves the specified window's class name.

Class := WinGetClass(WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText)

Parameters

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.

Return Value

Type: String

This function returns the class name of the specified window.

Error Handling

An exception is thrown if the window could not be found or there was an error retrieving its class name.

Remarks

Only the class name is retrieved (the prefix "ahk_class" is not included in the return value).

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

Related

WinGetTitle, Win functions

Examples

#1

MsgBox "The active window's class is " WinGetClass("A")