WinGetPos

Retrieves the position and size of the specified window.

WinGetPos X, Y, Width, Height, WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

Parameters

X, Y

Type: Variable

The names of the variables in which to store the X and Y coordinates of the target window's upper left corner. If omitted, the corresponding values will not be stored.

Width, Height

Type: Variable

The names of the variables in which to store the width and height of the target window. If omitted, the corresponding values will not be stored.

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 could not be found.

Remarks

If the WinTitle "Program Manager" is used, the function will retrieve the size of the desktop, which is usually the same as the current screen resolution.

A minimized window will still have a position and size. The values returned in this case may vary depending on OS and configuration.

To discover the name of the window and control that the mouse is currently hovering over, use MouseGetPos.

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

As the coordinates returned by this function include the window's title bar, menu and borders, they may be dependent on OS version and theme. To get more consistent values across different systems, consider using WinGetClientPos instead.

Related

WinMove, WinGetClientPos, ControlGetPos, WinGetTitle, WinGetText, ControlGetText

Examples

#1

WinGetPos X, Y, Width, Height, "Calculator"
MsgBox "Calculator is at " X "," Y

WinGetPos X, Y,,, "A"  ; "A" to get the active window's pos.
MsgBox "The active window is at " X "," Y

if WinExist("Untitled - Notepad")
{
    WinGetPos Xpos, Ypos  ; Uses the window found above.
    MsgBox "Notepad is at " Xpos "," Ypos
}