Retrieves the title of the specified window.

Title := WinGetTitle(WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText)



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.

Return Value

Type: String

This function returns the title of the specified window. If there is no matching window, an empty string is returned.

Error Handling

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


To discover the name of the window 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.

WinSetTitle, WinGetClass, WinGetText, ControlGetText, WinGetPos, Win functions


Retrieves and reports the title of the active window.

MsgBox "The active window is '" WinGetTitle("A") "'."