Brings the specified window to the top of the stack without explicitly activating it.

WinMoveTop 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.

Error Handling

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

An OSError may be thrown on failure.


However, the system default settings will probably cause it to activate in most cases. In addition, this function may have no effect due to the operating system's protection against applications that try to steal focus from the user (it may depend on factors such as what type of window is currently active and what the user is currently doing). One possible work-around is to make the window briefly always-on-top via WinSetAlwaysOnTop, then turn off always-on-top.

The ID of the window under the mouse cursor can be retrieved with MouseGetPos.

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

WinMoveBottom, WinSetAlwaysOnTop, Win functions, Control functions