Redraws the specified window.

WinRedraw 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

An exception is thrown if the window could not be found.


This function attempts to update the appearance/contents of a window by informing the OS that the window's rectangle needs to be redrawn. If this approach does not work for a particular window, try WinMove. If that does not work, try WinHide in combination with WinShow.

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