Enables or disables the specified window.

WinSetEnabled Value , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText



Type: Integer

One of the following values:


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 or the change could not be applied.


When a window is disabled, the user cannot move it or interact with its controls. In addition, disabled windows are omitted from the alt-tab list.

Example #1 on the WinGetStyle page can be used to determine whether a window is disabled.

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.


ControlSetEnabled, Win functions, Control functions