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Control Manager and IE 7


Question:

I've noticed since upgrading from IE 6.0 to IE 7 (b2) that my Control Manager scripts can no longer locate the IE windows by name. It appears likely related to the tabbed browser features.

This script used to work perfectly:

AddExtender("wwctl44i.dll")
hwnd = DLLhwnd("~Internet Explorer")
hwnd = cwndbyclass(hwnd, "msctls_statusbar32")
The script now displays an error message that the window does not exist (hint: it does, and it's spelled correctly, tried different variations).

Answer:

Launch the roboscripter and posistion the mouse over the status bar. What class type is displayed in the Roboscripter dialog? It is true that when a new version of a program comes out, one must often re-debug control manager scripts to accomodate the updated version of the program.
AddExtender("wwctl44i.dll")
hwnd = DllHwnd("~Internet Explorer")
hwnd = cWndbyclass(hwnd, "TabWindowClass")
hwnd = cWndbyclass(hwnd, "msctls_statusbar32")

Article ID:   W16818
File Created: 2017:07:28:13:58:25
Last Updated: 2007:07:03:14:26:23