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    Question VB6: Get ContorlID of a Button in an External Application

    I'm in the process of rewriting my plugin from AutoIt to VB6 so it's better compatible with the RoadRunner Front End.


    Here's my issue:

    In AutoIt there's a function called:
    ControlGetHandle - "Retrieves the internal handle of a control."

    This means that I can get the handle of any window and of any control in that window (such as a button).
    That way I could send a Click Message to that button using the SendMessage command.

    Example:
    Code:
    $WAhandle = ControlGetHandle("classname=Winamp v1.x", "", 0) ;Gets the Winamp Handle
    $JFhandle = ControlGetHandle("Jump to file", "", 0)          ;Gets the JTFP Handle
    $JTFBhandle = ControlGetHandle($JFhandle, "", 4918)          ;Gets the Jump to File Button Handle
    With the code above, JTFBhandle is the direct handle to the Jump button on the "Jump-to-File" Window.

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    Visual Explanation:
    (It is essential that I am being correctly understood.)

    In Visual Basic 6.0, I can get to the "Jump-to-File's" Window handle, but I can't access the handles of the buttons that are on the window itself.

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    See the buttons Enqueue File, Move after current, Jump to file, etc.?
    Their Control ID's are 4919, 4920, and 4918 respectively.

    I need to get to the handles of these buttons based on their Control ID numbers above.
    How do I do it in Visual Basic 6.0?
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    Look at GetDlgItem API help.

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    yea thats what i used for IGQ there was alot of extra stuff going on as well tho

    Code:
    if (getdlgitem(blah) = true AND getparent("winamp") = true) 
    then match=1
    syntax is probably off but getdlgitem is not as powerful as autoits getcontrolid
    so you need to make a similar function to check for the same things otherwise it find all sorts of weird windows and controls
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