Getting name of control under mouse in Windows?

Shane Clark shanesclark at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 19 01:10:18 CET 2007


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> Subject: Re: Getting name of control under mouse in Windows?
> Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 13:32:54 -0300
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> En Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:16:25 -0300, Shane Clark   
> escribi�:
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>> I am trying to get my python app to output the name of the control under  
>> the mouse each time it is clicked. Currently, I am trying to do this  
>> with a combination of pyhook and pyAA, but pyAA gives me "pyAA.Error:  
>> -2147417843" for almost any control in Microsoft Office apps, for  
>> example. If it matters, I am trying to retrieve the control's name based  
>> on the mouse position coordinates.
> 
> pywinauto does that.
> 
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> Gabriel Genellina
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Thanks for the response. Pywinauto is more or less incompatible with Office apps so far as I can tell. According to what I have read, this is because Office does not use standard Windows controls. For more info: http://forums.openqa.org/message.jspa?messageID=28199

Shane

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