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Function GetControlText

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Gets text of active control.







Code (Delphi)

function GetControlText(

const AWnd: HWND = 0

): String;


Return value

Text of active (focused) single line text control. Empty string if there is no focused single line control.


Sample output: 'Some text'



This function is combination of WM_GETTEXT message from GetFocus



This function uses a timeout of 100 ms. If active window is hung and not responding - function will return empty string after timeout. Therefore it's safe to call this function, no deadlock is possible.



This function will not return clear text from password controls. Passwords will be masked by password characters (typically - *).


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