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Function GetControlText

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Gets text of active control.

 

Unit

ESysInfo

 

Syntax

 

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'

 

Remarks

This function is combination of WM_GETTEXT message from GetFocus

 

Note

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.

 

Note

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

 

See also




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