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Posted on 1998-11-15
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   Forgive me for asking a simple questions. After
moving cursor to a particular location (using SetCursorPos(x,y)), Is it possible to left mouse click (automation) at that position. I would like to write a program to click on "Get Quote" button every minute on an online brokers screen.

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Question by:fromind
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by:jkr
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Well, you could use 'WindowFromPoint()' (and/or 'ChildWindowFromPoint()') to retieve the button's window handle and post a 'WM_LBUTTONDOWN'...
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by:viktornet
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SendMessage(ThehandleOfTheButtonToBeClicked, WM_LBUTTONDOWN);
SendMessage(ThehandleOfTheButtonToBeClicked, WM_LBUTTONUP);

This would make a click  on the button...
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by:psdavis
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A cumulation of the above two answers gives you... (in MFC that is...)

CWnd* wndGetQuote = WindowFromPoint( CPoint( ptX, ptY ));
wndGetQuote->SendMessage( WM_LBUTTONDOWN );

There shouldn't be a reason for SetCursorPos.

Phillip

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wyy_cq earned 800 total points
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1.the the window handle under the point
WindowFromPoint(...) or ChildWindowFromPoint()
2.send the mouse button down to the window,if you own the handle of the window you can send and message or command to it.
SendMessage(....)
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by:jkr
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wyy_cq - i think it is _NOT_ a good habit at all to simply post my comment as an answer!!!
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by:psdavis
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Especially when you do a WORSE job than the original!
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by:fromind
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Thanks for the suggestions. It Worked.
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