Move Window Action

Declaration

<AMWINDOWMOVE WINDOWTITLE="text" WINDOWCLASS="text" WINDOWHANDLE="number" ALLOWHIDDEN="yes/no" WINDOWHANDLEVARIABLE="text [variablename]" WINDOWCLASSVARIABLE="text [variablename]" WINDOWTITLEVARIABLE="text [variablename]" RESULTDATASET="text" POSITION="text" XPOS="number" YPOS="number" />
{Also accepts all standard Window Dissection parameters}

See Also

Move Window Action-Setting Properties, Close Window, Maximize Window, Focus Window, Minimize Window, Hide Window, Unhide Window, Resize Window, Restore Window, Wait for Window, End Process

Description

Moves the specified window to the specified position.

Practical Usage

To move a window to a certain location on the screen. This action is often used to ensure mouse clicks line up properly.

Parameters

General Tab

Window Title Must Be

Text, Required
MARKUP:
a) WINDOWTITLE="Untitled - Notepad"
b) WINDOWTITLE="*Internet Explorer*"

Specifies the title of the window to move. The value is not case sensitive. This parameter supports wildcard characters (* and ?). For example "*Internet Explorer*" would include all windows containing Internet Explorer.

Window Class Must Be

Text, Required
MARKUP: WINDOWCLASS="Outlook Express Browser Class"

Specifies the class of the window to move. The value is not case sensitive. This parameter supports wildcard characters (* and ?). For example "*Explore*" would include all window classes containing Explore.

Window Handle Must Be

Number, Optional, Default: 0
MARKUP: WINDOWHANDLE="555735"

Specifies the handle of the window to move. If set to 0 or omitted, this parameter is ignored.

Position

Options, Optional, Default: "upper_left"
MARKUP: POSITION="custom"

Specifies the location for the window placement relative to the corners of the screen.

The available options are:

If customized [CUSTOM] is specified, the XPOS and YPOS parameters must be specified.

XPos

Number, Optional, Default: 0
MARKUP: XPOS="250"

Specifies the X pixel coordinate location on the screen for the upper left corner of the window. The Position parameter must be set to customized [POSITION=custom] otherwise this parameter is ignored.

YPos

Number, Optional, Default: 0
MARKUP: YPOS="200"

Specifies the Y pixel coordinate location on the screen for the upper left corner of the window. The Position parameter must be set to customized [POSITION=custom] otherwise this parameter is ignored.

Contents Tab

The Contents tab contains standard window dissection parameters used to describe controls or text inside a window. These parameters are the same on every action that specifies a window and are documented under Window Dissection Parameters.

Advanced Tab

Include Hidden Windows

Yes/No, Optional, Default: NO
MARKUP: ALLOWHIDDEN="YES"

When enabled, specifies that hidden (non-visible) windows should be included in the window search. By default, hidden windows are considered unavailable.

Populate Variable with Window Title

Text [variablename], Optional, Default: (blank)
MARKUP: WINDOWTITLEVARIABLE="MyVariableName"

Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the title of the window that was moved.

Populate Variable with Window Class

Text [variablename], Optional, Default: (blank)
MARKUP: WINDOWCLASSVARIABLE="MyVariableName"

Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the class of the window that was moved.

Populate Variable with Window Handle

Text [variablename],  Optional, Default: (blank)
MARKUP: WINDOWHANDLEVARIABLE="MyVariableName"

Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the handle of the window that was moved.

Create and Populate Dataset

Text, Optional, Default: (blank)
MARKUP: RESULTDATASET="DatasetName"

Specifies the name of a dataset to be created and populated with data from the window that was moved. In addition to the standard dataset fields, the dataset will contain the following:

Notes

Window Dissection™ Technology

This action contains a subset of Network Automation's unique "Window Dissection Technology".

Click here for more information.

Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder

Example

NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

<AMWINDOWMOVE WINDOWTITLE="* - Windows Internet Explorer" WINDOWCLASS="IEFrame" WINDOWTITLEVARIABLE="VariableName" RESULTDATASET="DatasetName" />