Close Window Action
<AMGETGROUPMEMBERS GROUP="text" RESULTDATASET="text" USERNAME="text" PASSWORD="text"/>
Closes the specified window. If the window specified is the main window of an application, that application will be closed. Title, class, handle, and window objects may be used to specify the window.
Generally used to close applications or clear dialog boxes. If the application does not have a main window, then End Process may be used to shut it down. However, Close Window (with Request parameter set to YES) is preferred because the application is properly notified.
Specifies the title of the window to close. The value is not case sensitive. This parameter supports wildcard characters (* and ?). For example "*Internet Explorer*" would include all windows containing Internet Explorer.
Specifies the class of the window to close. The value is not case sensitive. This parameter supports wildcard characters (* and ?). For example "*Explore*" would include all window classes containing Explore.
Specifies the handle of the window to close. If set to 0 or omitted, this parameter is ignored.
Specifies whether the window will be requested to close, giving the application the opportunity to clean up and prompt to save, or be forced to close, which could cause the application to loose data.
The available options are:
request: the system will request the window to close as though the user had clicked the Close button. The application will then be able to perform clean up and may prompt the user to save any open work. The application is responsible for handling the close request properly.
force: the system will force the window to close which could cause the application to lose unsaved data.
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.
When enabled, specifies that hidden (non-visible) windows should be included in the window search. By default, hidden windows are considered unavailable.
Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the title of the window that was closed.
Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the class of the window that was closed.
Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the handle of the window that was closed.
Specifies the name of a dataset to be created and populated with window data from the window that was closed. In addition to the standard dataset fields, the dataset will contain the following:
Title: The window title.
Class: The window class. A window class is a set of attributes that the system uses as a template to create a window. Every window is a member of a window class. All window classes are process specific.
Handle: The window handle, a code that uniquely identifies the window.
This action contains a subset of Network Automation's unique "Window Dissection Technology".
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This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
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This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
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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.
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NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
Example 1 -
<AMWINDOWCLOSE WINDOWTITLE="Document1 - Microsoft Word" RESULTDATASET="DatasetName" />
<AMWINDOWCLOSE WINDOWTITLE="Calendar - Microsoft Outlook" WINDOWCLASS="rctrl_renwnd32" WINDOWTITLEVARIABLE="VariableName1" CONTAINSOBJECT="YES" OBJECTCLASS="NetUIHWND" OBJECTTYPE="ClientArea" CHECKOBJECTCLASS="YES" CHECKOBJECTTYPE="YES" OBJECTXPOS="7" OBJECTYPOS="109" CHECKOBJECTPOSITION="YES" />