Focus Window Action
WINDOWTITLE="text" WINDOWCLASS="text" WINDOWHANDLE="number"
ALLOWHIDDEN="yes/no" WINDOWHANDLEVARIABLE="text [variablename]"
WINDOWCLASSVARIABLE="text [variablename]" WINDOWTITLEVARIABLE="text
[variablename]" RESULTDATASET="text" />
Focuses (brings to foreground/front) the specified window so that it may receive keystrokes or mouse clicks. Most applications are already focused at startup making this action only necessary when working with multiple applications in a single task or applications that were not started by the same task.
Focus Window is used to switch between active applications. Since applications are already focused (in the front of other windows) when they start, specifying a focus step every time an application is started is unnecessary.
Specifies the title of the window to focus. 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 focus. 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 focus. If set to 0 or omitted, this parameter is ignored.
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 focused.
Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the class of the window that was focused.
Specifies the name of an already existing variable that should receive the handle of the window that was focused.
Specifies the name of a dataset to be created and populated with data from the window that was focused. 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.
More on setting custom step description
This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
More on Error Handling Options
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
NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMWINDOWFOCUS WINDOWTITLE="* - Microsoft Word" WINDOWCLASS="OpusApp" RESULTDATASET="DatasetName" />