Minimize Window Action

Declaration

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

See Also

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

Description

Minimizes the specified window (causes it to disappear from view and appear only in the task bar).

Practical Usage

To minimize one or more windows.

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 minimize. 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 minimize. 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 minimize. If set to 0 or omitted, 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 minimized.

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 minimized.

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 minimized.

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 minimized. In addition to the standard dataset fields, the dataset will contain the following:

Notes

Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a 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.

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Example

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

<AMWINDOWMINIMIZE WINDOWTITLE="Document1 - Microsoft Word" WINDOWCLASS="OpusApp" WINDOWTITLEVARIABLE="VariableName" RESULTDATASET="DatasetName" />