Retrieves the text from a standard status bar control.

StatusBarGetText, OutputVar [, Part#, WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText]



OutputVar The name of the variable in which to store the retrieved text.
Part# Which part number of the bar to retrieve, which can be an expression. Default 1, which is usually the part that contains the text of interest.
WinTitle The title or partial title of the target window (the matching behavior is determined by SetTitleMatchMode). If this and the other 3 window parameters are blank or omitted, the Last Found Window will be used. If this is the letter A and the other 3 window parameters are blank or omitted, the active window will be used. To use a window class, specify ahk_class ExactClassName (shown by Window Spy). To use a process identifier (PID), specify ahk_pid %VarContainingPID%. To use a window group, specify ahk_group GroupName. To use a window's unique ID number, specify ahk_id %VarContainingID%. The search can be narrowed by specifying multiple criteria. For example: My File.txt ahk_class Notepad
WinText If present, this parameter must be a substring from a single text element of the target window (as revealed by the included Window Spy utility). Hidden text elements are detected if DetectHiddenText is ON.
ExcludeTitle Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.
ExcludeText Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.



ErrorLevel is set to 1 if there is a problem or 0 otherwise. If there was a problem, OutputVar is also made blank.



This command attempts to read the first standard status bar on a window (Microsoft common control: msctls_statusbar32).  Some programs use their own status bars or special versions of the MS common control, in which case the text cannot be retrieved.

Rather than using this command in a loop, it is usually more efficient to use StatusBarWait, which contains optimizations that avoid the overhead of repeated calls to StatusBarGetText.

Window titles and text are always case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.



StatusBarWait, WinGetTitle, WinGetText, ControlGetText



StatusBarGetText, RetrievedText, 1, Search Results
IfInString, RetrievedText, found, MsgBox, Search results have been found.