Edit Window & Control Variables in the Editor Application

If you select a Window & Control variable and click on the Edit link at the bottom of the variables section, or if you right-click on the selected variable and select Edit, a window will open that is going to look different based on the type of the variable:

1. Edit Window for the Processes: If you select a process and then click on Edit, the following window is going to open:

edit process

In this window, you can edit the name of the executable (which is the name of the process), its extension and version, and if you want, you can check the version of the file. If you select the Check Exe Version, the macro will stop if there is a difference.

In rare cases where the name of the executable and the name of the process are different, you can do this: the player application looks for the specified name in the list of open processes. Since the process name and the application name are almost always the same, specifying the name in the edit window is going to work most of the time. Now for the rare cases that these two names are different, or the Player selects different processes in each execution, you just need to change the “Exe Name” parameter to * or ?. This way, the Player will assume that the application is open, and will no longer look for it in the list of processes. You also use the * symbol for the extension of the application.

2. Edit Window for windows: If you select a window and then click on Edit, the following window will open:

edit window

This window has two parts. The first one displays “Window Properties.” In the first field of this part, you can select a different process. In the second part, you can tell the application “How to Find” the window that you want.

There are some key properties that you can specify, and then, using the letters that are associated with each of them (A, B, C, .. ) you can search with a combination of these properties.

3. Edit Window for the controls: If you select a control and then click on Edit, the following window will open

edit control

Like the Edit window for Windows, this window has two parts. In the first one, you can specify the parent window of the control, and in the second one, you can use a combination of different properties to find the specific control that you’re looking for.