Moves or resizes a control.

ControlMove, Control, X, Y, Width, Height , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText



Can be either ClassNN (the classname and instance number of the control) or the control's text, both of which can be determined via Window Spy. When using text, the matching behavior is determined by SetTitleMatchMode. If this parameter is blank, the target window's topmost control will be used.

To operate upon a control's HWND (window handle), leave the Control parameter blank and specify ahk_id %ControlHwnd% for the WinTitle parameter (this also works on hidden controls even when DetectHiddenWindows is Off). The HWND of a control is typically retrieved via ControlGet Hwnd, MouseGetPos, or DllCall().

X, Y

The X and Y coordinates (in pixels) of the upper left corner of Control's new location, which can be expressions. If either coordinate is blank, Control's position in that dimension will not be changed. The coordinates are relative to the upper-left corner of the Control's parent window; ControlGetPos or Window Spy can be used to determine them.

Width, Height

The new width and height of Control (in pixels), which can be expressions. If either parameter is blank or omitted, Control's size in that dimension will not be changed.


A window title or other criteria identifying the target window. See WinTitle.


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.


Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.


Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Error Handling

[v1.1.04+]: This command is able to throw an exception on failure. For more information, see Runtime Errors.

ErrorLevel is set to 1 if there was a problem or 0 otherwise.


To improve reliability, a delay is done automatically after every use of this command. That delay can be changed via SetControlDelay.

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

ControlGetPos, WinMove, SetControlDelay, Control, ControlGet, ControlGetText, ControlSetText, ControlClick, ControlFocus, ControlSend


Demonstrates how to manipulate the OK button of an input box while the script is waiting for user input.

SetTimer, ControlMoveTimer
InputBox, OutputVar, My Input Box

if not WinExist("My Input Box")
; Otherwise the above set the "last found" window for us:
SetTimer, ControlMoveTimer, Off
ControlMove, OK, 10, , 200  ; Move the OK button to the left and increase its width.