Retrieves the text from a standard status bar control.

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



The name of the variable in which to store the retrieved text.


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.


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 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 case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.


StatusBarWait, WinGetTitle, WinGetText, ControlGetText



StatusBarGetText, RetrievedText, 1, Search Results
if InStr(RetrievedText, "found")
    MsgBox, Search results have been found.