Retrieves the position and size of a control.

ControlGetPos , OutX, OutY, OutWidth, OutHeight, Control, WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText


OutX, OutY

If omitted, the corresponding value will not be stored. Otherwise, specify the names of the output variables in which to store the X and Y coordinates (in pixels) of the control's upper left corner. These coordinates are relative to the target window's upper-left corner and thus are the same as those used by ControlMove.

OutWidth, OutHeight

If omitted, the corresponding value will not be stored. Otherwise, specify the names of the output variables in which to store the control's width and height (in pixels).


If blank or omitted, the target window's topmost control will be used. Otherwise, specify 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.

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().

WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

If each of these is blank or omitted, the Last Found Window will be used. Otherwise, specify for WinTitle a window title or other criteria to identify the target window and/or for WinText 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 has been turned on. Windows whose title or text contains ExcludeTitle or ExcludeText will not be considered.


If no matching window or control is found, the output variables will be made blank.

Unlike commands that change a control, ControlGetPos does not have an automatic delay (SetControlDelay does not affect it).

To discover the ClassNN or HWND of the control that the mouse is currently hovering over, use MouseGetPos. To retrieve a list of all controls in a window, use WinGet ControlList.

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

ControlMove, WinGetPos, Control, ControlGet, ControlGetText, ControlSetText, ControlClick, ControlFocus, ControlSend


Continuously updates and displays the name and position of the control currently under the mouse cursor.

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