Moves or resizes a control.

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


X, Y

Type: Integer

The X and Y coordinates (in pixels) of the upper left corner of Control's new location. If either coordinate is omitted, Control's position in that dimension will not be changed. The coordinates are relative to the upper-left corner of the target window's client area; ControlGetPos can be used to determine them.

Width, Height

Type: Integer

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


Type: String, Integer or Object

The control's ClassNN, text or HWND, or an object with a Hwnd property. For details, see The Control Parameter.


Type: String, Integer or Object

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


Type: String

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.


Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.


Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Error Handling

A TargetError is thrown if the window or control could not be found.

An OSError is thrown if the control's current position could not be determined.


To improve reliability, a delay is done automatically after every use of this function. 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 functions


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

SetTimer ControlMoveTimer
IB := InputBox(, "My Input Box")

    if !WinExist("My Input Box")
    ; Otherwise the above set the "last found" window for us:
    SetTimer , 0
    ControlMove 10,, 200,, "OK"  ; Move the OK button to the left and increase its width.