Retrieves the title of the specified window.

Title := WinGetTitle(WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText)


WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

Type: String, Integer or Object

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).

ExcludeTitle and ExcludeText can be used to exclude one or more windows by their title or text. Their specification is similar to WinTitle and WinText, except that ExcludeTitle does not recognize any criteria other than the window title.

Window titles and text are case-sensitive. By default, hidden windows are not detected and hidden text elements are detected, unless changed with DetectHiddenWindows and DetectHiddenText. By default, a window title can contain WinTitle or ExcludeTitle anywhere inside it to be a match, unless changed with SetTitleMatchMode.

Return Value

Type: String

This function returns the title of the specified window. If there is no matching window, an empty string is returned.

Error Handling

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


To discover the name of the window that the mouse is currently hovering over, use MouseGetPos.

WinSetTitle, WinGetClass, WinGetText, ControlGetText, WinGetPos, Win functions


Retrieves and reports the title of the active window.

MsgBox "The active window is '" WinGetTitle("A") "'."