Read Property of UI object

Retrieve the property value of a UI object (such as button, menu item, link, etc). You could use the action to retrieve the content in a text box, the caption of a menu item.


  • How to get text Specifies how to gather the text. If the "Auto-Detect" is selected, Macro Player will compare the content in the name property of the UI object and the content in the value property, and then return the longer one.

  • Populate variable with read content Specifies a variable to which stores the read content.


  • Some applications use picture or other self-draw controls that may act like standard windows controls but do not support the interfaces required to communicate with them. This action will not work with these controls (UI object s).
  • For more information about locating a UI object , please refer to "Find a UI object".