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This function is used in Python Scripting.


Gets a list of all secondary handles of the open desktops associated with the current client. In this case, secondary means any desktop frame opened by the original client frame. Exampe: If the original client opened 2 new frames ('left client' and 'right client'), then this function would return ['left client', 'right client']

See the Multi-Monitor Clients page for more details about using multiple monitors.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.



  • Parameters
  • Returns

PySequence - A list of window handles of all secondary Desktop frames.

  • Scope


Code Examples
Code Snippet
# The following example list all handles (except the main client)
# in the client console (Help -> Diagnostics -> Console)
print system.gui.getDesktopHandles()
Code Snippet
# Create the header and fetch handle names
header = ["Desktop Names"]
handleList = system.gui.getDesktopHandles()

# change the handle name list into a column
handleColumn = [[name] for name in handleList]

# display the handle list in a table component
event.source.parent.getComponent('Handles Table').data = system.dataset.toDataSet(header, handleColumn)
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