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This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Finds a reference to an open window with the given name. Throws a ValueError if the named window is not open or not found.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.gui.getWindow(name)

  • Parameters

String name - The path to the window to field.

  • Returns

Window - A reference to the window object, if it was open. 

  • Scope

Vision Client

Code Examples
Code Snippet
# This example gets the window named 'Overview' and then closes it.
 
try:
   window = system.gui.getWindow('Overview')
   system.gui.closeWindow(window)
 
except ValueError:
   system.gui.warningBox("The Overview window isn't open")

Code Snippet
# This example sets a value on a label component in the 'Header' window.
 
try:
   window = system.gui.getWindow('Header')
   window.getRootContainer().getComponent('Label').text = "Machine 1 Starting"
 
except ValueError:
   system.gui.warningBox("The Header window isn't open")
Keywords

system gui getWindow, gui.getWindow