Retrieves the position and size of a control.

ControlGetPos [, X, Y, Width, Height, Control, WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText]


X, Y

The names of the variables in which to store the X and Y coordinates (in pixels) of Control's upper left corner. These coordinates are relative to the target window's upper-left corner and thus are the same as those used by ControlMove.

If either X or Y is omitted, the corresponding values will not be stored.


The names of the variables in which to store Control's width and height (in pixels). If omitted, the corresponding values will not be stored.


Can be either ClassNN (the classname and instance number of the control) or the control's text, both of which can be determined via Window Spy. When using text, the matching behavior is determined by SetTitleMatchMode. If this parameter is blank, the target window's topmost control will be used.

To operate upon a control's HWND (window handle), leave the Control parameter blank and specify ahk_id %ControlHwnd% for the WinTitle parameter (this also works on hidden controls even when DetectHiddenWindows is Off). The HWND of a control is typically retrieved via ControlGet Hwnd, MouseGetPos, or DllCall.


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


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.


Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.


Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.


If no matching window or control is found, the output variables will be made blank.

Unlike commands that change a control, ControlGetPos does not have an automatic delay (SetControlDelay does not affect it).

To discover the ClassNN or HWND of the control that the mouse is currently hovering over, use MouseGetPos. To retrieve a list of all controls in a window, use WinGet.

Window titles and text are case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.


ControlMove, WinGetPos, Control, ControlGet, ControlGetText, ControlSetText, ControlClick, ControlFocus, ControlSend


; This working example will continuously update and display the
; name and position of the control currently under the mouse cursor:
    Sleep, 100
    MouseGetPos, , , WhichWindow, WhichControl
    ControlGetPos, x, y, w, h, %WhichControl%, ahk_id %WhichWindow%
    ToolTip, %WhichControl%`nX%X%`tY%Y%`nW%W%`t%H%