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UI Automation Activities
Last updated Apr 26, 2024

Window Manipulation

The example below explains how to manipulate an open window from your computer. It presents activities such as Get Active Window and Maximize Window. You can find these activities in the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities package.

This is how the automation process can be built:

  1. Open Studio and create a new Process.
  2. Drag a Sequence container in the Workflow Designer.
  3. Drag a Message Box activity inside the Sequence container.

    • Add the expression "Please select a window to be maximized." in the Text field.
    • In the Properties panel, select the check box for the TopMost option for always having the message box displayed to the foreground.
  4. Add a Delay activity below the Message Box activity.

    • In the Properties panel, add the value 00:00:02 in the Duration field. This adds a two-second delay between activities.
  5. Drag a Get Active Window activity below the Delay activity.
  6. Place a Maximize Window activity inside the Do container of the Get Active Window activity.

    • This is how your workflow should look:

  7. Run the process. The automation process displays a message box that is requesting you to select a window, in order to maximize it.

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