It’s easily to activate a window that is in the Normal or Maximized window state. However, what to do if a window is minimized? There’s no problem if it’s seen in the Windows TaskBar.
Task: click the window out of Windows TaskBar.
Requirements: use UIAutomation to demostrate the technique.
Solution: below is the piece of code that does the same the user does when one needs to return the window to a visible state. Apart with Alt+Tab and Alt+Shift+Tab, there is the simple click on the application’s rectangle in TaskBar.:
ipmo [path]\UIAutomation.dll; # use the desktop element to get the button in TaskBar # desktop AutomationElement is nothing else but # [System.Windows.Automation.AutomationElement]::RootElement Get-UIADesktop | Get-UIAButton -Name 'Windows Media Player' | Invoke-UIAButtonClick;
After the code is processed by PowerShell, the window of your choice appears on the screen.