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Howdy, I would like to find the screen coordinates (x, y) of an element within an IE browser so that I may be able to automate 'scrolling' of the browser window to that particular coordinate. I know I can use the '_IEGetObjByID' and '_IEGetObjByName' commands to return an 'object variable' which I can then use to access the 'browserx' and 'browsery' properties of an element. Question is how do I get an 'object variable' if there is no 'Name' or 'ID' to use with those commands? Not all elements on a page have 'Name' or 'ID' attributes associated with them. For example if I search for the string "49 Albert St" on a page...this may be in the form of various tags (<p>, <h2>, <span>, etc) but have no 'Name' or 'ID' attributes assigned...so how can I obtain the 'object variable' for an element such as this...? I figure if I can get the 'object variable' I should then be able to get the browser coordinates where that element lies on a webpage...then I should hopefully be able to automate the process of scrolling the page down to that location of the element...but how does one go about sourcing the 'object variable' when there are no attributes to 'key' on...? I thank you in advance for any advice. Regards.
_IEGetObjById and _IEGetObjByName functions use variable of an InternetExplorer.Application, Window or Frame object as reference to find any dom element. Is it possible to use a dom element instead of InternetExplorer.Application, Window or Frame to find target dom element instead the dom element. This will help in finding elements using a parent child relationship where duplicate target dom elements exists on the HTML page. Other automation tools like WebDriver do have this feature. It would be great to have something like this in AutoIt. I love the way AutoIt works!!!!! Especially the IE UDF. Cool stuff from DALE and other developers. Ex - i would like to do something like this, $oIE = _IEAttach("Title") $oParentObject = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "Parent Widget or element Id which contains my target widget in its hierarchy below") $oTargetObject = _IEGetObjById(oParentObject , "Id of widget i would like to find and do some action") _IEAction($oTargetObject, "click") This will help in situations where there are widgets with duplicate ids on the page....Ex - 2 Add buttons with same id on the same page.....One add button to add a CAR...another Add button to add a Vehicle. In this case i cannot click on the exact Add button i want just with the Add button id. i will need reference of their immediate parent object to uniquely identify them.