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Weird issue with embedded IE controls

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Sigmate

Hi,

I'm having a weird experience when using more than one instance of an IE (actually Shell.Explorer.2, through IE.au3 functions) COM object.

I'd need to have at least two embedded IE controls into a single GUI (but for testing purpose, I also tried to put each instance into a separate window).

The code below simply opens two GUI windows with a unique IE control inside each one. To reproduce what seems to be a bug, I invite you to try to do a copy/paste operation using your keyboard into the Google search fields opened in the IE controls. You'll rapidly observe that the first IE instace receive ALL copy/paste events, which makes it impossible to copy/paste something from one control to another one (which is my primary need for my application, actually).

Despite many hours spent searching solutions and explainations about this strange behavior, I failed to find anything.

Does anybody have any clue ?

Thanks in advance !

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

;------------------------------------------------------------------------

$mainwindow = GUICreate("Win1", 640, 480)

_IEErrorHandlerRegister ()

$EmbeddedIEObject1 = _IECreateEmbedded ()
$GUIActiveXCtrl1 = GUICtrlCreateObj($EmbeddedIEObject1, 10, 10, 620, 460)
GUICtrlSetResizing($GUIActiveXCtrl1, $GUI_DOCKAUTO)
_IENavigate ($EmbeddedIEObject1, "http://www.google.com/")

;------------------------------------------------------------------------

$secondarywindow = GUICreate("Win2", 640, 480)

$EmbeddedIEObject2 = _IECreateEmbedded ()
$GUIActiveXCtrl2 = GUICtrlCreateObj($EmbeddedIEObject2, 10, 10, 620, 460)
GUICtrlSetResizing($GUIActiveXCtrl2, $GUI_DOCKAUTO)
_IENavigate ($EmbeddedIEObject2, "http://www.google.com/")

;------------------------------------------------------------------------

GUISwitch($mainwindow)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

GUISwitch($secondarywindow)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

;------------------------------------------------------------------------

While 1
    
  $msg = GUIGetMsg(1)

  Select

    Case $msg[0] = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        
        Exit
        
    EndSelect
    
WEnd

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DaleHohm

Untortunately it is an open bug: http://www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/ticket/110

Dale


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

Automate input type=file (Related)

Alternative to _IECreateEmbedded? better: _IECreatePseudoEmbedded  Better Better?

IE.au3 issues with Vista - Workarounds

SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y Doesn't work needs to be ripped out of the troubleshooting lexicon. It means that what you tried did not produce the results you expected. It begs the questions 1) what did you try?, 2) what did you expect? and 3) what happened instead?

Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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