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I am building an AutoIt application that has to drill down into frames and iframes to manipulate the contents of input boxes and other form elements.

My script works fine, except for one thing: One of the iframes I have to reference changes name each time it's generated. It has a similar name each time (it always begins with "s_100_") but never the same name.

It appears to me that _IEFrameGetObjByName() requires a complete string as an argument -- there is no support for partial matches, wildcards, or regular expressions.

It also appears to be that older versions of AutoIt allowed partial matches, but that this was considered a bug and has now been fixed.

Is there any way to recognize partial matches in _IEFrameGetObjByName()?


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I don't believe partial name matches were ever supported.

Suggest you look at _IEFrameGetCollection and get the frame by index number or look at _IETagnameGetCollection($oIE, "iframe") and loop through the individual frames with a For Next loop and check the .name properties for your match.


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Thanks, Dale. I'll approach it that way -- I was hoping there'd be an easier way. Consider this a feature request! Thanks again.

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