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Send() command returning unpredictable results

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Please excuse me if this question has been asked previously. I'm trying to use AutoIt to automate some processes at work. Many times my intention is to use AutoIt as a glorified form filler. I keep getting hung up, however, on the Send() command. It seems to give different results every time I use it. I threw this bit of code together to demonstrate the problem:

ShellExecute("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is a test, only a test.  Please calm down.")
Exit

Returns:

*Opens Notepad

Types: This isa ets,to nly atset . Please acl mdwon.

Or: This isa ets,to nly atset . please acl mdow.n

Or: Tihsi s a test, noyl a test. Pelaes calm down.

I just wanted to demonstrate the unpredictability. I also added a flag 1 to the send command, no change. Any ideas? Thanks very much in advance!

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Please try

ControlSend("Untitled - Notepad","",15,"This is a test, only a test.  Please calm down.")

15 is the ControlId as returned by AutoIt Window Info Tool.

Edited by water

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