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I have used IEAttach many times before, even within the script I am editting now. I am moving the script to a new machine and testing it. On the new machine, I can no longer attach to IE.

The window I want to attach to pops up after a successful login in a parent window.

These are my attempts, they dont work:

$oIE_ReportSelection = _IEAttach("Home Page - Windows Internet Explorer")

$oIE_ReportSelection = _IEAttach("Home Page")

$oIE_ReportSelection = _IEAttach("[REGEXPTITLE:(?i)Home Page]", "WindowTitle")

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("Home Page - Windows Internet Explorer")

$oIE_ReportSelection = _IEAttach($hWnd, "hwnd")

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Maybe the title is wrong.

Title IE7 : 'Windows Internet Explorer'

Title IE6 : 'Microsoft Internet Explorer'

Lokks like the same on the first view, but it isn'tPosted Image .

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What is different about new machine (adding to reply above)? Vista perhaps? If so, look at the helpfile for _IECreate remarks or upgrade to IE8.


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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If the link of the window is always the same you can try :

$oIE_ReportSelection = _IEAttach("www.google.com","url")

Works for me on Vista,XP,2000 and IE6,7,8

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Problem resolved.

DaleHohm: I looked at IECreate, it told me to add 'embedded' (even though it is a distinct window), that worked. Thanks.

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