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gfcaim

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I'm trying to select a text field on a web page. The problem is it could move posotion depending on if the fields above it wrap to become multi-line. Currently i'm searching on a pixel color (using the following) with some success, but no scientific accuracy!

$coord=PixelSearch(450,650,460,685,0xB7CCE3)
        if isarray($coord) then
            mouseclick("main",$coord[0],$coord[1]-20,1)
        Else
            msgbox(0,"Fail","pixel not found")
            exit
        endif

Window info doesn't give me much help as the contol has nothing specific that I can code to.

Any ideas?


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JohnOne

If you were to use the IE.au3 UDFs functions, which are included in the autoit3 download, you will get much better results.

For instance, the field you mention may change slight postion but its unlikely to change its name, and you can select it by its name.

There is also a similar UDF for firefox FF.au3.

It may take you a little while to get the hang of, but a few forum searches will have you started in no time and you will have a much more reliable method of achieving your goal than pixelsearching.

EDIT: I think the add on for firefox to inspect the webpage is called firebug.

Off the top of my head I cannot remember what is used for IE, but nevertheless the field and object names remain the same.

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gfcaim

Brilliant - thanks for the reply - it sets me off in a direction now... :idea:

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Sorry to continue this, but I have been doing some searching/reading on this and still don't get how to get the element names - could someone please give me a pointer in th eright direction to a simple tutorial...


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JohnOne

what browser do you use ?

Try Using DebugBar For IE

Or search Firefox addons for FireBug

When you install firebug addon, when you right click you will see a shell option for inspect element, for whichever you have the mouse over.

Not sure how it works in DebugBar


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Heres a quick simple example of what you will need to be doing.

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("www.google.com")
$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName ($oIE, "f")
$oSearch = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($oForm, "q")
$oSubmit = _IEFormElementSetValue ($oSearch, "Autoit3")
_IEFormSubmit ($oForm)

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gfcaim

Thanks so much John, I will go try to learn now! (BTW I'm using IE, not through choice but Corporate decision)


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