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A better tool than Auinfo?

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Are there any tools available that give more Window information than Auinfo? I'm dealing with a particularly tricky application (Meditech) that whose controls aren't detected by Auinfo.

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If they are not detected by Au3Info then I doubt it will be picked up by other programs.

The only other window info tool I use is Winspector. It has several more advanced features that aren't present in Au3Info, but few are really needed and I would always recommend Au3Info if you want it for controls etc, as it provides what you need for AutoIt (Winspector allows you to edit the window styles, find hidden windows, view the message queue for windows and controls. None of that is of much use to AutoIters.

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Thank you both for your suggestions. I tried spy++ but I got even less information than with auinfo. I'll look up winspector.

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No result with WinGetHandle() function?


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Are there any tools available that give more Window information than Auinfo? I'm dealing with a particularly tricky application (Meditech) that whose controls aren't detected by Auinfo.

The Winspector site windows-spy.com is gone (the last entry at Archive.org is in 2008), but for some reason the file is available from Archive.org (the WayBack Machine).

normally files are not archived from sites from my experience with Archive.org

http://web.archive.org/web/20080615232304/http://www.windows-spy.com/files/Winspector_setupU.exe

or

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Winspector.shtml

http://web.archive.org/web/20080615230748/http://www.windows-spy.com/

http://web.archive.org/web/20080615230748/http://www.windows-spy.com/download/

http://web.archive.org/web/20080615232304/www.windows-spy.com/download/

another utility I use is Window Detective

http://sourceforge.net/projects/windowdetective/

These two apps will read controls in windows that the AutoIt info tool doesn't.

that MediTech app may use DirectUI or a Citrix like interface, you can't read those with these tools.

search google and groups.google.com for "meditech software automation"

the comments in this forum don't sound promising

http://forums.networkautomation.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=34&threadid=8151

look for AccExplorer or UISpy, they will show if the interface is DirectUI.

I don't know if code is available yet on the forums in a user friendly form to automate these IAccessible object interfaces.

this article will show you whats involved.

UI Automation Using Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA)

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winsdk/MSAA_UI_Automation.aspx

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