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problem with hiding windows using the run command

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Hello,

I've created a installer for an oracle application, I've automated the process with send keys but I'm having a problem to hide the windows.

I've used the @SW_HIDE option when using the run command so it should work. Is it possible that you cannot use the hide option while using send ?

The relevant part of the installer code is below:

If $osv = "WIN_7" Or $osv = "WIN_2008" Or $osv = "WIN_2008R2" Then
                    MsgBox(0,"Warning", "When installing on Windows 7 / 2008 it is possible that you will receive Windows Security Alert concerning java.exe, Select Domain networks and click on Allow access")
                    MsgBox(0,"Warning", "During the installation it is possible that the message: The procedure entry point GetProcessImageFileNameW could not be located in the dynamic link library PSAPI.DLL. appears several times. This may be ignored by clicking OK.")
                    ProgressOn ("Oracle Discoverer 10g R2 Install", "Install Progress")
                    ProgressSet(0, "Installing Discoverer 10g R2 basic")
                    RunWait ("X:\p5983622_10123_WINNT\Disk1\setup.exe -responseFile x:\response\install_disco10gr2_win7 -ignoreSysPrereqs -silent", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    Sleep (20000)
                    WinWaitActive ("Oracle Universal Installer")
                    Send ("{ENTER}")
                    WinWaitClose("Oracle Universal Installer")
                    ProgressSet (25, "Installing Discoverer 10g R2 patch")
                    Run ("X:\p5983622_10123_WINNT\Disk1\setup.exe -responseFile x:\response\install_5983622_win7 -ignoreSysPrereqs -silent", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    Sleep (20000)
                    WinWaitActive ("Oracle Universal Installer")
                    Send ("{ENTER}")
                    WinWaitClose("Oracle Universal Installer")
                    ProgressSet (50, "Copying Perl directory")
                    Run ("X:\response\perl_xcopy.bat", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    Sleep (10000)
                    WinWaitClose ("[CLASS:ConsoleWindowClass]")
                    ProgressSet (60, "Applying first Opatch")
                    Run ("X:\response\opatch_win7_1.bat")
                    Sleep (10000)
                    WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:ConsoleWindowClass]")
                    Send ("y{ENTER}")
                    WinWaitClose ("[CLASS:ConsoleWindowClass]")
                    ProgressSet (70, "Applying second Opatch")
                    Run ("X:\response\opatch_win7_2.bat")
                    Sleep (10000)
                    WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:ConsoleWindowClass]")
                    Send ("y{ENTER}")
                    WinWaitClose ("[CLASS:ConsoleWindowClass]")
                    ProgressSet (80, "Starting Discoverer to create default registry parameters")
                    Run (& $Driveselect1"\oracle\disco10gr2\bin\dis51adm.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    Run (& $Driveselect1"\oracle\disco10gr2\bin\dis51usr.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    Sleep (20000)
                    ProcessClose ("dis51adm.exe")
                    ProcessClose ("dis51usr.exe")
                    WinWaitClose ("OracleBI Discoverer Administrator")
                    WinWaitClose ("Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Desktop")
                    ProgressSet (90, "Importing additional registry parameters")
                    Run ("reg import X:\response\reg_user.reg", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    If $ost = "X86" Then
                        Run ("reg import X:\response\reg_local_machine.reg", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    EndIf
                    If $ost = "X64" Then
                        Run ("reg import X:\response\reg_local_machine_64bit.reg", "", @SW_HIDE)
                    EndIf
                    ProgressSet (100, "Oracle Discoverer 10g R2 installation complete")
                    Sleep (10000)
                    ProgressOff()
                    MsgBox(0,"Discoverer 10g R2", "Discoverer 10g R2 has been installed")
                    Exit
                EndIf

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The @SW_Hide command can break functionality. Just yesterday, I was working with an executable that takes command line switches and it did not work at all using @SW_Hide. I deleted that command and functionality returned.


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You can't use the Send command to a hidden window, you can use ControlSend though.


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You can't use the Send command to a hidden window, you can use ControlSend though.

I will take a look at it, however asside from the problem with the send command, the windows don't hide. I tried minimizing as well but still no go.

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I'm not sure without trying it, but it might be the winwaitactivate that's bringing it back up.


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I'm not sure without trying it, but it might be the winwaitactivate that's bringing it back up.

modified the script so that winwaitactive no longer was present, but still no go.

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