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I am creating simple auto it script in which I am stuck on first screen itslef :mellow:

Auto-it script triggers setup.exe but after that its not going further.

For the same dialogue box clicking enter manually works great but I have used

send({Enter}) command which is not working.

I tried with controlsend & using sleep as well but no success.

please help!!

script code

;starts from here

Run("Setup.exe")

WinWaitActive("UPS WorldShip", "&Language Selection")

sleep(1000)

Send ("ENTER")

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Firstly, use a code snippet. All you need to do is insert (Should be a square bracket) {code] Code goes here

Second, you should use send({enter}). If that doesnt work, then it is something else.

Thirdly, is the window name correct?

Edited by Mikeman27294

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It's getting stuck on WinWaitActive because it doesn't find a window with matching title and text.

I used autoit Window Info tool to fetch Title & text.

I know I am giving correct title but its not able to recognize window.

I tried with this script as well but didnt make difference.

Run( "Setup.exe" )

WinWaitActive( "UPS WorldShip" )

Send ( "ENTER" )

Could you please suggest whatelse I can try..

Using ControlClick will help or not?

I am new to autoit..trying different ways by checking sample scripts.

Thanks for your help.

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Hi,

Typing 3 lines and hoping for the best isn't working.

Obvious suggestion would be to add some debug/error checking each step of your code so you can work out where it fails.

eg;

$iPid = Run( "Setup.exe" )
ConsoleWrite("Run @error: " & @error & @LF)
If Not $iPid Then Exit

$hWindow = WinWait("UPS WorldShip", "", 5)
ConsoleWrite("WinWait found window: " & ($hWindow <> 0) & @LF)
If Not $hWindow Then Exit
    
$hWindow = WinActivate($hWindow)
ConsoleWrite("WinActivate activated window: " & ($hWindow <> 0) & @LF)
If Not $hWindow Then Exit

Send("{ENTER}")

Cheers

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autoit]$iPid = Run( "Setup.exe" )

This is the only line which is being executed and after that script exits on next dialogue.

I have enclosed dialogue box in which I want to select English & manually clicking on enter takes to the next screen.

Any suggestions ??

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

post the data from the autoit window info tool, the summary tab only selectin the button that you want to click also.

something like this

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  G:\Agustin\autoit\Prueba1.au3 - SciTE [4 of 4]
Class:  SciTEWindow
Position:   -8, -8
Size:   1696, 1026
Style:  0x17CF0000
ExStyle:    0x00000110
Handle: 0x00000000000802DC

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  Scintilla
Instance:   1
ClassnameNN:    Scintilla1
Name:   
Advanced (Class):   [CLASS:Scintilla; INSTANCE:1]
ID: 350
Text:   S
Position:   2, 50
Size:   1676, 788
ControlClick Coords:    491, 662
Style:  0x56000000
ExStyle:    0x00000000
Handle: 0x00000000000D02DE

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   493, 754
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xF0F4F9

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
Source

EDITED

Edited by monoscout999

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This is summary while selecting English using finder tool.

in Autoit help I could see this command as well

ControlClick ( "title", "text", controlID [, button [, clicks [, x [, y ]]]] )

but I am not sure what to put in clicks here.

Summary is given below -

>>>> >>>> Window <<<<
Title:  UPS WorldShip
Class:  WindowsForms10.Window.8.app.0.33c0d9d
Position:   176, 117
Size:   800, 600
Style:  0x16010000
ExStyle:    0x000D0000
Handle: 0x000E00B4

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  WindowsForms10.STATIC.app.0.33c0d9d
Instance:   13
ClassnameNN:    WindowsForms10.STATIC.app.0.33c0d9d13
Name:   langLink1
Advanced (Class):   [NAME:langLink1]
ID: 131316
Text:   English
Position:   35, 140
Size:   266, 39
ControlClick Coords:    132, 23
Style:  0x5601000D
ExStyle:    0x00000000
Handle: 0x000200F4

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   343, 280
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0x5E6168 <<<<

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It may not help, but I would start with:

Firstly, reduce the Window Title to as few characters as possible, while still ensuring it's unique then, to test, follow with a messagebox to ensure that the window is found (remove or comment out the MsgBox when it works) ie

WinWait("UPS")
If WinExist("UPS") Then
   MsgBox(0, "Window Exists", "Window found")
   WinActivate("UPS)
   Send("{ENTER}") 
EndIf

I have had similar issues in the past, and generally it turned out that I was the error ;-)


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Thanks Shornw - I will try it and let you know.

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**Missing quote in WinActivate in code snippet. Should be

WinWait("UPS")
If WinExist("UPS") Then
   MsgBox(0, "Window Exists", "Window found")
   WinActivate("UPS")
   Send("{ENTER}") 
EndIf

Your original code WinWaitActive("UPS WorldShip", "&Language Selection"), would wait for the window to be active , which may be the problem. If the window opens but isn't the active window the script will just wait. WinWait("UPS") will wait for the window to appear, then WinActivate("UPS") shifts focus to it before sending the Enter command (You should check that 'Enter' is activated on the window as you may have to send Tab commands ( Send("[TAB}") ) to make it work. Send commands require quotation then curly brackets { } for keys other than alphabet.


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Thank you Shornw for explaining it so well.

I corrected that missing " in snippet while testing but while executing script it gave error

Unknown function name.

For line 3

Run( "Setup.exe" )
WinWait("UPS")
If WinExist("UPS") Then
MsgBox(0, "Window Exists", "Window found")
   WinActivate("UPS")
   Send("{ENTER}") 
EndIf

I have checked the TAB part,English is first/Default option here so by sending ENTER command manually, it goes to the next screen.

Thanks again.

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Sorry, all typos today.

WinExist should be WinExists - corrected below.

I ran this and it worked OK so try now

Run( "Setup.exe" )
WinWait("UPS")
If WinExists("UPS") Then
MsgBox(0, "Window Exists", "Window found")
   WinActivate("UPS")
   Send("{ENTER}")
EndIf

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Sorry, all typos today.

WinExist should be WinExists - corrected below.

Thanks shornw - I am so dumb couldnt identify myself that its not showing correctly in editor.

I am checking now and will revert.

Thanks again.

Edited by raviray

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

Sorry, all typos today.

WinExist should be WinExists - corrected below.

Awesome Shornw - Its working!!!

Thank you all of you for helping me out in this.

Now I will check next dialogues and I know I may stuck again n come back to you as there is one screen in which first radio button needs to be selected and then next button.And also if we want to change default directory then what command syntax we need to use.

Its all related to this app so I am not sure wethere i will have to submit new query for that.

Thanks again!!

Have a pleasant day ahead.

Edited by raviray

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Awesome Shornw - Its working!!!

Thank you all of you for helping me out in this.

Ok..so here I come again.

As I thought I am stuck at Installation type selection screen where I need to choose Radio Button and click on next.

In next screen - Setup preference

  • Need to change destination directory
  • Select Country from drop down
  • Uncheck desktop shortcut

Could you please suggest on which functions need to use here.

P.S. - Do we have function to select an option from drop down list.

Please suggest.

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Use the Send("{TAB}") command to move from one item to the next. Check the helpfiles as you can send multiple items by using a number like - Send("{TAB 2}")

You can move to the drop down menu and then use Send("{DOWN}") or Send("{DOWN 3}") to select an item

To select the directory, TAB to it and then use Send("C:\TargetDirectory")

Send is your friend :mellow:


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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

Send is your friend :mellow:

I will keep it in mind :)

In any of the above mentioned requirement do i not need ContolClick?

I was trying with controlclik..was not working..now I will try with Send.

I will revert in case I have any questions.

Thanks again.

Edited by raviray

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I like to keep things as simple as possible, also I use keyboard shortcuts a lot in everyday use as I find it is often quicker than using a mouse.

I have never used ControlClick, but that's just me. I have used a combination of Send with "{TAB]" "{SPACE}" and "{ENTER}" for all sorts of stuff very successfully.

Experiment and see how you get on


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#20 ·  Posted (edited)

I like to keep things as simple as possible, also I use keyboard shortcuts a lot in everyday use as I find it is often quicker than using a mouse.

I have never used ControlClick, but that's just me. I have used a combination of Send with "{TAB]" "{SPACE}" and "{ENTER}" for all sorts of stuff very successfully.

Experiment and see how you get on

I did as you told me to do..and here I am..completed the script..roughly but yes its installing fine.

Here comes the code-

Run( "Setup.exe" )
WinWait("UPS WorldShip")
If WinExists("UPS WorldShip") Then
   ;MsgBox(0, "Window Exists", "Window found")
   WinActivate("UPS WorldShip")
   Send("{ENTER}") 
EndIf
If WinExists("UPS WorldShip") Then
   ;MsgBox(0, "Window Exists1", "Window found")
   WinActivate("UPS WorldShip")
   Send("{ENTER}") 
EndIf
$hWindow = WinWait("UPS WorldShip", "", 5)
   If Not $hWindow Then Exit
  MsgBox(0, "Window Exists2", "Window found")
$hWindow = WinActivate($hWindow)
 Send("{ENTER}") 
 ConsoleWrite("WinActivate activated window: " & ($hWindow <> 0) & @LF)
If Not $hWindow Then Exit
$hWindow = WinWait("UPS WorldShip", "Please select desired installation type", 5)
   If Not $hWindow Then Exit
  MsgBox(0, "Window Exists3", "Window found")
$hWindow = WinActivate($hWindow)
 Send("{TAB}")
Send("{SPACE}")
 Send("!n")
If Not $hWindow Then Exit
$hWindow = WinWait("UPS WorldShip", "Setup Preferences", 5)
   If Not $hWindow Then Exit
  MsgBox(0, "Window Exists4", "Window found")
$hWindow = WinActivate($hWindow)
 Send("{TAB}")
Send("C:\Program Files\UPS\WSTD")
 Send("{TAB 2}")
 Send("{SPACE}")
 Send("{DOWN 4}")
  Send("{TAB}")
  Send("{-}")
 Send("!n")
 Send("!n")
If Not $hWindow Then Exit
WinWait("UPS WorldShip")
   WinActivate("UPS WorldShip")
    Send("{ENTER}")

My last two queries :

Installation takes some 5-7 minutes and in the end Reboot prompt comes which will do fine with Send("{ENTER}") key but I am not sure on how to track the time when this window will prompt.

Also in the above mentioned script if I remove msg box for 3 & 4 dialogue its not working so how can I fix that?

Thanks alot team.

Edited by raviray

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