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JustRay

Need help with checking for color change of a button

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Good morning everyone,

AutoIT newb here.

I am using AutoIT V3.

And it has been a lot of fun.

I LIKE it.

Here's the deal.

I am testing an application via an AutoIT script.

What I am doing:

I navigate to a location and left click on a button.

At that point, the button turns from green to grey.

And the application goes to server and retrieves data.

I wait "sleep (20000)" for 20 seconds for the data to be retrieved (the button turns green once again).

Then I continue with my script.

And this works fine for the most part

What I want to do:

Sometimes however, the network is slow and the 20 second wait time is not enough.

So, I thought it would be nice if I could try and replace the "sleep" statement with a condition based on the button color.

Instead of waiting for 20 seconds, I want my Auto IT script to do nothing, until the button turns green again.

At which point, I want the script to continue on its merry way.

I can’t for the life of me, figure out how to "do" such a thing.

If I haven’t confused the heck out of everyone ……..

Has anyone done such a thing before ?

I sure would be grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks in advance

Ray in Wisconsin

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JustRay,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :D

You need the PixelGetColor function in a loop to "read" the colour of the button. Take a look at the Help file and come back if you get stuck. :oops:

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Can you confirm that it's a button control? Run Autoit Window Info Tool and drag the cross hair over the button.

If it's a button control I guess it gets deactivated by the application and activated again when the application has finished processing.

So you just need to get the state of the button and wait till it changes to active again.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Terrific !

I'll check out BOTH suggestions.

Who knows, maybe getting the state of the button can work for me. (I'm new to this and didn't realize I could "do" such a things.)

(I want to "learn" how to do both. Cuz I think this is kind of fun.)

Thanks a million..

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To test your application for the enabled Button use:

ControlCommand("title", "text", controlID, "IsEnabled")


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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