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Hello Everybody

I am new to AutoIt I just practiced it few days ago

I want to write script that change periodicity for metastock applicatio

I did most of the script I go to menu then F&rmat Then &X-Axis...

As follow

WinWaitActive("[CLASS:MetaStockMainWnd]", "")

WinMenuSelectItem("[CLASS:MetaStockMainWnd]", "", "F&ormat", "&X-Axis..." )

Sleep(500)

Then a window comes out with tab control of four tabs

Scale Periodicity Margins Grid

and I want to choose periodicity

how can I press Periodicity tab

any help please

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You may want to look at which addresses a similar request...

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I did not created GUI the tab control is part of pupolar application (metastock)

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The link I gave you is trying to click a tab that has not been created in their own app but in outlook:

"I'm making a program to automate account creation in outlook 2k3. I get all the fields entered with text, click the "More Settings" button, but I cannot click an individual tab. I want to click the "Outgoing mail server" tab and check "My server requires authentication" is there a way to do this without using send keys, and click by coordinates?"

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I'm not sure that I understand the problem. I assume it's an issue due to the controls appearing after a certain time that's not completely predictable. I had a similar situation where selecting an item in one drop down causes new ones to appear on the screen. Rather than "sleeping" to wait for the new controls to appear, I used this:

; Wait for field to appear.
Do
  ControlGetHandle("Title", "", "[NAME:Handle]")
Until @error <> 1

Gerard J. Pinzonegpinzone AT yahoo.com

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Thank you GPinZone for replying and thank Delstone

I got the following script from the linke provided above it activate system propertis window and press the tab advanced

; This must be run with Beta 3.2.13.1 or later to have _GuiCtrlTab_ClickTab()

#include <GuiTab.au3>

; Open system properties

Dim $sTitle = "System Properties"

Send("#{Pause}")

WinWait($sTitle, "", 10)

$hWnd = WinGetHandle($sTitle)

If @error Then _Exitonerror("Failed to open System Properties window.")

WinActivate($hWnd)

Sleep(2000)

; Get handle to Tab control

$hTab = ControlGetHandle($hWnd, "", "SysTabControl321")

If @error Then _Exitonerror("Failed to get handle to TAB control.")

; Find and select Advanced tab

$iAdvTab = _GUICtrlTab_FindTab($hTab, "Advanced")

If $iAdvTab = -1 Then _Exitonerror("Failed to find 'Advanced' tab.")

_GUICtrlTab_ClickTab($hTab, $iAdvTab)

If _GUICtrlTab_GetCurSel($hTab) <> $iAdvTab Then _Exitonerror("Failed to change selected tab to 'Advanced'.")

Sleep(2000)

; Click on Error Reporting button

ControlClick($hWnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:8]"); Error Reporting

; Wait for Error Reporting dialog and click 'Cancel'

WinWait("Error Reporting", "", 10)

Sleep(2000)

ControlClick("Error Reporting", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:8]"); CANCEL

Sleep(2000)

; Close System Properties

WinClose($hWnd)

Func _Exitonerror($sText)

MsgBox(16, "Error", $sText)

Exit

EndFunc

the problem here is even if you change the name of the window Dim ($sTitle = "System Properties")

for another window say Dim $sTitle = "X-Axis Properties"

and change

$iAdvTab = _GUICtrlTab_FindTab($hTab, "Advanced")

to

$iAdvTab = _GUICtrlTab_FindTab($hTab, "Periodicity")

when i run the script the system properties window open i dont know why

you can try it your self if you have an explanation please let me know

thank you very much

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