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_IECreate hidden IE Window in IE9 fails


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#1 ·  Posted

When I try simple code like

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate("http://sourceforge.net", 0, 0)

It fails to hide. Any ideas?


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Bug submitted #2194

Edited by Crazyace

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#4 ·  Posted

Looks fine to me on IE9, Win7, Au3 3.3.8.1 x64/x86.

You have to provide more details so other people can reproduce it.

AdmiralAlkex,

Thats the problem, you can see it :-) With the options that I'm using it should be hidden :-)


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

AdmiralAlkex,

When I try to run it from SciTE4AutoIt3 I get this error in the Console

C:Program FilesAutoIt3IncludeIE.au3 (560) : ==> The requested action with this object has failed.:
WEnd
WEnd^ ERROR

My test file

#cs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------


AutoIt Version: 3.3.8.1
Author:      myName

Script Function:
Template AutoIt script.


#ce ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Script Start - Add your code below here


#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("http://sourceforge.net", 0, 0)
Edited by Crazyace

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#7 ·  Posted

That's a different problem than the original problem.

I ran your code on my system, Win 7 x64 and IE 8 (no access to IE9 here) and it works without a problem, the IE window is hidden.


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#8 ·  Posted

That's a different problem than the original problem.

I ran your code on my system, Win 7 x64 and IE 8 (no access to IE9 here) and it works without a problem, the IE window is hidden.

Thanks for your reply BrewManNH. The system I'm using is Windows 7 x86 and I'm going to try uninstalling IE9 and try IE8. I tried the same code on my other desktop that has IE9 and WIndows 7 x64 and it did the same thing.

Any ideas about the error in the console?


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#9 ·  Posted

I tested with IE8 now and I still have the same issue ;)


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#10 ·  Posted

Which issue? It isn't hidden or the Wend error message?


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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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#11 ·  Posted

The Wend seems to be the issue causing it not to hide for me. The IE.au3 file has not been touched by me.


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#13 ·  Posted

I haven't tried Beta, but I did reinstall AutoIT on my desktop system and it works fine with IE9. I'm going to see if reinstalling on my laptop will resolve the issue for me.


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#14 ·  Posted

I just reinstalled AutoIT and installed the full version of SciTE. I tried to run the file again and it still fails.

>"C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:Usersjeff_tincherDesktopAU3 AutoSweettest.au3" /UserParams   
+>13:43:39 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.2.1.0.8    Environment(Language:0409  Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1  CPU:X64 OS:X86)
>Running AU3Check (1.54.22.0)  from:C:Program FilesAutoIt3
+>13:43:39 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.8.1):C:Program FilesAutoIt3autoit3.exe "C:Usersjeff_tincherDesktopAU3 AutoSweettest.au3"   
C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\IE.au3 (560) : ==> The requested action with this object has failed.:
WEnd
WEnd^ ERROR
->13:43:39 AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:1
>Exit code: 1    Time: 1.576

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#15 ·  Posted

I think it's related to a Trak issue that's been reported previously, not sure if there's a work-around yet.

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If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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#16 ·  Posted

I just tried AutoIT beta and 1/2 of it works. When I launch the code it starts 3 iexplore.exe processes and shows the webpage.

I changed the code to:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate("www.google.com", 0, 0)
Sleep(5000)
_IEQuit($oIE)

I noticed that the _IEQuit never kills the process. If I close the process via task manager when I open IE I get - "Your last browsing session closed unexpectedly"


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#17 ·  Posted

Posting info from my desktop that the code works fine on.

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:UsersJeffDesktopNew AutoIt v3 Script.au3" /UserParams   
+>14:03:15 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.2.1.0.8    Environment(Language:0409  Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_7/Service Pack 1  CPU:X64 OS:X64)
>Running AU3Check (1.54.22.0)  from:C:Program Files (x86)AutoIt3
+>14:03:15 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.8.1):C:Program Files (x86)AutoIt3autoit3.exe "C:UsersJeffDesktopNew AutoIt v3 Script.au3"   
+>14:03:21 AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:0
>Exit code: 0    Time: 6.999

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#18 ·  Posted

I found out that it's that damn UAC that's causing an issue here.


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