Hi folks, I'm having problems with a screenshot capture script.
Let me explain.
Everyday I (and my colleagues at work) need to take some screenshots from a web-page. These screenshots are used to compile a report. Normally, I (and others) used to log in into the website and took screenshots of desired graphics and tables. This is tediuos and time consuming. To easy this task I made a script using autoit that basically logs into the website (user and password) and using some clicks, stroke send, coordinates, it is able to generate the graphics and save them to some folders into our network (this script saves arouund 50 pics. It works like a sharm.
In order to make things easier, I tried to schedule this script (compiled to a Screnpics.exe file) using task scheduler from windows. We already use this (task scheduler) to run some vbs scripts, some vba excel scripts and so on. The computer used for this tasks is a windows 7 desktop computer. Due to security policies, the computer locks after some time. All this tasks run in the locked computer.
My script screenpics.exe runs also from this locked computer. When the computer is unlocked, it does everything as expected. But, when it is locked, all the "pics" are BLACK. As I understand, it runs ok, but, as the "windows" are innactive, it prints what it "sees": a black rectangular.
Some details: The web-page with hold the information I need, it only works in Firefox and, because of this it couldn`t be managed by vba or some "getobject" like commands. In fact, it has some flash things that make it impossible to control programatically. So my script is based on mouse move to coordinates, mouse click, screen capture and so one.
So, I read many posts trying to figure out a way to overcome this, but... nothing came to mind. My first idea was try to unlock windows. Theses lead me to some posts with no solution. This is worse because I'm not a computer admin, so procedures that need to replace/change the register are not an option.
If someone has any idea, I'll be gratefull.
Has anybody else noticed that Windows 7 reacts ignorantly when you use the Windows key + arrow key shortcuts on a GUI with GUIEventMode set to 1? I discovered this recently when I was working on an app where I wanted complete control over the maximize/minimize buttons.
Just give it a spin:
#include <GUIConstants.au3> Opt('GUIEventOptions', 1) $hGUI = GUICreate('', 300, 200, Default, Default, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX)) GUISetState() While 1 Switch GUIGetMsg() Case $GUI_EVENT_MAXIMIZE ToolTip('Maximized') Case $GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE ToolTip('Minimized') Case $GUI_EVENT_RESTORE ToolTip('Restored') Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit EndSwitch WEnd Run that, then hit Win+Up or Win+Down. None of those events get triggered, and it still maximizes/minimizes. Although I can't get it to restore down from a maximize unless the window is also resizable ($WS_THICKFRAME in the style).
Is there a way to stop Windows from doing what it wants or is the only option to check with WinGetState() and then change it back?
Windows 10 seems to respect my settings, and I don't have any other versions to test on.
I have a script that just adds some keyboard shortcuts for things like displaying the current song and artist, moving the window to the side so it won't pop up in my way, and play/pause, next song, previous song (these are the only 3 to still work since they don't need the window handle.)
In some update recently, Spotify's window class swapped from "[CLASS:SpotifyMainWindow]" to "[CLASS:Chrome_WidgetWin_0]". Using the new class in my controls doesn't seem to work, I've tried getting the window handle from the process handle (_GetHwndFromPID($PID)) but that seems to fail as well.
Does anybody have some idea of a way I could get this script working again?
edit: seems like discord has the same window class name, so could be some issue with this? Still not sure of a way to solve the issue though, I added a function to get the handle of the active window and can just use that now, but it was able to find it on its own before on spotify startup or script startup which would be preferred.
hey, can anybody enlighten on lesser known Windows hacks or uses ?
So I thought it would be cool to use my Gravatar account to display my gravatar in a local GUI.
I use this code:
#cs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AutoIt Version: 22.214.171.124 Author: Skysnake Script Function: Example to download avatar from Gravatar and display locally #ce ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ; Script Start ; includes #include <Crypt.au3> #include <InetConstants.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <WinAPIFiles.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> ; declare Global vars Global $md5GraMail = '' ; will store email for Grvatar request request GravatarLogin() GetAvatar() Func GravatarLogin() ; get the email required for downloading the Gravatar Local $sGraMail = InputBox("Get Gravatar", "What is your email registered with Gravatar?", "email@example.com", "", -1, -1, 0, 0) ; from http://en.gravatar.com/site/implement/hash/ ; make the hash ; Local $dHash = _Crypt_HashData(GUICtrlRead($g_idInputEdit), $g_iAlgorithm) ; Create a hash of the text entered $md5GraMail = _Crypt_HashData(StringLower(StringStripWS($sGraMail, 8)), $CALG_MD5) ; lose the left two '0x' chars and convert to lower case $md5GraMail = StringLower(StringTrimLeft($md5GraMail, 2)) ; Display the result. MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", $sGraMail & @CRLF & "md5 " & $md5GraMail, 15) EndFunc ;==>GravatarLogin ; example from Help file: /html/functions/InetGet.htm ; Download a file in the background. ; Wait for the download to complete. Func GetAvatar() ; Save the downloaded file to the temporary folder. Local $sFilePath = _WinAPI_GetTempFileName(@TempDir) ; from http://en.gravatar.com/site/implement/images/ ; <img src="https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/205e460b479e2e5b48aec07710c08d50" /> ; Download the file in the background with the selected option of 'force a reload from the remote site.' ; the next THREE options are alternatives ; Gravatar sample from here http://en.gravatar.com/site/implement/images/ ; 1 ;Local $hDownload = InetGet("https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/205e460b479e2e5b48aec07710c08d50", $sFilePath, $INET_FORCERELOAD, $INET_DOWNLOADBACKGROUND) ; the normal code, should show user avatar ; 2 Local $hDownload = InetGet("https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/" & $md5GraMail & "?d=retro", $sFilePath, $INET_FORCERELOAD, $INET_DOWNLOADBACKGROUND) ; my email hardcoded, downloads, but does not show avatar ; 3 ;Local $hDownload = InetGet("https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/cac637b47c9fecc8aa1dcdf71e7a4cc8", $sFilePath, $INET_FORCERELOAD, $INET_DOWNLOADBACKGROUND) ; Wait for the download to complete by monitoring when the 2nd index value of InetGetInfo returns True. Do Sleep(250) Until InetGetInfo($hDownload, $INET_DOWNLOADCOMPLETE) ; Retrieve the number of total bytes received and the filesize. Local $iBytesSize = InetGetInfo($hDownload, $INET_DOWNLOADREAD) Local $iFileSize = FileGetSize($sFilePath) ; Close the handle returned by InetGet. InetClose($hDownload) ; Display details about the total number of bytes read and the filesize. MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "The total download size: " & $iBytesSize & @CRLF & _ "The total filesize: " & $iFileSize, 1) Local $MyGravatar = @ScriptDir & "\Gravatar.jpg" FileCopy($sFilePath, $MyGravatar) MsgBox(0, "Now showing!", $MyGravatar, 5) ; make gui and show file GUICreate("My Gravatar in a GUI " & $MyGravatar, 350, 300, -1, -1, $WS_SIZEBOX + $WS_SYSMENU) ; will create a dialog box that when displayed is centered Local $idPic = GUICtrlCreatePic($MyGravatar, 50, 50, 80, 80) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ; Loop until the user exits. While 1 Switch GUIGetMsg() Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ExitLoop EndSwitch WEnd ;FileDelete($MyGravatar) ; Delete the file. FileDelete($sFilePath) EndFunc ;==>GetAvatar Now, here is the issue.
If I use the example from the Gravatar site, located here:
Then this code 205e460b479e2e5b48aec07710c08d50 downloads this pic (not me)
AND it displays correctly.
However, If I download my own Gravatar, I see the image in the @Script folder, BUT IT DOES NOT DISPLAY. The same with the retro image. To be clear, this image downloads, but is not displayed.
I guess it has something to do with the format of my gravatar. Or that the display funtion GUICtrlCreatePic() does not like my gravatar.
I would be grateful if someone would be willing to test this and may offer a suggestion or two...