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ileandros

Hello,

I have this simple script which automates google translate.

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate("http://translate.google.com/#en|fr|")
$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "text_form")
$oText = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "text")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oText, "Hello")
Sleep(3000)
$id = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "result_box")
$oText1 = _IEPropertyGet($id, "innertext")
MsgBox(0,"Translate",$oText1)

What i want to do it to remove the Sleep(3000) that there is in the script. But removing it the script doesnt works because the message box appears before geting the value of the innertext....

Is there a way to remove or replace the sleep time??? I tried _IELoadWait() but it doesnt work.

Any tips??

Edit: Testing for the $oText1.value just add some more pointless lines to the script and leeds at adding sleep seconds until value is true...

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Hello,

I have this simple script which automates google translate.

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate("http://translate.google.com/#en|fr|")
$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "text_form")
$oText = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "text")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oText, "Hello")
Sleep(3000)
$id = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "result_box")
$oText1 = _IEPropertyGet($id, "innertext")
MsgBox(0,"Translate",$oText1)

What i want to do it to remove the Sleep(3000) that there is in the script. But removing it the script doesnt works because the message box appears before geting the value of the innertext....

Is there a way to remove or replace the sleep time??? I tried _IELoadWait() but it doesnt work.

Any tips??

Edit: Testing for the $oText1.value just add some more pointless lines to the script and leeds at adding sleep seconds until value is true...

I think you need to rethink whether "pointless lines to the script" is what that really is, if it helps you achieve your goal

I'd say what might be pointless is developing an ulcer over a couple of lines of code.

_IELoadWait is not reliable I have found, the event fires multiple times during a page load, and that is down to IE and

not the UDF.

Loop a test for a value returned in these lines of code.

$id = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "result_box")

$oText1 = _IEPropertyGet($id, "innertext")

Or perhaps just the latter, no-one is forcing you to sleep seconds in the loop it could be 100 ms

and be ready when it's ready.

Add i timeout in the loop.


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ileandros

This is not my script my friend. This is a simplified example for people to understand,run and test it...I find that not hard to understand.

I know that _IELoadWait() is not reliable that's why i am asking if there is another way.

And as i already said looping through it would just add seconds until it is ready.Which means pointless lines since the resault would be the same.Then why not simply use sleep()?It is 1 single line with not much in-it. The translation and combinatios of all languages is 40*40*9. It's 18000 lines script(Most of it repeating lines with small changes) so it would be 2000 lines extra for the same resault... That's why its pointless...

Anyway i am asking if there is an other command to do the job that _IELoadWait() should do and be reliable.


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Why not put the repeating lines into a function and pass the parameters, that change, to it instead of redoing them over and over?


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Your statements that _IELoadWait is unreliable are idiodic. The fact is that you don't understand how it works and you wish it worked the way you want it to - that is unreliable.

_IELoadWait checks the "readyState" property of a document or an element - if it is "complete", it returns success, if it returns any other state, it loops waiting for to be "complete".

The most efficient way of doing what you wnat here is to set up an event handler for the "result_box" element that fires on an "onchange" event and returns the value you are seeking from the element. See ObjEvent().

Update: I see that "result_box" is a SPAN and not an INPUT element, so it has no onchange event. You'll need to poll for changes in innertext as suggested by John.

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Then why it doesnt work??? I have tried putting it between all the lines. I have tried adding more than one... Since i add _IELoadWait() at the script why it sets the data of the edit before even loading the navigate???


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You're a lost cause.


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What the hell man??? If you dont want to help its fine. Keep the rest for ur self. No one is forcing you.


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Other people read these posts for reference. Stop stating that something doesn't work when the problem is that you don't understand it.

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ileandros

How about you explaining me??? So other people would find a solution??? Isnt this smarter??? I guess not yeah?


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DaleHohm

I did explain it, John gave you a solution and I confirmed it... There is no Navigate occuring, the document readyState is always Complete, so _IELoadWait can never so what you want it to do. It works the way it works, not the magical way you want it to. Read what John suggested again - that is your solution.

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I know that is the solutions. As i alreaedy said i am trying to find an other solution.


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