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I'm trying to automate a programs update running, all that needs to be done is sleep, then enter. It automatically installs and needs to be closed by pressing a finish button (pressing enter works). My script is:




The Enter never gets pushed to the application though, if I manually press enter on the keyboard after the script has finished executing it closes the application, so the windows definitely has focus.

Any ideas, am I missing something really obvious?!

Edited by Shortsman

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It is possible that the window is losing focus. You can use WinActivate to make it active again. However, if possible, it would be best to use ControlClick to directly click the button.

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Maybe 15 Sec is not enough?

Try using ShellexecuteWait

or create o MsgBox bevor it goes to Send your enter. Script will pause until you click the Msgbox away. (For testing)

And of course there a commands to activate, check state, send directly to the button / window and so on.

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A quick and dirty example...

Local $Loop
    $Loop = $Loop + 1
Until $Loop >= 9

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I've tried WinActivate, and even tried opening notepad.exe beforehand to make sure it was stealing the focus back (it was).

Shellexecutewait won't work I don't think, as the application won't close until enter is pressed.

The 15 second timeout is long enough, it's actually a good 5 seconds after it finished.

I'm a little confused at how to use ControlClick, if I use the Window info tool the summary is:

>>>> Window <<<<

Title: Applying updates

Class: #32770

Position: 2696, 480

Size: 486, 239

Style: 0x94C800C4

ExStyle: 0x00050101

Handle: 0x00212092

>>>> Control <<<<

Class: Button

Instance: 1

ClassnameNN: Button1


Advanced (Class): [CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]

ID: 1

Text: Finish

Position: 395, 171

Size: 75, 23

ControlClick Coords: 44, 10

Style: 0x50010000

ExStyle: 0x00000004

Handle: 0x002521F4

>>>> Mouse <<<<

Position: 3138, 686

Cursor ID: 0

Color: 0x000000

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<

Checking update environment

Update 1: already installed

Update 2: already installed

Update 3: already installed

Update 4: already installed



Program sucessfully updated.

>>>> Hidden Text <<<<

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