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Aarstad

Hi!

I have a program that sometimes pop up a different window than usual a lot earlier than supposed to. When this happen; is it possible to skip steps and go straight to the part where it continues correctly?

It's a matter of a popup with a warning, instead of the original popping up.

I was thinking about using an if and just pasting the steps from there, but it doesn't really feel correct. Is it possible to get the script to skip steps and go straight to a specific line?

Thank you and good day/night.

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Venix

I am not 100% sure what you are after however you can try using the WinExists function to check if the window is open. Depending on whether the window is found or not you can run a different part of your script, try something like below.

If WinExists("Window Title", "") Then
ConsoleWrite("Found Window")
Else
ConsoleWrite("Window Not Found")
EndIf

Edit: WinWait and WinWaitActive might also be useful; you should read up on them.

Edited by Venix

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water

WinWait and WinWaitActive have a timeout parameter. So you can wait for a specified amount of time for the "unwanted" window to pop up. If it doesn't pop up the script is continued.


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YoungM

WinWait and WinWaitActive have a timeout parameter. So you can wait for a specified amount of time for the "unwanted" window to pop up. If it doesn't pop up the script is continued.

If he did that, Its going to slow his scrip down correct?

With Switch its going to keep running the scrip till whatever happens and switches over for that func()

then return doing whatever it was doing...Im new myself so im learning at the same time asking this.

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BrewManNH

The switch statement is only run once unless it's in a loop.


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water

You could use AdLibRegister to register a function that is called every n milliseconds to check for the unwanted pop up and do whatever is needed. The script isn't slowed down this way.


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YoungM

so... Should he run Switch with a loop or would that create problems?

I dont want to steal this guys topic so It's my last post here.. I hope with your post

and mine, this fellow will have more then enough help.

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water

It depends when the different window pops up. If it can happen at any time during script execution I would stick with the AdlLibRegister approach and set a flag in the function called by AdLibRegister. Then I would query this flag in the main script and act accordingly.


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Aarstad

It depends when the different window pops up. If it can happen at any time during script execution I would stick with the AdlLibRegister approach and set a flag in the function called by AdLibRegister. Then I would query this flag in the main script and act accordingly.

Mind you, I am *very* new with scripting in autoit, or any language for that matter. I will try my best to explain the issue:

;Checks if the program is up and running. If this is the case it will close the process - accounts to the login screen as well.
If ProcessExists("ControleCaixa1.exe") And WinExists("Menu") Then
WinActivate("Menu")
ControlClick("Menu", "", "[NAME:lblColuna4]")
Sleep(1000)
WinWaitActive("[Erro]", "", "")
ControlClick("", "", "[NAME:btnSim]")
WinWaitActive("C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe")
WinWaitClose("C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe")
ElseIf ProcessExists("ControleCaixa1.exe") And WinExists("frmLoginMexico") Then
WinActivate("frmLoginMexico")
Sleep ( 300 )
Send ("{esc}")
EndIf

;Goes to valid string in program to find the unique name for the program if the text files doesn't already exist.
If FileExists ("C:\Programfiler\AutoKey\Datanavn.ini") = 0 Then
Run ("C:\IGS\CAS\ControleCaixa1.exe")
;THIS IS A PROBLEM SPOT FOR POSSIBLE POPUP;
Sleep (3000)
WinWaitActive ("frmLoginMexico")
Sleep (1000)
ControlSend ("frmLoginMexico", "", "[NAME:txtUsuario]", "USER")
Sleep (1000)
ControlSend ("frmLoginMexico", "", "[NAME:txtSenha]", "PASSWORD")
ControlClick ("frmLoginMexico", "", "[NAME:btnOk]")
WinWaitActive ("Menu", "Angi parametere | ")
Sleep (1000)
ControlClick ("Menu", "", "[NAME:lblColuna5]")
Sleep (1000)
Send ("{down}{enter}")
Sleep (2000)
WinWaitActive ("Menu", "Tittelopplysning")
Sleep (300)
$husnavn = ControlGetText ("Menu", "", "[NAME:txtNomeCasa]")
Filewrite ("C:\Programfiler\Autokey\Datanavn.ini", $husnavn)
Sleep (1000)
ProcessClose ("ControleCaixa1.exe")
Else
$Datanavn = FileRead ("C:\Programfiler\AutoKey\Datanavn.ini")
EndIf

;after the program has been completely closed it will move a file which is required for the program to boot up without the error,
; then start automate the process of the new registry window.

;It will also store the name as the variable located in the computername.ini file (datanavn).
;after that, it will transfer the new keyfile to dropbox in a specific location with its unique name.
FileMove("C:\IGS\CAS\Cashcontrol.dll", "C:\Programfiler\AutoKey\tempdirectorypat\Cashcontrol.dll", 9)
Run("C:\IGS\CAS\ControleCaixa1.exe")
;HERE THE POPUP IS EXPECTED;
WinWaitActive("[Erro]")
Sleep(1000)
ControlClick("", "Ja", "[NAME:btnSim]")
WinWaitActive("Register")
Sleep(1000)
ControlClick("", "", "[NAME:GenerateKey]")
WinWaitActive("Guardar como")
Sleep(1000)
ControlClick("Guardar como", "", 1148)
Sleep(500)
ControlSend("Guardar como", "", "Edit1", $Datanavn)
Sleep(200)
ControlClick("Guardar como", "", "Button2")
Sleep(2000)
WinWaitActive("", "Aceptar")
Sleep(200)
ControlClick("", "", "Button1")
Sleep(200)
WinClose("Register")
Sleep(200)
FileMove("C:\Programfiler\AutoKey\tempdirectorypat\Cashcontrol.dll", "C:\IGS\CAS\Cashcontrol.dll", 0)
Sleep(3000)
Run("C:\IGS\CAS\ControleCaixa1.exe")

;transfers file from desktop to dropbox.
FileMove("C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Escritorio\" & $Datanavn & ".txt", "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Mis documentos\Dropbox\patricktest", 1)
Sleep (5000)
Exit

I am wondering if this is a very, very bad way to script. I have written where the popup might show up, and where the popup is expected. Is there a function, command or anything that tells the script to jump to the line where I have prepared a code to expect it, if it pops up? Or should I just copy/paste the script I have made further down in an IF statement. It just doesn't feel like good programming practice.

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water

I'm not really sure what you are trying to do. Could you please explain in two or thre sentences?

What program do you want to automate? Why do you (sometimes) get a warning window? Is the warning message something you should act upon?


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jdelaney

My company's applications have tons of popups depending on any number of things. What I do, is use ProcessGetWindow, to return ALL windows of the process, and loop through till I find the one that is active, and fulfill it. I've made it much more complex, where I use the array returned to match up against other arrays of possible windows, and then log when windows outside of my array are found.

Func ProcessGetWindow($p_PID, $p_ReturnBestGuess = False)
; #FUNCTION# ============================================================================================================================
; Name...........: WGe_ProcessGetWindow
;
; Description ...: Returns an array of HWNDs containing all windows owned by the process $p_PID, or optionally a single "best guess."
;
; Syntax.........: WGe_ProcessGetWindow( $p_PID [, $p_ReturnBestGuess = False ])
;
; Parameters ....: $p_PID - The PID of the process you want the Window for.
;                $p_ReturnBestGuess - If True, function will return only 1 reult on a best-guess basis.
;                                        The "Best Guess" is the VISIBLE window owned by $p_PID with the longest title.
;
; Return values .: Success   - Return $_array containing HWND info.
;                                    $_array[0] = Number of results
;                                    $_array[n] = HWND of Window n
;
;                Failure     - Returns 0
;
;                Error   - Returns -1 and sets @error
;                                        1 - Requires a non-zero number.
;                                        2 - Process does not exist
;                                        3 - WinList() Error
;
; Author ........: Andrew Bobulsky, contact: RulerOf <at that public email service provided by Google>.
; Remarks .......: The reverse of WinGetProcess()
; =======================================================================================================================================
Local $p_ReturnVal[1] = [0]
Local $p_WinList = WinList()
If @error Then ;Some Error handling
SetError(3)
Return -1
EndIf
If $p_PID = 0 Then ;Some Error handling
SetError(1)
Return -1
EndIf
If ProcessExists($p_PID) = 0 Then ;Some Error handling
ConsoleWrite("WGe_ProcessGetWindow: Process " & $p_PID & " doesn't exist!" & @CRLF)
SetError(2)
Return -1
EndIf
For $i = 1 To $p_WinList[0][0] Step 1
Local $w_PID = WinGetProcess($p_WinList[$i][1])
; ConsoleWrite("Processing Window: " & Chr(34) & $p_WinList[$i][0] & Chr(34) & @CRLF & " with HWND: " & $p_WinList[$i][1] & @CRLF & " and PID: " & $w_PID & @CRLF)
If $w_PID = $p_PID Then
;ConsoleWrite("Match: HWND " & $p_WinList[$i][1] & @CRLF)
$p_ReturnVal[0] += 1
_ArrayAdd($p_ReturnVal, $p_WinList[$i][1])
EndIf
Next
If $p_ReturnVal[0] > 1 Then
If $p_ReturnBestGuess Then
Do
    Local $i_State = WinGetState($p_ReturnVal[2])
    Local $i_StateLongest = WinGetState($p_ReturnVal[1])
    Select
     Case BitAND($i_State, 2) And BitAND($i_StateLongest, 2) ;If they're both visible
     If StringLen(WinGetTitle($p_ReturnVal[2])) > StringLen(WinGetTitle($p_ReturnVal[1])) Then ;And the new one has a longer title
     _ArrayDelete($p_ReturnVal, 1) ;Delete the "loser"
     $p_ReturnVal[0] -= 1 ;Decrement counter
     Else
     _ArrayDelete($p_ReturnVal, 2) ;Delete the failed challenger
     $p_ReturnVal[0] -= 1
     EndIf
     Case BitAND($i_State, 2) And Not BitAND($i_StateLongest, 2) ;If the new one's visible and the old one isn't
     _ArrayDelete($p_ReturnVal, 1) ;Delete the old one
     $p_ReturnVal[0] -= 1 ;Decrement counter
     Case Else ;Neither window is visible, let's just keep the first one.
     _ArrayDelete($p_ReturnVal, 2)
     $p_ReturnVal[0] -= 1
    EndSelect
Until $p_ReturnVal[0] = 1
EndIf
Return $p_ReturnVal
ElseIf $p_ReturnVal[0] = 1 Then
Return $p_ReturnVal ;Only 1 window.
Else
Return 0 ;Window not found.
EndIf
EndFunc ;==>ProcessGetWindow
Edited by jdelaney

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Aarstad

I'm not really sure what you are trying to do. Could you please explain in two or thre sentences?

What program do you want to automate? Why do you (sometimes) get a warning window? Is the warning message something you should act upon?

In the commented line ;HERE THE POPUP IS EXPECTED; I have just recently removed a file from the program's installation folder, hence forcing the error to appear. This is good, because it is the only way to get the register program to open is by forcing the error popup.

Where I have commented ;PROBLEM SPOT FOR POPUP; I am trying to get the script to open the CAS program to open and login, because I am trying to find an unique string I can save to a file for future use (instead of using pc name because on almost every pc it has the same name). The problem is that when there is X amounts of days left the program will launch this warning on random occasions (usually everytime you open the program and there is less than a month less, but it's a bit random).

The program I am automating is called CAS, which is a program that is designed to create tickets for our customers so they may play on the slotmachines. Every 6 months they expect a new key code, otherwise they lock up. Call it a serial key for our subscription, if you will.

I will try some clever use with the IF function. I think I may have found a solution. However, is there a different way of doing this? I mean, skipping straight to a specific line in the script upon some condition being true?

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