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Detecting Checkbox state

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I am testing software and am having trouble detecting the state of a checkbox. I have included an attachment of the dialog and Window Info data.

I have tried various calls (ControlClick, ControlSend, ControlCommand) and get various results.

My test code:

#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Opt("MustDeclareVars" , 1)

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode" , -2) ; 1=start, 2=subStr, 3=exact, 4=advanced, -1 to -4=Nocase

Opt("WinDetectHiddenText" , 1) ; 0=don't detect, 1=do detect

WinActivate("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting")

WinWaitActive("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting")

Sleep(3000)

; Fails: ControlClick("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]")

; Works: ControlClick("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:buttonhelp]")

; Works but toggles: ControlSend("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "{SPACE}")

; Works: Local $return = ControlCommand ("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "IsVisible", "")

; MsgBox(0, "$return", $return)

; Works: Local $return = ControlCommand ("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "IsEnabled", "")

; MsgBox(0, "$return", $return)

; Fails: Local $return = ControlCommand ("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "IsChecked", "")

; MsgBox(0, "$return", $return)

; Fails: Local $return = ControlCommand ("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "Check", "")

; Fails: Local $return = ControlCommand ("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "UnCheck", "")

; Works but toggles: Local $return = ControlCommand("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "Check", "")

Any ideas as to why?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Try:

$iStatus = ControlCommand("New File Format", "", 788930, "IsChecked", "")
Edited by water

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Is using the ID better than using the Advanced Class?

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No. You can use what you like ...


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Which program do you try to automate? You made the program name unreadable in the screenshot :huh:


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I still get a '0' when the checkbox is checked

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Family Tree Maker. I have written 100,000+ lines of AutoIt code to automate testing of this product, but a few calls are failing for me.

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I never had the need to do it myself but I remember that Windows Forms is hard to automate.

Search the forum for "Windows Forms" in the thread title and you might find an answer.


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After an extensive search of the forums, I found the following:

.NET apps (WinForms) only work with some calls. The ControlCommand for 'IsChecked' and 'UnCheck' do not work.

There were over a hundred forum topics on this exact issue.

Thanks for all your help.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

is that also true of ControlRead and ControlGetState?

Edited by jdelaney

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ControlRead and ControlGetState? AutoIt doesn't have such functions.


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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

whoops, was going off of flawed memory

ControlGetText, disregard the second option.

maybe even try: _GUICtrlButton_GetCheck

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That was something I hadn't tried. But no.

ControlGetText just returns the text to the side of the 'CheckBox'. Not the state of the checkbox.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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horrible workaround...you can do a pixel search within the box :)


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That is exactly the work around I was going to try next.

Thanks.

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Is there by any chance a hot key for the check box, in other words, when you hit ALT does one of the characters in the text next to it get underlined? If you can activate it by a hot key, then you might be able to check/uncheck the box with a ControlSend to the window instead of trying to click the checkbox.


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No, there is no HotKey. I wish it did.

ControlSend("New File Format", "Create a backup before converting", "[NAME:checkBoxBackup]", "{SPACE}")

does toggle the checkbox, but I was looking for the state (Checked/Unchecked) to determine my next action in the script.

So I'll do the pixel thing then the above send command if it is nessesary.

Thanks all.

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And in real life one should be able to detect the " checked, unchecked or disabled " state of a checkbox.

I'm not too sure about the pixel detection solution since the gui can be colored/styled in various ways.

I'm very interested in the outcome of this.

Please do post your finding for this.

Thanks.

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$var = GUICtrlGetState ( [controlID] )

If $var = $GUI_CHECKED blah blah...

tried that?


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