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Internet Explorer Embedded window/dialog box

$oPopup = _IEAttach("Sign In Confirmation -- Webpage Dialog", "embedded")
$oForm = _IEGetObjById($oPopup, "signInConfirmationForm")
$oID = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "idNumber")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oID, "123123")
$oEXP = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "idExpirationDate")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oEXP, "06/12/2016")
$oSelect = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "idType")
_IEFormElementOptionselect($oSelect, "State ID #", 1, "bytext"); needed so OK button appears/changes from grayed out
;ABOVE CODE WORKS PERFECTLY, but I cannot submit the form
;Using _IEFormSubmit opens a new window and i lose all inputed data as well as login status
;Make it click the button!!!!
;_IEImgGetCollection ;use next time?
;.FireEvent method use?
$oPopup = _IEAttach("Sign In Confirmation -- Webpage Dialog", "embedded")
_IEImgClick($oPopup, "blahblahblah/images/bt-ok.gif"); as well as "blahblahblah/images/bt-d-ok.gif"
;and tried:
_IEImgClick($oPopup, "images/bt-ok.gif", "src"); and "images/bt-d-ok.gif"

code returns: _IEImgClick, $_IEStatus_NoMatch, I have the source code and exactly what the image is called, ID, name, src, etc, but still same error.

source code:

<input width="35" type="image" height="24" border="0" name="lastContinueEnable" src="blahblahblah/images/bt-ok.gif" alt="" onclick="submitValue();return false;" style="DISPLAY: none; VISIBILITY: hidden; CURSOR: hand" id="lastContinueEnable">
<input id="lastContinue" width="35" type="image" height="24" border="0" name="lastContinue" src="blahblahblah/images/bt-d-ok.gif" disabled="" style="VISIBILITY: visible">

I have also tried:

$oInput = _IEGetObjByName($oPopup, "lastContinueEnable"); and "lastcontinue" tried
_IEAction($oInput, "click")

returns same nomatch error

The OK image i need to click is greyed out until clicking outside form inputs and form has values. I used _IEFormElementOptionselect($oSelect, "State ID #", 1, "bytext") and it makes the button appear clickable.

Running this code, I do NOT get the /........../ok.gif image returned. I only get an image link for closing the window. So how is this image being hidden and how can i access it?

#include <IE.au3>
$oPopup = _IEAttach("Sign In Confirmation -- Webpage Dialog", "embedded")
Local $oImgs = _IEImgGetCollection($oPopup)
Local $iNumImg = @extended
MsgBox(0, "Img Info", "There are " & $iNumImg & " images on the page")
For $oImg In $oImgs
MsgBox(0, "Img Info", "src=" & $oImg.src)

Please help me. Let me know if anything else is needed. I'm stuck and this is the last part I need to complete my script to automate part of my job.

Edited by newcoding

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Hmm, can't edit my post. But I found a dirty way to make it work, not optimal as these commands may get intercepted by another window.


6 tabs and the OK image is selected and can be "clicked" with enter. A more elegant approach may be needed if i want to do anything else on the computer while this is running.

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You do not get "Edit" permissions until you have made 5 posts. Be patient. :)


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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I have a solid workaround now. Using:

ControlSend("Sign In Confirmation -- Webpage Dialog", "","[CLASSNN:Internet Explorer_Server1]", "{TAB}" & "{TAB}" & "{TAB}" & "{TAB}" & "{TAB}" & "{TAB}" & "{ENTER}")

The keys are sent directly to the window. The window comes to forground, but its not too annoying.

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