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I am well familiar with determing what window oIE is running.. but how to tell if its up and running..PERIOD.. so if its running.. I can navigate and if not I can create...

$title = "Boom"

Local $oIE = _IEAttach($title)

if WinExists ($title) Then

MsgBox(0, "The URL", _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "locationurl"))

I have tried such dumb stuff as:

If $oIE then navigate....

If NOT $oIE then create IE and then navigate.

if WinExists("") then etc

In other words the title may be anything or nothing..

What can i ask the oIE for like a property that will tell me its running without causing it to abort and quit... The code above shows I know how to tell if its runnig when I know the title..


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you can look do winlist("[CLASS:IEFrame]")

That will return an array of handles, which you can throw into _IEAttach($hwnd, "HWND")

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Can you expound on that a little for us slow ones... LOL..

Something like: $array = winlist("[CLASS:IEFrame]")

Then study the array of handles and try to determine which handle applys to my instance of IE then place that handle into the variable $hwnd.

How bad did I buther that one.. boy I really know how to make something simple hard.. but anyway if you could break it down for me I would greatly appreciate it.

_IEAttach($hwnd, "HWND")

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$array = WinList("[CLASS:IEFrame]") will return a list of the IE windows that exist.

For example if there is only one instance of IE then $array[ 0 ][ 0 ] will be 1, and $array[ 1 ][ 1 ] is going to be the handle of that IE window.

Now that you have the handle just _IEAttach( $array[ 1 ][ 1 ],"HWND" ) to attach to the instance.

Cause no one here can ever stop us, they can try but we won't let them.. No way

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Or use WinExist("iexplore.exe") to test if IE is running.

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_IEAttach includes an "instance" mode.  Example 5 for _IEAttach in the helpfile shows you how to loop through the existing IE windows and create an array of object references with them.  You could also examine title or url or any other attribute as you loop through them.


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