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Waiting for window to be Active before clicking?

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Hi guys,

I'm an old time programmer but kind of new to Autoit and appreciate any input.

I have a script written to look for a window to pop up on the screen (screen which is a server in the computer room) that needs the button clicked for acknowledgement.

I have it working just fine until there is no one logged on to the console of the server (maybe it's locked at this point and I have to just deal with that?).

My log file is reporting that the script found the window to exist and has the Handle but is waiting for the window to be "Active" before continuing.  

At this point, if I Remote Desktop to the server, I see the window there and then watch the script click the button and the log file then reports it as being done.  

Just looking for possible suggestions on what to try here, thanks in advance!

Scott

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that is exactly what I am using and it's waiting to be "active", but reporting the window as "visible".

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Bad advice for a locked workstation or one that's logged off, as mentioned by the OP in his post.

@ScottSaltz - Check this link out and see if it helps


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The server that is appearing to be locked, is running Thin clients and when a program blows up a window pops up on the desktop of the server.  The application on the Client hangs until the window on the Server is acknowledged.

Sometimes programmers are on the Server desktop (remote desktop) and other times we are not.

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This is the input I was looking for to explain it: @ScottSaltz - Check this link out and see if it helps

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It seems to me, only because I haven't noticed you mention it, and it may not be a solution (too simplistic), that your program detects that the window is present and visible, but just not active.

Is there any reason why you can't just use the WinSetActive command at that point, followed by the WinWaitActive?

Or is the window always present, just waiting for an appropriate issue to set it active?


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WinSetActive

Sorry, never heard of that function :D

WinActivate

 

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Sorry, never heard of that function :D

WinActivate

Doh! Me have dumb moment. :wacko:

Always said I'm never good with names ... should have checked I suppose, but you at least knew what I meant in my quick response ... that I thought was most likely a long shot. o:)


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It seems to me, only because I haven't noticed you mention it, and it may not be a solution (too simplistic), that your program detects that the window is present and visible, but just not active.

Except that on a locked system, the window will never be active.

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