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Hi all,


I am quite new to AutoIT but can see its potential for me as I am undertaking a project to package up several older applications for deployment across a Windows 7 estate.


The problem I am having related to an AutoIT script I have created which runs after a reboot via the HKLM Run registry key (i tried RunOnce but the script ran too early - i've added a remove registry entry toward the end of the current script to remove the registry entry from Run)


From a batch script I silently install an application and request a reboot.   The application opens and has some registration options that can't be removed from the silent install which I would like AutoIT to process which includes an activation over the internet (accounting for the 8 second delay)


Following reboot, this script runs :

RunWait("C:\Program Files\ZoomText 10\ZT.exe")
WinActivate("ZoomText Activation")
WinWaitActive("ZoomText Activation")
;wait for 1 second
WinWait("ZoomText Activation")
;wait for eight seconds until internet activation can complete
WinWait("ZoomText Activation")
RegDelete("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", "ZoomText")
No matter what changes I make, including adding various sleep options and using the WinWait, WinWaitActive and WinExist options, the required window is not detected and subsequently the required keystrokes are not sent.  The script goes into pause mode as if expecting the window, but not finding it


Does anyone have any pointers or tips on the incorrect syntax, commands, etc that I am using??



Edited by Melba23
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Sorry guys - think I found the issue.

I was using 'RunWait' (hence the pause status in my script) when I should be using 'Run'

I've made the change and now my script is progressing.


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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

Glad you solved your problem. When you post code in future please use Code tags - see here how to do it. Then you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring as you can see above now I have added the tags. ;)


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To make your script more reliable and independant of screen resolution and window position I suggest to use the corresponding Control* functions.

If you have any questions we will be happy to assist.

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hi nealus water is correct.use Control* functions like Controlsend Controlclick etc.with the "send function" command may goes to wrong window.see help in autoit and use autoit window info to get other parameters like ID Title etc.

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