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Hi,

I am new to AutoIt.

I am working on automating some functionality for a web app. When a specific web page opens I want to display a gui for the user to select several options that will be passed to the web page. I am unclear on how to have the gui "hidden" and only show up when the active page is on the monitor. I am thinking that this needs to be done on a timer but I am just not sure how to go about it.

 

For testing I see this being the code to open the GUI:

Func WaitForNotepad
    If WinActivate("Untitled - Notepad")Then
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
        Return
    EndIf
EndFunc

In this case I want the gui to show when the active window is Notepad. But how do I get the script to "sleep" until notepad is open.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi,
Welcome to the autoit forum :)

Here you go :

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
 
Local $blGUIShowed = False
 
Local $hGUI = GUICreate("MyGUI")
 
Local $hWnd = 0
 
;main loop which will be executed until you close the GUI
While GUIGetMsg() <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    Sleep(10)
 
    $hWnd = WinGetHandle("Untitled - Notepad")
    ;If the window exists then the handle will be upper 0
    If Not $blGUIShowed And $hWnd > 0 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
        $blGUIShowed = True
    ElseIf $blGUIShowed And $hWnd = 0 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI)
        $blGUIShowed = False
    EndIf
WEnd
 
GUIDelete($hGUI)

 

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Ok that is exactly what I needed. However, I am having trouble integrating that code in with the standard loop code. See below:

While 1
    ; Used to display the GUI when the Commissions Window is open.
    While GUIGetMsg() <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Sleep(10)

        $hWnd = WinGetHandle("Untitled - Notepad")
        ;If the window exists then the handle will be upper 0
        If Not $blGUIShowed And $hWnd > 0 Then
            GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
            $blGUIShowed = True

            $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
            For $lNum = 0 To 9
                If $nMsg = $ctrlButton[$lNum] Then GUICtrlSetData($ctrlInput, GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & $lNum)
            Next
            Switch $nMsg
                Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                    Exit
                Case $ctrlDecimal
                    _AddChar($ctrlInput, ".")
                Case $CtrlSetCustomRate
                    If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput)) = 0 Then
                        MsgBox(16, "No Commission Rate Specificed", "No commission rate was entered. You must enter a custom commission rate.")
                    Else
                        MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
                    EndIf
                Case $CtrlClearCustomRate
                    GUICtrlSetData($ctrlInput, "")
            EndSwitch

        ElseIf $blGUIShowed And $hWnd = 0 Then
            GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI)
            $blGUIShowed = False
        EndIf
    WEnd
WEnd

Where do I incorporate your code with the standard switch that I have started my coding in?

BTW, Thank you very much for the help.

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Welcome!

Further to what FireFox has provided, which should be an excellent starting point for you, you perhaps need to indicate the following.

[1] Will the program be running 24/7?

[2] If not, then how is the program started?

[3] What browsers will you be catering for?

[4] etc

With the above, you could be using commands like - ProcessExist, WinExist, WinActive, etc.


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THanks for the quick response.

The web application runs in Internet Explorer only. Internet Explorer and the application will be loaded before any AutoIt script is launched. There is another AutoIt script that is a dashboard per say in which the user will click to search for a record, do other edits, etc. This GUI will only be needed and seen when the user clicks a button in the main web ui. When that popup window is active the user should see this GUI next to the popup with basically a couple of buttons for predefined commission rates (100, 50, 0) and a text field with buttons 0-9, decimal, clear, and ok. Clicking one of the predefined buttons initiates an edit by moving the mouse to a field, sending text (100, 20, or 0), moving the mouse to a post button, and clicking the post button which closes the popup. The user can also enter other commission rates by clicking on 0-9 and the decimal. Those values are stuffed into a text box so they can see what they have entered. Pressing the OK button will then perform the same mouse movements and clicking and sending of text as the predefined buttons will.

The program will run for as long as the user is editing data - which on this project can be 8-16 hours per day - depending when they are paying overtime. I do use WinActive in the dashboard code to make sure the specific window is opened before sending keys and mouse movements. I now am trying to minimize the gui and where the gui's are at so the mouse movement for the user is less.

Here is a sample image of what I am looking to achieve: Well scratch that - the forums does not like links to jpg or png.

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Here is the full code so you can see the GUI, etc.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

; The following three vars are used to show GUI as needed.
Local $blGUIShowed = False
; Local $hGUI = GUICreate("MyGUI") --> in GI code below.
Local $hWnd = 0

#region### GUI Region
Local $hGUI = GUICreate("IMT Commission Panel", 242, 475, -1696, 182)

Global $ctrlButton[11]

$grpQuickCommission = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Custom Commission Rate", 8, 88, 225, 377)

$ctrlInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 16, 112, 65, 53)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 20, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")

$CtrlClearCustomRate = GUICtrlCreateButton("r", 88, 104, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Webdings")
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xFF0000)

$ctrlButton[1] = GUICtrlCreateButton("1", 16, 176, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[2] = GUICtrlCreateButton("2", 88, 176, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[3] = GUICtrlCreateButton("3", 160, 176, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[4] = GUICtrlCreateButton("4", 16, 248, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[5] = GUICtrlCreateButton("5", 88, 248, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[6] = GUICtrlCreateButton("6", 160, 248, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[7] = GUICtrlCreateButton("7", 16, 320, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[8] = GUICtrlCreateButton("8", 88, 320, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[9] = GUICtrlCreateButton("9", 160, 320, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$ctrlButton[0] = GUICtrlCreateButton("0", 16, 392, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")

$CtrlSetCustomRate = GUICtrlCreateButton("a", 160, 104, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 40, 400, 0, "Webdings")
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0x008000)
$ctrlDecimal = GUICtrlCreateButton(".", 88, 392, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")

$CtrlGroupQuickCommission = GUICtrlCreateGroup("1-Click Quick Commission Rate", 8, 0, 225, 89)
$Ctrl100 = GUICtrlCreateButton("100", 16, 16, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$CtrlZero = GUICtrlCreateButton("0", 88, 16, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
$Ctrl50 = GUICtrlCreateButton("50", 160, 16, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
; GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI) --> Moved to loop for this GUI
#endregion### GUI Region

While GUIGetMsg() <> $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    Sleep(10)
    $hWnd = WinGetHandle("Untitled - Notepad")
    ;If the window exists then the handle will be upper 0
    If Not $blGUIShowed And $hWnd > 0 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
        $blGUIShowed = True

        $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
        For $lNum = 0 To 9
            If $nMsg = $ctrlButton[$lNum] Then GUICtrlSetData($ctrlInput, GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & $lNum)
        Next
        Switch $nMsg
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                Exit
            Case $ctrlDecimal
                _AddChar($ctrlInput, ".")
            Case $CtrlSetCustomRate
                If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput)) = 0 Then
                    MsgBox(16, "No Commission Rate Specificed", "No commission rate was entered. You must enter a custom commission rate.")
                Else
                    ' Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
                    MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
                EndIf
            Case $CtrlClearCustomRate
                GUICtrlSetData($ctrlInput, "")
            Case $Ctrl100
                ' Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
                MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
            Case $CtrlZero
                ' Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
                MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
            Case $Ctrl50
                ' Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
                MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
        EndSwitch

    ElseIf $blGUIShowed And $hWnd = 0 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI)
        $blGUIShowed = False
    EndIf
    
    ; How do I end this at the end of the day?? Perhaps keep it running until the mail web page is gone.
    
WEnd



Func _AddChar($aID, $aChar)
    If _CheckLast($aID) = 1 Then GUICtrlSetData($aID, GUICtrlRead($aID) & $aChar)
EndFunc   ;==>_AddChar

Func _CheckLast($aID)
    Local $lRead = GUICtrlRead($aID)
    Local $lRight = StringRight($lRead, 1)
    Switch $lRight
        Case "*", "/", "-", "+", "^", "."
            Return 0
        Case Else
            Return 1
    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckLast

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You only need one GUIGetMsg, place it outside any expression. I cleaned your code btw.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
 
; The following vars are used to show GUI as needed.
Local $blGUIShowed = False
Local $hWnd = 0
 
#region### GUI Region
Local $hGUI = GUICreate("IMT Commission Panel", 242, 475, -1696, 182)
 
Local $ctrlButton[11], $grpQuickCommission = 0, $ctrlInput = 0, $CtrlClearCustomRate = 0, _
    $CtrlSetCustomRate = 0, $ctrlDecimal = 0, $CtrlGroupQuickCommission = 0, $CtrlZero = 0, $Ctrl50 = 0, $Ctrl100 = 0
 
$grpQuickCommission = GUICtrlCreateGroup("Custom Commission Rate", 8, 88, 225, 377)
 
$ctrlInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 16, 112, 65, 53)
GUICtrlSetFont($ctrlInput, 20, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
 
$CtrlClearCustomRate = GUICtrlCreateButton("r", 88, 104, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont($CtrlClearCustomRate, 24, 400, 0, "Webdings")
GUICtrlSetColor($CtrlClearCustomRate, 0xFF0000)
 
Local $aPos[10][2] = [[16, 392], [16, 176], [88, 176], [160, 176], [16, 248], [88, 248], [160, 248], [16, 320], [88, 320], [160, 320]]
For $i = 0 To 9
    $ctrlButton[$i] = GUICtrlCreateButton($i, $aPos[$i][0], $aPos[$i][1], 65, 65)
    GUICtrlSetFont($ctrlButton[$i], 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
Next
 
$CtrlSetCustomRate = GUICtrlCreateButton("a", 160, 104, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont($CtrlSetCustomRate, 40, 400, 0, "Webdings")
GUICtrlSetColor($CtrlSetCustomRate, 0x008000)
 
$ctrlDecimal = GUICtrlCreateButton(".", 88, 392, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont($ctrlDecimal, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
 
$CtrlGroupQuickCommission = GUICtrlCreateGroup("1-Click Quick Commission Rate", 8, 0, 225, 89)
 
$Ctrl100 = GUICtrlCreateButton("100", 16, 16, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont($Ctrl100, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
 
$CtrlZero = GUICtrlCreateButton("0", 88, 16, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont($CtrlZero, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
 
$Ctrl50 = GUICtrlCreateButton("50", 160, 16, 65, 65)
GUICtrlSetFont($Ctrl50, 24, 400, 0, "Segoe UI")
 
GUICtrlCreateGroup("", -99, -99, 1, 1)
#endregion### GUI Region
 
Local $iMsg = 0
 
While 1
    Sleep(10)
 
    $hWnd = WinGetHandle("Untitled - Notepad")
 
    ;If the window exists then the handle will be upper 0
    If Not $blGUIShowed And $hWnd > 0 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)
        $blGUIShowed = True
    ElseIf $blGUIShowed And $hWnd = 0 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $hGUI)
        $blGUIShowed = False
    EndIf
 
    $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $iMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $ctrlDecimal
            _AddChar($ctrlInput, ".")
        Case $CtrlSetCustomRate
            If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput)) = 0 Then
                MsgBox(16, "No Commission Rate Specificed", "No commission rate was entered. You must enter a custom commission rate.")
            Else
                ; Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
                MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
            EndIf
        Case $CtrlClearCustomRate
            GUICtrlSetData($ctrlInput, "")
        Case $Ctrl100
            ; Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
            MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
        Case $CtrlZero
            ; Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
            MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
        Case $Ctrl50
            ; Displaying message box until the logic is worked out. Will send keys and mouse here.
            MsgBox(64, "Custom Rate", "The custom rate is " & GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & "%")
        Case Else
            For $lNum = 0 To 9
                If $iMsg = $ctrlButton[$lNum] Then GUICtrlSetData($ctrlInput, GUICtrlRead($ctrlInput) & $lNum)
            Next
    EndSwitch
WEnd
 
GUIDelete($hGUI)
 
Func _AddChar($aID, $aChar)
    If _CheckLast($aID) = 1 Then GUICtrlSetData($aID, GUICtrlRead($aID) & $aChar)
EndFunc   ;==>_AddChar
 
Func _CheckLast($aID)
    Local $lRead = GUICtrlRead($aID)
    Local $lRight = StringRight($lRead, 1)
 
    Switch $lRight
        Case "*", "/", "-", "+", "^", "."
            Return 0
        Case Else
            Return 1
    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>_CheckLast

 

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Ah - perfect. And thanks for the code cleanup. The form code was from Koda (not sure if that is the best one). Next step is to see if I can figure out the IE stuff to look for text on a page so I can see where I am - this is for another part of the project.

Anyhow - Thank you very very much!

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