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Trouble with Script Pausing on ShellExecute

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Pmonty

Using this Script

; Runs from a desktop shortcut so that I can set the proper credentials for the program
   ShellExecute("C:\Documents and Settings\MyAccount\Desktop\MyProgram.lnk")
; The script stops here. Using StumpIT's debugger, it shows no error that I can see but it just pauses

; Wait for the lnk to execute and present the dialogue window asking for credentials
   WinWait("Run As", "", 5)
; Activate the Dialogue Window
   WinActivate("Run As")
; Enable the credentials controls in the dialogue window
   ControlClick ("Run As", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:3]")
; Enter the right password for in the editbox
   ControlSend("Run As", "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:2]", "MyPassword")
; Click ok to run the program with the different credentials
   ControlClick ("Run As", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:5]")

The script pauses after it executes the shortcut. The shortcut is setup to ask for different credentials so a dialogue window opens titled "Run As". I am trying to click a button that enables the controls for entering account and password credentials and then to click OK. But the script just pauses without interacting with any of the controls in the dialogue window.

Any suggestions?

Pmonty

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BrewManNH

Is this a UAC security prompt you're trying to automate? If so, you can't script it, it won't accept any automation attempts. That would kind of defeat the purpose of it if you could.


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Pmonty

BrewManNH,

No, Not a UAC issue. I am running XP. And I don't think it violates the point of the security prompt since I have to know and enter the password to run the program from the dialogue. I just can't figure out why this window seems not to accept any script commands. The net effect is the script hangs at the shellexecute() command.

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Pmonty

OK, I solved this with the RunAs() function. That gets me around the credentials dialogue window issue. Not sure why I didn't see that option to begin with.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Pmonty

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