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installer exe fails to run with Run() and fails to see Send() or ControlClick() activity

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brownds

Hello all,

I met this interesting condition recently and did not resolve it (yet) and would be interested in others' comments!   I have used AutoIT very successfully and was expecting this to be another success story  :)

The first oddity was that the (software installer) EXE which I wanted AutoIT to launch, failed to launch with Run() - no error messages, nothing!   I worked around that with ShellExecute()

The second and show-stopping oddity is that once a window is active and correctly identified (meaning, correct title and correct strings in it) no amount of Send() or even ControlClick() will get it to see input.   Using a real mouse or real keyboard works fine.

I suspect that the EXE has hijacked the keyboard / mouse buffers in some way so that only "real" key and mouse events are visible to it.

Have any other members seen this behaviour?   I have written to the EXE's developers in the hope of learning more but I believe that I tried a substantial number of AutoIT methods to get it to work :)   The installer was written with JR Inno Setup if that makes a difference...

Kind regards,
Denis

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brownds

Thanks, Water.

I will have a look... I suspect that Inno has something which could assist by reducing the number of screens.   Still needs AutoIT to insert the authorisation codes.

As it happens the installs were done manually (not onerous) but I will investigate this line and report back.   It may assist others, who knows :-)

Kind regards,
Denis

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TheSaint

It always help to provide some code, so that we can see any slight errors you MAY have made.

For instance, we don't know if you are using WinActivate, any wait, sleep even ..... or working directory, etc.

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