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WinActivate doesn't work in Windows7

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I have a script that works fine in Windows XP.  The script creates a Word doc, and moves back and forth between two apps, clicking, collecting a screen shot, and pasting that into Word.

To do this, it uses WinActivate and WinWaitActive to bring focus to the app that the mouse clicks occur in. In WinXP the focus snaps to the target app using WinActivate, but in Windows 7 it does not. Focus stays on the Word doc but the script keeps running, selectively executing only those bits of code that apply to the Word doc. 

The order of events in XP is: create Word doc, activate other app, mouse clicks, printscreen, activate Word, paste, activate other app, mouseclicks, printscreen, activate Word, paste, etc.

The order of events in 7: create Word doc, focus stays on Word, time passes greater than the delays built into the mouseclicks but the cursor is not moving, whatever happens to be on the Windows clipboard is pasted into the Word doc, time passes while the cursor is not moving, whatever happens to be on the Windows clipboard is pasted into the Word doc and it's the same content as the first paste, etc

This is weird. The script does not stall when the WinActivate command fails.

What is going on? How do I get WinActivate to work in Win7?

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 Are you using the window title or its handle? Maybe the Title isn't quite the same in W7 as XP, or mabe your method of getting the handle doesn't work in W7. You haven't given us much to go on yet.


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I have a script that works fine in Windows XP.  The script creates a Word doc, and moves back and forth between two apps, clicking, collecting a screen shot, and pasting that into Word.

To do this, it uses WinActivate and WinWaitActive to bring focus to the app that the mouse clicks occur in. In WinXP the focus snaps to the target app using WinActivate, but in Windows 7 it does not. Focus stays on the Word doc but the script keeps running, selectively executing only those bits of code that apply to the Word doc. 

The order of events in XP is: create Word doc, activate other app, mouse clicks, printscreen, activate Word, paste, activate other app, mouseclicks, printscreen, activate Word, paste, etc.

The order of events in 7: create Word doc, focus stays on Word, time passes greater than the delays built into the mouseclicks but the cursor is not moving, whatever happens to be on the Windows clipboard is pasted into the Word doc, time passes while the cursor is not moving, whatever happens to be on the Windows clipboard is pasted into the Word doc and it's the same content as the first paste, etc

This is weird. The script does not stall when the WinActivate command fails.

What is going on? How do I get WinActivate to work in Win7?

 

any chance you could show us the code you are using?


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

just ran this on my windows 7 laptop....seems to work fine

run("notepad.exe")
winwait("[CLASS:Notepad]")
Run("calc.exe")
WinWait("Calculator")
WinActivate("[CLASS:Notepad]")
Edited by markyrocks

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