Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
TXTechie

ControlClick not clicking on button

10 posts in this topic

I've been using AutoIt for a few years now, but this is the first time that I've attempted to automate another GUI - in this case, the InstallShield uninstall wizard of the Dell Backup and Recovery software installed on our Win8.1 tablets.
 
AutoIt successfully launches the uninstall wizard and the MsgBox statements tell me that the window I'm looking for has been found, however it never clicks (via the ControlClick statement) on the "No" button (just for testing right now, I will eventually have it click on the "Yes" button, when put in production).
 
Based on the help and some forum searches, I've come up with the following script:
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

ShellExecuteWait(@ProgramFilesDir & "\InstallShield Installation Information\{0ED7EE95-6A97-47AA-AD73-152C08A15B04}\setup.exe", "-runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly")

; Wait for up to 45 seconds for the "Dell Backup and Recovery - InstallShield Wizard" window to appear
Local $hWnd = WinWait("[CLASS:#32770]", "Do you want to completely remove the selected application and all of its features?", 45)

; Test if the window exists and display the results
If WinExists($hWnd, "") Then

    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Found", "Window exists")

    ; Activate the window
    WinActivate($hWnd, "")

    ; Click the 2nd instance of a "Button" control containing the text "&No"
    ControlClick($hWnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; TEXT:&No; INSTANCE:2]")

Else
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Not Found", "Window does not exist")
EndIf
 
Here's the contents of the AU3Info tool:
>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  Dell Backup and Recovery - InstallShield Wizard
Class:  #32770
Position:   399, 294
Size:   487, 145
Style:  0x94C801C5
ExStyle:    0x00010101
Handle: 0x00000000000204BC

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  Button
Instance:   2
ClassnameNN:    Button2
Name:   
Advanced (Class):   [CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]
ID: 7
Text:   &No
Position:   385, 79
Size:   88, 26
ControlClick Coords:    36, 15
Style:  0x50010000
ExStyle:    0x00000004
Handle: 0x0000000000030494

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   823, 414
Cursor ID:  2
Color:  0xF0F4F9

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
&Yes
&No
Do you want to completely remove the selected application and all of its features?


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<
 
I'm sure that I'm missing something very basic. Please help me solve this puzzle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ontrolClick($hWnd, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]")

 

Hi JohnOne,

I tried that and a few other differences with no change. Just to be sure, I tried your suggestion (leaving out the "TEXT:&No" parameter) and it still doesn't click on the button.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, the following didn't work either:

ControlClick($hWnd, "", "[ID:7]")

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm testing on Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit), I just saw from >this recent post that someone else is having problems with ControlClick on Win8.1. I wanted to use ControlClick because, from other forum posts I learned that it's more robust/reliable.

So, I just tried the following with no effect:

Send("!n")

What else should I use instead?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try ShellExecute instead of ShellExecuteWait.


- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try ShellExecute instead of ShellExecuteWait.

 

That's a good point, somdcomputerguy. However, the initial setup.exe apparently spawns another process because the AutoIt script does get to my MsgBox commands and the script then finishes, even though the InstallShield wizard is still running and being displayed.

Still, I made the change based on your suggestion, as it is more appropriate to for my need - thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't think it would help, as you stated the MsgBox functions were executing, but I thought I would throw it in anyway. Good luck!


- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Similar Content

    • Miliardsto
      By Miliardsto
      Hello I got this script works below and I want to do not move cursor on screen when action is performed.
      Opt("MouseCoordMode", 1) ; cause it gets whole screen coords Local $x, $y Local $search = _ImageSearch('item.bmp', 0, $x, $y, 0) If $search = 1 Then MouseMove($x, $y,0) MouseClick("right", $x, $y)) MouseMove($xMiddle, $yMiddle,0) MouseClick("left", $xMiddle, $yMiddle) EndIf I changed this above to this below and what happen is. It clicks right button and then left button but not move mouse to $x $y and then to $xMiddle $yMiddle.
      Opt("MouseCoordMode", 1) ; cause it gets whole screen coords Local $x, $y Local $search = _ImageSearch('item.bmp', 0, $x, $y, 0) If $search = 1 Then ControlClick("","",0,"secondary",1,$x,$y) ControlClick("","",0,"primary",1,$xMiddle,$yMiddle) EndIf If needed I got handle in var $hwnd
      Please tell me how parameters in ControlClick would like be
    • ur
      By ur
      I am clicking on a button on to submit o form UI.
      Problem is, the code working on windows 10,7, server 2012 r2 but not on windows server 2008.
      I checked the IDs also on that OS, they didn't change.
      Even the ControlClick is returning the status as success only but button is not getting clicked.
      But controlsettext on other fields are working.
      ;$MartConfigWindow is window object ControlClick($MartConfigWindow, "", "[CLASS:WindowsForms10.BUTTON.app.0.378734a; INSTANCE:2]")  
    • lattey
      By lattey
      I used the window info tool to get what I've got below, but it just doesn't click the button. I run the script, nothing happens. 
      WinActivate("SELECTION") Sleep(200) ControlClick("SELECTION", "", "[CLASS:Button;INSTANCE:2]") i think maybe the autoit cannot detect the windows. So what i do:
       
      MouseClick( "", 503, 500) local $blanktitle = WinGetTitle("[ACTIVE]") If StringInStr($blanktitle, "SELECTION") Then msgbox("","", "got") WinActivate($blanktitle) ControlClick($blanktitle, "", "[CLASS:Button;INSTANCE:2]") Endif The script can detect the windows as the it is prompt "got" message. But it just doesn't click the button.
      Please help.
      Thanks for any help you can offer.
    • Ubermensch
      By Ubermensch
      Hello,
      I am currently trying to automatically click the "Yes" button in the ActiveX prompt/popup message after opening the IE (html).
      At 1st, I encounter the "Allow Blocked Content". I already resolve it just by changing settings in the IE Options. But after resolving the "Allow Blocked Content", there's a popup message appear.
      I have attached the ActiveX Prompt.
      Here is the 1st code that I try to use.
      #include <IE.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> _IECreate("C:\Users\april\Documents\Logo\JRB\AutoIt\AutoBOT\AWD10\sampleAWD10.html",0,1,0) Local $oIE = _IEAttach("", "instance", 1) _IELoadWait($oIE) AdlibRegister("_ActiveXRun",250) Local $oLastName = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "Text4") Local $oGetItem = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "getitem") _IEAction($oGetItem, "click") MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Form Element Value", _IEFormElementGetValue($oGetItem)) Func _ActiveXRun() $retWin = WinGetHandle("[Class:Button]","") $winTitle = "[HANDLE:" & $retWin &"]" $ctrlHandle = ControlGetHandle($winTitle,"", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]") $ctrlTitle = "HANDLE:" & $ctrlHandle &"]" WinWaitActive($ctrlTitle,"[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]",10) $k = ControlGetPos($winTitle, "","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]") $x = $k[0] $y = $k[1] WinActivate ($winTitle,"An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page. Do you want to allow this interaction?") ControlFocus($winTitle,"An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page. Do you want to allow this interaction?","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]") ControlClick($winTitle, "","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]","primary",1,$x,$y) ControlSend($winTitle, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]", "{ENTER}", 0) EndFunc Here is the console output.
      >"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\april\Documents\Logo\JRB\AutoIt\AutoBOT\AWD10\AWD10.1.au3" /UserParams +>12:44:11 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.17.224.935.0 SciTE v.3.7.3.0 Keyboard:00000409 OS:WIN_10/ CPU:X64 OS:X64 Environment(Language:0409) CodePage:0 utf8.auto.check:4 +> SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE UserDir => C:\Users\april\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\april\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE >Running AU3Check (3.3.14.2) from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3 input:C:\Users\april\Documents\Logo\JRB\AutoIt\AutoBOT\AWD10\AWD10.1.au3 +>12:44:11 AU3Check ended.rc:0 >Running:(3.3.14.2):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\april\Documents\Logo\JRB\AutoIt\AutoBOT\AWD10\AWD10.1.au3" --> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop "C:\Users\april\Documents\Logo\JRB\AutoIt\AutoBOT\AWD10\AWD10.1.au3" (31) : ==> Subscript used on non-accessible variable.: $x = $k[0] $x = $k^ ERROR ->12:44:24 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:1 +>12:44:24 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished. >Exit code: 1 Time: 13.76 I also tried a simpler code.
      include <IE.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> _IECreate("C:\Users\april\Documents\Logo\JRB\AutoIt\AutoBOT\AWD10\sampleAWD10.html",0,1,0) Local $oIE = _IEAttach("", "instance", 1) _IELoadWait($oIE) $k = ControlGetPos("[CLASS:#32770]", "","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]") $x = $k[0] $y = $k[1] ControlClick("[CLASS:#32770]", "","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]","primary",1,$x,$y) Local $oLastName = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "Text4") Local $oGetItem = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "getitem") _IEAction($oGetItem, "click") MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Form Element Value", _IEFormElementGetValue($oGetItem)) There's no error in the console output for the 2nd code I have tried.
      And here is the Window Info for the ActiveX prompt.
      >>>> Window <<<< Title: Internet Explorer Class: #32770 Position: 580, 338 Size: 376, 146 Style: 0x94C808C4 ExStyle: 0x00010101 Handle: 0x00000000001516FA >>>> Control <<<< Class: Button Instance: 2 ClassnameNN: Button2 Name: Advanced (Class): [CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2] ID: 1 Text: &Yes Position: 184, 77 Size: 80, 22 ControlClick Coords: 37, 12 Style: 0x50010000 ExStyle: 0x00000004 Handle: 0x00000000001215DE >>>> Mouse <<<< Position: 228, 120 Cursor ID: 0 Color: 0xFFFFFF >>>> StatusBar <<<< >>>> ToolsBar <<<< >>>> Visible Text <<<< &No An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page. Do you want to allow this interaction? &Yes >>>> Hidden Text <<<<  

    • VeryGut
      By VeryGut
      I am unable to access an annyoing pop-up window an press the "No" button. So far I have tried a combination (including using coordinates etc.) of the following:
      ControlClick("[TITLE: Worksite; CLASS: #32770]", "&No", "[CLASS: Button2]")
      Doesnt seem to be working :C
      >>>> Window <<<< Title: WorkSite Class: #32770 Position: 786, 471 Size: 356, 162 Style: 0x94C801C5 ExStyle: 0x00010101 Handle: 0x00000000000209E2 >>>> Control <<<< Class: Button Instance: 2 ClassnameNN: Button2 Name: Advanced (Class): [CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2] ID: 7 Text: &No Position: 158, 96 Size: 88, 26 ControlClick Coords: 40, 11 Style: 0x50010000 ExStyle: 0x00000004 Handle: 0x000000000004075E >>>> Mouse <<<< Position: 987, 604 Cursor ID: 0 Color: 0x3687CE >>>> StatusBar <<<< >>>> ToolsBar <<<< >>>> Visible Text <<<< &Yes &No Cancel Do you want to save the changes you made to 'TEST.xls'? >>>> Hidden Text <<<<