I've tried to create a script to browse to a web page in IE, but it only works for some sites, I've tried to simplify the script as much as possible, hoping you can point me in the right direction - thanks.
This one going to Google does work:
#include <IE.au3> $oIE = _IECreate("https://www.google.com.au/", 0, 1, 1) _IELoadWait($oIE) _IEQuit($oIE) But this one going to OneDrive opens the IE page, but fails immediately returning the errors, and the IE window is not closed:
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_ClientDisconnected (-2147023174, Browser has been deleted prior to operation.)
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType ()
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEQuit, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType
#include <IE.au3> $oIE = _IECreate("https://abccorp-my.sharepoint.com/", 0, 1, 1) _IELoadWait($oIE) _IEQuit($oIE) Even if I put a sleep timer in for 10 seconds after the _IECreate it still doesn't work
i tried to print ie windows with my default printer using
_IEAction ($oIE, "printdefault") but it was not working sometimes, autoit icon showing in tray but not printing anything.
For fun, I'm building an app that opens a webpage and refreshes it every 30 seconds.
But once the script performs _IEAction($oIE, "refresh"), the GUI closes.
Any help is appreciated.
;Open the file(s) in the selected folder
$extension = ".txt"
$app2openWith = @SystemDir & "\notepad.exe"
Global $loopTrick = 0
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=c:\users\mchu\downloads\autoit\my code\form1.kxf
Global $UI = GUICreate("Hit Em Up!", 256, 113, -1, -1)
$menu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetSystemMenu($UI)
_GUICtrlMenu_EnableMenuItem($menu, $SC_CLOSE, 1, False)
Global $url = GUICtrlCreateInput("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ", 81, 8, 160, 21)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Target:", 16, 8, 55, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
Global $StartBut = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 16, 40, 67, 25)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 13, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("(Press F4 to Exit)", 96, 40, 8000, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###
$UIfunc = GUIGetMsg()
Case $UIfunc = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
Case $UIfunc = $StartBut
If GUICtrlRead($url) = "" Then
MsgBox(48, "Um...", "Give me a target you idiot.")
If $loopTrick = 0 Then
Global $oIE = _IECreate(GUICtrlRead($url))
ElseIf $loopTrick = 1 Then
$loopTrick = 1
I have one script that creates _IECreateEmbedded and another script that does _IEAttach.
I do this because when autoit is doing something, the Embedded IE starts stalling (eg jquery progress animation)
But there is a new problem.
When IE is having its own process (like in the example above) any _IE command is slow (in the script that Attaches).
Here is a comparison of when its in separate and when its in same process:
Separate process _IETagNameGetCollection : 5000ms
Separate process _IEAction: 850ms
Same process _IETagNameGetCollection : 1ms
Same proccess _IEAction: 135ms
If I try to attach to an embedded IE that is done in c#, I get lightning fast results.
As you can see, _IE functions work very slow when the embedded IE we are attaching to is made in Autoit.
I did a test and if I empty the WHILE loop in IE process I get these results(but the cpu is at 30% as expected):
Separate process _IETagNameGetCollection : 33ms
Separate process _IEAction: 13ms
It slows down if you put anything (like GUIGetMsg) in the WHILE loop.
How do I fix this?
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <IE.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> Local $oIE = _IECreateEmbedded() GUICreate("My Embedded Web control Test", 640, 580, (@DesktopWidth - 640) / 2, (@DesktopHeight - 580) / 2, $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW + $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS + $WS_CLIPCHILDREN) GUICtrlCreateObj($oIE, 10, 40, 600, 360) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ;Show GUI _IENavigate($oIE, "http://www.autoitscript.com") $timer = TimerInit() $oLink = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "a", 3) ;takes 1ms ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($timer) & @CRLF) $timer = TimerInit() _IEAction($oLink, "click") ;takes 135ms ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($timer) & @CRLF) While 1 Local $iMsg = GUIGetMsg() Select Case $iMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ExitLoop EndSelect WEnd
Attach to IE:
#include <IE.au3> Local $oIE = _IEAttach("My Embedded Web control Test", "embedded") $timer = TimerInit() $oLink = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "a", 3) ; 5000ms ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($timer) & @CRLF) $timer = TimerInit() _IEAction($oLink, "click") ; 850ms ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($timer) & @CRLF)
I'm trying to:
1) Open a hidden browser session
2) Do some stuff in the background
3) Make the hidden window visible
This is my code:
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2) ;1=start, 2=subStr, 3=exact, 4=advanced, -1 to -4=Nocase $oIE = _IECreate("https://www.google.co.uk/",0,0) $oSearchBox = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "lst-ib") $oSearchBox.innertext = "AutoIT" $oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE,"f") _IEFormSubmit($oForm) WinSetState("Google","",@SW_SHOW)
It dosen't work
The last line does make the window visible but it is an empty greyed out box that disappears as soon as I click on it.
I have a sort of workaround that hides the browser window as soon as I have created it which works fine:
$oIE = _IECreate("https://www.google.co.uk/") WinSetState("Google","",@SW_HIDE) . . . WinSetState("Google","",@SW_SHOW) But this looks a bit pants as the newly created window flashes on then off of the screen.
Am I using the wrong method to make the browser window visible?