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The problem is almost that of this topic:
'?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>

I am trying to automate Juniper Network Connect, it runs a webpage within its software.

I am having issues attaching to the IE page thats running inside the software.

Im trying to wait for the page to fully load, once its loaded i want to put the username and password in and then click "Sign In" button. I've gotten to this point by using normal
ControlCommand's and such with Sleep(xxx) to wait, but its no ideal as some sites will load the page faster and some slower, so its not going to work on all my client sites.

Im hoping that Dale's IE functions could help me.


Here is the webpage that runs in Juniper Network Connect software:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<meta name="robots" content="none">
<title>SSL VPN</title>

<script src="/dana-na/css/ds.js"></script>
<script>
WriteCSS();
</script>
<noscript>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/dana-na/css/ds.css">
</noscript>

<script>
<!--
if (window.top != self) {
    top.location = location;
}
if(window.name == "newpincancel" || window.name == "nexttokencancel") {
window.close();
}
//--></script>
<script src="/dana-na/auth/lastauthserverused.js"></script>

</head>

<body onload="FinishLoad(1)" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" color="#000000" link="#3366CC" vlink="#CC6699" alink="#3366CC" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" rightmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">

<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td src="welcome.cgi?p=signinId=url_default" </td>
</tr>
</table>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000" colspan="2"><img border="0" src="/dana-na/imgs/space.gif" width="1" height="1"></td>
</tr>
</table>
<blockquote><form name="frmLogin" action="login.cgi" method="POST" autocomplete="off" onsubmit="return Login(1)">
<input type="hidden" name="tz_offset">
<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td nowrap colspan="3"><b>Welcome to the</b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td nowrap colspan="3"><span class="cssLarge"><b>SSL VPN</b></span></td></tr>

<tr>
<td colspan="3">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
                <tr>
                
<td valign="top">

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">                                                    <tr>
                                                        <td>Username</td>
                                                        <td>&nbsp;</td>
                                                        <td><input id="username_3" type="text" name="username" size="20" style="border: 1px inset #CCC;"/></td>
                                                    </tr>                                                    <tr>
                                                        <td>Password</td>
                                                        <td>&nbsp;</td>
                                                        <td><input id="password_3" type="password" name="password" size="20" style="border: 1px inset #CCC;"/></td>
                                                    </tr> <tr> <input type="hidden" name="realm" value="Users"> </tr> <tr>
<td colspan="3">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td><input type="submit" value="Sign In" name="btnSubmit">&nbsp;</td>
</tr> </table>

</td>
<td valign="top">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td>
            <td valign="top"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">
<tr><td>Please sign in to begin your secure session.<br><br><noscript>Note: Javascript is disabled on your browser.</noscript></tr></td></table></td>
    </tr>
</table> </form>
</blockquote>

</body>
</html>

I've tried
 

$oPopup = _IEAttach ("SSL VPN", "embedded")
$oInput = _IEGetObjByName($oPopup, "btnSubmit")
_IEAction($oInput, "click")

But it gives me the following error
 

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+F5 to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

Any idea's how i could get this to work?

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$oPopup = _IEAttach ("SSL VPN", "embedded")

 

According the the help file, you need to use the title or HWND of the containing window, not the title of the web page.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

According the the help file, you need to use the title or HWND of the containing window, not the title of the web page.

I've tried using the containing window title (Network Connect - Sign In) This too does not work.

Here is the main window of the software:

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  Network Connect - Sign In
Class:  #32770
Position:   842, 192
Size:   475, 492
Style:  0x14CE0044
ExStyle:    0x00010100
Handle: 0x00000000006504D0

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  
Instance:   
ClassnameNN:    
Name:   
Advanced (Class):   
ID: 
Text:   
Position:   
Size:   
ControlClick Coords:    
Style:  
ExStyle:    
Handle: 

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   883, 209
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xFEFEFE

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
https://xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx/
https://xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx/
Go
Sign-in Page:
SizeGrip


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<

This is the embeded IE window

>>>> Window <<<<
Title:  Network Connect - Sign In
Class:  #32770
Position:   842, 192
Size:   475, 492
Style:  0x14CE0044
ExStyle:    0x00010100
Handle: 0x00000000006504D0

>>>> Control <<<<
Class:  Internet Explorer_Server
Instance:   1
ClassnameNN:    Internet Explorer_Server1
Name:   
Advanced (Class):   [CLASS:Internet Explorer_Server; INSTANCE:1]
ID: 
Text:   
Position:   11, 67
Size:   438, 356
ControlClick Coords:    307, 152
Style:  0x56000000
ExStyle:    0x00000000
Handle: 0x0000000000690280

>>>> Mouse <<<<
Position:   1168, 461
Cursor ID:  0
Color:  0xFFFFFF

>>>> StatusBar <<<<

>>>> ToolsBar <<<<

>>>> Visible Text <<<<
https://xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx/
https://xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx/
Go
Sign-in Page:
SizeGrip


>>>> Hidden Text <<<<
Edited by t1ck3ts

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Did you try it with a partial  title, ie: "Network Connect"?

Repost your code along with the Scite output window results.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Did you try it with a partial  title, ie: "Network Connect"?

Repost your code along with the Scite output window results.

Yeah, tried that.

For now, im just trying to get it to click the submit button, from there i will fill in the rest of the code, so im just working with this right now:

 

#include <IE.au3>

ControlFocus("Network Connect - Sign In","","[CLASS:Internet Explorer_Server; INSTANCE:1]")

$oPopup = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "title")
$oInput = _IEGetObjByName($oPopup, "btnSubmit")
_IEAction($oInput, "click")

Console Output:

 

--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
Edited by t1ck3ts

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$oPopup = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "title")

This won't work to connect to an embedded IE object. You have to use "embedded" as the sMode parameter. Try this:

#include <IE.au3>

$oPopup = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "embedded") 
$oInput = _IEGetObjByName($oPopup, "btnSubmit") 
_IEAction($oInput, "click")

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$oPopup = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "title")

This won't work to connect to an embedded IE object. You have to use "embedded" as the sMode parameter. Try this:

#include <IE.au3>

$oPopup = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "embedded") 
$oInput = _IEGetObjByName($oPopup, "btnSubmit") 
_IEAction($oInput, "click")

Ok, i see what you mean now!

Its working, thanks so much Danp2 :*

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Hmmm, so i got back from my work trip to continue my little project and it seems using a loop causes some problems.

(Basically i want the program to run and wait till the embedded page has loaded, then send my log in information, then stop)

If i use:
 

#include <IE.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Run("C:\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Network Connect 7.1.17\dsNetworkConnect.exe")

While 1

    Sleep(1000)
    WinActivate("Network Connect - Sign In")

    $Attach = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "embedded")

    If _IELoadWait($Attach) = 1 Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Complete",1)
        Exit
    Else
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Incomplete",1)
    EndIf
WEnd

It works and runs the loop until it loads then stops when its loaded.

Now, if i do anything else, say use the code i want, the loop bugs out and cant find the attached IE window.

#include <IE.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Run("C:\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Network Connect 7.1.17\dsNetworkConnect.exe")

While 1

    Sleep(1000)
    WinActivate("Network Connect - Sign In")

    $Attach = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "embedded")

    If _IELoadWait($Attach) = 1 Then
        ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Complete",1)
        $Button = _IEGetObjByName($Attach, "btnSubmit")
        _IEAction($Button, "click")
        Exit
    Else
        ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Incomplete",1)
        Sleep(1000)
    EndIf
WEnd

The output would just be

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+F5 to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

Any ideas as to whats going on?

Edited by t1ck3ts

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A few thoughts...

  1. It's possible that the MsgBox is affecting the outcome. Does your initial code still work if you change MsgBox to ConsoleWrite?
     
  2. Add some error  checking after the _IEAttach call. No point in calling _IELoadWait if the _IEAttach failed.
     
  3. According to the help file, _IELoadWait has a default timeout of 5 mins. Is your While loop even necessary?
     
  4. If you need to stick with the While loop, I would recommend moving the WinActivate / _IEAttach commands outside of the loop. You may also want to replace WinActivate with WinWaitActive.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

1. I have only been using the MsgBox to show me whats happening inside the loop, it just so happens its the only thing that is getting the loop check to work. ConsoleWrite Outputs still don't get the _IELoadWait to succeed, as with the MsgBox, it does

2. I'm still not as good as i hoped to be with using Autoit for the time i have been using it. Only thing i could see was an output error of 7, which is: 7 ($_IEStatus_NoMatch) - No Match

3. Already tried to use just _IELoadWait, script stops running after with error output of 3, which is: 3 ($_IEStatus_InvalidDataType) - Invalid Data Type

4. Using WinWaitActive forces me to click the window if its running behind something before the rest of the script continues, which is what i want to avoid, so WinActivate brings the window back to the front.

I've tried setting a delay and timeout for _IELoadWait but ended up and trying, all the different loops and nothing works unless i have MsgBox in it :(

Edited by t1ck3ts

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*bump*

Anyone got an idea as to whats up?

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Run the following in Scite and post the results from the Output window:

#include <IE.au3>

Run("C:\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Network Connect 7.1.17\dsNetworkConnect.exe", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

If WinWait("Network Connect - Sign In", "", 10) = 0 Then
    ConsoleWrite("WinWait failure" & @CRLF)
EndIf

$oIE = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "embedded")

If @error = $_IEStatus_Success Then
    ConsoleWrite("_IEAttach success" & @CRLF)
    _IELoadWait($oIE)

    If @error = $_IEStatus_Success Then
        ConsoleWrite("_IELoadWait success" & @CRLF)
        $Button = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "btnSubmit")
        _IEAction($Button, "click")
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("_IELoadWait failure" & @CRLF)
    EndIf
Else
    ConsoleWrite("_IEAttach failure" & @CRLF)
EndIf

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey Danp2

Thanks for getting back to me

The code you gave me didnt work, the @SW_MAXIMIZE cause the software to not load.
So i used your code, less @SW_MAXIMIZE

#include <IE.au3>

Run("C:\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Network Connect 7.1.17\dsNetworkConnect.exe")

If WinWait("Network Connect - Sign In", "", 10) = 0 Then
    ConsoleWrite("WinWait failure" & @CRLF)
EndIf

$oIE = _IEAttach ("Network Connect", "embedded")

If @error = $_IEStatus_Success Then
    ConsoleWrite("_IEAttach success" & @CRLF)
    _IELoadWait($oIE)

    If @error = $_IEStatus_Success Then
        ConsoleWrite("_IELoadWait success" & @CRLF)
        $Button = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "btnSubmit")
        _IEAction($Button, "click")
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("_IELoadWait failure" & @CRLF)
    EndIf
Else
    ConsoleWrite("_IEAttach failure" & @CRLF)
EndIf

Output:

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+F5 to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
_IEAttach failure
+>00:32:59 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>00:32:59 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 0.8168

I have also noticed that if i dont click on the Network Connect window that pops up, nothing will attach to it. I have to actually click on the little software window in order for the attach to work. (Thats why i use the WinActivate("Network Connect - Sign In"))

Edited by t1ck3ts

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This seems to work for me:

#include <IE.au3>

Local $hWin, $siteURL

$siteURL = "https://your.url.here/"

Run("C:\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Network Connect 7.1.17\dsNetworkConnect.exe")

$hWin = WinWait("Network Connect - Sign In", "", 10)

If $hWin = 0 Then
    ConsoleWrite("WinWait failure" & @CRLF)
    Exit
EndIf

ControlSetText($hWin, "", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $siteURL)
ControlClick($hWin, "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]")

Do
    Sleep(2000)
    $oIE = _IEAttach ($hWin, "embedded")
Until IsObj($oIE)

If @error = $_IEStatus_Success Then
    ConsoleWrite("_IEAttach success" & @CRLF)
    _IELoadWait($oIE)

    If @error = $_IEStatus_Success Then
        ConsoleWrite("_IELoadWait success" & @CRLF)
        $Button = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "btnSubmit")
        _IEAction($Button, "click")
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("_IELoadWait failure" & @CRLF)
    EndIf
Else
    ConsoleWrite("_IEAttach failure" & @CRLF)
EndIf
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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

Oh wow, OK!

It didnt occur to me to push the url on program startup since after a sucsessful connect, the url is remembered for next time use. o:)

I'll continue with my script and see if the complete automation was a success, Thanks again Danp2, ill like for now and update with 'Solved'
as soon as im done :)

Edited by t1ck3ts

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Updated with 'Solved' Danp2.

For now it seems to be behaving, as i tweak and add more things, i will be sure to post back in here :)

Thanks for the help, really appreciate it.

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You're welcome! :thumbsup:

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