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Wintask Macro Software Method vs Autoit Method

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Well I made the mistake of writing a program within the not free software called wintask....Now I know better! Autoit does everything plus more AND its free!

Im sure autoit does what Im looking for but I cant seem to get an answer. 

Looking for the appropriate equivalent commands to the following Wintask commands:

  • CaptureHTML - Captures the text of a specified HTML element
  • ClickHTMLElement - Clicks the specified HTML element in the current Web page

Can anyone help with this?


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the IE UDF has what you need, and much more - and simpler then IUIAutomation. it's all in the AutoIt help.

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Should be something like this:

Open Page: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/libfunctions/_IECreate.htm

Click an Element: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/libfunctions/_IEAction.htm

Get Text inside Body of HTML: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/libfunctions/_IEBodyReadText.htm



#include <IE.au3>

$ToRead = _IECreate("http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/163681-wintask-macro-software-method-vs-autoit-method/") ;Open Website
$Read = _IEBodyReadText($ToRead) ;Read Contents of the site
$lFile = FileOpen(@DesktopDir & "\WebRead.txt", 2) ;Open file for read/write and clears contents each time the script is run
FileWrite($lFile, $Read) ;Write text to file
FileClose($lFile) ;Closes file for read/write to make it avalible
_IEQuit($ToRead) ;Closes website


Edited by ViciousXUSMC

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@orbs: Can you maybe give some direction in IUIAutomation thread why its more complex compared to IE.AU3 so I can work on simplifying (or simplespying)

Example 32 gives an simple overview on how to open three different browsers and open an url

Edited by junkew

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