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Learning about automations (using facebook as key example)

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Hi folks. I'm learning how to properly use AutoIT to create automations, for program clicking and such, it is easy because I can just snap references using the Window Tool. However, I'm trying something else, and I want to work on this and see if it will work. My idea is essentially this:

  1. Log into Facebook (facebook.com)
  2. Access a particular URL path (https://www.facebook.com/groups/?category=membership)
  3. Click into the objects to do a "mass removal" of groups

I am hitting a problem where, for example, the group buttons are spans such as:

<i class="_54-i img sp_U0hSS2umViQ sx_04bb31"></i>

So far, my app goes as far as this:

#include <IE.au3>
Local $oIE = _IECreate("www.facebook.com")
Local $userName = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "email")
Local $password = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "pass")
Local $button = _IEGetObjByID($oIE, "u_0_n")
_IEFormElementSetValue($userName, 'emailHere')
_IEFormElementSetValue($password, 'passHere')
_IEAction ($button,"click")

Edit - I have been playing with other things too and sometimes get this error:


$_IESTATUS_COMError (-2147352567)

I searched through Google on what it means and I simply don't know. Also, if I add the following to the above code, I am not even getting logged into facebook.


_IENavigate($oIE, "



Can someone assist as to how I would properly do something like this? Thanks!

Edited by Raith

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See examples iuiautomation

See ie.au3 ff.au3 chrome.au3

See java.udf


​I know about ie.au3 and chrome.au3, I will check the others. Thank you for your suggestions.

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