murathp

Browser upload forms and VMs

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Hi All,

This is my first post on AUTOIT support forum and prior to posting, I checked 5 pages of prev posts on VM based autoIT execution to make sure I'm not asking a question that got answered many times.

Basically,  I use AUTOIT in a test lab environment where we have a Ruby/WATIR based framework and I upload test files via FF  to a test web application.  The below code works when I have Remote Desktop Connection to my VM but when I disconnect from the VM (however, the session is still running), the below script stops uploading test files to our website.  As soon as I reconnect via RDC, it resumes when I click (tap) on the FF or Upload Dialog.  CmdLine1 contains Mozilla Firefox and CmdLine2 contains the test file pathandname being uploaded.

As I mentioned the code below works fine as long as I leave the RDC window open from my host PC.

Any ideas or recommendations?  Thanks in advance...

 

 

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
HotKeySet("{F1}","Terminate")
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2)
While 1
    If (WinActivate("Mozilla Firefox") <> 0) Or (WinActive("Mozilla Firefox") <> 0) Then
        WinSetState("Mozilla Firefox","",@SW_RESTORE)
        ToolTip("Activated",0,0)
        sendKeystoDialog
        ExitLoop
    Else
        ToolTip("Not Activated",0,0)
    EndIf
    Sleep(1000)
Wend

Func sendKeystoDialog()
    WinActive($CmdLine[1]);
    Send($CmdLine[2]);
    Send("{Enter}");
EndFunc

Func Terminate()
    Exit 0
EndFunc

Edited by murathp

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Is the script running on the host computer or the VM?


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Hello BrewManNH,

It is running on the VM and as I disconnect from the VM, I always get the Windows message that says "Programs will continue to run even though you are disconnecting...."

The question is does AutoIT needs a hosts Display/Graphics card in order to detect the pop up?  If so....then probably disconnecting will pause Autoit recognition of browser file upload box?  am I thinking right?

 

Thanks for your reply

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If the screen locks when you disconnect, which I'm pretty sure it does, you can't use WinActivate/WinActive/Send or mouse clicks.

https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/FAQ#Why_doesn.27t_my_script_work_on_a_locked_workstation.3F


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Hello Murathp,

I don't know if this is an option for you, but I've found better results using VNC (UltraVNC to be specific) as opposed to RDC as disconnecting from VNC doesn't lock the station.  There are others on this forum with more experience than myself, so perhaps a better suggestion will come along.  Good luck with your endeavor!

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