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Scott Smith

VBScript Variable undefined: Wscript

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I have a simple section of VBScript in one web page that is attempting to use AutoIT to activate another web page and send a few characters to it. When I reload the page, I get an error message stating: Error: Variable is undefined: 'WScript'

The code is:

<script language=vbscript>

Option Explicit

Dim oAutoIt

Set oAutoIt = WScript.CreateObject("AutoItX3.Control") 'this is the line that generates the error

oAutoIt.WinActive "ePort - ACROFile Input - Microsoft Internet Explorer", ""

oAutoIt.Send "Smith{ENTER}Scott"

WScript.Quit

</script>

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Scott it sounds like you need to register the dll. If you didn't install the AutoIt package (Which contains autoitx.dll, then type the following at a command prompt:

regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\autoitx.dll

or whatever path is appropriate.

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Scott, used within a Web page VBScript defines a global scope function CreateObject, WScript object is indeed undefined, so type:

Set oAutoIt = CreateObject("AutoItX3.Control")

instead of:

Set oAutoIt = WScript.CreateObject("AutoItX3.Control")

Note also, that IE would ususally prompt you several times to confirm object activation.


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Thanks. About five minutes after posting that message I said to myself, "Self, why not just try CreateObject without the WScript?" Surprise, surprise, it worked. The WScript of course was working fine in the WIndows Script Host but not VBScript. Now it all makes sense. Thank you much for the input.

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