PravinJillu

Mouse Capture Tool

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Hi all,

Iam new to auto it scripting can anyone Guide me how to make a GUI ,which displays mouse cursor X,Y  coordinates dynamically.

Later i need to capture the clicks in excel sheet . is this possible in auto it ??

 

Reagrds 

Pravin

 

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@PravinJillu welcome to the forum. To answer your question, yes that is all possible in AutoIt, although there are much easier ways to automate Excel than capturing mouseclicks. Please be aware, however, that this forum is dedicated to helping people with their own scripts; it is not a place where people will write it all for you. We are, however, happy to assist you along the way. Take a look at the following:

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...how to make a gui...

See this code as a framework, just to get you started. You can read up on GUI elements in the help file to decide what elements (buttons, input fields, combo boxes, radio buttons, etc.) you want to include in your GUI.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

    $hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 300, 300)
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                Exit
        EndSwitch
    WEnd
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...display mouse cursor X, Y...

Take a look at MouseGetPos in the help file. This function will return the current X,Y coordinates of the mouse. However, as I mentioned, trying to automate Excel through mouseclicks is really unnecessary. Look through the _Excel_ functions in the help file; pretty much anything you want to do within Excel can be done with these functions, in a much more stable manner than mouseclicks.

Do some reading in the help file, try out some of the examples, and see what you can come up with. If you get stuck, please post what you have and we'll do our best to help ;)

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2 hours ago, PravinJillu said:

Pravin

Hi Thank you so much!.. Yes i need to learn AUTOIT Let me Try my own scripts and post here:-) 

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Take a look at MouseGetPos in the help file. This function will return the current X,Y coordinates of the mouse. However, as I mentioned, trying to automate Excel through mouseclicks is really unnecessary

Actually i need to record each click as a test step. For example if iam clicking mouse @100,100 then i should write   MouseClick   100,100   In excel  and append the clicks in sequence. Hope you understood.

Thanks for you valuable reply!!

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Pravin

 

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@PravinJillu then look at _IsPressed in the help file. You can combine this function with the MouseGetPos function, something like this (pseudo-code only, look at the example in the help file):

If _IsPressed(<HexKey For Left Mouse Button>) Then
    ;Write MouseGetPos coordinates to Excel file
EndIf

 

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Great thanks!! Will write a code and Post here :thumbsup:

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Hi Logan,

Hi i have done some code with Mouse info & excel.. i had struck up with how to concatenate the array element to display 

MouseClick  X,Y

Could you help me in this??

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>
#include <Excel.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Opt("MouseCoordMode", 1) ;1=absolute, 0=relative, 2=client ******* Very Important ********
Global $g_idX = 0, $g_idY = 0

; Create application object and create a new workbook
Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_RangeWrite Example", "Error creating the Excel application object." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
Local $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel)
If @error Then
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_RangeWrite Example", "Error creating the new workbook." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
    _Excel_Close($oExcel)
    Exit
EndIf



;~ MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Mouse x, y:", $aPos[0] & ", " & $aPos[1])

Example()

Func Example()
    HotKeySet("{ESC}", "GetPos")

    GUICreate("Press Esc to Get Pos", 400, 200)

    GUICtrlCreateLabel("MouseX:", 100, 100, 50)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("MouseY:", 100, 120, 50)

    $g_idX = GUICtrlCreateLabel("0", 160, 100, 50)
    $g_idY = GUICtrlCreateLabel("0", 160, 120, 50)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop

        EndSwitch
    WEnd

    GUIDelete()
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func GetPos()
;~     Local $a = GUIGetCursorInfo()
    Local $aPos = MouseGetPos()
    GUICtrlSetData($g_idX, $aPos[0] )
    GUICtrlSetData($g_idY, $aPos[1])


; *****************************************************************************
; Write a part of a 2D array to the active sheet in the active workbook
; *****************************************************************************

;~  $$aPos[0][1] = $i & "-" & $j
_ArrayConcatenate ( $aPos,$aPos[0],$aPos[1])

Local $aArray2D[5][5] = [["Sno","Test Step", "Test Action", "Result"], [1, "MouseClick", $aPos]]
_Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook, $oWorkbook.Activesheet, $aArray2D, "A1")
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_RangeWrite Example 3", "Error writing to worksheet." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_RangeWrite Example 3", "2D array successfully written.")

EndFunc   ;==>GetPos

 

 

 

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