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It's my understanding there is IE.au3 script for automation of IE through a COM interface. But I believe this only works with IE and won't work with Edge, correct? Is there a COM interface that works with Edge, or any other options for integrating with Edge (other than IUIAuatomation?)
I know there was also a FF.au3 UDF, but Mozilla abandoned the support for their mozrepl in favor of Web Extensions, and my understanding is that the FF.au3 UDF no longer works, is that correct?
There was also a Chrome.au3 UDF, but my read on the forums indicate that this also broke many Chrome releases past.
At this point, it seems like my best option is to use IE.au3, but that forces users on IE, which is probably a showstopper.
Is there another way to bridge into the DOM? I have written Web Extensions for Chrome and Firefox before. They can communicate with external processes via AJAX or messaging. I'm wondering if I can build what I need in a WebExtension and then trigger it from AutoIT Script, and gather up the results somewhere.
I know there was the ISimpleDOM.au3 and some Microsoft Accessability scripts, but they seem to only be partially supported in browsers, and I didn't have a lot of luck getting those examples to run correctly.
I'd like to ask some help with IE interaction.
Basically, My script opens a webpage, then checks for an expected form named login and passwd:
; Collects info from the opened page $oForms = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE) Local $iNumForms = @extended If $iNumForms = 1 Then $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE, 0) $oObjs = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm) Local $iNumObj = @extended Else ; insert error treatment here Exit EndIf If $iNumObj = 3 Then ; Check if there are 3 objects in the page (login / pass / submit) Sleep(1000) ; Emulating a user typing infos $oObj = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "login") _IEFormElementSetValue($oObj, "barackobama") Sleep(1000) ; Emulating the user $oObj = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "passwd") _IEFormElementSetValue($oObj, "UncleSam2015") Sleep(1000) ; Emulating the user _IEFormSubmit($oForm) Else ; insert error treatment here Exit EndIf It goes to a loading screen, it usually takes 2-10 seconds. Then, it goes to a main screen dashboard.
The ElementGetObjByName gets this info from the page:
<input class="CTXMSAM_ContentFont" type="Password" title="Enter password" name="passwd" size="30" maxlength="127" style="width:100%;"> I need to verify if it really logs in (kinda worked around this), and how long it takes to load the main screen (that classic loading spinning ball).
I was trying to do it by counting the forms or objects, but it's not possible, since there is no forms on the main screen, and both the loading screen and the main screen has 1 object. The main screen though, has an object already identifier (searchbox), but it also doesn't have a name. The code of the searchbox is as below:
<input class="searchbox-textbox lighttext" type="text" autocomplete="off" title="Search"> Is there any way for me to track/identify this page with or without IE.au3?
I sort of get a break from "things I have to do" and can do a bit of "things I want to do" for scripting for a bit
One thing that would be infinitely useful that I really need to get under my belt is internet/website automation.
I used to use this heavily years ago when working helpdesk before I converted over to AutoIT (was using the "other guys" stuff back then)
IE being the easiest to work with I would assume (even though its not a browser I use)
I google/search and poke in and out of various threads to learn some of it, but I had to ask do we have like a be all end all thread or resource that really shows how to figure this stuff out? An example would be opening a page and then finding all the links/buttons/forms to interact with. I am currently doing that with a For loop using one of the GetCollection type of functions, but it could be easier to look at the page source or maybe even have a tool like the Autoit Window Info tool that can simply mouse over things but I have not found the information to point to these techniques/tools.
Any tips/tricks, links, etc I can get would be a good help to start me in the right direction.
Hi, I've been tinkering and tinkering and I really hope someone can give me some advice.
I've used the IE.au3 UDF successfully with some different scripts, just I'm not even sure I'm going in the right direction on this one.
A bunch of text input fields on a secure site are to be updated with data in the script (which the script gets from an excel file), and submitted. Not too hard, right?
The input fields html looks like this: (in this case current value is 777.00)
<input id="pt1:r1:1:pt1:ghostText:i10:0:lvl2:0:lvl3:0:lvl3PrcHdr:i15:0:lvl3Prc:ot21::content" name="pt1:r1:1:pt1:ghostText:i10:0:lvl2:0:lvl3:0:lvl3PrcHdr:i15:0:lvl3Prc:ot21" class="x25" type="text" value="777.00" title="777.00"> I've tried
_IEFormElementSetValue($oObj, $sInput, 0) _IEFormElementSetValue($oObj, $sInput, 1) $oObj.setAttribute("value", $sInput) $oObj.setAttribute("title", $sInput) _IEAction($oObj, "focus") $oObj.fireEvent("onfocus") in various combinations and orders, and the trouble is always that some fields are "skipped" or revert back to their previous value a few seconds later.
Even though not actually submitting ie. clicking the "Save Changes" button on the page, some kind of processing is already going when anything is changed/focused etc., as far as I can see.
What else I have tried:
Using ControlSend($g_oIEHandle, "", "[CLASSNN:Internet Explorer_Server8]", $sInput) in combination with a lot of MouseGetCursor() I have a more simple script roughly "working" (doesn't use any IE objects). It works by waiting for a normal mousecursor for the page to be "ready" again in between inputfields... ...and this ends up being very slow and not much faster than human entry, and "only" fails sometimes (which is why there is a checking function as well, though this also adds to the time taken).
So what can I do?
One other idea is with POST and GET, so that the data that is usually submitted to the site on "Save Changes" can be sent without interface interaction... would this probably be very difficult to attempt? Where to start? (https...)
Please, any thoughts, guidance on the above, or ideas/approaches I haven't thought of?
Ive made a script that scrapes an xml off the web code below
-<availability> -<members date="2015-07-18" daytag="Today" count="11" day="8" night="9" ooa="0" s44="" na="0"> <qualification abbrev="2YR" name="2 Years Experience" category="Ability" count="4" day="3" night="3" ooa="0" s44="0"na="0"/> <qualification abbrev="BA" name="Breathing Apparatus Operator" category="Operator" count="4" day="3" night="4" ooa="0"s44="0" na="0"/> </members> -<members date="2015-07-19" daytag="Tomorrow" count="11" day="8" night="11" ooa="0" s44="0" na="0"> <qualification abbrev="2YR" name="2 Years Experience" category="Ability" count="4" day="4" night="4" ooa="0" s44="0"na="0"/> <qualification abbrev="BA" name="Breathing Apparatus Operator" category="Operator" count="6" day="6" night="4" ooa="0"s44="0" na="0"/> </members> <availability>
My script is meant to scrape the "today" section. The first part of my script works and picks up the correct "day" count but when its comes to the "breathing Apparatus Operator" it collects the number from "tomorrow" how can I fix this? My code below
$sXML = BinaryToString(InetRead($Site)) $day = StringRegExpReplace($sXML, '(?is).*<availability.*?day="([^"]+).*</availability.*', '$1') $BA = StringRegExpReplace($sXML, '(?is).*<members.*? name="Breathing Apparatus Operator".*?day="([^"]+).*</members.*', '$1');this gets the info we need