Zohar

Which Browser Should I Use for Browser Automation on Windows 10?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi


I will soon be moving to Windows 10, and will need to do some Browser Automation there.

Is there a specific browser that is more recommended to choose, for Browser Automation with AutoIt, on Windows 10?
(for example, because it is more comfortable to work with, works better with AutoIt, etc..)


Thank you very much

Zohar

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Please move this thread to General Help and Support forum,

I mistakenly opened it in the Developer Discussion forum..

Sorry...

Edited by Melba23
Moved

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#3 ·  Posted

Personally I still recommend using IE in Windows 10 for automation since the functions are part of AutoIt although you could look at FireFox, Chrome UDF automation.

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#4 ·  Posted

Hi Subz


Thank you for your reply.

Regarding IE in Windows 10,
I think the name of Microsoft's browser was changed in Windows 10 to another name, no?

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#5 ·  Posted

Windows 10 includes both Internet Explorer and Edge, but like Chrome and FF you would need to use a UDF to automate.

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#6 ·  Posted

I understand.
Thank you very much.

OK there's no problem regarding the requirement to use a UDF (when choosing another browser than IE).

If anyone has any experience in automating the above 3 in Windows 10,
and can say if one is more comfortable/easier/stable to work with than another,
please write..

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#7 ·  Posted

I think the best one to choose is IE and the IE UDF.

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#8 ·  Posted

Because of the lack of need to install other things (for connecting to the other browsers)?

Or for other reasons?

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#9 ·  Posted

Just now, Zohar said:

Or for other reasons?

The main reason is that AutoIt has an official UDF for interacting with IE and it has many functions which makes the automation easier


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#10 ·  Posted

The main reason is that IE exposes it's API through the DOM while the others do not. Meaning scripting support is built in to IE and has to be shoehorned onto the other browsers, with varying results.


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