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Hi everyone, hope you are doing fine :)

Well, I'm currently writing a small script that goes to a certain web page, finds the first link of a specified section and download the file associated to this link.

Depending on the computer that the tool is launched, the script gets the computer model and search in the (provided here) ini file which link to follow.

At first, Dell was kind enough to provide only one link but now, they provide two of them. The first one is now a .txt file ( :( ) whereas my script has been designed to download only the fist and latest link released for the BIOS Update.


Here's the current code which is working with only the first and latest link of the BIOS category:

#include <String.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <InetConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIFiles.au3>
#include <WinAPISys.au3>
#include <TrayConstants.au3>
#include <ProgressConstants.au3>
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>
#include <StaticConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#Include <FontConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiEdit.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <ColorConstants.au3>
#include <ComboConstants.au3>
#include <ListBoxConstants.au3>
#include <AD.au3>
#Include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPISys.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

;Script Options
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

;Variable and path declaration / Creation
Global  $a2LinksBIOS, $sModel, $sLinksBIOS, $sBIOSName, $sIniPath, $aSectionsNames, $sURL, $g_DownloadProgress

DirCreate ("C:\SAC_IS\SEE_BIOS_AUTO_UPDATE\Resources\")
FileCopy ("\\xxx\euc_scripts\Resources\SEE.ico", "C:\SAC_IS\SEE_BIOS_AUTO_UPDATE\Resources\SEE.ico", 1)
FileCopy ("\\xxx\euc_scripts\Resources\SAClogo.jpg", "C:\SAC_IS\SEE_BIOS_AUTO_UPDATE\Resources\SAClogo.jpg", 1)
FileCopy ("\\xxx\euc_scripts\Resources\SEE_BIOS_LINKS.ini", "C:\SAC_IS\SEE_BIOS_AUTO_UPDATE\Resources\SEE_BIOS_LINKS.ini", 1)
$sImages = "C:\SAC_IS\SEE_BIOS_AUTO_UPDATE\Resources\"

;Model recognition
$wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
$wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
$colItems = ""
$strComputer = "localhost"
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystemProduct", "WQL", _
$wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

If IsObj($colItems) then
   For $objItem In $colItems
   $sModel = $objItem.Name
   Msgbox(0,"WMI Output","No WMI Objects Found for class: " & "Win32_ComputerSystemProduct" )


While 1

Func f_BatteryCheck()
   $aData = _WinAPI_GetSystemPowerStatus() ;Collect current power status
   If @error Then Return
   If BitAND($aData[1], 8) Then $aData[1] = "Charging"
   If BitAND($aData[1], 128) Then $aData[0] = "Not present"
   If  $aData[0] = "No Power Source" Then ;If not connect to power, display error message
      Msgbox (16, "No Power", "The Laptop must be connected to Power Source!" & @CRLF & "Plug the Laptop to a Power Supply and then relaunch this Tool." & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Program will now exit...")

Func f_INI()
    $idMsgBox = MsgBox (49, "Attention required", "This tool will automatically download and install the BIOS for this computer." & @CRLF & @CRLF & "This proccess cannot be undone and the computer will be automatically rebooted" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Click the OK button to go on" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Click the CANCEL button to save any work in progress. You will have to launch the tool again")
    If $idMsgBox = 2 then Exit
    ;Ini file reading and BIOS download link generation
    $aSectionsNames = IniReadSectionNames ($sInipath) ;Reading all sections in the .ini file
    If Not @Error Then ;If reading was fine
        Local $iPosInArray = _ArraySearch ($aSectionsNames, $sModel) ;Searching for the model in the .ini file
    If @Error  Then ;If model not found
        MsgBox(16, "MODEL DOES NOT MATCH", "The BIOS cannot be downloaded for the " & $sModel & " model!" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Please contact Enterprise Computing to add it." & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Program will now exit!" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Error Code: 6 - Model was not found in array") ;Error Message
        Exit ;Program exits
    Else ;If Model found
        If $sModel = "Latitude E7250" Then f_E7250BIOS()
        ; If $sModel = "Latitude 5480" Then f_5480BIOS()
        $sURL = IniRead ($sInipath, $aSectionsNames[$iPosInArray], "URL", "Not found") ;Collecting the download URL in a variable
        $oIE = _IECreate($sURL, 0, 1, 0) ;Creating the URL in an Internet Explorer Object
        Do ;Getting Rid of the Security Popup
        $hWin = WinGetHandle("Security Alert")
        If Not @error Then
        Until _IELoadWait($oIE, 0, 100) ;Waiting for the page to be loaded
        _IEQuit($oIE ) ;Closing IE Object
        $sRead = InetRead($sURL) ;Reading the URL
        $aDataBIOS = _StringBetween(BinaryToString($sRead), 'Type: BIOS', 'Category: ') ;Putting data in an array among the BIOS category
        $aLinksBIOS = _StringBetween($aDataBIOS[0], '<TR><TD>', '</TD></TR>') ;Putting data in an array from page source code
        $slinksBIOS = ""
        DirCreate ("C:\Drivers\" & $sModel) ;Creating the download destination folder
        For $i = 0 To UBound($aLinksBIOS) - 1
        If StringInStr($aLinksBIOS[$i], "System BIOS") Then ;Looking in the array the the specified string
            $a2LinksBIOS = _StringBetween($aLinksBIOS[$i], '<A HREF="/', '"><IMG')
            $sLinksBIOS = 'http://downloads.dell.com/' & $a2LinksBIOS[0] ;Creating the BIOS download link
            $sBIOSName = _StringBetween ($a2LinksBIOS[0], "1/", "", $STR_ENDNOTSTART) ;Getting the proper BIOS name

;BIOS Download function
Func f_BIOSDownload()
   $s_Totalsize = 0
   $g_DownloadProgress = GUICreate($sModel & " BIOS", 350, 300) ;Creating the GUI
   GUISetBkColor ($Color_White) ;Setting GUI backgroung color to "White"
   GUISetIcon ($sImages & "\SEE.ico") ;Setting the GUI icon
   GUICtrlCreatePic ($sImages & "\SAClogo.jpg", 80, 27, 183, 59) ;Setting a picture in the GUI
   $label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Downloading the " & $sModel & " latest BIOS", 10, 120, 290, 20) ;Creating first label
   $Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("", 10, 210, 200, 20) ;Creating an empty label for %age
   $Label3 = GUICtrlCreateLabel ("Filename is: " & ">>> " & $sBIOSName[0] & " <<<", 10, 150, 290, 20)
   $Progress1 = GUICtrlCreateProgress (10, 170, 330, 20) ;Creating the Progress Bar
   $idCancelBtn = GuiCtrlCreateButton ("Cancel Download and Exit Program", 80, 240, 200, 50) ;Creating the "Locate BIOS" button
   GUICtrlSetOnEvent ($idCancelBtn, "_exit")
   GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "_exit")
   GUISetState() ;Displaying the BIOS download GUI.
   $url= $sLinksBIOS
   $dir= "C:\Drivers\" & $sModel & "\" & $sBIOSName[0]
   $download = InetGet($url, $dir, 1, 1) ;Downloading the BIOS
   While Not InetGetInfo($download, 2)
      $mbGot = Round(InetGetInfo($download, 0) / 1048576, 2) ;Getting the BIOS size in MB
      If $mbGot > 0 Then
         If $s_Totalsize = 0 Then
            $s_Totalsize = Round(InetGetInfo($download, 1) / 1048576, 2)
         $percentage = Round($mbGot / $s_Totalsize * 100) ;Calculating %age left
         GUICtrlSetData($Progress1, $percentage) ;Making the Progress bar progressing
         GUICtrlSetData($label2, $mbGot & " MB out of " & $s_Totalsize & " MB --> " & $percentage & " %") ;Displaying MB left to download
         If $percentage >= 100 Then
            Sleep (1000)

Func f_E7250BIOS()
$oIE = _IECreate("http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/latitude-e7250-ultrabook.html", 0, 0, 1, 0)
    _IEQuit ( $oIE )
    $sRead = InetRead('http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/latitude-e7250-ultrabook.html')
    $aDataBIOS = _StringBetween(BinaryToString($sRead), 'Type: BIOS', 'Category: ')
    $aLinksBIOS = _StringBetween($aDataBIOS[0], '<TR><TD>', '</TD></TR>')
    $slinksBIOS = ""
    DirCreate ("C:\Drivers\E7250")
    For $i = 0 To UBound($aLinksBIOS) - 1
        If StringInStr($aLinksBIOS[$i], "E7250 System BIOS") Then
            $a2LinksBIOS = _StringBetween($aLinksBIOS[$i], '<A HREF="/', '"><IMG')
            $sLinksBIOS = 'http://downloads.dell.com/' & $a2LinksBIOS[0]
            $sBIOSName = _StringBetween ($a2LinksBIOS[0], "1/", "", $STR_ENDNOTSTART)

;Execute Function
Func f_Execute()
   GUISetState (@SW_HIDE, $g_DownloadProgress)
   Local Const $sFilePath = "C:\Drivers\" & $sModel & "\" & $sBIOSName[0]
   Run(@Comspec & " /c" & FileGetShortName($sFilePath), "", @SW_HIDE)
   WinWaitActive ("BIOS Update Program")

;Exit Function
Func _exit()


So the question is: 

In the case of double links like shown in the picture above, how it is possible to tell the script to download only the link containing an the .exe file?

Of course, I could have changed the array result to [1] instead of [0] [which is working] but it seems that Dell does that randomly and that I deal with a lot of computer models.

Thanks for the help you can provide, 




Edited by 31290
removed server names

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StringRegExp('STRING', '.*\.exe', 1)

Where string is the url to check

This will return the url with .exe in it


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You should be able to do this with the standard IE UDF commands. Here's an example --

#include <ie.au3>


Func Example()
    Local $oIE = _IECreate("http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/latitude-12-5280-laptop.html", 1)
    Local $oDiv = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "Drivers-Category.BI")
    Local $oTable = _IETagNameGetCollection($oDiv, "Table", 0)
    Local $oRow = _IETagNameGetCollection($oTable, "TR", 1)
    Local $oCell = _IETagNameGetCollection($oRow, "TD", 5)

    Local $oLinks = _IETagNameGetCollection($oCell, "A")

    ConsoleWrite("Found " & $oLinks.length & " links!" & @CRLF)

    For $oLink In $oLinks
        ConsoleWrite($oLink.href & @CRLF)
EndFunc   ;==>Example


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Hi all, 

Thanks a lot for your inputs :)

To check whether this is a .exe ending link or not, I've simply added 


For $oLink In $oLinks
      If StringInStr($oLink.href, ".exe") Then
         ConsoleWrite("Debug: Match!  " & $oLink.href & @LF)
  ;~    Else
  ;~     Do other stuff

But, taking my InetGet from what was working in my first post code, this is now not working anymore.

$download = InetGet('$oLink.href', $dir, $INET_FORCERELOAD, $INET_DOWNLOADBACKGROUND) ;Downloading the BIOS

Do I have to somehow transform the "$oLink.href" variable to something else (string or so?) to make that work?

Edited by 31290

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10 minutes ago, Danp2 said:

@31290 Remove the quotes around '$oLink.href' and your InetGet should work. :)


Yes, this is true, no need to add the quotes, my bad :)
How could I have missed that.

Many thanks for your help, all of you!


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