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stick3r

Hi, 

First of all, I am totally new, just started learning small bits and trying to play with Excel and IE.

What I am trying to do is get value from excel cell, enter it to Youtube search bar and click on the Search button. 

Send("{ENTER}") works just fine and I get search results, but I want to understand what is the deal with clicking on object.

This is what I get when select Youtube's Search button on Inspect element:

<button tabindex="2" class="yt-uix-button yt-uix-button-size-default yt-uix-button-default search-btn-component search-button" id="search-btn" dir="ltr" onclick="if (document.getElementById('masthead-search-term').value == '') return false; document.getElementById('masthead-search').submit(); return false;;return true;" type="submit"><span class="yt-uix-button-content">Search</span></button>

I tried _IEGetObjById, _IEGetObjByName, _IELinkClickByText, but can't find anything what would work. 

This is what I got for now:

#include <Excel.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

Global $oIEopen, $oExcelNewBook, $oExcelBookOpen, $oExcelOpen, $oReadExl
_Main()

Func _Main()
    _EnterCellValue()
    _OpenIE()
    _ReadCellValue()
    _PlaySong()
EndFunc   ;==>_Main


Func _EnterCellValue()
    $oExcelOpen = _Excel_Open()
    $oExcelNewBook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcelOpen, 1)
    $oValueInput = _Excel_RangeWrite($oExcelNewBook, 1, "Faded", "K7")
    $oSaveExcel = _Excel_BookSaveAs($oExcelNewBook, "C:\Users\MyPC\Desktop\excel save\test.xlsx", $xlWorkbookDefault, True)
    _Excel_Close($oExcelOpen)
EndFunc   ;==>_EnterCellValue

Func _OpenIE()
    $oIEopen = _IECreate("www.youtube.com")
    WinSetState("YouTube - Internet Explorer", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
EndFunc   ;==>_OpenIE

Func _ReadCellValue()
    $oExcelOpen = _Excel_Open()
    $oExcelBookOpen = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcelOpen, "C:\Users\MyPC\Desktop\excel save\test.xlsx")
    $oReadExl = _Excel_RangeRead($oExcelBookOpen, Default, "K7")
    _Excel_Close($oExcelOpen)
EndFunc   ;==>_ReadCellValue

Func _PlaySong()
    WinActivate("YouTube - Internet Explorer")
    Send($oReadExl)
    Send("{ENTER}")
EndFunc   ;==>_PlaySong

I would like to replace Send("{ENTER}") with _IEGetObj or some similar function for learning purposes.

 

Thanks

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mLipok
Posted (edited)

Welcome to the forum.

As first question I must to ask you:

What do you want to achieve with YouTube ?

Did you ever read this:

Are you sure that your question is legitimate and legal ?

 

Edited by mLipok

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mLipok,

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enter it to Youtube search bar (my emphasis)

I see no problem with this - downloading is not mentioned so why did you even bring up the subject?

M23


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No intentions to download anything at all. Just for learning purposes. 

I have joined scripters community at work, where we make work easier. And just had first session where they told me they work with Objects and do not usually use mouse movements and coordinates in IE. During that learning session we had func _IEGetObjById on our intranet page, where id was available and we could click on it. And while trying things at home I came to this issue with Youtube.

If this is still a breach of rules, I will delete my post.

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I was not sure.
As far I understand we can continue so there is no need to delete.

 

 


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mLipok

Just focus on:

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id="search-btn"

You could use it like this

Local $oIESearchButton = _IEGetObjById($oIEopen,'search-btn')
_IEAction($oIESearchButton,'click')

 

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"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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1 hour ago, mLipok said:

Just focus on:

You could use it like this

Local $oIESearchButton = _IEGetObjById($oIEopen,'search-btn')
_IEAction($oIESearchButton,'click')

 

Thanks! I tried GetObjById with 'search-btn', but I was missing second line with click.

Thanks again!

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stick3r

 

Ok, I am going further and got stuck again. I got search results and the 6th song in the list is what I want to start playing.

This is from Inspect element of the song title:

<a title="Alan Walker - Faded  - Duration: 3:23." class="yt-uix-tile-link yt-ui-ellipsis yt-ui-ellipsis-2 yt-uix-sessionlink      spf-link " aria-describedby="description-id-32410" dir="ltr" href="/watch?v=IgCphQCkHSk" rel="spf-prefetch" data-sessionlink="itct=CFQQ3DAYBSITCKOguYTAudoCFUg_sgodFhcOSCj0JFIFRmFkZWQ">Alan Walker - Faded</a>

There is no Id or Name to use functions _IEGetObjById/Name.

I tried this: 

$oStartSong = _IELinkClickByText($oIEopen, "Alan Walker - Faded")
    _IEAction($oStartSong, "click")

And it worked, however, it started playing 1st song in search result, which has exactly the same name.

<a title="Alan Walker - Faded  - Duration: 3:33." class="yt-uix-tile-link yt-ui-ellipsis yt-ui-ellipsis-2 yt-uix-sessionlink      spf-link " aria-describedby="description-id-614269" dir="ltr" href="/watch?v=60ItHLz5WEA" rel="spf-prefetch" data-sessionlink="itct=CFkQ3DAYACITCKOguYTAudoCFUg_sgodFhcOSCj0JFIFRmFkZWQ">Alan Walker - Faded</a>

What would work the best in this situation?

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stick3r

Hi, Danp2

Could you please elaborate on that? I tried googling, but unsuccessfully :(

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stick3r

Could you guide me to which function to use at first? Then I will try to figure it out.

Thanks

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