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I would like to know if there is a way to make the send cmd send characters when using

Graphical AutoIt Debugger By Stumpii,

If Not WinActive("Setup - UltraVNC","Setup is preparing to install") Then WinActivate("Setup - UltraVNC","Setup is preparing to install")
WinWaitActive("Setup - UltraVNC","Setup is preparing to install")
Send("{ALTDOWN}f{ALTUP}")   ;Finish

The debugger when using step mode will execute the Send cmd line but the window doesn't receive the input.



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  • Try without debugger, seems a debug-window gets active after WinwaitActive.
  • Use Controlsend.

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After WinwaitActive the debugger becomes the active window.  I need some way of going back to the last window to become active before the send.



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Winactivate...but then the debugger will become active again.   fix your code not to use send.   use controlsettext

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Have you tried using the silent install switches for installing UltraVNC with the Run or RunWait function?  

;Install file must be in the script directory.  
Global $sCmd = "Setup.exe /SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART"
Global $iReturn = RunWait($sCmd, @ScriptDir, @SW_HIDE)
If $iReturn <> 0 Then ConsoleWrite("Error Installing UltraVNC." & @CRLF)




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Just curious, why would you want to automate a debugger? The point of the debugger is to show you errors, or how the process runs, automating it defeats its only purpose.

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