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Hi, I haven't used Autoit in like 3 years so I'm not sure if something has changed and I'm doing something wrong but the Send() function is not working for me. I'm trying to send 4 Tabs then 2 Enters then some text. I thought it could be the window I'm working with so I just did a simple test and the keys are not being sent.

WinWait("Untitled - Notepad",0.0)
WinActivate("Untitled - Notepad",0.0)
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad",0.0)

Notepad opens fine but then it just sits there. This is the output log:


>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "E:\AutoIt Projects\test.au3" /UserParams    
+>16:03:41 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.19.102.1901.0 SciTE v.   Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_10/  CPU:X64 OS:X64  Environment(Language:0409)  CodePage:0  utf8.auto.check:4
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 
>Running AU3Check (  from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3  input:E:\AutoIt Projects\test.au3
+>16:03:41 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "E:\AutoIt Projects\test.au3"    
+>Setting Hotkeys...--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop

>Process failed to respond; forcing abrupt termination...
>Exit code: 1    Time: 11.86

I have to stop it because it doesn't do anything at all.

I already tried to use sleep thinking it was sending the keys too fast but no dice.

Thanks for your help.

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Just now, Earthshine said:

Notepad on windows 10 isn’t easy to automate as it once was. What operating system are you using

Windows 10. But notepad is not really the problem, I just used it as test. any program any window the keys are not being send. it gets stuck at 

+>Setting Hotkeys...--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
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2 minutes ago, Earthshine said:

I don’t see anywhere in the code where you’re setting hotkeys.

Exactly, I'm not setting hotkeys, should I? last time I wrote a script that involved sending keys I didn't have to set any hotkey. I even opened one of my old scripts ran it and same thing happened. 

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Use [CLASS] instead of title.  With different languages and OS versions, it is more of a robust approach.  And get handle at the first call to Win* () so you can use it afterward.  Also, can you give us the REAL application you are trying to interact to ?

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6 minutes ago, Nine said:

Use [CLASS] instead of title.  With different languages and OS versions, it is more of a robust approach.  And get handle at the first call to Win* () so you can use it afterward.  Also, can you give us the REAL application you are trying to interact to ?

The application is called FlirCloud and it is a CCTV application. I just tried using the class but didn't work either.

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8 minutes ago, Nine said:

Show us the code you have so far, along with the control info you want to interact to...

Local $flir = WinWait("[CLASS:Qwidget]", "",0)
WinActivate($flir, "",0)
WinWaitActive($flir, "", 0)
Send("{TAB 4}")

Title: Flir Cloud Client

Class: QWidget

Instance: 287

ClassnameNN: QWidget287

Name, ID and Text are empty.


But again I don't think the applications are the problem, I even ran one that I used to use before and it is not happening.

If ProcessExists("POS22.exe") Then
Send("{RIGHT 2}")
WinWait("","Customer info")
WinActivate("","Customer info")
WinWaitActive("","Customer info")
Send("{TAB 2}")
Send("C:\Program Files\DiGital WorkShop\POS Panic\PM229.mdb")

I know that one worked when I used it about 3 years ago. Not working today.

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13 hours ago, Nine said:

WinActivate doesn't have a 3rd parameter. So it is impossible that you could run that script. What are you up to ?

oh yeah you're right I didn't see that. but believe me it worked at that time lol.

Maybe the older version of Autoit was more permissible of mistakes like this? I don't know.

Anyway I removed the 3rd parameter and that was it, it is sending the keys now. thanks.


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13 hours ago, Werty said:

Qwidgets are a pain to automate, read this thread about qwidgets, not a solution as the zip in the example is missing, but will give you an idea of what you are up against...


Thanks I'll read it, Hopefully since the automation I want to do is quite simple it doesn't give me such hard time.

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