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One thing you could include, as something of a tertiary tool, would be the ChroPath plugin for all major browsers. It makes finding an element by XPath, ID or CSS incredibly easy.

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On 1/2/2020 at 6:48 PM, JLogan3o13 said:

One thing you could include, as something of a tertiary tool, would be the ChroPath plugin

Done :)

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FAQ is always a good idea ;)
Maybe extend your FAQ 40 or add a new FAQ item with the different approaches you mentioned above? And add links to the threads where the concepts are explained in detail?

I think this way more users will find the FAQ.

What do you think?
 

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Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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I will extend faq40.

In the WD wiki examples tutorial add examples on

* how to deal with downloading or navigating pdf

* how to deal with popups

** alert popup

** print or save dialog

* how to deal with multiple tabs

* ...

 

 

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All are very good points.   But the most important purpose of a tutorial is to start you up with easy problems (like installation, Hello World first script), and then move on to  higher difficulties of issues.  What I like about tutorial is also the explanation of the concepts,  like what is the difference between absolute xPath and relative. Sorry if I am too simplistic. 

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@Nine I agree with the first half of your statement; a tutorial as something of a "Quick-Start Guide". The explanation of concepts is great, and has a lot of value, but I would simply caution throwing in too much of that at the beginning. If someone is able to pick the UDF up and quickly get up to speed using it, they are much more likely to spend the time learning about the why and how of it. If all the theory is thrown at them first, they may get frustrated and not stick with it.

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The tutorial already covers the steps "Installation" and "Concepts and Terms".
It will not cover general concepts like xPath etc. which are not unique to WebDriver. Else it would become to big and unreadable (my opinion).

The wiki is open to everyone to add or modify it. I'm just the guy who started the tutorial ;)

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OutlookEX (NEW 2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
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PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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btw.
Finally I need to start using WebDriver.
Will look at this in spare time (hope I find some spare time soon).

 

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@Danp2 has been very helpful for beginners to learn how to use WebDriver. I'm sure he wanted to write a tutorial himself only if he had time. Thank you, @water, for initiating this project.

I would appreciate if someone could add a tutorial for use of _WD_Window, _WD_Action and _WD_ElementAction functions and compostion of $sDesiredCapabilities among other things. Though I have been using WebDriver for almost a year now, I still don't know how to use some of the "commands" in these functions.

Thnak you and I have a great expectation.

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I have talked to Danp2 before starting with the tutorial  and have incorporated some of his suggestions.

I think a detailed overview of all available functions would be helpful.

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OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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2 hours ago, CYCho said:

I would appreciate if someone could add a tutorial for use of _WD_Window, _WD_Action and _WD_ElementAction

That is essentially what wd_demo is supposed to be... a tutorial to demonstrate the basic functionality of these functions. That said, I don't feel that it is my job as the UDF developer to "spoon feed" you with example after example of how to call these functions and to utilize each of the available options. The ultimate answer to all of those questions is to reference the W3C specs.

For example -- Look at the function _WD_ElementAction. In the header it gives links to the specific sections of the W3C specs that it implements. Follow those links to get a better understanding of the underlying technology that the function is implementing.

Feel free to ask for input on any of these functions, but be prepared to show that you've attempted to understand them on your own. 😉

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This is defined elsewhere (W3C specs as well as the individual webdriver consoles) and is outside the scope of this wiki entry IMO.

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I am a complete newbie to autoit coding and do agree that IE is almost dead and none of our customer portals work in it, so I need to write some code compatible with chrome or Firefox. When truing to use WD I hit a wall, that there are no materials for beginners, wiki is good start.

Can you please add some easy beginner type scripts as example? So far there is the wd_demo, but that covers just tasks, of opening a page and entering data in to active input object. 

How do I identify and click on a web button or a link?

Can you please add an example with syntax example and how to use it?

At the moment wiki has the Function name, description and some comments, but no actual syntax examples and explanations on what each part on the function is used for.

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At the end of the wiki you find a reference to the example scripts thread:
"Water's thread in the Example Scripts forum - WebDriver example scripts collection"

There you'll find some scripts to play with.

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ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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On 4/16/2021 at 3:58 PM, water said:

At the end of the wiki you find a reference to the example scripts thread:
"Water's thread in the Example Scripts forum - WebDriver example scripts collection"

There you'll find some scripts to play with.

I have tried that, but there are just 1 script there and a part of other. Example of getting data from enforcmenttracker was helpful a bit, but it still has a lot of gaps. Starting fromthe fact that enforcementtracker webpage does not open so a few example screenshots would be good.

What about the syntax? For example what does $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, mean and what is the data in the string after it?

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24 minutes ago, Sopr said:

For example what does $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, mean and what is the data in the string after it?

There is many ways of finding element in an HTML DOM structure.
Take a look here:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/XPath
https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xpath_syntax.asp


This following (my own helpler) functions, will give you a hint:

Func _WD_Click_ByXPath($s_Session, $s_XPath, $b_Highlight = False)
;~  https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xpath_syntax.asp
    Local $s_Element = _WD_FindElement($s_Session, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, $s_XPath)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_ElementAction($s_Session, $s_Element, 'click')
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_Click_ByXPath

Func _WD_Click_ByCSSQuerySelector($s_Session, $s_CSS_Query_Selector, $b_Highlight = False)
;~  https://webdriver.io/docs/selectors/
;~  https://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#selectors
;~  https://testelka.pl/selektory-css/
;~  https://testelka.pl/selektory-w-selenium-mozliwosci-xpatha-i-cssa-na-przykladach/
    Local $s_Element = _WD_FindElement($s_Session, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, $s_CSS_Query_Selector)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_ElementAction($s_Session, $s_Element, 'click')
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_Click_ByCSSQuerySelector

Func _WD_Click_ByID($s_Session, $s_Id, $b_Highlight = False)
    Local $s_Element = _WD_GetElementById($s_Session, $s_Id)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_ElementAction($s_Session, $s_Element, 'click')
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_Click_ByID

Func _WD_Click_ByName($s_Session, $s_Name, $b_Highlight = False)
    Local $s_Element = _WD_GetElementByName($s_Session, $s_Name)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_ElementAction($s_Session, $s_Element, 'click')
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_Click_ByName

Func _WD_SetElementValue_ByID($s_Session, $s_Id, $s_Value, $i_Style = Default, $b_Highlight = False)
    Local $s_Element = _WD_FindElement($s_Session, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//*[@id='" & $s_Id & "']")
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_SetElementValue($s_Session, $s_Element, $s_Value, $i_Style)
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_SetElementValue_ByID

Func _WD_SetElementValue_ByName($s_Session, $s_Name, $s_Value, $i_Style = Default, $b_Highlight = False)
    Local $s_Element = _WD_GetElementByName($s_Session, $s_Name)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_SetElementValue($s_Session, $s_Element, $s_Value, $i_Style)
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_SetElementValue_ByName

Func _WD_SetElementValue_ByXPath($s_Session, $s_XPath, $s_Value, $i_Style = Default, $b_Highlight = False)
    Local $s_Element = _WD_FindElement($s_Session, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, $s_XPath)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_SetElementValue($s_Session, $s_Element, $s_Value, $i_Style)
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_SetElementValue_ByXPath

Func _WD_SetElementValue_ByCSSQuerySelector($s_Session, $s_CSS_Query_Selector, $s_Value, $i_Style = Default, $b_Highlight = False)
    Local $s_Element = _WD_FindElement($s_Session, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, $s_CSS_Query_Selector)
    If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, $s_Element)

    If $b_Highlight Then _WD_HighlightElement($s_Session, $s_Element)
    Local $v_Result = _WD_SetElementValue($s_Session, $s_Element, $s_Value, $i_Style)
    Return SetError(@error, @extended, $v_Result)
EndFunc   ;==>_WD_SetElementValue_ByCSSQuerySelector

 

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10 hours ago, Sopr said:

getting data from enforcmenttracker was helpful a bit, but it still has a lot of gaps.

Primary goal of the examples in AutoIt and the wiki is to explain basic use of a function - they do not cover everything. If you need to solve more complex tasks you get help at the forum.

The WebDriver UDF uses external components and definitions like XPath, external browser based drivers etc.
This means the forum and the wiki link to the relevant sources but do not explain everything in depth.

Coding with the WebDriver UDF can be a bit complex (at least when you start) but you get very good support from the forum. So keep your questions rolling :)

 

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      _WD_WaitElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "body") Local $mainpagebody = _WD_FindElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "body") _WD_HighlightElement($sSession, $mainpagebody, 2) _WD_WaitElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "img.print-button") Local $printbutton = _WD_FindElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "img.print-button") _WD_ElementAction($sSession, $printbutton, 'click') _WD_LoadWait($sSession) Sleep(3000) _WD_WaitElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "body") Local $printpagebody = _WD_FindElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "body") _WD_HighlightElement($sSession, $printpagebody, 2) The script above highlights the main web page "body" element, then clicks a tag to print a specific part of the page, then it will open a print page window where i am trying to highlight the body of that print page - but it looks like it is dropping from the session because it opens up another chrome page chrome://print.
       
      Below is the output log:
      __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element; $sData={"using":"css selector","value":"body"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}}... _WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}} _WD_WaitElement ==> Success __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element; $sData={"using":"css selector","value":"body"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}}... _WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}} __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/execute/sync; $sData={"script":"arguments[0].style='background: #FFFF66; border-radius: 5px; padding-left: 3px;'; return true;", "args":[{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}]} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":true}... _WD_ExecuteScript: {"value":true}... __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element; $sData={"using":"css selector","value":"img.print-link"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b"}}... _WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b"}} _WD_WaitElement ==> Success __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element; $sData={"using":"css selector","value":"img.print-link"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b"}}... _WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b"}} __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element/eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b/click; $sData={"id":"eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":null}... _WD_ElementAction: {"value":null}... __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/execute/sync; $sData={"script":"arguments[0].style='background: #FFFF66; border-radius: 5px; padding-left: 3px;'; return true;", "args":[{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"eb9e4673-4dec-4d4c-be6a-b7967743394b"}]} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":true}... _WD_ExecuteScript: {"value":true}... __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/execute/sync; $sData={"script":"return document.readyState", "args":[]} __WD_Post: StatusCode=500; ResponseText={"value":{"error":"script timeout","message":"script timeout\n (Session info: chrome=92.0.4515.107)... __WD_Post ==> Webdriver Exception: {"value":{"error":"script timeout","message":"script timeout\n (Session info: chrome=92.0.4515.107)","stacktrace":"Backtrace:\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00C63733+2504499]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00BFC401+2081793]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B024F0+1058032]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B55685+1398405]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B45E83+1334915]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B54CDB+1395931]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B45D4B+1334603]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B222B4+1188532]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00B23149+1192265]\n\tGetHandleVerifier [0x00DDFB8C+1512252]\n\tGetHandleVerifier [0x00E8B0DF+2214031]\n\tGetHandleVerifier [0x00CE4BC3+484211]\n\tGetHandleVerifier [0x00CE3E69+480793]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00C0218D+2105741]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00C066E8+2123496]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00C06827+2123815]\n\tOrdinal0 [0x00C0FB73+2161523]\n\tBaseThreadInitThunk [0x75EB62C4+36]\n\tRtlSubscribeWnfStateChangeNotification [0x77C11B69+1081]\n\tRtlSubscribeWnfStateChangeNotification [0x77C11B34+1028]\n"}} _WD_ExecuteScript: {"value":{"error":"script timeout","message":"script timeout\n (Session info: chrome=92.0.4515.107)... _WD_ExecuteScript ==> Webdriver Exception: HTTP status = 500 _WD_LoadWait ==> Webdriver Exception __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element; $sData={"using":"css selector","value":"body"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}}... _WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}} _WD_WaitElement ==> Success __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/element; $sData={"using":"css selector","value":"body"} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}}... _WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}} __WD_Post: URL=HTTP://127.0.0.1:9515/session/cd08704233a965ccbaf9292e8692c3e4/execute/sync; $sData={"script":"arguments[0].style='background: #FFFF66; border-radius: 5px; padding-left: 3px;'; return true;", "args":[{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"91a394f0-004c-480d-aedf-52e2b30233c6"}]} __WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":true}... _WD_ExecuteScript: {"value":true}...  
      Is it even possible to select elements in print page?

    • By Danp2
      Introduction
      This UDF will allow you to interact with any browser that supports the W3C WebDriver specifications. Supporting multiple browsers via the same code base is now possible with just a few configuration settings.
      Requirements
      JSON UDF https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/148114-a-non-strict-json-udf-jsmn
      WinHTTP UDF https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/84133-winhttp-functions/
      HtmlTable2Array UDF (optional) https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/167679-read-data-from-html-tables-from-raw-html-source/
      WebDriver for desired browser
      Chrome WebDriver https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/downloads FireFox WebDriver https://github.com/mozilla/geckodriver/releases Edge WebDriver https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/webdriver/ Source Code
      You will always be able to find the latest version in the GitHub Repo 
      Help / Support
      See the wiki for details on the UDF --
      https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/WebDriver
      Please post any questions, suggestions or errors in the GH&S thread.
      https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/205553-webdriver-udf-help-support-iii/
      Previous support threads (Closed)
      https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/192730-webdriver-udf-help-support/
      https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/201106-webdriver-udf-help-support-ii/
       
    • By noellarkin
      This is for those pages that seem to load when you use _FFOpenURL(), but they have a text saying "please wait while we load your page..." but according to _FFOpenURL() the page has loaded.  An example seen in popular sites is the Cloudflare page saying "Checking your browser before...". It's the opposite of pausing a script until an element is visible on a page. It takes Elements in the form of id, xpath or text search.
      Global $BrowserPort = 4242 Global $TimeOut = 60000 Global $LocalHost = "127.0.0.1" Func _FFWaitWhileElement($thiselement, $elementtype = "xpath", $timeoutms = 60000) _FFConnect($LocalHost, $BrowserPort, $TimeOut) Local $Element Local $ElementFound = 1 Local $TimeoutCountdown = 0 While $ElementFound <> 0 And $TimeoutCountdown < $timeoutms If $elementtype = "xpath" Then $Element = _FFXPath($thiselement) EndIf If $elementtype = "id" Then Local $ConstructXPath = ".//*[@id='" & $thiselement & "']" $Element = _FFXPath($ConstructXPath) EndIf ; MsgBox(0, "", $Element) Local $ElementXPathTextContent = _FFCmd("FFau3.xpath.textContent") ; MsgBox(0, "", $ElementXPathTextContent) Local $ElementXPathInnerHTML = _FFCmd("FFau3.xpath.innerHTML") ; MsgBox(0, "", $ElementXPathInnerHTML) If $ElementXPathTextContent = "_FFCmd_Err" Or $ElementXPathInnerHTML = "_FFCmd_Err" Then $ElementFound = 0 Else $ElementFound = 1 EndIf If $elementtype = "text" Then $ElementFound = _FFSearch($thiselement) ; MsgBox(0, "", $ElementFound) EndIf $TimeoutCountdown += 1000 _FFDisConnect() _FFConnect($LocalHost, $BrowserPort, $TimeOut) WEnd Return $ElementFound EndFunc _FFConnect($LocalHost, $BrowserPort, $TimeOut) _FFOpenURL("https://www.site.com/page", True) _FFWaitForElement("Please Wait...","text", 60000) MsgBox(0,"","Page finished loading") It's pretty simple, hope it helps some of you who are working with FF.au3 :)
    • By noellarkin
      So I was trying to write a function that can find a button (or any other XPath Element) and scroll the page + move the mouse to the location of the button.
      My logic for this was:
      1. get position of button using _FFGetPosition
      2. get inner dimensions of browser window and total dimensions of page
      3. divide total dimensions by inner dimensions to get number of page down operations
      4. use Mod() to get remaining pixels offset
      5. MouseMove() and add requisite offsets for Titlebar etc (what the +5 and +54 is for in the last line)
      Example Code:
      _FFConnect($LocalHost, $BrowserPort, $TimeOut) Local $Button = _FFXPath(".//*[@id='thisbutton']") Local $ButtonPosition = _FFGetPosition($Button) Local $ElementWidth = $ButtonPosition[0] Local $ElementHeight = $ButtonPosition[1] Local $InnerWidth = _FFCmd("window.content.innerWidth") Local $InnerHeight = _FFCmd("window.content.innerHeight") Local $PageWidth = _FFCmd(".body.offsetWidth") Local $PageHeight = _FFCmd(".body.offsetHeight") Local $PGDNNo = Int($ElementHeight/$InnerHeight) Local $PGDNMod = Mod($ElementHeight, $InnerHeight) ; MsgBox(0,"","$ElementX: " & $ElementWidth & @CRLF & "$ElementY: " & $ElementHeight) ; MsgBox(0,"","$InnerWidth: " & $InnerWidth & @CRLF & "$InnerHeight: " & $InnerHeight) ; MsgBox(0,"","$PageWidth: " & $PageWidth & @CRLF & "$PageHeight: " & $PageHeight) ; MsgBox(0,"",$PGDNNo) ; MsgBox(0,"",$PGDNMod) Local $iter = 1 While $iter <= $PGDNNo WinActivate($BrowserWindowClass,"") _FFCmd("window.content.scrollByPages(1)") $iter += 1 WEnd MouseMove($ElementWidth + 5, $PGDNMod + 54) This isn't working. In some cases, it's not doing the page down operation the number of times needed, or not accurately pinpointing the location. I think there may be something wrong with the logic I'm using. What am I doing wrong?
      Thanks.
       
    • By mLipok
      Recently I start wd_capabilities.au3 project on my side.
      I think this is time to share to AutoIt community.
      Check attached UDF: wd_capabilities.au3

      Here is a scratch example showing how to use them:
      #include "wd_helper.au3" #include "wd_capabilities.au3" _Example() Func _Example() ........ ........ ........ _WD_Capabilities_Build_Arguments(Null) ; CLEANUP ARGS _WD_Capabilities_Build_Arguments('--headless') _WD_Capabilities_Build_Arguments('start-maximized') _WD_Capabilities_Build_Arguments('disable-infobars') _WD_Capabilities_Build_Arguments('user-data-dir', 'C:\Users\' & @UserName & '\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default') Local $s_WD_Capabilities_Arguments = _WD_Capabilities_Build_Arguments(Default) ; GET ARGS _WD_Capabilities_Build_Preferences(Null) ; CLEANUP PREFS If $s_Download_dir Then _WD_Capabilities_Build_Preferences('download.default_directory', $s_Download_dir) Local $s_WD_Capabilities_Preferences = _WD_Capabilities_Build_Preferences(Default) ; GET PREFS Local $s_Desired_Capabilities = _WD_Capabilities_Build_JSON('chrome', $s_WD_Capabilities_Arguments, $s_WD_Capabilities_Preferences) Local $WD_SESSION = _WD_CreateSession($s_Desired_Capabilities) ........ ........ ........ EndFunc  
      I plan to publish the code on GitHub.
      In the indefinite future, when the project becomes more functional, if @Danp2 accepts it, I hope it may be included in the main WebDriver UDF.

      I am waiting for yours feedback and help in the further development of this project.

      REMARK 1:
      As so far this UDF only supports GoogleChrome.
      Adding support for other browsers shouldn't be difficult, I just didn't need to.

      REMARK 2:
      For now, this project is working but still as a early BETA, so please do not discuss, ask questions, or post examples or snippets of code that pertain to any function of this UDF in other part of this forum, until it is found acceptable. Simply: discusion and tests only here in this topic.


      Regards,
      @mLipok
       
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