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In our project we got a situation to handle an windows based popup after clicking on 'SignIn' button.

We handled it using AutoIt.

But the real problem occurs while we are trying to handle popup during parallel execution on local machine.

While trying to handle the windows based popup on multiple chrome instances autoIt is not able to handle the popup.

Please suggest


Notes: I am currently using webdriver Io, Mocha Framework for automation 

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8 minutes ago, bbc said:

While trying to handle the windows based popup on multiple chrome instances autoIt is not able to handle the popup.

Can you show us an example of one of these popups? Also, it would help if you elaborated on "not able to handle". Show us your code and explain what isn't working as expected.

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This is the popup I need to handle once login into my application 



I am writing the following code to  handle the pop up , 

if (os.platform() === "win32") {
                var au = require('autoit');
                // au.WinActivate("MediaCloud");
                var processId=  au.WinGetProcess("MediaCloud");
                //    au.WinWaitActive( processId,60);


It is working fine when I am launching my application in single chrome browser instance. But when I am doing parallel testing i.e launching the same application URL in different chrome  instances( Currently 3 instances), the above pop up isn't handling 

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If you cannot find a solution with WebDriverIO functions, maybe you could use this :

#include <APISysConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPISysWin.au3>

Opt('TrayAutoPause', 0)

HotKeySet ("{ESC}", _Exit)

Global $hForm = GUICreate('')
Global $iMsgCreated = _WinAPI_RegisterWindowMessage('SHELLHOOK')
GUIRegisterMsg($iMsgCreated, 'WM_SHELLHOOK')

While 1

; possible messages : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/winuser/nf-winuser-registershellhookwindow

Func WM_SHELLHOOK($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
  If $wParam <> $HSHELL_WINDOWACTIVATED Then Return
  Local $sTitle = WinGetTitle($lParam)
  Local $sClass = _WinAPI_GetClassName ($lParam)
  Switch $sClass
    Case "Chrome_WidgetWin_1"
      ; do something here
    Case "Another_Class_Goes_Here"
      ; do some other things
EndFunc   ;==>WM_SHELLHOOK

Func OnAutoItExit()
EndFunc   ;==>OnAutoItExit

Func _Exit ()

All you need to do is Run this script from the main script, and it will intercept any window created.  Simply modify the switch statement.

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