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Good day

I have minimal scripting experience but have been playing around with AutoIT to help with tasks at work. I'm having trouble with ImageSearch where the script only seems to be looking for images on the desktop and not in an activated window.

My idea is to continually activate my inbox window and search for an image - which will be a specific email subject. When this email comes through, the image should be recognized and then continue with the rest of the script/function.

Currently, the script only assesses the desktop and ignores images in the activated window:

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#include <ImageSearch.au3>

$x=0
$y=0

$search = _ImageSearch("start.png", 0, $x, $y, 0)

while(1)
    winactivate("Inbox - ********** - Outlook")
    sleep(3000)

    if $search = 1 Then
        MouseMove($x,$y,3)
        sleep(500)
        exit

    Else
        winactivate("Inbox - ********** - Outlook")
    EndIf
WEnd

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Any assistance will be highly appreciated.

 

 

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@DrDawidVenter welcome to the forum. What mail system are you using? AutoIt has options for managing both GMail and Outlook, which would make things much easier on you. ImageSearch is known to be less than reliable.


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I think it is much easier than ImageSearch, @water has done an awesome job with the UDF. You can read about it on the wiki below, and see a number of examples:

https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/OutlookEX_UDF_-_General

 


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If I understand your initial post correctly you want to wait for an email with a specific subject and then act upon this mail.
If this is the case, then please have a look at the event scripts in the OutlookEX example scripts thread (link can be found in my signature).

Or you simply drop your questions into this thread.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2020-10-10 - Version 1.5.2.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-30 - Version 1.6.2.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki, WebDriver - Wiki

 

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