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I found this piece of code on the forum, and it supposedly worked to bypass that pesky download window in IE.  Basically I want to mimic the "alaways download the file" option that IE took away from us.  Currently, when I download a Word file on IE, I get a popup box where I am forced to click 'Open."  

 var winHandle = AutoItX.WinGetHandle("[Class:IEFrame]");
            var ctrlHandle = AutoItX.ControlGetHandle(winHandle, "[Class:DirectUIHWND]");
            var ctrlPos = AutoItX.ControlGetPos(winHandle, ctrlHandle);
            AutoItX.ControlClick(winHandle, ctrlHandle, "primary", 1, ctrlPos.Width - 160, ctrlPos.Height - 30);
            AutoItX.ControlSend(winHandle, ctrlHandle, "{ENTER}");


I am getting an error when I run it that says:

Varwinhadle=AtoITX.wingethandle["[Class:IEFrame]"] ^ ERROR


Can anyone help me fix it?

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Moved to the appropriate forum, as the Developer General Discussion forum very clearly states:


General development and scripting discussions.

Do not create AutoIt-related topics here, use the AutoIt General Help and Support or AutoIt Technical Discussion forums.

Moderation Team

Edited by JLogan3o13

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There are multiples issues in the code you provided.  Please refer to AutoItX.chm help file located in AutoItX folder.

As described in help file, you cannot use handles in Win* methods nor in Control* methods.  You can use Text special definition though.

Third parameter of Control* methods has also some limitations.  Be careful to check what they are.

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