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UDF Webdriver: Can NOT start Chrome with the option "ask where to download"


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Hello there.

I want to download files from a web but giving them a reasonable name. I am using Chrome through DanP2's WebDriver UDF and chromedriver.exe.

The problem is that everytime Chrome starts, it does NOT remenber to ask where to download the files. I have tried loading an existing profile or setting the "DesiresCapabilities" option, but the "ask where to download" option is still off.  See the lines between long comment lines at the bottom of the code below.

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <File.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include "wd_core.au3"
#include "wd_helper.au3"

Local $RutaDescarga = "C:\TEMP\"
Local $URL = "https://someURL/"
Local $CSV = "CodeToDownloadSomething"
Local $sSession
Local $sDesiredCapabilities
Local $sElement

$_WD_DEBUG = $_WD_DEBUG_None
_WD_Timeouts($sSession, '{"pageLoad":20000}')

; Open Chrome and load URL
Call(SetupChrome)
_WD_Startup()
If @error <> $_WD_ERROR_Success Then
    Exit -1
EndIf
$sSession = _WD_CreateSession($sDesiredCapabilities)
If @error = $_WD_ERROR_Success Then
    Call(NavegarURL)
EndIf

; Fill in the code and click the download button
$sElement = _WD_FindElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//input[@name='code']")
_WD_ElementAction($sSession, $sElement, 'value', $CSV)
$sElement = _WD_FindElement($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//input[@name='validate']")
_WD_ElementAction($sSession, $sElement, 'click')
_WD_LoadWait($sSession, 2000)

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Test Message", "Click to close browser")
_WD_DeleteSession($sSession)
_WD_Shutdown()

Func SetupChrome()
_WD_Option('Driver', 'chromedriver.exe')
_WD_Option('Port', 9515)
; **********************************************************************************************************
; Despite of the following line, Chrome does NOT ask where to download the file :-(
$sDesiredCapabilities = '{"capabilities": {"alwaysMatch": {"goog:chromeOptions": {"w3c": true , "prefs": {"download.prompt_for_download": "True", "download.default_directory": "C:\\TEMP\\"}}}}}'

; Another NON working option is to load a profile (it also turns the "ask where to download" option off)
; $sDesiredCapabilities = '{"capabilities": {"alwaysMatch": {"goog:chromeOptions": {"w3c": true, "args":["--user-data-dir=C:\\Users\\myAccount\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\User Data\\Default"], "excludeSwitches": [ "enable-automation"], "useAutomationExtension": false }}}}'
; **********************************************************************************************************
EndFunc

Func NavegarURL()
    _WD_Navigate($sSession, $URL)
    _WD_Attach($sSession, $URL, "URL")
EndFunc

Any help will be much welcome. Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Have you tried it without the quotes around the word True? If that doesn't work, then try to break the prefs string down further. Something like this --

$sDesiredCapabilities = '{"capabilities": {"alwaysMatch": {"goog:chromeOptions": {"w3c": true , "prefs": {"download":{"prompt_for_download": true, "default_directory": "C:\\TEMP\\"}}}}}}'

 

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