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Hi guys,

I'm just new here at the forums and so am I with AutoIT. So far it meets all my requirements for making an unattended install script. When I get it working, that is :lmao:.

I chose to start automating the installation of Fraps (a little program to monitor the fps in games). I used version 2.7.2 of this program. But the nasty thing is that the window titles all begin or include "Fraps 2.7.2: ...". This means that when I use autoIT for recognizing the windows, I need to include the whole window title. This is not quite easy, because when version 2.7.3 is released, I may edit the whole script again.

My question is: can I use some kind of wildcard in the title attribute? Just leaving that blank and depending on the text attribute doesn't seem to work?

Here's my script, for those who want:

run("FRAPS272.EXE")
winWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: License Agreement")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: License Agreement", "", 1)
WinWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: Installation Folder", "Choose a directory")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: Installation Folder", "Choose a directory", 1)
WinWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: Start Menu Folder", "Select the Start Menu folder")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: Start Menu Folder", "Select the Start Menu folder", 1)
WinWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: Completed", "Completed")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: Completed", "Completed", 1)

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Hi guys,

I'm just new here at the forums and so am I with AutoIT. So far it meets all my requirements for making an unattended install script. When I get it working, that is :lmao:.

I chose to start automating the installation of Fraps (a little program to monitor the fps in games). I used version 2.7.2 of this program. But the nasty thing is that the window titles all begin or include "Fraps 2.7.2: ...". This means that when I use autoIT for recognizing the windows, I need to include the whole window title. This is not quite easy, because when version 2.7.3 is released, I may edit the whole script again.

My question is: can I use some kind of wildcard in the title attribute? Just leaving that blank and depending on the text attribute doesn't seem to work?

Here's my script, for those who want:

run("FRAPS272.EXE")
winWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: License Agreement")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: License Agreement", "", 1)
WinWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: Installation Folder", "Choose a directory")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: Installation Folder", "Choose a directory", 1)
WinWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: Start Menu Folder", "Select the Start Menu folder")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: Start Menu Folder", "Select the Start Menu folder", 1)
WinWaitActive("Fraps 2.7.2: Completed", "Completed")
controlClick("Fraps 2.7.2: Completed", "Completed", 1)
Lookup Opt(WinTitleMatchMode) in the help file, that should allow easier title matching.


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Default mode of Window Titles is not the complete title. The title starts from the left and can trimmed along any point from there onwards. "Fraps" would be suitable for a title and note that titles are case sensitive.

WinwaitActive() is not required when using Control* functions solely, as they do not require an active window. Winwait() will do well instead.

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Following BigDod's suggestion start your script with

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

and then you can use "License", "Installation", "Start" and "Completed" to find the appropriate Window Titles

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Following BigDod's suggestion start your script with

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

and then you can use "License", "Installation", "Start" and "Completed" to find the appropriate Window Titles

Cool, thx! That works :lmao:

Now, I'll be asking some more questions in the future, I predict ;). I'm planning to automate all of my 3rd party installation programs and join them in one big script, so I won't have to spend hours on clicking next in numerous install procedures.

This also means that I will be dealing with tens of different installation procedures. Installations such as winzip or fraps are relatively simple. But I have no doubt there will be some nasty ones coming up. I hope you guys will stand me by in hard times o:)

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You might not always get the answer you want to hear... But someone 95% of the time will answer your question to the best of their ability.

Welcome to AutoIt and the forums :lmao:.


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