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So this is the deal guys. I have a rather big script running in a company's lobby monitor that displays information gathered from 3 different websites, if exports the sites to text files every few seconds, filters what I want, compares it to the previous export and displays it in a gui.

...The thing is, as Internet Explorer is dying, the sites are no longer working properly with IE, meaning that I'm getting some random errors. To "fix" this I made another script that catches these errors, and relaunches the main script, but it's not pretty to randomly watch the monitor go black and after 30 seconds coming back up... I mean, its messy and it doesn't reflect how I generally work.

Having said this, I'm thinking about updating my script, or maybe do one from scratch using something else.

What should I use? Can someone point me in the right direction? Is there a good chrome/firefox/edge alternative to _IE functions?

Thx in advance

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27 minutes ago, Dryden said:

What should I use? Can someone point me in the right direction? Is there a good chrome/firefox/edge alternative to _IE functions?

Take a look at @Danp2 's  webdriver-udf-w3c-compliant-version-04282021

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In addition I suggest to have a look at the WebDriver pages in the  wiki :)
WebDriver can become quite complex and the wiki tries to shed some light at the subject.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2021-06-05 - Version 1.5.4.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-06-14 - Version 1.6.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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30 minutes ago, water said:

In addition I suggest to have a look at the WebDriver pages in the  wiki :)
WebDriver can become quite complex and the wiki tries to shed some light at the subject.

Yeah, I'm swimming here... It's really different from _IE, I wish there were some examples of each function. But I'll get there in time... thx

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The WebDriver UDF comes with a demo script.
Further examples can be found in this thread.

My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2021-06-05 - Version 1.5.4.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-06-14 - Version 1.6.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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@Dryden I got MozRepl + FF.au3 working for quite a few existing browsers the other day, maybe you'll find this useful:

It works out-of-the-box for most of the browsers listed, for Pale Moon you'll need to make a small edit to the XPI file, I'll post the edit here if you're interested.

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