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For the past two days I've been reading all Wiki pages, installed all the demos etc. but I am still unable to do this simple workflow

1. I want to use WebDriver UDF to open Chrome (Set chrome option arguments - Window Size, Pixel ratio, device type and platform name, user-agent.)
2. On new Tab I want to read the tab Title and save it into a TXT file.
3. I need to save the Session ID with my previosly set Capabilities into a file.
4. I want to close the chrome window.

Then

5. I want to open Chrome again, but with my previosly saved Session ID and Capabilities list from the file.
6. And minimaze the window state.
7. After 30 seconds, close the chrome.

I would really appreciate for the WebDriver UDF Helper file, to have also basic code examples, for non coders. For example how to open a windwow etc., save sessions, etc.

Anyway, if someone could help me get started and help me with this workflow, that would be much appreaciated. 😔

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Hi @TTE26,

Welcome to the forum. :welcome:

To improve your chances of getting help, I suggest that you post code showing what you have tried thus far. Also, I would be interested to learn the reasoning behind this workflow, alternatives you've considered, etc.

Regarding items 3 - 5, the Session ID will be invalid after you close the browser, so I don't see how saving it will be beneficial.

Regards,

Dan

P.S. Help file examples may be included in a future release.

 

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Hi! 🤗

I have been grinding for a few days now, have tested and learned a lot.
I've managed to do a lot from my list by myself already.
- The Session ID was accomplished by just using User Profile direcotry argument. 
- I am using SQL functions to save data, so a better solution than just save to text file
- I was able to read Tabs Title using this function
 

_WD_Action($WD_SESSION, 'TITLE')



But I am having a hard time setting the devices Width, Height, PixelRatio, DeviceType, PlatformName.
This is what I have now, and it's not work
 

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceMetrics", "width=320, height=640, pixelRatio=3" )


How can I fix it? Why is it not working?

Thank you! 🙂

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Yes, I see an error in Webdriver_Testing.log file

[1658890546.183][INFO]: [c566e1ddea7e3b09cbdbd0be1b191500]
RESPONSE InitSession ERROR invalid argument: entry 0 of 'firstMatch' is invalid
from invalid argument: cannot parse capability: goog:chromeOptions
from invalid argument: cannot parse mobileEmulation
from invalid argument: 'deviceMetrics' must be a dictionary

On Chromium Site it says:
 

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Specifying Individual Device Attributes

It is also possible to enable Mobile Emulation by specifying individual attributes. To enable Mobile Emulation this way, the “mobileEmulation” dictionary can contain a “deviceMetrics” dictionary and a “userAgent” string. The following device metrics must be specified in the “deviceMetrics” dictionary:

  • “width” - the width in pixels of the device’s screen

  • “height” - the height in pixels of the device’s screen

  • “pixelRatio” - the device’s pixel ratio

  • "touch" - whether to emulate touch events (defaults to true, usually does not need to be set)



So how can I add a deviceMetrics” dictionary the correct way? 
 

 

1 hour ago, Danp2 said:

BTW, what website are you automating with this script?


If I get this working, intended to use on my personal sites, to check if they are loading correctly, and take a daily screenshots.


Please let me know how to fix this error.
Any help would be appreciated! 🙃

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15 minutes ago, Danp2 said:

Haven't tested it, but this should be more spec compliant than your original version --

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceMetrics", '"width":320, "height":640, "pixelRatio":3')

 

Not working either. Same error. Hmm

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Try this way:

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceMetrics", '"width":320')
_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceMetrics", '"height":640')
_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceMetrics", '"pixelRatio":3')

 

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No no it not works.
Give some time.
I'm digging docs.

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1 hour ago, TTE26 said:

the “mobileEmulation” dictionary can contain a “deviceMetrics” dictionary and a “userAgent” string.

so at first step:
 

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "useragent", 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win' & StringReplace(@OSArch, 'X', '') & '; ' & @CPUArch & ') AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/' & _WD_GetBrowserVersion('chrome') & ' Safari/537.36')

 

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24 minutes ago, mLipok said:

so at first step:
 

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "useragent", 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win' & StringReplace(@OSArch, 'X', '') & '; ' & @CPUArch & ') AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/' & _WD_GetBrowserVersion('chrome') & ' Safari/537.36')

 

Not working, not able to put it together. 🤔


 🤨 However this hard coded JSON works ->
 

$sDesiredCapabilities = '{"capabilities": {"alwaysMatch": {"goog:chromeOptions": {"w3c": true,  "excludeSwitches": [ "enable-automation"], "args":["user-data-dir=C:\\Users\\R\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\User Data\\"], "mobileEmulation": { "deviceMetrics": { "width": 320, "height": 640, "pixelRatio": 3.0, "click": true}, "userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/104 Safari/537.36" }}}}}'


But how to create this with _WD_CapabilitiesAdd ?
 

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You can also use:

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceName", 'Nexus 5')


WIP on deviceMetrics

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30 minutes ago, mLipok said:

You can also use:

_WD_CapabilitiesAdd("mobileEmulation", "deviceName", 'Nexus 5')


WIP on deviceMetrics

Well this works, but not able to set my own resolution and user agents. 
Do you know where can I get a list of supported devices for deviceName?

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https://chromedriver.chromium.org/mobile-emulation

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Note: ChromeDriver’s list of known devices is generated from those found in the DevTools Emulation panel. However, it is possible to use a version of ChromeDriver against a version of Chrome that has a newer or older list of devices. If you try to use a device name that ChromeDriver doesn’t recognize, you will see an error: “<your device name> must be a valid device.” To emulate a device that ChromeDriver doesn’t know of, enable Mobile Emulation using individual device metrics, as described below.

 

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I have developed some kind of universal solution, but do not know if @Danp2 will be happy with that ;)


I will send PR to github repo.

 

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My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST APIErrorLog.au3 UDF - A logging Library * Include Dependency Tree (Tool for analyzing script relations) *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 UDF * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * Dual Monitor resolution detection * * 2GUI on Dual Monitor System * _SciLexer.au3 UDF * SciTE - Lexer for console pane

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Good coding practices in AutoIt * 

OpenOffice/LibreOffice/XLS Related: WriterDemo.au3 * XLS/MDB from scratch with ADOX

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * IE in TaskSchedulerIE Embedded Control Versioning (use IE9+ and HTML5 in a GUI) * PDF Related:How to get reference to PDF object embeded in IE * IE on Windows 11

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

I also encourage you to check awesome @trancexx code:  * Create COM objects from modules without any demand on user to register anything. * Another COM object registering stuffOnHungApp handlerAvoid "AutoIt Error" message box in unknown errors  * HTML editor

winhttp.au3 related : * https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/206771-winhttpau3-download-problem-youre-speaking-plain-http-to-an-ssl-enabled-server-port/

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind. 

My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST APIErrorLog.au3 UDF - A logging Library * Include Dependency Tree (Tool for analyzing script relations) *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 UDF * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * Dual Monitor resolution detection * * 2GUI on Dual Monitor System * _SciLexer.au3 UDF * SciTE - Lexer for console pane

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Good coding practices in AutoIt * 

OpenOffice/LibreOffice/XLS Related: WriterDemo.au3 * XLS/MDB from scratch with ADOX

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * IE in TaskSchedulerIE Embedded Control Versioning (use IE9+ and HTML5 in a GUI) * PDF Related:How to get reference to PDF object embeded in IE * IE on Windows 11

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

I also encourage you to check awesome @trancexx code:  * Create COM objects from modules without any demand on user to register anything. * Another COM object registering stuffOnHungApp handlerAvoid "AutoIt Error" message box in unknown errors  * HTML editor

winhttp.au3 related : * https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/206771-winhttpau3-download-problem-youre-speaking-plain-http-to-an-ssl-enabled-server-port/

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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