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Creating Network Connection

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I've two possible connections to create using a script, dial up network and wireless network. I was looking in microsoft's site under cpl but, I couldn't find a useful reference for this.

I'm about to start automating the explorer Network Connections window launched using the appropriate cpl for NT and 9x, and from there launch a new network wizard window and run the process...

I hate automating wizards, let alone working with Explorer listviews, so if anyone has a better suggestion I'd really be grateful if you could share it with me.

THX in advance


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I can't think of anything other than automating the wizard.

Here's something to start you off:

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c @open '&"::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}", '', @SW_HIDE)

_wwa("Network Connections")
WinMenuSelectItem("Network Connections", "", "&File", "&New Connection...")

_wwa("New Connection Wizard", "Welcome to the New Connection Wizard")
_wwa("New Connection Wizard", "Connect")
ControlClick("New Connection Wizard", "", 22128)
_wwa("New Connection Wizard", "Network Setup Wizard")
ControlClick("New Connection Wizard", "", 12325)

_wwa("Network Setup Wizard", "Welcome to the Network Setup Wizard")
_wwa("Network Setup Wizard", "complete the following")
_wwa("Network Setup Wizard", "Select the statement")

;;Complete the rest yourself...

>>>>>>>>>>>> Window Details <<<<<<<<<<<<<
Title:  Network Setup Wizard
Class:  #32770
Size:   X: 290  Y: 319  W: 503  H: 386

>>>>>>>>>>> Mouse Details <<<<<<<<<<<
Screen: X: 593  Y: 578
Cursor ID:  2

>>>>>>>>>>> Pixel Color Under Mouse <<<<<<<<<<<
RGB:    Hex: 0xD4D0C8   Dec: 13947080

>>>>>>>>>>> Control Under Mouse <<<<<<<<<<<
Size:       X: 22   Y: 120  W: 455  H: 127
Control ID: 4007
ClassNameNN:    SysListView321
Text:       Connection List
(Control is hidden)

>>>>>>>>>>> Status Bar Text <<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>> Visible Window Text <<<<<<<<<<<
Select the statement that best describes this computer:
This &computer connects directly to the Internet. The other computers on my network connect to the Internet through this computer.
This co&mputer connects to the Internet through another computer on my network or through a residential gateway.
Learn more about <A>home or small office network configurations</A>.
<A>View an example</A>.
<A>View an example</A>.
< &Back
&Next >

Func _wwa($title, $text="")
    WinWait($title, $text)
    WinActivate($title, $text)
    WinWaitActive($title, $text)


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Thanks. I had to go home soon after posting the topic, so I worked out a wizard automation procedure. Anyway, I'll try your solution, which is pretty much the same as mine (except that I have to run on a spanish os version, which implies different values for menu items on the network connections folder which I obtain through cpl instead of CLSID.

Best regards


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