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Hi All,

I am currently developing script for our product install, the package is developed using install shield, I don't see shortcuts and I don't see Controls Under Mouse like Size:

Control ID:



so I am not able to select the Radio button, enter username, password, port number and other details. please help how to proceed with this.

Attached image of Install shield and AutoIT window Info.

Edited by autoguy100

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Send( {Tab} ) to move btwn the fields use spacebar to select radio buttuns and send data to fill in the other fields. Look up send() in the helpfile for more detail but that is a really simple way to fill out a form liek this.

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wheres your mouse? lol u have to go over it to get the control ID if im not mistaken

Pointing mouse does not show control id, classname, that's why i attached the AutoIT window IT.

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thats what im saying it looks like uve only gotten your mouse somewhere over the window not over any of the controls....

My friend try to understand, I tried pointing mouse in the controls, the installshield is JAVA based so it is unable to indetify the control id, but i was able to proceed with SEND("{TAB}").

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I've had similar problems with .NET applications using WinForm. What's worse is that the

control IDs are dynamically generated, so you can't use the IDs even if you get them in the Window Info application. I find the WindowInfo program does not show contols plenty of times, like in IE, etc.

I've been forced to use WinList (), then print the entire array to a file and sort through it. I've found that if I can identify the window manually in that list, and identify the ordinal position in the array returned by WinList, then I can simply run WinList in my script and reference the array offset, grab the ID, and away I go. It's a real hack, but it's the best I can do.

Here's a snippet of code. The dumping of the list starts with my applicaiton window (no need to do this for all of the system windows). This refers to a bunch of utlity functions I wrote to dump things to log files, you can replace that with console outs, or your own dump-to-log file functions.

Hope that helps.

; FUNCTION:  GetWindowList
;   Get and Dump the current list of Windows
;   Enumerates the Windows in the system, finds a specific title
;   $lsWindowName
;       Name of the top level window to use as the "base" for the
;       Control # offset
;   $lbDump
;       1 = Dump the window names to the report
;   Array of windows titles and handles
;   Sets $gnReturnValue = the ordinal position in the array that matches
;   the title in the input parameter
; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Func GetWindowList ( $lsWindowName, $lbDump )
    dim $laControlList
    dim $lbFoundWindow = 0;
    if $lbDump and $gbDebug Then
    $laControlList = WinList()
; Enumerate all system windows, dump them into an array.  The handle can be used for all subsequent operations
; assuming the order of the controls don't change.
    For $i = 1 to $laControlList[0][0]
; Only return the first occurance
        if $laControlList[$i][0] = $lsWindowName and $lbFoundWindow = 0 Then
            $lbFoundWindow = 1
            $gnReturnValue = $i
        if $lbFoundWindow and $lbDump and $gbDebug Then
            $lsControlText = ControlGetText( $gsWinName, "", $laControlList[$i][1])
            $laControlPos = ControlGetPos ($gsWinName, "", $laControlList[$i][1])
; Don't dump source code, if SciTe is open
            if $laControlList[$i][0] <> "source" then
                ReportWrite ("Control Num=" &$i & " Title=" & $laControlList[$i][0] & " Handle=" & $laControlList[$i][1] & " X=" & $laControlPos[0]_
                & " Y=" & $laControlPos[1] & " Width = " & $laControlPos[2] & " Height =" & $laControlPos[3] & " Text=" & $lsControlText)           
    if $lbDump and $gbDebug Then
    return $laControlList
Edited by CharlieK

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Automating Java Application?

Can't use AutoIt?

Use Java's bulit-in Robot class.

Meant for testing of Java-built applications.

[i have not actually tried using this class, but i do know that they have equivalents for AutoIt's MouseMove and also have a very useful ScreenCapture() function. I'll check out the API and post here when I'm done.]


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Not used to Java API home page: but I finally found it:

Nope, sorry, not what you were looking for =.="


Class Robot




public class Robotextends ObjectThis class is used to generate native system input events for the purposes of test automation, self-running demos, and other applications where control of the mouse and keyboard is needed. The primary purpose of Robot is to facilitate automated testing of Java platform implementations.

Using the class to generate input events differs from posting events to the AWT event queue or AWT components in that the events are generated in the platform's native input queue. For example, Robot.mouseMove will actually move the mouse cursor instead of just generating mouse move events.

Note that some platforms require special privileges or extensions to access low-level input control. If the current platform configuration does not allow input control, an AWTException will be thrown when trying to construct Robot objects. For example, X-Window systems will throw the exception if the XTEST 2.2 standard extension is not supported (or not enabled) by the X server.

Applications that use Robot for purposes other than self-testing should handle these error conditions gracefully.




Constructor Summary


Constructs a Robot object in the coordinate system of the primary screen.

Robot(GraphicsDevice screen)

Creates a Robot for the given screen device.

Method Summary

BufferedImage createScreenCapture(Rectangle screenRect)

Creates an image containing pixels read from the screen.

void delay(int ms)

Sleeps for the specified time.

int getAutoDelay()

Returns the number of milliseconds this Robot sleeps after generating an event.

Color getPixelColor(int x, int y)

Returns the color of a pixel at the given screen coordinates.

boolean isAutoWaitForIdle()

Returns whether this Robot automatically invokes waitForIdle after generating an event.

void keyPress(int keycode)

Presses a given key.

void keyRelease(int keycode)

Releases a given key.

void mouseMove(int x, int y)

Moves mouse pointer to given screen coordinates.

void mousePress(int buttons)

Presses one or more mouse buttons.

void mouseRelease(int buttons)

Releases one or more mouse buttons.

void mouseWheel(int wheelAmt)

Rotates the scroll wheel on wheel-equipped mice.

void setAutoDelay(int ms)

Sets the number of milliseconds this Robot sleeps after generating an event.

void setAutoWaitForIdle(boolean isOn)

Sets whether this Robot automatically invokes waitForIdle after generating an event.

String toString()

Returns a string representation of this Robot.

void waitForIdle()

Waits until all events currently on the event queue have been processed.

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait


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