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Hi,

I'm trying to make a script that uses control send to send an e-mail with the outlook window hidden.

$text = "hi"
run("C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)
sleep(5000)
ControlFocus("Inbox - Outlook Express", "", "Outlook Express Browser Class")
sleep(250)
ControlSend("Inbox - Outlook Express", "", "Outlook Express Browser Class", "!f")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("Inbox - Outlook Express", "", "Outlook Express Browser Class", "n")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("Inbox - Outlook Express", "", "Outlook Express Browser Class", "m")
sleep(1000)

ControlFocus("New Message", "", "ATH_Note")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("New Message", "", "ATH_Note", "dazzyreil@hotmail.com{tab}{tab}test{tab}")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("New Message", "", "ATH_Note", $text )
sleep(500)
ControlSend("New Message", "", "ATH_Note", "!s")

this doesnt work.

i read in the help file that control send doesnt work good with ALT keys.

can anybody help me with this script ??

Edited by dazzyreil
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works fine for me, but you need a bit of adjustment.

$text = "hi"
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2);2 = Match any substring in the title
AutoItSetOption("WinDetectHiddenText", 1);1 = Detect hidden text
run("C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe", "",@SW_HIDE)
sleep(5000)

ControlFocus("Outlook Express", "Folders", "")
sleep(250)
ControlSend("Outlook Express", "Folders", "", "!f")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("Outlook Express", "Folders", "", "n")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("Outlook Express", "Folders", "", "m")
sleep(1000)


ControlFocus("New Message", "", "")
sleep(500)
ControlSend("New Message", "", "RichEdit20W2", "dazzyreil@hotmail.com")
ControlSend("New Message", "", "Internet Explorer_Server1",$text)
ControlSend("New Message", "", "RichEdit20W4", "test"); type subject last
ControlSend("test", "", "", "!s"); window title is subject

Outlook Express Browser Class is not a valid control.

when you fill in the subject, the window title changes to that subject, so type it in last.

Test it first without the @sw_hide and make sure it is working, then do @sw_minimise, and finally hide it.

ps, there are a lot of other ways to send email.

...edit one last thing. Outlook and Outlook Express are different. I know you meant outlook express however.

Edited by scriptkitty

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