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# problem activating window on netscape install

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Hi Guys,

the install automation works fine but when It then automatically launches the window (title: Netscape 7.2) apears with the text asking if you want to make your default browser.

ive set this as a winwaitactive but it dosent then do the Send commands i give. ive tried Tab, Enter to get to No. ive tried !n but it apears the window is not full active or send will not work with this window..

anyone any ideas..

here is my script so far. (It dosent go past the red text line)

; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

;

; AutoIt Version: 3.1.0

; Author: Mark Chinery

;

; Script Function:

; Netscape install

;

; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Netscape Install

Run('"\\server\it$\Software\Other\Netscape 7.2\NSSetup-Full.exe"') WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Welcome") Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Software License Agreement") Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Setup Type") Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Select Additional Components") Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Quick Launch") Send("{ENTER}") ControlClick("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Additional Options", "&Make Netscape.com my home page", 1076) Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install") Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2") Send("!n") WinActive("Alert") Send("{ENTER}") WinWaitActive("Netscape") Winclose("Netscape") Edited by chiners_68 #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites #2 · Posted (edited) My guess to cover for issues without installing Netscape. ; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ; ; AutoIt Version: 3.1.0 ; Author: Mark Chinery ; ; Script Function: ; Netscape install ; ; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ;Netscape Install Run('"\\server\it$\Software\Other\Netscape 7.2\NSSetup-Full.exe"')
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Welcome")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Software License Agreement")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Setup Type")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Select Additional Components")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Quick Launch")
Send("{ENTER}")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitClose("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install", 5); Added
If Not WinActive("Netscape 7.2") Then; Added
WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2")
Send("!n")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWait("Netscape"); removed ...Active as not needed
Winclose("Netscape")

Edited by MHz

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...but it dosent then do the Send commands i give...

MHz has given you good code to try... I thought that I might hazard a guess as to why your original code was not performing as you had hoped.

From the help file under AutoItSetOption is an option setting named WinTitleMatchMode

Alters the method that is used to match window titles during search operations.

1 = Match the title from the start (default)

2 = Match any substring in the title

3 = Exact title match

In the default mode, a window title is matched from the start... so your script waited for a window with the title of

"Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install"

then sent the enter key

then immediately checked for a window with the title of

"Netscape 7.2"

then sent the alt-n keys

All of that happened before the window named "Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install" had a chance to become inactive. Most likely your script did send alt-n - it just sent it to the wrong screen.

You could place this line near the top of your script and change the way that AutoIt matches window titles:

AutoItSetOption ("WinTitleMatchMode", 3)

then AutoIt would see "Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install" and "Netscape 7.2" as unique window title matches.

Clear as Mud?

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after the WinWaitActive("Netscape 7.2 Setup - Start Install") line there is several other windows that apear & go as it installs. maybe one of these windows is called "Netscape 7.2" & thus it tries to do the !n at the wrong window.

how can I aditionally identify the window aswell as the "Netscape 7.2"

the window dosent hold much inforation when i use the autoitwindow thing.

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Can you see "&Next" as the button text through AutoIt info for that window, then just use that as the window text parameter which should help with differencing it from one of the installing type windows.

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You can always use cmenu, a very useful tool posted in the forums that helps automating installations, and even perform them silently. Do a search and you'll find it.

I've got netscape 8.1 and cmenu outputs the following info on the parameters the installer can be run with:

Nullsoft ® Installer

setup.exe /Option

(All switches MUST be upper case. No double quotes)

Install Options

/D=x:\dirname

Install program to path.

/NCRC

Skip CRC check.

Display Options

/S

Silent mode.

AutoIt Usage

Create the Au3 template script.

Edit any variables at the start of the script, and add shortcuts, that require deletion.

Refer to the CMenu Help Guide. It displays sample highlighted items, to edit.

Compile the script, into an exe, and keep it with the installer.

Run the compiled exe, to install.

Command line Usage

To silently install, use the switch:

Setup.exe /S

I hope this helps.

IVAN

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You can always use cmenu, a very useful tool posted in the forums that helps automating installations, and even perform them silently. Do a search and you'll find it.

Good idea ivan to use silent install as the above script does no customing. Anyone can download CMenu from here if interested.

This should be easier to use.

RunWait('"\\server\it\$\Software\Other\Netscape 7.2\NSSetup-Full.exe" /S')