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Select menuitem from other app

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I'm newbi here. Please tell me how to select a menuitem from other app (for ex: select "Save as..." from menu "File" of NotePad application). I've tried with WinMenuSelectItem, but it did not work

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WinMenuSelectItem

Thanks SmOke. I used "WinMenuSelectItem" but i did not work. Here is my code:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$title = "Untitled - Notepad"

Run("notepad.exe")

; Wait for the Notepad become active - it is titled "Untitled - Notepad" on English systems

WinWaitActive($title )

; Now that the Notepad window is active type some text

Send("Hello from Notepad.{ENTER}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10{ENTER}")

$blnSuccess = WinMenuSelectItem($title , "", "File", "Save As..." )

If ($blnSuccess = 1) then

MsgBox("Success", "", "Select menu item successful")

Else

MsgBox("Fail", "", "Select menu item fail")

EndIf

While 1

$msg = GUIGetMsg()

If $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop

Wend

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If you want to save something to a text file, you could do it with FileWrite fairly easy:

Example:

$FILE = FileGetShortName(@HomeDrive & '\SaveTextTest.txt')
FileWrite($FILE, 'Just an example')
Run(@Comspec & ' /c start ' & $FILE, '', @SW_HIDE)
MsgBox(64, 'Info:', 'File is saved here: ' & FileGetLongName($FILE))

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If you want to save something to a text file, you could do it with FileWrite fairly easy:

Example:

$FILE = FileGetShortName(@HomeDrive & '\SaveTextTest.txt')
FileWrite($FILE, 'Just an example')
Run(@Comspec & ' /c start ' & $FILE, '', @SW_HIDE)
MsgBox(64, 'Info:', 'File is saved here: ' & FileGetLongName($FILE))

Thanks SmOke. I want to select a menu item on other app from AutoScript. Saving text from NotePad is just a example. Btw, Thank for your help

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Hmm, I don't know what to tell you, it's a lot of trial and error.

Try this:

$Window = 'Untitled - Notepad'
If Not WinExists($Window) Then Run('notepad.exe')
WinWaitActive($Window)

Sleep(1000)

If WinMenuSelectItem($Window, '', '&File', 'Save &As...') Then
    MsgBox(64, 'Info', 'Success, Save As is open')
Else
    MsgBox(64, 'Info', 'Failure')
EndIf

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Hmm, I don't know what to tell you, it's a lot of trial and error.

Try this:

$Window = 'Untitled - Notepad'
If Not WinExists($Window) Then Run('notepad.exe')
WinWaitActive($Window)

Sleep(1000)

If WinMenuSelectItem($Window, '', '&File', 'Save &As...') Then
    MsgBox(64, 'Info', 'Success, Save As is open')
Else
    MsgBox(64, 'Info', 'Failure')
EndIf

Now it works. Thanks SmOke. Another question, How do you know text of menu ('&File', 'Save &As...'). I did not see any underscore below "F" and "A" char. I used AutoIt Window Info, but got nothing.

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As I said above, it was trial and error for me.


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Now it works. Thanks SmOke. Another question, How do you know text of menu ('&File', 'Save &As...'). I did not see any underscore below "F" and "A" char. I used AutoIt Window Info, but got nothing.

Just pressing the Alt key should make the underlines appear under the accellerator keys in the menu.

:whistle:

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