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Best way to find text in on a webpage

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I'm looking to improve the way my script picks up on text in the chat box of a webpage. I have it set to do things based on what text it finds in the chat window. Right now I'm using:

func change()

ClipPut("empty")

sleep(10)

clickchatwindow()

sleep (10)

send("{CTRLDOWN}")

send("a")

sleep (10)

send("c")

send ("{CTRLUP}")

$text = ClipGet()

if StringInStr($text,"blah blah") then

func1()

endfunc

Where clickchatwindow() just clicks an area in the chat window, obviosuly, and func1() just does what I want to happen when "blah blah" is found in the chat window.

My problem is, that sometimes this will not catch the "blah blah" the first time around. (I have it checking the chat window a few times) I want to improve this. Is there any better way to find text on a webpage and use an if statement to do something, like an IE UDF maybe?


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Is there any better way to find text on a webpage and use an if statement to do something, like an IE UDF maybe?

Um, how about IE.au3 in the beta?

Dale


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Um, how about IE.au3 in the beta?

Dale

That will work, but what about 'WinGetText'?

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I only want part of a webpage, not the whole thing. I want to target the chat window frame.


IE Dev ToolbarMSDN: InternetExplorer ObjectMSDN: HTML/DHTML Reference Guide[quote]It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to. - Walter Linn[/quote]--------------------[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]Post a reproducer with less than 100 lines of code.[/font]

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Then look at IE.au3 and use _IEFormElementGetValue

Dale

Edit: typo

Edited by DaleHohm

Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

Automate input type=file (Related)

Alternative to _IECreateEmbedded? better: _IECreatePseudoEmbedded  Better Better?

IE.au3 issues with Vista - Workarounds

SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y Doesn't work needs to be ripped out of the troubleshooting lexicon. It means that what you tried did not produce the results you expected. It begs the questions 1) what did you try?, 2) what did you expect? and 3) what happened instead?

Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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