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Automating Form Entry

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Not sure this the place to post this question-

Before going thru the effort of learning AutoIt, can someone tell me if it will allow me to do the following:

I have a Windows application with various input controls, :

a. spinner text box for numeric input

b. Text box for text inputs

c. Drop down (combobox), for selection from lists

d. Checkbox for selecting certain features

e. Button to save the values, and possibly also get a popup to

confirm input.

I have many, many forms to fill out, using the same basic, repetitious input. However, for each entry the data will change. The 2 basic screens remain the same.

We have a legacy application with this data, which can write to a text file. It cannot write directly into this Windows application.

Therefore, we currently have to print out the data, and manually enter them into this windows application. I know Winbatch can do it, but learning curve is a bit bigger there.

Can AutoIt read the content of a text file, which is in fixed format, and then use that content to fill out these windows application forms and save the data? We have about 100 to do everyday, and its quiet time consuming and error-prone doing it manually.

Thanks

Jonas

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a Windows application with various input controls, :

a. spinner text box for numeric input

b. Text box for text inputs

c. Drop down (combobox), for selection from lists

d. Checkbox for selecting certain features

e. Button to save the values, and possibly also get a popup to

confirm input.

All of the above are surly possible although I don't know what a "spinner" text box is,

but to start, a look at the online helpfile

http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/

or the one that comes with autoit

Will get you on your way, just look at the GUI sections

A good beginning

Welcome to the forums and welcome to autoit!

EDIT: thought you wanted to create an application sorry,

better things to look at in the helpfile would be send and controlsend

Edited by Paulie

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