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IE.au3 and _IEFormElementOptionSelect

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<select name="paard">


<option value='23917'>angel</option>

<option value='33485'>Wyomi</option>

<option value='35153'>Mitsy's Special Love</option>

<option value='36656'>Sverre</option>


AutoIT3 Info


$oSelectPaard = _IEGetObjByName ( $oIE1 , "paard" , 0 )

_IEFormElementOptionselect ( $oSelectPaard , "Sverre" , 1 , "byText" , 1 )

The above code doesn't selcet the option I want . Do i do something wrong ? or does the code struggle with the epty option or what ?

To be honest I use the following code

_IEFormElementOptionselect ( $oSelectPaard , $horseName , 1 , "byText" , 1 )

And $horseName consistes of "Sverre"

If anybody can help me or give me some alternate code to try or to debug. Please all suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance.


I tried the "byValue" option also already but even that doesn't work only the "byIndex" does his job.

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I don't have time to troubleshoot why it is not working, but here is a workaround until Dale has a chance to look at it.

$oSelect = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "paard")
$oItems = $oSelect.Options
For $oItem In $oItems
    If $oItem.Text = $sHorseName Then
        If Not $oItem.selected Then
            $oItem.selected = True

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Yes, in fact there is a problem here in IE.au3 with the null value/text. The value returned for the text turns out to be a numeric 0 instead of an empty string and a comparison of a (unexpected) numeric to any string evaluates to True.

I'll fix this in the next release. Thanks Bob for providing the workaround.


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Thnx guys,

I was walking on my hands already. The script made me mad --> In love --> crazy well it made me everything but not happy :lmao:

Thnx for the workaround

Edited by Ursie

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