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Simulating events to MS apps

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I have an Access application that has a form I'm supposed to control with Autoit.

Most of the form controls have "OnEvent"-properties set, so I can't just change field values straightly through COM -> it wouldn't trigger the events.

For example there's an input box that requires mouse clicking before entering data, otherwise the program wouldn't work as expected.

The question is: Is there a way to simulate these events without using Autoit's mouse/key simulation? VBA's own functions/methods? sendmessage()?

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Internet Explorer COM has a .fireEvent method that can be applied to any object - I expect the other office apps have the same, but you'll have to look atht eh Object Model docs.

Dale


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

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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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Internet Explorer COM has a .fireEvent method that can be applied to any object - I expect the other office apps have the same, but you'll have to look atht eh Object Model docs.

Couldn't find any.

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Couldn't find any.

You're right... nor could I.

You can assign focus, but not much else.

I did read that there is a way to inquire what action is associated with a particular event on a particular object however -- whis would allow you to trigger the action manually rather than create a synthetic event.

Dale


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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