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How to prevent internet explorer from stealing focus?

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Eduardo

Hi,

I am trying to make application to download pages by IE browser using IE.au3 UDF. It is running in background doing _IEAction ($oIE,"invisible") or ( WinSetState( Microsoft Internet Explorer", "", @SW_HIDE) but the BIG problem is Internet explorer navigation stole the focus to Active Windows for each page visited. So It is not able to work in other application while running the background application, it is very frustating.

I was looking for information about IE stole focus but in fact I don't find any solution yet.

I appreciate any help about that

Thanks in advance

Eduardo.

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JohnBailey

Hi,

I am trying to make application to download pages by IE browser using IE.au3 UDF. It is running in background doing _IEAction ($oIE,"invisible") or ( WinSetState( Microsoft Internet Explorer", "", @SW_HIDE) but the BIG problem is Internet explorer navigation stole the focus to Active Windows for each page visited. So It is not able to work in other application while running the background application, it is very frustating.

I was looking for information about IE stole focus but in fact I don't find any solution yet.

I appreciate any help about that

Thanks in advance

Eduardo.

Could you post what code you have thus far or an example of your code?


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DaleHohm

Try wrapping your navigate commands inside these undocumented function calls:

__IELockSetForegroundWindow($LSFW_LOCK)

__IELockSetForegroundWindow($LSFW_UNLOCK)

They are used in _IECreate

Dale


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Blue_Drache

Dale: I guess that the next release will have them documented? *grin*


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Eduardo

Hi everybody and thanks for reply me, I was testing using IELockSetForegroundWindow function and I got a little step forward, the foreground control setting is right in my process space, so in the following test segment, the focus had not stolen by background IE download to windows notepad.

But sadly the setting is not reach global space processes for all applications in windows XP, so changing to another app ALT+TAB then my background IE stole the focus.

#include <IE.au3>

$f_tryAttach = 0

$fvisible = 1

$fwait = 1

;;; Preparing URL search for espacenet server

;;; String TI=hair is looking for patents having word hair in title

$EspaUrl="http://v3.espacenet.com/results?sf=a&FIRST=1&CY=es&LG=es&DB=EPODOC&TI=hair&AB=&PN=&AP=&PR=&PD=&PA=&IN=&EC=&IC=&=&=&=&=&="

; Go for first one.

$oIE = _IECreate ( $EspaUrl,$f_tryAttach,$fvisible,$fwait)

;; Starting notepad

Run("notepad.exe")

WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

;;; Waiting for search results ....

WinWait ("esp@cenet vista de resultados - " ,"")

;;WinSetState("esp@cenet vista de resultados - " , "", @SW_HIDE)

_IEAction ($oIE,"invisible")

_IELoadWait ($oIE)

; Preparing URL for next page navigation.

$nextone = "http://v3.espacenet.com/results?sf=a&CY=es&LG=es&DB=EPODOC&TI=hair&AB=&PN=&AP=&PR=&PD=&PA=&IN=&EC=&IC=&=&=&=&=&=&PGS=30&FIRST=31"

__IELockSetForegroundWindow($LSFW_LOCK)

; Go for the second one.

_IENavigate ($oIE,$nextone)

$CurrWinActive = WinGetTitle("")

__IELockSetForegroundWindow($LSFW_UNLOCK)

MsgBox(0,"Current focus","Focus on " & $CurrWinActive)

_IEQuit ($oIE)

WinClose("Untitled - Notepad", "")

Finally I have to say that seems to me it is a complex issue to application programmers it should solved at operating system level.

Regards,

Eduardo.

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