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Newbie confused with IE.au3

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Hello all.

I'm a beginer in the world of AutoIt and I have been using the IE.au3 UDF but I find it little confusing when working with forms...

I'll try to explain myself the best I can.

For example in this lines from a AutoIT Snippets script:

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate("http://mail.google.com")

; get pointers to the login form and username and password fields
$oform = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "gaia_loginform")
$ologin = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oform, "Email")
$opassword = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oform, "Passwd")

How do we now that the first form named there was "gaia_loginform", ok ok I found that out later using MODIV2...but for example in other websites like mail.yahoo.com you cannot see what form to use in that first line $oform = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "????") I had to keep reading and foun another script example written by DaleHohm:

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("http://www.autoitscript.com")
$oForms = _IEFormGetCollection ($oIE)
$iNumForms = @extended
MsgBox(0, "Forms Info", "There are " & $iNumForms & " forms on this page")
For $i = 0 to $iNumForms - 1
    $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection ($oIE, $i)
    MsgBox(0, "Form Info", $oForm.name)
Next
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Very good one, but, what if the web Im using that script has many forms...How do I know what index number is the corresponding to the form i want to work with?

I'm not asking for any specific script help, just trying to learn how to always know the right names, or in some cases the right index number of the forms..

Do I need very good HTML knowledge for this?

I hope you can understand my post, it is kinda hard for me to explain all the ideas in a foreing language :)

Thank you very much in advance.

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I can tell you have done some searching on your own, that is more than most do before they start asking for help. You seemed to explain yourself very well for English not being your primary language.

The most valuable tool I've found is the Web Developer Extension for Firefox. It picks up where MODIV2 leaves off. You may also want to take a look at IE Builder which is a tool to help build scripts for use with IE.au3.

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Thank you big_daddy for taking the time to reply.

I'll check the Web Developer Extension, IE Builder I use it too.

My biggest problem is with the hidden forms, those that you can see are very easy to find the name or ID, but like the example I gave above:

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate("http://mail.yahoo.com")

; get pointers to the login form and username and password fields
$oform = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "login_form")
$ologin = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oform, "email")
$opassword = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oform, "passwd")

The Login and Password forms are easy to find and check the properties, but in that case the form "login_form" that seems to contain the others was the really hard to get the name or at least know that that was the correct one to be able to work with email and passwd forms.

Anyway, I will keep reading, for some reason this is being very tricky for me to learn.

Thanks again.

(wow, posts here goes really fast, I had to go page 3 to find mine and it is from last night :))

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Thank you big_daddy for taking the time to reply.

I'll check the Web Developer Extension, IE Builder I use it too.

My biggest problem is with the hidden forms, those that you can see are very easy to find the name or ID, but like the example I gave above:

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate("http://mail.yahoo.com")

; get pointers to the login form and username and password fields
$oform = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "login_form")
$ologin = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oform, "email")
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Perhaps this will give you some ideas.

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

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Thank you both.

I will keep practicing untill I master this :)

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The Login and Password forms are easy to find and check the properties, but in that case the form "login_form" that seems to contain the others was the really hard to get the name or at least know that that was the correct one to be able to work with email and passwd forms.

I was able to find this very easily with the Web Developer Toolbar by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F (Information --> Display Element Information).

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