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trouble with WinWaitActive()

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I apologize if I am making some silly mistake here, but I already spent a lot of time trying various alternatives and searching through forum but can't figure out why it is not working. I haven't touched autoit3 in a very long time and lost whatever touch I had.

I am trying to create a script that has a very simple task. I am decrypting some DVDs using DVDDecrypter in batch mode using command line options, but for some DVDs, the program gives out a prompt that says something like "Possible RCE Protection Found!" and the default option is usually good enough so I have to sit there and keep keep clicking the OK button about 8 times or over a few minutes. Now all that I want the script to do is wait in a loop for the dialog box and click OK for me (like the "yes" command). I used the spy and it shows something like this:

Press CTRL-ALT-F to pause the display.

>>>>>>>>>>>> Window Title <<<<<<<<<<<<<
DVD Decrypter

(  classname=TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode  )

>>>>>>>>>>> Window Dimensions <<<<<<<<<<<
left: 675    top: 617    width: 367  height: 290

>>>>>>>>>>> Mouse Position <<<<<<<<<<<
On Desktop: x: 984   y: 883
In Window:  x: 309   y: 266

>>>>>>>>>>> Pixel Color Under Mouse (RGB) <<<<<<<<<<<
Hex: 0xF5F5F1   Dec: 16119281

(Obselete BGR Mode -  Hex: 0xF1F5F5 Dec: 15857141)

>>>>>>>>>>> Last Control Under Mouse <<<<<<<<<<<
Class: TButton1
Text: OK

>>>>>>>>>>> Status Bar Text <<<<<<<<<<<


>>>>>>>>>>> Visible Window Text <<<<<<<<<<<
Examples
OK
Region
8. Special International Venues
7. Reserved
6. China
5. Russia, East Europe, Africa
4. Australia, Spanish America
3. South East Asia
2. West Europe, Japan, South Africa
1. USA, Canada

>>>>>>>>>>> Hidden Window Text <<<<<<<<<<<

Now, I have tried WinWaitActive with several combinations of simple title string and with Advanced Window Descriptions (as per the link http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/i...wsadvanced.htm) but none of them worked (the window is there even before the script is run but it remains paused for ever). Here are some that I tried:

WinWaitActive("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]")
WinWaitActive("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode; INSTANCE:2]")
WinWaitActive("DVD Decrypter", "")
WinWaitActive("DVD Decrypter", "USA, Canada")
WinWaitActive("[TITLE:DVD Decrypter]", "")
WinWaitActive("[TITLE:DVD Decrypter]", "USA, Canada")
WinWaitActive("[TITLE:DVD Decrypter; INSTANCE:2]", "USA, Canada")

there are other combinations that I tried too. Though the below seems to work

WinActivate("DVD Decrypter", "USA, Canada")

the same arguments don't work for WinWaitActive(). Since the main window and dialog have the same title, I am trying the INSTANCE property with no help. Please help.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Try:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 1);on top of your script
WinWaitActive("Decrypter", "USA")

sometime shortening the title/text to essentials makes it work.

Edited by enaiman

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Try:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 1);on top of your script
WinWaitActive("Decrypter", "USA")

sometime shortening the title/text to essentials makes it work.

Just tried the above exactly(with nothing else in the script), didn't work. The script is just sitting there. I thought the classname should identify the window with no confusions, I am using wrong text as CLASS property?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

To see where your script is hanging add the following line at the begining of your script:

Opt("TrayIconDebug", 1)

this way you will be able to see what line of the script is executing just placing your mouse cursor over the tray icon. It may be a good idea to post your code here also.

Yes - the class name identifies the windoe but unfortunately I can't help too much on this. However if you have a title identified for that window it should be enough.

Edited by enaiman

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Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 1);on top of your script
WinWaitActive("Decrypter", "USA")oÝ÷ Ú«¨µéÚ

If it doesn't work then tell us what did or didnt happen and if NOTHING happened, read the console for errors. Good luck and enjoy!

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If it doesn't work then tell us what did or didnt happen and if NOTHING happened, read the console for errors. Good luck and enjoy!

Also, the previous code with the CLASS should have worked, but requires WinTitleMatchMode 4:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)

If WinWait("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]") Then
    ConsoleWrite("Debug: Found Window class TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode" & @LF)
    WinActivate("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]")
    WinWaitActive("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]")
    ConsoleWrite("Debug: Window is now active." & @LF)
EndIf

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Also, the previous code with the CLASS should have worked, but requires WinTitleMatchMode 4:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)

If WinWait("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]") Then
    ConsoleWrite("Debug: Found Window class TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode" & @LF)
    WinActivate("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]")
    WinWaitActive("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]")
    ConsoleWrite("Debug: Window is now active." & @LF)
EndIf

:)

This didn't at first work, and I did try setting the same Opt() to the same value, as I found it while searching for dvddecrypter in the forum and saw a script posted by someone to automate some ripping process (but that script has the property name as "classname" and a different format too something like "classname=TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode" without brackets). However, it just struck me that the version I have is a little outdated and might have some bugs so I downloaded the latest version and it worked right out. Now, all that I need to do is to add the click and put a loop around. Thanks a lot.

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... struck me that the version I have is a little outdated and might have some bugs so I downloaded the latest version and it worked right out. Now, all that I need to do is to add the click and put a loop around. Thanks a lot.

Downloaded the latest version of what; AutoIt or dvddecrypter? No response necessary, glad you got it working!

To add a loop and click to the script. The logic, not code, would be something like:

if error window title exists then set erro to 1

error = 1

send click or command to button

error <> 1

quit loop

next

I think you'll be able to use the help file and search on some of those ideas and put together your loop. Oh, you wanted us to do this for you? But I thought you wanted to learn this stuff?? Now I'm really confused. :) Put together some code and if it doesn't work tell us why you think it doesn't work.

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Downloaded the latest version of what; AutoIt or dvddecrypter? No response necessary, glad you got it working!

To add a loop and click to the script. The logic, not code, would be something like:

if error window title exists then set erro to 1

error = 1

send click or command to button

error <> 1

quit loop

next

I think you'll be able to use the help file and search on some of those ideas and put together your loop. Oh, you wanted us to do this for you? But I thought you wanted to learn this stuff?? Now I'm really confused. :) Put together some code and if it doesn't work tell us why you think it doesn't work.

I was talking about a newer version of autoit3 and no I was not asking for help on creating the loop. I got the following already working perfectly fine for my needs:

While 1
    .
    .
    ControlClick("[CLASS:TfrmSelectDiscRegionalCode]", "", "TButton1")
WEnd

Of course, a simple Send("{Enter}") also works.

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