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problem about the UDF: _IEAction

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I obtain the Internet button object, the submit button, and then, I use the function _IEAction to send a click on the button. This sequence works fine.

the web page I submit will popup a dialog box to tell me that the submit action is done. Here is the problem, I found that the macro is paused at _IEAction until I answer the dialog box. How can I go on to run the macro after I send a click to the submit button? Thanks very much

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Take a look at _IELoadWaitTimeOut()

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Take a look at _IELoadWaitTimeOut()

There are two scenarios that result in an apparent "hang" like this...

1) when the page does not yet appear to IE.au3 that it is completely loaded and _IELoadWait has control and is waiting for your page to signal it is done... in this case, _IELoadWaitTimeOut can be used.

2) when Javascript or event processing on the browser-side prevent control from returning to your script until some browser-side action completes -- in this case, an alert box of some sort.

I have to answer this question here in the forums once every few weeks, so I need to figure out a way to document it where people can find it. For now, I put a new example in helpfile in the recent beta that shows you how to work around the issue. This is not a bug, it is normal - however complicated.

Here are the helpfile examples for _IEAction, please see Example 2:

; *******************************************************
; Example 1 - Open a browser with the "form" example, get a reference
;               to the submit button by name and "click" it. This technique
;               of submitting forms is useful because many forms rely on Javascript
;               code and "onclick" events on their submit button making _IEFormSubmit()
;               not perform as expected
; *******************************************************
;
#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IE_Example ("form")
$oSubmit = _IEGetObjByName ($oIE, "submitExample")
_IEAction ($oSubmit, "click")
_IELoadWait ($oIE)

; *******************************************************
; Example 2 - Same as Example 1, except instead of using click, give the element focus
;               and then use ControlSend to send Enter.  Use this technique when the
;               browser-side scripting associated with a click action prevents control
;               from being automatically returned to your code.
; *******************************************************
;
#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IE_Example ("form")
$oSubmit = _IEGetObjByName ($oIE, "submitExample")
$hwnd = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd")
_IEAction ($oSubmit, "focus")
ControlSend($hwnd, "", "[CLASS:Internet Explorer_Server; INSTANCE:1]", "{Enter}")

; Wait for Alert window, then click on OK
WinWait("Windows Internet Explorer", "ExampleFormSubmitted")
ControlClick("Windows Internet Explorer", "ExampleFormSubmitted", "[CLASS:Button; TEXT:OK; Instance:1;]")
_IELoadWait ($oIE)

Dale

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Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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