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Launch IE as "pop-up"

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I want to fire up IE and send it to a URL. ok, no prob, however I want it to come up like a js popup with no scroll bars, certain size, and centered etc.

I can't see a way to do it with AutoIt so I tried js but I can only figure out how to do it with a body onload.

This gives me my popup but the parent window stays up and I can't seem to kill it with winclose or winkill.

Can anyone suggest a better way to accomplish this?

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You should be able to add in your java script:

window.close()

after you open the popup. Please do not use autoit to create adware!

*** Matt @ MPCS

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You should be able to add in your java script:

window.close()

after you open the popup. Please do not use autoit to create adware!

*** Matt @ MPCS

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Hah, no man, I am working on an internal app for my department, I want a quick way to input a reminder into the DB via webpage, launching it with a hotkey.

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That's good, we don't need AutoIt to be classified as malware again. Did that code help? I am not real familiar with Javascript so I was just going off a hunch.

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That's good, we don't need AutoIt to be classified as malware again. Did that code help? I am not real familiar with Javascript so I was just going off a hunch.

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ah yes that works except for the irritating "someone evil is trying to close this window" prompt.

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If you have control over the popup page's source, I believe you could also use:

javascript:resizeTo(1024,400)

Instead of popping up a window to open a smaller window, just resize the parent with the contents of the child.

*** Matt @ MPCS

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If you have control over the popup page's source, I believe you could also use:

javascript:resizeTo(1024,400)

Instead of popping up a window to open a smaller window, just resize the parent with the contents of the child.

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I can do that but then I have to keep all the ugly toobars and scroll bars etc. As well the window wouldn't be centered. I am trying to make this a quick, sexy input form... what would be sooo nice is if you could create an autoit window with the browser display embedded in it. With that type of functionality + web script language of your choice you could really do some sexy stuff.

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Sorry forgot about that part of the original message. Try here for an example on how to do it in javascript. It is from ExpertsExchange so it should be helpful.

*** Matt @ MPCS

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Quite simple, have autoit write a page with javascript to open your popup. You can do it minimised if you like, or hidden for that matter. Then once the popup apears, close it.

I have a few posts in Scraps forum to show how to make HTML with autoit, and before we had a good GUI, I used to use HTML for a lot.

Kiosk mode is quite nice for most uses as well.

That link is cool and all Matt@MPCS, but I don't feel like paying just to see how he removed the bars, the code shown is only a resize.

Edited by scriptkitty

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Hooch, I'm not sure if this will help at all. But if you can rename the page as .hta it will open with no toolbars.

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Hooch, I'm not sure if this will help at all.  But if you can rename the page as .hta it will open with no toolbars.

Ian

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Heh very cool, unfortunately I need to load a .cfm for the database access.

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@scriptkitty

I don't know what you are talking about because I haven't had to pay anything and I use that site all the time. I know they have pay services but they are not required to read the forum.

*** Matt @ MPCS

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@scriptkitty

I don't know what you are talking about because I haven't had to pay anything and I use that site all the time. I know they have pay services but they are not required to read the forum.

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Yea I get the same thing as scriptkitty, that resource went pay-to-play awhile ago. I can look at the question but to view the solution I have to "Sign-up"

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Quite simple, have autoit write a page with javascript to open your popup.  You can do it minimised if you like, or hidden for that matter.  Then once the popup apears, close it.

I have a few posts in Scraps forum to show how to make HTML with autoit, and before we had a good GUI, I used to use HTML for a lot.

Kiosk mode is quite nice for most uses as well.

That link is cool and all Matt@MPCS, but I don't feel like paying just to see how he removed the bars, the code shown is only a resize.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Ok, well I tried to play with some of your code from Scraps, trying this but getting errors, its not liking the quotes in the js, I tried to escape them by doubling but no joy...

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

$title="CloseMe"

dim $x[13]
$x[1]='<HTML><HEAD><title="closeMe"><script>'
$x[2]='<!--'
$x[3]='function popUp(URL) {'
$x[4]='day = new Date();'
$x[5]='id = day.getTime();'
$x[6]='eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', ''toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,width=400,height=400,left = 440,top = 312'');");'
$x[7]='}'
$x[8]='// End -->'
$x[9]='</script>'
$x[10]='</HEAD>'
$x[11]='<BODY onload="javascript:popUp(''http://opsweb/datacenter/index.cfm?fa=reminders.quickInput'')">'
$x[12]='</body>'
$x[13]='</html>'

$file="popup2.htm"
for $i= 1 to 13
   filewriteline($file,$x[$i])
next

Run('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k '& @ScriptDir &'\'&$file,'',@SW_HIDE)
winclose($title)
FileDelete($file)
Edited by Hooch

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yea, Javascript is really perticular, what I do, is find some character that you never have in your JS, I will use # for now, but many times I use an alt combo, like hold down alt and press 0157 (makes a little square.)

in your editor, change all your quotes into that character.

Then use stringreplace

ex:

$x="bob said #hi there.# 'funny huh?' "
$x=StringReplace($x,"#",'"')
msgbox(1,"result",$x)

See how this helps?

Hell I have done this in all one line.

Post up your JS you like, and I will post how to do it.

here is yours; oh yea, dim $x[13] is $x[0]~$x[12] so use dim $x[14], and I put a delay on, since my computer would delete the file before it loaded it.

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

$title="CloseMe"

dim $x[14]
$x[1]='<HTML><HEAD><title="closeMe"><script>'
$x[2]='<!--'
$x[3]='function popUp(URL) {'
$x[4]='day = new Date();'
$x[5]='id = day.getTime();'
$x[6]='eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, #" + id + "#, #toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,width=400,height=400,left = 440,top = 312#);");'
$x[6]=StringReplace($x[6],"#","'")
$x[7]='}'
$x[8]='// End -->'
$x[9]='</script>'
$x[10]='</HEAD>'
$x[11]='<BODY onload="javascript:popUp(#http://opsweb/datacenter/index.cfm?fa=reminders.quickInput#)">'
$x[11]=StringReplace($x[11],"#","'")
$x[12]='</body>'
$x[13]='</html>'

$file="popup2.htm"
for $i= 1 to 13
  filewriteline($file,$x[$i])
next

Run('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k '& @ScriptDir &'\'&$file,'',@SW_HIDE)
sleep(1000)
winclose($title)
FileDelete($file)

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This is the popup js...

<script LANGUAGE="Javascript">
<!-- Begin
function popUp(URL) {
day = new Date();
id = day.getTime();
eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,width=400,height=400,left = 440,top = 312');");
}
// End -->
</script>

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oh yea forgot, you can do this in one variable instead of an array if you like as well.

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

$title="CloseMe"

dim $x
$x='<HTML><HEAD><title="closeMe"><script>[CRLF]<!--[CRLF]function popUp(URL) {[CRLF]day = new Date();[CRLF]id = day.getTime();[CRLF]eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, #" + id + "#, #toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,width=400,height=400,left = 440,top = 312#);");[CRLF]}[CRLF]// End -->[CRLF]</script>[CRLF]</HEAD>[CRLF]<BODY onload="javascript:popUp(#http://opsweb/datacenter/index.cfm?fa=reminders.quickInput#)">[CRLF]</body>[CRLF]</html>[CRLF]'
$x=StringReplace($x,"[CRLF]",@CRLF)
$x=StringReplace($x,"#","'")

$file="popup2.htm"
 FileWriteLine($file,$x)

Run('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k '& @ScriptDir &'\'&$file,'',@SW_HIDE)
sleep(1000)
winclose($title)
FileDelete($file)

StringReplace can do a lot more than a single character. :)


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ok, here is a script to make your script. :)

; change quotes to #q# and @CRlf to #CR#
; and spit out code
$x=clipget()
$x=StringReplace(StringReplace($x,@CRLF,"#cr#"),'"','#q#')
$out=StringReplace("$x=StringReplace(StringReplace($x,*#cr#*,@CRLF),'#q#','*')",'*','"')
clipput('$x="' & $x & '"' & @CRLF & $out)
msgbox(1,"this will go into memory",'$x="' & $x & '"' & @CRLF & $out)

copy that poppup JS, and run this, and it will put your code into memory


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You are the bomb scriptkitty, thanks alot, I have exactly what I wanted now :)

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Yea I get the same thing as scriptkitty, that resource went pay-to-play awhile ago. I can look at the question but to view the solution I have to "Sign-up"

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I thought the same at first when I was looking stuff up, but to read the solution just keep scrolling down it has everyones answers below. It has helped me many times.

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