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AutoIt Tutorial with Vista (UAC Disabled)

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Hi all! I'm very new to scripting and am having difficuties with this script from the Tutorial:

Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is some text.")
WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")
WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")
Send("!n")

The difficulty is that the script won't select the "Don't Save" option in the dialog box - so the script won't terminate.

Then, when I click the "Don't Save" option myself, it leaves an icon for the script in my system tray stating "Script Paused"

As a side note, when I placed ;'s before each line (to describe the line's function) - the _ beneath the letters in the last dialog don't appear.

When I use the exact script above, the _ does appear.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

- John

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Welcome to the forum.

See this thread: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...showtopic=51973

One of the goals of the tutorial is to get the user to use the AutoIt Window Info tool. That tool should show you what info can be "seen" by AutoIt.

This line: WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")

Will stop the script on Vista because AutoIt cannot see the window text

"Do you want to save"

So, the script just sits there waiting for a window to become active that contains a title of "Notepad" and window text of "Do you want to save". The problem is, no such window can be "seen" by AutoIt in Vista.

There are several ways around that problem - they are discussed in that thread mentioned above.

enjoy...


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Thanks for the help!

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