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Auto Signing in to eBay.ca

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I'm trying to write a program that will auto sign me into eBay.ca

Yes, I know that I can use the keep me signed in option! :P I'm just a newbie and I'm figuring out stuff.

I read the example from the Auto 1-2-3 for signing into hotmail. Here's the code there:

#include <IE.au3>

; Create a browser window and navigate to hotmail
$oIE = _IECreate()
_IENavigate($oIE, "http://www.hotmail.com")

; get pointers to the login form and username and password fields
$o_form = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "f1")
$o_login = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($o_form, "login")
$o_password = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($o_form, "passwd")

; Set field values and submit the form
_IEFormElementSetValue($o_login, "your username here")
_IEFormElementSetValue($o_password, "your password here")
Sleep(2000)
_IEFormSubmit($o_form)

Exit

What I don't understand is how to find the 'pointers' to the login form and username and password fields. Where do I find f1? From what I'm seeing, 'login' is what the text box on the page is called that is going to receive the email address (in this case). When I view the source of the webpage, I don't see how to find out that it's called 'login'

Ya, I know it's a noob question to most. Thanks in advance.

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Download, install and use DebugBar (see my sig) and see how fast the mystery falls away.

Dale


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Download, install and use DebugBar (see my sig) and see how fast the mystery falls away.

Dale

Well, you're right, that didn't take too long.

Now for me to figure out how to write the code for eBay. Good times....I may be back again.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Here's the code that I came up with:

#include <IE.au3>
; Script Start 
$oIE = _IECreate()
_IENavigate($oIE, "https://signin.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn&_trksid=m37")

; get pointers to the login form and username and password fields
$o_form = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "RegisterEnterInfo")
$o_login = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($o_form, "userid")
$o_password = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($o_form, "pass")

; Set field values and submit the form
_IEFormElementSetValue($o_login, "my login")
_IEFormElementSetValue($o_password, "my password")
Sleep(2000)
_IEFormSubmit($o_form)

The eBay page comes up but I get this error in SciTE4AutoIt3:

--> IE.au3 V2.3-1 Warning from function _IELoadWait, $_IEStatus_AccessIsDenied (Cannot verify readyState. Likely casue: cross-site scripting security restriction.)

Does this just mean that eBay doesn't allow scripts to log into the site?

Edited by shifty21

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Try to use

_IEFormImageClick

, unfortunately i don't have any eBay account to test with.

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