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read window without gaining focus

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I'm making IE windows that are hidden, reading the HTML, then closing them. My problem is when I read the HTML, the hidden IE window gains focus. How can I read the HTML code in the IE window without the focus switching to that window?

The following is in a loop, depending on how many IE windows I need to open.

$ie1 = _IECreate($links[$w], 0, 0, 1,-1)
$read = _IEBodyReadHTML($ie1)
$readX = _IEBodyReadText($ie1)
$oLinks2 = _IELinkGetCollection($IE1)       
For $oLink2 In $oLinks2
   _ArrayAdd($Array2, _IEPropertyGet($oLink2, "innertext"))
  _ArrayAdd($links2, $oLink2.href)
Next

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Try sandwiching your code using the following (undocumented) function, which is internally used by _IECreate:

__IELockSetForegroundWindow($LSFW_LOCK)

; your code

__IELockSetForegroundWindow($LSFW_UNLOCK)

Dale


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

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

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