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DaleHohm

_IEAttach enhancements in 3.2.11.x beta

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Hi folks,

Some significant enhancements were added to _IEAttach in the latest betas and I'd like to know that they have gotten some testing prior to the next production release. I've seen no mention of them in the forums, so I was concerned that they got lost in the huge number of changes highlighted in the release notes for this release.

Of particular importance are the addition of an "instance" mode and an "instance" parameter. These allow you to find out how many browser instances are running, attach to a browser other than the first match if more than one matches your criteria. They also allow you to attach to an embedded browser other than the first match if there is more than one in a particular window. In addition, the new version also allows using the new window matching syntax used by many of the Win* functions.

Some of these additions have been long requested.

These examples highlight some of the changes:

; *******************************************************
; Example 4 - Attach to the 3rd browser control embedded in another window
;               Use the advanced window title syntax to use the 2nd window 
;               with the string 'ICQ' in the title
; *******************************************************
;
#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IEAttach ("[REGEXPTITLE:ICQ; INSTANCE:2]", "embedded", 3)

; *******************************************************
; Example 5 - Create an array of object references to all current browser instances
;               The first array element will contain the number of instances found
; *******************************************************
;
#include <IE.au3>

Dim $aIE[1]
$aIE[0] = 0

$i = 1
While 1
    $oIE = _IEAttach ("", "instance", $i)
    If @error = $_IEStatus_NoMatch Then ExitLoop
    ReDim $aIE[$i + 1]
    $aIE[$i] = $oIE
    $aIE[0] = $i
    $i += 1
WEnd

MsgBox(0, "Browsers Found", "Number of browser instances in the array: " & $aIE[0])

Your assistance in testing, particularly if you have an application for the new functionality, would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dale


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