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Clicking an IE button help

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Ok guys. I want to make AutoIt click a button in Internet Explorer. I can get the page up ETC, but I can't get it to click the button.

Here are the problems:

-The button changes place

-There is another button next to it

-The button does have text on it

-The button is the same colour as the one next to it

I can't use movemouse because the button changes place

I can't use pixelsearch because there is another button the same colour next to it

Anyone help me?

Here is an example:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate()
WinSetState ( $oIE, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE )
_IENavigate($oIE, "http://www.google.com")

Say If I wanted the 'Google Search' button pressed. How would I do that if it moved? (Google is an example)

Thank you

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Moving buttons might indicate something else is going on with the page (java, etc), but _IELinkClickByText and/or _IEAction doesn't work? If they don't work, what does the Scite console say when you run them?


While ProcessExists('Andrews bad day.exe')
	BlockInput(1)
	SoundPlay('Music.wav')
	SoundSetWaveVolume('Louder')
WEnd

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok guys. I want to make AutoIt click a button in Internet Explorer. I can get the page up ETC, but I can't get it to click the button.

Here are the problems:

-The button changes place

-There is another button next to it

-The button does have text on it

-The button is the same colour as the one next to it

I can't use movemouse because the button changes place

I can't use pixelsearch because there is another button the same colour next to it

Anyone help me?

Here is an example:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate()
WinSetState ( $oIE, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE )
_IENavigate($oIE, "http://www.google.com")

Say If I wanted the 'Google Search' button pressed. How would I do that if it moved? (Google is an example)

Thank you

Test run the various example scripts for the _IE* functions. You want to find the object reference to the button and then _IEAction($oButton, "click")

Demo:

#include <IE.au3>
Global $oIE = _IECreate("http://www.google.com")
$hIE = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "HWND")
WinSetState($hIE, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "f")
$oQuery = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "q")
_IEFormElementSetValue($oQuery, "AutoIt")
$oGoogleSearch = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "btnG")
_IEAction($oGoogleSearch, "click")

Note that I knew the names of these objects to write the script with. I found them using the DebugBar plug in for IE.

:)

Edited by PsaltyDS

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Moving buttons might indicate something else is going on with the page (java, etc), but _IELinkClickByText and/or _IEAction doesn't work? If they don't work, what does the Scite console say when you run them?

How would I go about _IEAction working? How can I get it to click a button? (Remember, its a button, not a hyperlink)

EDIT.

Ok, I understand now. So how do I found out the objects reference?

Edited by mattygibbard

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The tool Psalty used called Debugbar is very good. The link can be found in DaleHohm's sig (Dale is the one who wrote the IE* functions)


While ProcessExists('Andrews bad day.exe')
	BlockInput(1)
	SoundPlay('Music.wav')
	SoundSetWaveVolume('Louder')
WEnd

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