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ToyBoi

Finding the location of a text on IE

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi, everyone, this is the site that im trying to work with. i know there is a command called pixelsearch which search for the location of a colour. However I need Autoit to search for the location (x,y) of the word "frequency", and then click on the drop down menu to the right of it,

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Don't know what your end goal is, but you could do something with _IECreate and _IEFormElementSetValue

Look up the IE functions


Regards,Josh

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Don't know what your end goal is, but you could do something with _IECreate and _IEFormElementSetValue

Look up the IE functions

Sorry I forgot to include the picture, oh and I did read the IE functions in the help file, but I'm not exactly sure which one is the best for this situation

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Well you have to think to yourself, WHY am I trying to make it click the select box? If you are trying to automatically set the value of it, there are functions for that.


Regards,Josh

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i guess to simplify it i jsut need it too return the x y coordinate of the word frequency on the screen, I know there is a function which clicks a specific image and there is one that can tell you if it has found a text on a webpage, but I couldn't find one that can tell me the x y coordinates of a string.

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Alright, well I'm not sure how to do that, and since you're being stubborn and won't explain why you are clicking the dropdown there isn't anything I can do


Regards,Josh

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sorry i forgot to do that, when i click the dropdown menu, it will show a list of frequencies. such as 103Mhz, 105Mhz etc all the way to 999Mhz. Autoit should click on each one of them which will cause IE to show a chart with specific information.

I then have a command from the help file that can save the page, so I parse it later with vba

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

...I know there is a function which clicks a specific image...

PixelCheckSum()

...but, it may be faster to tab your way to that drop down and then use UP or DOWN to get to the desired selection.

If you send the browser an Alt-d [send("!d")] then you will always have a starting point in your tab sequence. Then have AutoIt watch for the text in the status bar to be sure that you are getting near the correct location on the page. You also maybe able to check several tab position/status bar indications to determine if the page has changed formats.

"Tab around" using code like:

Do

Send("{TAB}")

Until WinExists("title", "some unique status bar text")

Here is a post where I ramble on at length about "tabbing around" within IE:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=14395

If you want to stick with PixelCheckSum, see if you can make sense out of this tool that I posted: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=19722

It goes without saying the the _IE UDFs are the best way to go, but until you have the time/desire to dig into them - just "tab around".

Edited by herewasplato

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_IEFormElementOptionselect

See the helpfile, run the examples.

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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_IEFormElementOptionselect

See the helpfile, run the examples.

Dale

Thanks a lot, it is working perfectly!

The TAB option was a good alternative as well, but this is more specific, thanks everyone!

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