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ARozanski

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Hi, i have just started learning how to program with AutoIt and i have already run into a few small problems that i cant seem to get right. They are very very simple, small things and i'm sure this just something small i am missing:

1) In the tutorials there is a tutorial to automate notepad. Now i have tried a few things with that and wen i end off with

WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")

WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")

#AND THEN

Send("!n")

it just doesnt seem to send the "!n" at all...Yet when it gets me to the window where it asks me if i want to save or not - if i manually press 'n' on my keyboard it will choose "No"

At first i thought i didnt type it in properly, so i tried copy/pasting from the tutorial example and it still doesnt work. I tried taking the '!' out - still nothing...have no idea what i am doing wrong - please help.

2) There is a game i am trying to automate the launch and password input on its on...but when i type in the Run("C:\.....") it either does nothing or returns an error. Is this normal with some applications?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

PS - i am running Windows Vista

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Make sure you have #RequireAdmin on top of your scripts for vista. For your Send() problem it should be Send("{N}"), and for the run make sure you supply the proper file and workingdir.

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For your Send() problem it should be Send("{N}")

Where did you get that idea? In my experience, sending a capital letter is unreliable and sometimes sends the shift state.

So Send("N") is equivalent to Send('+n')

Unfortunately, I don't know what the problem is.

Using this script works fine for me (although I'm using WinXP), does it fail for you?

Run('notepad.exe')
WinWaitActive('Untitled - Notepad')
Send('Hi there!', 1)
WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")
WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")
Send('n')

Try using ControlSend though, or perhaps ControlClick.

ControlSend('Notepad', 'Do you want to save', 'n')

or

ControlClick('Notepad', 'Do you want to save', 'Button2')

See if either of those work.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I've never had any problems caused by sending capital letters before. I'm running vista and OpenSUSE 11 and it seems to work just as well for me. I agree with your opinion to use ControlSend()/ControlClick() but I was merely trying to point out that there shouldn't be a +, !, or ^ when sending the character since the person stated that when N is pressed on the keyboard it works properly.

Edit: typo

Edited by dbzfanatic

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I have tried EVERYTHING now...i tried ("{n}"), i tried the

ControlSend('Notepad', 'Do you want to save', 'n')

AND

ControlClick('Notepad', 'Do you want to save', 'Button2')

nothing seems to work...i dont understand - this is supposed to be the most simple of tasks. I even copy/pasted

Run('notepad.exe')

WinWaitActive('Untitled - Notepad')

Send('Hi there!', 1)

WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")

WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")

Send('n')

It's extremely weird - because like i said - if i simply type 'n' when the "Do you want to save..." screen pops up - it clicks on 'No'...BUT Send('n') doesn't work

still - doesnt work...

Thank you so much for your replies though!! ;-)

Edited by ARozanski

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I have tried EVERYTHING now...i tried ("{n}"), i tried the

ControlSend('Notepad', 'Do you want to save', 'n')

AND

ControlClick('Notepad', 'Do you want to save', 'Button2')

nothing seems to work...i dont understand - this is supposed to be the most simple of tasks. I even copy/pasted

Run('notepad.exe')

WinWaitActive('Untitled - Notepad')

Send('Hi there!', 1)

WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")

WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")

Send('n')

It's extremely weird - because like i said - if i simply type 'n' when the "Do you want to save..." screen pops up - it clicks on 'No'...BUT Send('n') doesn't work

still - doesnt work...

Thank you so much for your replies though!! ;-)

It's probably something very simple, that is often the most difficult type of problem to cure!

Try adding a delay after WinWaitACtive

Run('notepad.exe')
WinWaitActive('Untitled - Notepad')
Send('Hi there!', 1)
WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")
WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")
sleep(200)
Send('n')

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I'm pretty sure I had this problem too! And I don't think I actually found a fix for it. But for me, if I changed WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save") to just WinWaitActive("Notepad"), the whole thing worked. Does that work for you? (not that it really fixes anything, just avoids it)

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WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save") seems to be the problem. It's waiting for the window to be active when its already active. You can try the AutoIt v3 Window Info tool from the start menu->All programs->Auto Itv3->AutoIt v3 Window Info, to get the visible text from the window that asks you to save, and copy and paste it in the script. Also, you can put a timeout to the WinWaitActive("Notepad","Do you want to save",timeout) where timeout is in seconds, to wait till that much time before continuing on with the next line.


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THANKS SO MUCH TO THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED...the problem seemed to be the WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save") part - it works if i take out the "Do you want to save" and just leave it with "Notepad"

Thanks again :-D

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