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I'm new to AutoIt and I'm trying to create a simple script which will repair wireless connection if it becomes drops out during the day. I modified an existing script based on the Wireless tray icon, but if I run the script when the connection is fine, it goes crazy minimising and maximising the tray area and opening every program window in the tray, moving and resizing them :)

It seems to execute the button steps for every item in the system tray, which is a problem and resulted in my keyboard inputs being lower case when CAPS lock was on, and capitalised when CAPS lock was off (fixed after a reboot).

The problem may be due to the tray tool tip for the Wireless Network never stays the same. E.G. When connected it says "Wireless Network Connection (*SSID of network*)". When disconnected it just says "Wireless Network Connection". But I'm also betting that the tiny amount of code I added is quite poorly written.

My eventual plan is to use Windows Task Scheduler to run this every 5-10 mins

#Include <GuiToolBar.au3>
#include <INet.au3>

_GetIP ( )

If @error then _SysTray_ClickItem("Wireless Network Connection", "right", 1);Enter the substring text here
Send("+{UP " & $k & "}")

;=========# _SysTray_ClickItem #======================================================
;Function Name: _SysTray_ClickItem()
;Description:     Click on item in Windows system tray by any substring in the title
;Parameters:       $iTitle - The title of the item in Windows system tray (you can see the title of the item when mouse cursor hovered on item).
;                 $iButton - [optional] The button to click, "left" or "right". Default is the left button.
;                 $iClick - [optional] The number of times to click the mouse. Default is 1
;              $sMove = [optional] True = Mouse will be moved, False (default) = Mouse will not be moved
;              $iSpeed = [optional] Mouse movement speed
;Return Value(s):  Success - Returns 1
;                 Failure - Returns 0 and sets @error to 1 if required item not found
;Requirement(s):   AutoIt and above
;Autor(s):      R.Gilman (a.k.a rasim); Siao (Thanks for idea)
Func _SysTray_ClickItem($iTitle, $iButton = "left", $iClick = 1, $sMove = False, $iSpeed = 1)
    Local $hToolbar, $iButCount, $aRect, $hButton, $cID, $i
    $hToolbar = ControlGetHandle("[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", "[Class:ToolbarWindow32;Instance:1]")
    If @error Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    $iButCount = _GUICtrlToolbar_ButtonCount($hToolbar)
    If $iButCount = 0 Then
        Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    $hButton = ControlGetHandle("[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", "Button2")
    If $hButton <> "" Then ControlClick("[Class:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", "Button2")
    For $i = 0 To $iButCount - 1
        $cID = _GUICtrlToolbar_IndexToCommand($hToolBar, $i)
        If StringInStr(_GUICtrlToolbar_GetButtonText($hToolBar, $cID), $iTitle) Then
            _GUICtrlToolbar_ClickButton($hToolbar, $cID, $iButton, $sMove, $iClick, $iSpeed)
            Return 1
    Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
Edited by Randomness

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Thanks for the pointers, but my search turned up nothing similar in terms of people using the GetIP function in conjunction with this, nor the extremely bizzarre events which happen when I run the script.

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Thanks for the pointers, but my search turned up nothing similar in terms of people using the GetIP function in conjunction with this, nor the extremely bizzarre events which happen when I run the script.

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The first step in fixing your code is to make everything conditional, not just the function call:

If @error Then
    _SysTray_ClickItem("Wireless Network Connection", "right", 1);Enter the substring text here
    $k = 2
    Send("+{UP " & $k & "}")

The way you had it, the function was called only on @error, but the rest executed regardless.


Edited by PsaltyDS

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Here's another method (taken from my QuickNIC script) too, just cause I hate to automate graphic process due to that fact that there's a lot of room for error (timing, location, etc.)

Global $colNetwork

_ToggleNetworkInterface("Wireless Network Connection")    ;Returns -1 If failed,  0 If Disabled Successfully,  1 If Enabled Successfully

Func _NetworkConnectionsObject()
    $objShell = ObjCreate("Shell.Application")
    $strNetConn = "Network Connections"
    $objCP = $objShell.Namespace(3)
    For $clsConn In $objCP.Items
        If $clsConn.Name = $strNetConn Then $col = $clsConn.GetFolder
    Return $col

Func _ToggleNetworkInterface($strNetwork)
    If Not IsObj($colNetwork) then 
        $colNetwork = _NetworkConnectionsObject()
        If Not IsObj($colNetwork) Then Return -1
    For $clsConn In $colNetwork.Items
        If $clsConn.Name = $strNetwork Then
            For $clsVerb in $clsConn.verbs
                If $clsVerb.name = "Disa&ble" Then 
                    Return 0
                If $clsVerb.name = "En&able" Then 
                    Return 1
Edited by spudw2k

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