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Windows Open file dialog, How to wait for folder read lag

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi folks

Need some more advice.

 

I have the Windows File Open Dialog in which I need to navigate to a folder and select a file.

 

 

I have the following script take care of it

 

 

ControlSend("Open", "File &name:","[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $FolderPath)
ControlClick("Open","&Open","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]")
Sleep(5000)
ControlSend("Open", "File &name:","[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]",$FileName)

 

Now when I have put in the folder path and click "Open" windows freezes for a few seconds as wexplorer tries to read the folder contents. Usually its instantaneous. Sometimes it is a few seconds.

I believe it may depend on the types of files in the folder, their sizes, their numbers, network address etc.

What it means is that there is no reliable way for me to discern how much time Wexplorer will take to read that folder and display the file list.

If I send the file name before it has refreshed the folder, it will simply be unable to find the file.

Any ideas how can I pause the script (something like winwait) till wexplorer is done getting the folder info? Currently I am using SLeep but I have to give a huge sleep time of 5 sec to accomodate all the possible delays that the script may have to suffer.

 

regards

Rishav

 

ps. ok so it isn't over 9000 level, but its hard for me, dammit. T_T

Edited by Melba23
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I'm not going to pretend I know what is involved in the direction you are going... but have you looked at the autoit options for doing this instead?

FileOpenDialog

FileSelectFolder


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If it's a standard windows dialog, this should work:

ControlSend("Open", "File &name:","[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $FolderPath & "\" & $FileName)
ControlClick("Open","&Open","[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]")

Otherwise you'll have to tell us which program it is to check the behavior :D...

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Thanks SPookie but I am using the file open window from my company's app.

Kafu, its a normal windows browse window. The problem with giving both path and file name together is that it will not read the file and just copy the file path.

eg. I need to open an excel. if i manually select an excel (or give folder path and filename separately), the file details will be captured and showed in another field in the app.

If I just put in the filepath, the file details don't come.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

try

ControlSend("Open", "File &name:", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $FolderPath)
ControlClick("Open", "&Open", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]")

Do
    Sleep(9)
Until ControlCommand("Open", "&Open", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]", "IsEnabled", "")

ControlSend("Open", "File &name:", "[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]", $FileName)

Edited by herewasplato

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Excel? Maybe it's just a question of quotes :D...

Check (sry, don't have excel installed on this box)

ControlSend('Open', 'File &name:','[CLASS:Edit; INSTANCE:1]', '"' & $FolderPath & '\' & $FileName & '"')
ControlClick('Open','&Open','[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:2]')
Edited by KaFu

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thanks both you.

Plato, I didn't realize that during refresh the field got disabled. Thanks for that. It works now properly.

Thanks for your help too Kafu. :D

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

... Plato, I didn't realize that during refresh the field got disabled. ...

You are welcome - glad that it works for you.

The field might be disabled too, but the code that I posted checks the button named "Open".

Edited by herewasplato

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