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Working with FCKEditor in IE

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Greetings fellow AU3 scripters!

After a long haitus of not using AutoIt that much, I finally have a project that it is of use to via AutoIt's IE.au3 library. This library makes working with the Web SOO much easier than using, say, urllib in Python if for the fact that I don't have to worry about getting any of the post data wrong. (And also how easy it is to manipulate the DOM... I am in love. LOL)

Anyway, I have hit a roadblock - I am trying to process a form and one of the elements is an FCKEditor instance in an IFrame. How would I go about submitting this form? I need to add some simple HTML to the FCKEditor instance.

You can demo FCKEditor at http://www.fckeditor.net/demo - just use firebug (you do use that don't you? Just kidding I know everybody uses IE >_<) and you will see it should be relatively simple to edit the inner HTML of the body tag inside the iFrame - am I correct with this thinking? How would I go about doing this?

Thanks!!

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Just off the top of my head you probably want to take a look at

_IEGetObjectByID()

_IEPropertyGet()

_IEPropertySet()

You can also take good look at _IEFormGetCollection() and _IEFormSubmit().

I would test these but I have other things to do right now. Dale will probably come along with a definitive answer later.


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Thanks for the reply. I am already using these functions in my code, but I'm just not sure how to handle the iFrame... can I just edit the body of the iFrame just like any DOM element? I'll test that out in a bit.

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Thanks for the reply. I am already using these functions in my code, but I'm just not sure how to handle the iFrame... can I just edit the body of the iFrame just like any DOM element? I'll test that out in a bit.

Better to test it but I'm thinking that yes you can.

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It did not work at all.. I can't seem to edit the body HTML of the iframe. Any help?

Here is the code I am using to test.. the messagebox says "0" meaning there is an error (but where..?):

#include <ie.au3>
$subject = ''

$IE = _IECreate('http://community.mtv.com/profile/dandp/Messaging/Mail2.aspx?recipient=100EC20101C20E10000101C20E10')
$mailForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($IE, 'aspnetForm')
$subjectTxt = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($mailForm, 'ctl01$ctl00$ctl00$phBody$phBody$phBody$ucMessageControlsManager$ucEditMessage$tbSubject')
_IEFormElementSetValue($subjectTxt, $subject)
; For the message, we have to process it through FCK editor..
$fckFrame = _IEGetObjById($IE, 'ctl01_ctl00_ctl00_phBody_phBody_phBody_ucMessageControlsManager_ucEditMessage_cEditor___Frame')
$msgEditArea = _IEGetObjById($fckFrame, 'xEditingArea')
MsgBox(0, "", _IEBodyReadHTML($msgEditArea))
; Submit link
$submitLink = _IEGetObjById($IE, 'ctl01_ctl00_ctl00_phBody_phBody_phBody_ucMessageControlsManager_ucEditMessage_btnSend')

If anybody could simply relate some experience they have had with working with iFrames and AutoIt's IE library, I can finish this up.

Thanks again.

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Bump.. I'm at a loss for what to do here.

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