[Seattle-SAGE] Anyone know of a way to do MS Windows dialog scripting?

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 12:56:46 PST 2005


Leeland wrote:
> Just got hit with an odd request. We have a very s... ah ... silly
> application that has a hardware licensing dongle. But, the central
> office report server "does need one" because it can get automatic
> "license updates" by connecting to one of the remote Point of Sale
> (POS) systems and logging in.
> 
> For some reason this multi-national product software manufacturer has
> never considered the possibility that anyone might want to automate
> the 40 or so minutes a week of command - pause - command - pause work
> to produce a report.
> 
> SO... what happens is once every 2 weeks someone has to go do this
> process manually so that when the "your license is about to expire, OK
> to get a license update" dialog pops up we can click on it with the
> mouse and then re-enter the password to "fully login" to the remote
> box and ask it to generate a new license DLL using the dongle...
> 
> I remember seeing some kind of windows dialog scripting package that
> let you write scripts that could "watch" for dialogs, examine the
> contents and then do a series of actions including "input mouse
> motion." But I can not seem to locate it now. Anyone have experience
> or know of a solution for this?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> Leeland

VBScript will do this, though you might also try AutoIT, found here:

http://www.autoitscript.com/



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