A couple questions regarding the following code.
from pywinauto import Application app = Application(backend="uia").connect(process=15900) # Notepad dlg = app['Untitled - Notepad'] # Timed start text = app[ ][ ].get_value() # 329ms to grab the text control # Timed stop print(text)
In general my end goal is to be able to:
- Grab Edit/document controls text body - caret index from beginning of document to current caret position - anchor index beginning line index - anchor position - grab line index anchor position from the line index. caret indexed at the beginning of the line - setting the caret/anchor position
However it seems that caret/anchor is not implemented in pywinauto
cached_edit = app.window(title="Main window title").child_window(control_type="Edit", found_index=0).wrapper_object(); chached_edit.get_value()because pre-filtering by
control_typereduces list of interesting elements dramatically and it's very fast. So we don't have to retrieve title/text of all elements which is expensive.
cached_edit.select(caret_index, caret_index)to select empty range of the text. Method
.selection_indices()should return currect selection. It might be unreliable to get caret position because caret can be at start of at end of selection. So this is interesting question. Maybe we need to submit enhancement request to GitHub issues.
cached_edit.iface_text.DocumentRangeobject. For example list all its attributes by
So this is interesting question. Maybe we need to submit enhancement request to GitHub issues.
Here is how to grab caret position for the current element using UIautomation in C++ or C#. Would that be enough information start up issue as an enhancement?
Hello, I have developed a Pywinauto "Record/Replay" tool. There is still a lot of work to do but I would like to have first opinions and I'm looking for beta testers.
Here is a small video presentation:
app = Application(backend="uia").start('calculator.exe')but I'm not familiar with calling the buttons on my calculator. I have
inspect.exeto help me out with the UI element properties so I can see the ControlType but I am not sure how to apply it here
_treeview_elementwhich can be created indirectly using method
item(path)where possible path values can be obtained by method
print_items(). Hope it helps.
dlg.Button.toggle(). That part doesn't bother me as much as me not being able to do something like dlg['data'].click() or dlg['data'].toggle() considering I was able to do this before on other applications for WPF (although now that Im thinking about it that was mainly for ListBox)but to answer your question its a Button wrapper from uia controls and not a TreeViewWrapper from common_controls.py
Hi all. Is there an option to pass "Start in directory" option to:
Application(backend="uia").connect(title="...", timeout=10). Timeout is important since it is zero by default for now.
.type_keys()work almost everywhere because it's not a UI Automation Pattern. But sometimes even
.type_keys()may fail if
.set_focus()provider implementation on the app side has some bug.
Hi, I am trying to get the active tab of Mozilla Firefox, i am able to but it takes long, I am getting error if I search by class_name="Edit", tried with _re too. This is my query
app = pywinauto.Application(backend = 'uia').connect(process=4040) dlg = app.top_window() url = dlg.child_window(title="Search with Google or enter address",auto_id="urlbar-input",control_type="Edit",enabled_only=True,process=4040) print (url.get_value())
Please suggest how to make it faster, rest all browsers return value within a second, this takes 4-5 seconds.