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2008-08-08
2013-04-25
  • mark montemuro
    mark montemuro
    2008-08-08

    From a Perl script,I'm trying to use GUI or GuiTest to bring a minimized window to the foreground. Any ideas of what I'm doing wrong. I'm running on XP.

    When running this program below, I do have paint up, but minimized.

    C:\Perl\Win32-GuiTest-1.54\eg>active.pl
    Windows:1843712:
    * Could not set the window id: 1843712 a
    * Window id: 1843712 brought to foregrou
    1843712>        'untitled - Paint'

    use Win32::GuiTest qw(:ALL);
    use Win32::GUI;

      $Win32::GuiTest::debug = 0; # Set to "1" to enable verbose mode

      my @windows = FindWindowLike(0, "Paint", "");
      print "Windows:@windows:\n";
      for (@windows) {
         $window=$_;
         Win32::GUI::BringWindowToTop($window);
         my $success = 1;

         if ( SetActiveWindow($window) ) {
             print "* Successfully set the window id: $window active\n";
         }
         else {
             print "* Could not set the window id: $window active\n";
             $success = 0;
         }
         if (SetForegroundWindow($window) ) {
             print "* Window id: $window brought to foreground\n";
         }
         else {
             print "* Window id: $window could not be brought to foreground\n";
             $success = 0;
         }

          print "$_>\t'", GetWindowText($_), "'\n";
         
          SendKeys("%f");
      }

     
  • eundv
    eundv
    2008-10-15

    I am very keen to use win32-guitest.  However, having difficulty getting started:

    [snippet]

    C:\Temp>dir win*
    Volume in drive C has no label.
    Volume Serial Number is 544E-949A

    Directory of C:\Temp

    12/15/2007  05:01 PM               430 Win32-GuiTest.ppd
    12/15/2007  04:59 PM           177,055 Win32-GuiTest.tar.gz
                   2 File(s)        177,485 bytes
                   0 Dir(s)  47,754,022,912 bytes free

    C:\Temp>ppm install c:\temp\win32-guitest.ppd
    ppm install failed: The PPD does not provide code to install for this platform

    C:\Temp>more win32-guitest.ppd
    <SOFTPKG NAME="Win32-GuiTest" VERSION="1,55,0,0">
        <TITLE>Win32-GuiTest</TITLE>
        <ABSTRACT>Perl GUI Test Utilities.</ABSTRACT>
        <AUTHOR>Dennis K. Paulsen (ctrondlp@cpan.org), Ernesto Guisado (erngui@acm.org)</AUTHOR>
        <IMPLEMENTATION>
            <OS NAME="MSWin32" />
            <ARCHITECTURE NAME="MSWin32-x86-multi-thread-5.8" />
            <CODEBASE HREF="Win32-GuiTest.tar.gz" />
        </IMPLEMENTATION>
    </SOFTPKG>

    C:\Temp>

    [/snippet]

    I am willing to provide any description of my platform requested.
    I am willing to try any fix/workaround suggested.

    Thank you in advance for your aide.

    eundv