Name: [016] Jeff Winkler
Member: 91 months
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Using pyWinAuto to Control a Windows Application [ID:027] (2/3)

in series: Miscellaneous Python Videos

video tutorial by Jeff Winkler, added 03/07

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In this ShowMeDo, Jeff Winkler demonstrates using pyWinAuto (v0.3.4) to control a Windows application. See also the pyWinAuto blog, download page and forum.

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63. Ramakrishna Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:17

It was very good. I have a doubt, what if two dialogs with the same name are opened?


62. Dieu Cao Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:20

thanks for the demo.


thanx, would be helpful to say at the end where to learn more, i.e. how do u determine control names, etc.

pywinauto looks really pythonic!


60. Phil Mayes Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:53

V cool. I have a complex wxPython app that BADLY needs more than unit testing; this looks significantly more usable than anything I have run into. Thanks for the demo!


Useful informative video. Thanks


58. Andrew French Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:05

A very nice and concise video, thanks for the nice presentation! Left out though is mention of how to identify the names of the underlying gui objects. I suppose this is obvious to most people, but not to me.


nice video...


56. Vinod Kumar G Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:36

The video was wonderfull showcasing th basic capability of pywinauto.

One thing which I feel missed was about ToolBar. How can we handle toolbar click in IDE's such as eclipse and MSVS or select a combo from toolbar.

If possible can you help me with this.


55. Jeff England Fri, 16 Jul 2010 07:56

This is a simple and concise example.

Just what is needed to get started.

Thank you for making this topic come to life with this 'short and sweet' example.


very good


53. Ulrich Reich Wed, 02 Jun 2010 05:44

really useful


52. Lawrence Allan Jones Tue, 18 May 2010 15:37

Great demo!

It really helped me to understand how easy pywinauto is to use to drive a UI.


Looks great! I will be starting soon


Interesting video.. enough to make me want to examine pyWinAuto further.


very nice.


Thanks , Two question: 1. Could you please make a video about how to setup the envioroment to run pywinauto, 2. you guys still working on this? Any new release?


47. Bruce Nehlsen Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:04

nice demo of pywinauto. especially useful since SF didn't have any (easily found, anyway) docs for it.

Thanks!


This is very helpful to know how to use it.


45. David Hickok Fri, 05 Mar 2010 06:34

Thanks, you show how easy it is to drive an app.


Very helpful and concise - Great work Jeff


43. Anders E Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:59

Very nice. Short and to the point.


Thanks for the video, gives the basic idea and it looks like thats what I was looking for. We want to build a simple gesture control with a webcam, and were not sure how to handle Windows without much hassle.


Hi,

Very interesting. Can you make this application show results? Like check that form is not displayed any mor eor text is present?

Thanks,


40. anonymous Tue, 05 Jan 2010 11:17

Great demo.


39. anonymous Mon, 04 Jan 2010 14:38

Really nice quick examples! I would have liked more complex examples. ;-)


38. anonymous Sat, 02 Jan 2010 06:12

Thanks for the pyautowin video. Getting past those first few steps is always hard for me. Now I know exactly how to start.


37. anonymous Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:32

usefull information Jeff. thanks


36. anonymous Thu, 10 Dec 2009 02:53

I learn a lot. thx


35. anonymous Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:55

Nice Presentation


34. anonymous Wed, 04 Nov 2009 17:29

hey buddy! great work! greetings from argentine


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