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

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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. Anonymous 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. Anonymous Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:20

thanks for the demo.

61. Anonymous Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:26

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. Anonymous 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!

59. Anonymous Tue, 24 Aug 2010 04:57

Useful informative video. Thanks

58. Anonymous 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.

57. Anonymous Mon, 02 Aug 2010 07:42

nice video...

56. Anonymous 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. Mac Online Makeup 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.

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53. Original Air Max Shoes Wed, 02 Jun 2010 05:44

really useful

52. Antoniokex Tue, 18 May 2010 15:37

Great demo!

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

51. cheap jordan shoes Wed, 21 Apr 2010 06:44

Looks great! I will be starting soon

50. Bogner Deutschland Antibakterielle Regelmäßige Marine Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:33

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

49. cialis trial Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:03

very nice.

48. ray ban sunglasses Mon, 15 Mar 2010 02:08

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. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:04

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


46. ray ban sunglasses Sat, 13 Mar 2010 21:41

This is very helpful to know how to use it.

45. Bogner Deutschland Hose 2015 Regelmäßige Fri, 05 Mar 2010 06:34

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

44. pink paper straws Tue, 02 Feb 2010 04:42

Very helpful and concise - Great work Jeff

Very nice. Short and to the point.

42. marinir seo Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:23

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.

41. sdpokmed Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:15


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


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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