Name: [016] Jeff Winkler
Member: 90 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


33. anonymous Sat, 17 Oct 2009 07:11

Nice introduction to pyWinAuto


32. anonymous Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:43

Great demo. Short and sweet.

One comment - it would be nice to know how to figure out the names of the objects to invoke?


31. anonymous Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:01

Nice vid,please make more

do you have any tutorials


30. anonymous Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:51

This was invaluable for deciding that pywinauto was the tool to use for automating processing of a small Windows app.

Great intro.


29. anonymous Thu, 10 Sep 2009 05:58

nice tutorial this is more explanatory to me but i wander if u want to check the status of the application suppose u want to know the download manager percentage and other so that you can take necessary action how is that possible.

is there any way to do that or you may please suggest any other application that can do this job.


28. anonymous Mon, 31 Aug 2009 06:39

Just i have started VB for Learning, can porvide me any notes for preperation.


27. anonymous Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:47

clear, straightforward presentation!

good job.


26. anonymous Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:41

I liked the tutorial, but wished it went further, with more detail and showed a more in depth python script controlling an application. Actually, went through QAing an application


25. anonymous Sat, 08 Aug 2009 09:48

Well done. Short and to the point.

Thanks.


24. anonymous Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:03

cool video. It gves a short and good introduction into pyWinAuto


23. anonymous Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:56

Hi Jeff!

Thanks for creating the video, its much easier to get a feeling when seeing it at work instead of going through all these documentation.

I liked it!

bye

jue


22. anonymous Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:49

I liked the video. I didn't quite get how the names of the classes are defined. Thanks.


21. anonymous Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:10

Thanks a lot jeff. Great Help !!


20. anonymous Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:09

Pywinauto rocks!


19. anonymous Thu, 23 Jul 2009 03:16

Wonderful


18. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 15:27

your video is better than the documentation


17. anonymous Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:02

Good work


16. anonymous Sat, 20 Jun 2009 07:51

Thanks Jeff.


15. anonymous Thu, 28 May 2009 08:18

good


14. anonymous Mon, 18 May 2009 14:36

nice demo. thanks.


13. anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:53

Helped me picked up pyWinAuto in a jiffy!

Thanks for the great work :-)


12. anonymous Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:36

Nice little demo. What would be great is showing out how you figure out what the window names are. Is there a way to list them. Sometimes it's not so intuitive.


11. anonymous Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:31

Good


10. anonymous Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:48

Nice starting video. We need more.


9. anonymous Tue, 07 Oct 2008 13:19

Is there a list of objects that are available? Please do that in a video.


8. anonymous Sun, 13 Jan 2008 18:11

Thank you. Great video. I had been stumped on how to manipulate windows objects, you video has given me new hope!


7. anonymous Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:30

Hi,

the command for showing controls is app.Window.print_control_identifiers() . Java applets, applications that bring their own windowhandling (like opera, or some swing applications) can not be scripted with pywinauto.

The video tutorial is nice. Combination with pyunit would be great.


6. anonymous Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:18

Very good tutorial . Could you add a command which will show all the controls in the application.

Also will it support controls running inside Java applets ?


5. anonymous Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:31

This is a very useful video to start using pywinauto and would help in automating a lot of regular windows jobs


4. anonymous Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:35

Thank you. Excellent!


i didn't know pywinauto and it's incredible how easy it is!

good work!

thanks


Good to know and very good quality of audio and video! This is the sort of screencast i like:

<ul> <li>short</li> <li>effective</li> <li>good audio and video</li> </ul>

Please continue to build other casts on Python!


Very good demo. I've heard about pyWinAuto for a long time but didn't try it before. Now I will try it.


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