ANN: pywinauto 0.3.5 released - Moved to Metaclass control wrapping

Mark Mc Mahon mark.m.mcmahon at
Fri May 26 15:25:46 CEST 2006


0.3.5 release of pywinauto is now available.

pywinauto is a set of open-source (LGPL) modules for using Python as a GUI
automation 'driver' for Windows NT based Operating Systems (NT/W2K/XP).

SourceForge project page:

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Here is the list of changes from 0.3.4:

0.3.5 Moved to Metaclass control wrapping

* Moved to a metaclass implementation of control finding. This
 removes some cyclic importing that had to be worked around and
 other then metaclass magic makes the code a bit simpler.

* Some of the sample files would not run - so I updated them
 so they would (Thanks to Stefaan Himpe for pointing this out)

* Disabled saving application data (it was still being saved in
 Application.RecordMatch() even if the rest of the application
 data code is disabled. This was causing what appeared to be a
 memory leak where pywinauto would keep grabbing more and more
 memory (especially for controls that contain a lot of
 information). Thanks to Frank Martinez for leading me to this).

* Added ListViewWrapper.GetItemRect() to enable retrieving the
 rectangle for a particular item in the listview.

* Removed references to _ctrl() method within pywinauto as it
 was raising a DeprecationWarning internally even if the user
 was not using it.

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