Controlling windows gui applications from python

Simon Brunning simon.brunning at
Tue Nov 22 20:17:46 CET 2005

On 21/11/05, tim <tim.vets at> wrote:
> Thanks for this tip, this looks like exactly what I need.
> Is there a more extended documentation for watsup somewhere ?

Err, not a lot, no.

> I didn't find info on:
> how to send keystrokes to a program.

You don't do that. WATSUP uses WinGuiAuto, which is a fairly thin
wrapper around the Win32 API. Oh, and it's rubbish.

Rather than sending keysrokes, you instead just set the controls' text
to whatever you want it to be.

> how to control ComboBox elements...

Should be a simple extension to what's already there.

> trying out the examples, here are some problems I am running into:

I'm afraid I can't really help you here. I'm a Mac user these days!
You might have some luck with the WATSUP user mailing list -

Good luck!

Simon B,
simon at,

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