Automation of Windows app?
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Sun Aug 30 18:18:38 CEST 2015
On 2015-08-30, Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> wrote:
> In a message of Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:25:55 -0700, ryguy7272 writes:
>>I know this is an old post, but anyway, can't you just use Windows Scheduler?
> I think you may have missed the original post, where poor old
> Grant Edwards said:
>> I need to automate operation of a Windows application. It's a
>> conformance test app from a standards organizaiton, and it's
>> _stunningly_ bad. You have to sit it front of it like some sort of
>> brainless slave and click a button every 10-20 minutes.
> So his problem isn't he needs to schedule some tasks, but rather he
> has to exercise a horrible app by sitting mindlessly in front of
> a Gui and remembering to click something at it every so often. Poor
> Grant is going to expire of boredom before the job gets done. But
> a python program can be plenty intelligent enough for this task.
> So Grant? How did it go? Would you recommend it for the rest of us?
Definitely. It worked just fine for what I needed to do. I started
the application and configured a few settings "by hand" and started
the conformance test application. Once it was running, I started my
little Python program which waited for the "pass/fail" window to pop
up and then clicked "continue" to continue the tests. Presto:
unattended test runs.
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