How to control application on Windows

Hi Gurus

I have an application running on Windows XP.
How do I or can I accomplish this or is it better to use python for
such activities

  1. I like to be able to use ruby script to send mouse clicks at a
    certain location point within the application screen.
  2. I like to be able to use ruby script to send signals/keys/mouse
    clicks to get to the menu
    eg File->Exit

Any help is appreciated.

ZW wrote:

Any help is appreciated.

You could try looking on http://rubyforge.org/
for the following gems: Win32API, Win32, and WIN32OLE

If you know your Win32 APIs then doing what you need to do from Ruby
should be
possible.


Kind Regards,
Rajinder Y.

http://DevMentor.org
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I haven’t read this book, but I would bet it could answer this and other
questions you have.

http://pragprog.com/titles/idgtr/scripted-gui-testing-with-ruby

ZW wrote:

Hi Gurus

I have an application running on Windows XP.
How do I or can I accomplish this or is it better to use python for
such activities

  1. I like to be able to use ruby script to send mouse clicks at a
    certain location point within the application screen.
  2. I like to be able to use ruby script to send signals/keys/mouse
    clicks to get to the menu
    eg File->Exit

Any help is appreciated.

That’s funny - a few minutes ago I released a new version of au3;
looking on the new posts on the mailing list afterwards I see your post
that just triggers the exact purpose I’ve written au3 for. So, if you’re
using Ruby 1.9, have a look at my annotation at
http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/197030#new and on the project itself at
RubyForge: http://rubyforge.org/projects/auto/

Please excuse my self-promotion, but that seemed as an ideal match to
me… :wink:

Marvin

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