How to simulate Mouse Click with Ruby, or mouse library

Hi, I would like to simulate a Mouse click through Ruby. Is there a way
to do this through Ruby? Does Ruby have any library for simulating
mouse events. Can someone provide me with some info on this topic.
Thanks in advance.

On 24 Jan 2007, at 22:12, Kid Kid wrote:

Hi, I would like to simulate a Mouse click through Ruby. Is there
a way
to do this through Ruby? Does Ruby have any library for simulating
mouse events. Can someone provide me with some info on this topic.
Thanks in advance.

I think you’ll need to provide a little more info to help people get
started with this one. What GUI environment are you using and trying
to make mouse clicks in?

Cheers,
Benj

Thanks for the suggestion Ben, I would like to use ruby to simulate a
mouse click on any general Windows program such as Internet Explorer.
I’m aware that I can use WATIR to automate clicking on elements on the
webpages. However what i’m looking for is the ability to use Ruby to
issue a “Mouse click” no matter where the cursor is or what program is
running.

Thanks,
KidK

Benjohn B. wrote:

On 24 Jan 2007, at 22:12, Kid Kid wrote:

Hi, I would like to simulate a Mouse click through Ruby. Is there
a way
to do this through Ruby? Does Ruby have any library for simulating
mouse events. Can someone provide me with some info on this topic.
Thanks in advance.

I think you’ll need to provide a little more info to help people get
started with this one. What GUI environment are you using and trying
to make mouse clicks in?

Cheers,
Benj

Thanks for the help Marcelo. Using AutoIt through Ruby does exactly what
I needed. Thanks!

Marcelo A. wrote:

Well, AutoIt is a fine automation program for windows, although it
uses it’s own language. But the latest version also provides a DLL to
do this programmatically, so you should be able to interface Ruby with
the DLL and be all set.

Marcelo.

Well, AutoIt is a fine automation program for windows, although it
uses it’s own language. But the latest version also provides a DLL to
do this programmatically, so you should be able to interface Ruby with
the DLL and be all set.

Marcelo.

On 1/24/07, Marcelo A. [email protected] wrote:

Well, AutoIt is a fine automation program for windows, although it
uses it’s own language. But the latest version also provides a DLL to
do this programmatically, so you should be able to interface Ruby with
the DLL and be all set.

In fact, if you’ve installed the Watir gem you already have the AutoIT
control installed. Just do something like this:

regsvr32 C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\watir-1.4.1\watir\AutoItX3.dll
irb
require ‘win32ole’
a = WIN32OLE.new(“AutoItX3.Control”)
a.ole_methods

Then review the AutoIT docs.

Nate

Kid Kid wrote:

Hi, I would like to simulate a Mouse click through Ruby. Is there a way
to do this through Ruby? Does Ruby have any library for simulating
mouse events. Can someone provide me with some info on this topic.
Thanks in advance.

KLUDGE:
Write a ruby script that outputs this to a file named Bot.java, runs
javac, then runs the JVM:

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.event.InputEvent;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
class Bot {
public static void main(String[] args) {
try {
Robot robot = new Robot();
robot.mousePress(InputEvent.BUTTON1_MASK);
robot.mouseRelease(InputEvent.BUTTON1_MASK);
} catch (AWTException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}

Less of a kludge: Find how java.awt.Robot is implemented in C now that
Sun has relased Java as open source.

I hope mouse functionality is part of the standard library in Ruby2.

On May 8, 2:44 am, Chad B. [email protected] wrote:

} catch (AWTException e) {


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I would imagine you could use

}

Less of a kludge: Find how java.awt.Robot is implemented in C now that
Sun has relased Java as open source.

I hope mouse functionality is part of the standard library in Ruby2.


Posted viahttp://www.ruby-forum.com/.

I would imagine you could use the Robot class from jruby, though I
don’t know if jruby is an option in KidK’s case.

–Brenton

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