Unable to write in notepad

Hi All
I am trying to write the data in the notepad. But I the data going in it
is wrong. The output which I am getting in the notepad is

!FA

The code I used is as follows:

"

Require the win32ole library:

require ‘win32ole’

Create an instance of the Wscript Shell:

wsh = WIN32OLE.new(‘Wscript.Shell’)

Try to activate the Notepad window:

if wsh.AppActivate(‘Notepad’)
sleep(1)

Enter text into Notepad:

wsh.SendKeys(‘Ruby{TAB}on{TAB}Windows{ENTER}’)

ALT-F to pull down File menu, then A to select Save As…:

wsh.SendKeys(’!F’)
wsh.SendKeys(‘A’)
sleep(1)
if wsh.AppActivate(‘Save As’)
wsh.SendKeys(‘c:\temp\filename.txt{ENTER}’)
sleep(1)

If prompted to overwrite existing file:

if wsh.AppActivate(‘Save As’)

Enter ‘Y’:

wsh.SendKeys(‘Y’)
end
end

Quit Notepad with ALT-F4:

wsh.SendKeys(’%{F4}’)
end

"

One more interesting thing is that here I am able to write the value in
the notepad which is already opened. if the notepad is not opened, then
ruby just intepret the script & does not write the output.

Please suggest the solution for this.
Thankx in advance :slight_smile:

Hi,

2008/5/22 Pranjal J. [email protected]:

"
wsh.SendKeys(’!F’)
end
Please suggest the solution for this.
Thankx in advance :slight_smile:

Here is a working code:

Require the win32ole library:

require ‘win32ole’

Create an instance of the Wscript Shell:

wsh = WIN32OLE.new(‘Wscript.Shell’)
if not wsh.AppActivate(‘Notepad’)
wsh.Run(‘Notepad’)
sleep(1)
end

Try to activate the Notepad window:

if wsh.AppActivate(Notepad)
sleep(1)
# Enter text into Notepad:
wsh.SendKeys(‘Ruby{TAB}on{TAB}Windows{ENTER}’)
# ALT-F to pull down File menu, then A to select Save As…:
wsh.SendKeys(’%FA’)
sleep(1)
wsh.SendKeys(‘c:\temp\filename.txt{ENTER}’)
sleep(1)
# If prompted to overwrite existing file:
if wsh.AppActivate(‘Save As’)
# Enter ‘Y’:
wsh.SendKeys(‘Y’)
end
# Quit Notepad with ALT-F4:
wsh.SendKeys(’%{F4}’)
end

Regards,

Park H.

Hi
I am sorry
it worked for me sooner after I posted the question.I had used the same
code which u mentioned.

But there is another problem I am facing.
For running the the script the notepad should be opened before I execute
the script.

I dnt want to keep any notepad open before I start running the script.
Can u suggest how I can overcome this problem

Heesob P. wrote:

Hi,

2008/5/22 Pranjal J. [email protected]:

"
wsh.SendKeys(’!F’)
end
Please suggest the solution for this.
Thankx in advance :slight_smile:

Here is a working code:

Require the win32ole library:

require ‘win32ole’

Create an instance of the Wscript Shell:

wsh = WIN32OLE.new(‘Wscript.Shell’)
if not wsh.AppActivate(‘Notepad’)
wsh.Run(‘Notepad’)
sleep(1)
end

Try to activate the Notepad window:

if wsh.AppActivate(Notepad)
sleep(1)
# Enter text into Notepad:
wsh.SendKeys(‘Ruby{TAB}on{TAB}Windows{ENTER}’)
# ALT-F to pull down File menu, then A to select Save As…:
wsh.SendKeys(’%FA’)
sleep(1)
wsh.SendKeys(‘c:\temp\filename.txt{ENTER}’)
sleep(1)
# If prompted to overwrite existing file:
if wsh.AppActivate(‘Save As’)
# Enter ‘Y’:
wsh.SendKeys(‘Y’)
end
# Quit Notepad with ALT-F4:
wsh.SendKeys(’%{F4}’)
end

Regards,

Park H.

Hi,

2008/5/22 Pranjal J. [email protected]:

Can u suggest how I can overcome this problem

I guess you did not try my code.
Following code is included for the opening notepad:

if not wsh.AppActivate(‘Notepad’)
wsh.Run(‘Notepad’)
sleep(1)
end

Regards,

Park H.

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