Watir : Working in same session of IE

Hi,

Actually am stuck in a problem.

I am performing the following set of commands:

require ‘watir’

ie = Watir::IE.new
ie.goto(“http://www.google.com”)

When I execute, it successfully opens a new browser with the correct
google url.

Now, in this code, I simply want to add:

ie.text_field(:name, “q”).set ‘roger federer’

If I append the above line to the above code, it will open a new session
of IE and will perform the operation of setting the text box too, but my
objective is not to open a new IE with google url but to perform the set
command in the existing browser only.

Can anyone help how to do that?

Thanks,
Anukul

From: [email protected]

Actually am stuck in a problem.

I am performing the following set of commands:

require ‘watir’

ie = Watir::IE.new

ie.goto(“http://www.google.com”)

When I execute, it successfully opens a new browser with the correct

google url.

Now, in this code, I simply want to add:

ie.text_field(:name, “q”).set ‘roger federer’

If I append the above line to the above code, it will open a

new session of IE

that’s weird. i just tried your code, and it does *not open another
(new) session (in that case, i only have 1 ie session open, not 2).

kind regards -botp

Peña, Botp wrote:

From: [email protected]

Actually am stuck in a problem.

I am performing the following set of commands:

require ‘watir’

ie = Watir::IE.new

ie.goto(“http://www.google.com”)

When I execute, it successfully opens a new browser with the correct

google url.

Now, in this code, I simply want to add:

ie.text_field(:name, “q”).set ‘roger federer’

If I append the above line to the above code, it will open a

new session of IE

that’s weird. i just tried your code, and it does *not open another
(new) session (in that case, i only have 1 ie session open, not 2).

kind regards -botp

Hi botp,

Are you trying this out in Scite or is their something else that you are
using?I believe when you execute (F5) the first two lines of code, it
will open IE with google url.

Now, with the google url already open, I want to update the code in such
a way that I can enter the text in the search field without opening a
new session of the browser. So, if I just add the 3rd line of my code
and execute, it would definitely open a new instance of IE (since it
will execute ie = Watir::IE.new again). I want to avoid that, hoping
that there must be a logic between the first 2 lines and the 3rd line
which avoids opening a new browser.

Another idea would be to check if there is an existing instance of IE
already present and then we can just do ie.goto(url).

Can you help with the logic?

Thanks,
Anukul

On 30 Apr, 10:52, Anukul S. [email protected] wrote:

objective is not to open a new IE with google url but to perform > the set command in the existing browser only.
It might have been better to post this on the Watir list; you can
subscribe here;
http://wtr.rubyforge.org/community.html

I think Ruby linguistic answers would be best answered at ruby.lang.

If we look at the Watir API doc
http://wtr.rubyforge.org/rdoc/

we note ie.attach

"Return a Watir::IE object for an existing IE window. Window can be
referenced by url, title, or window handle. Second argument can be
either a string or a regular expression in the case of of :url
or :title. IE.attach(:url, ‘www.google.com’) IE.attach(:title,
‘Google’) IE.attach(:hwnd, 528140) This method will not work when
Watir/Ruby is run under a service (instead of a user). "

Regards

Aidy
www.agiletester.co.uk

From: Anukul S. [mailto:[email protected]]

Are you trying this out in Scite or is their something else

that you are

using?I believe when you execute (F5) the first two lines of code, it

will open IE with google url.

Now, with the google url already open, I want to update the

code in such

a way that I can enter the text in the search field without opening a

new session of the browser. So, if I just add the 3rd line of my code

and execute, it would definitely open a new instance of IE (since it

will execute ie = Watir::IE.new again). I want to avoid that, hoping

that there must be a logic between the first 2 lines and the 3rd line

which avoids opening a new browser.

nope. scite will reexecute your code fr start.

try irb, it will execute your code per line you enter.

Another idea would be to check if there is an existing instance of IE

already present and then we can just do ie.goto(url).

never tried that. that would mean searching for an ie instance and then
attaching an ole object on it. but i do not know the criteria since
there could be many ie instances open and many google pages open. wc one
then? but that would be cool though.

kind regards -botp

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