Problem with WaitWindowOpen

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shadowesq
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Problem with WaitWindowOpen

Post by shadowesq » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:05 am

I am having a problem getting the WaitWindowOpen feature to behave. I use Google Chrome. When Chrome starts on my computer, my Google Calendar is my default page, so it will load first when Chrome is started.

My problem is that when the code executes, it starts Chrome, but instead of waiting for the window to be properly opened, the SetFocus command gets executed and the macro terminates with an error dialog box telling me that the macro could not find the window.

Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Here is the code in question.

Label>StartChrome
RunProgram>C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
WaitWindowOpen>Google Calendar*
Wait>2
SetFocus>Google Calendar*

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Re: Problem with WaitWindowOpen

Post by Dorian (MJT support) » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Is this the entire script or do you have a WW_TIMEOUT set at some point before this?
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Re: Problem with WaitWindowOpen

Post by shadowesq » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:18 pm

That code is in the beginning of my script, and I did not set WW_TIMEOUT at all. My reading of the documentation is that the default value of WW_TIMEOUT is zero, meaning that the script will wait forever for the window to open before processing continues.

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Re: Problem with WaitWindowOpen

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:30 am

If your code is shooting straight past the WaitWindowOpen line then that there must already be a window open on your system that matches the text given. It could be hidden. Try setting WF_TYPE to 2:

Let>WF_TYPE=2
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