VBScript sendkeys...waiting for webpage to load before sending next command

Posted on 2007-08-09
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am writing a script in VBScript that is browsing web pages.  I use sendkeys to enter web addresses.  I am looking for code I can add to my script to tell the script to wait for the next page to load before it executes the next line.

Question by:collages
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RobSampson earned 2000 total points
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Hi, I would not use SendKeys to send URLs, as long as you are OK with your script actually starting  the Internet Explorer window.....use this:
Set IE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

With IE
        .navigate "http://www.google.com"
End With

'wait a while until IE as finished to load
Do while IE.busy

objShell.SendKeys "search text"

IE.navigate "http://www.hotmail.com"
Do while IE.busy

IE.Document.ALL("passwd").Value = "test"

Using the Document.ALL parameters, if you know the "name" of the form object, you can click it or add text....



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