Zero Posted January 18, 2008 Report Share Posted January 18, 2008 Hi folks, When I began using Macro Express I was enormously impressed with it (and still am) in how easy and quick it is to create and organize Windows macros. It's a big time saver. One task I immediately tried automating after some successes with typical windows programs was trying to create macros to interact with a web browser. I had some success, but it wasn't very productive overall. I experienced a lot of problems (especially with reliably finding controls, setting/getting control text, and setting/getting control states). After looking through the forums, it's become apparent that this is a highly sought feature that a lot of people are having problems with. Seeing that so many people are having issues in using Macro Express for this task, I began looking for other products that would do the job in an 'elegant' fashion. I did find a few, but they were too specific in function - they typically only automate a browser (ie. they don't automate typical windows applications) or are themselves an automated web browser (ie. they don't work with IE or FF by themselves and they don't automate windows tasks). All in all, the choice of products out there for macro'ing Windows as well as web browsers are pretty slim and those that can do both tasks are disappointing in other ways or are difficult to use. I can certainly script or learn new languages, but one of the reasons I was attracted to Macro Express was for its ease of use through it's GUI, which is very nice and robust. I guess the bottom line here is that I'm wondering if anyone has found any kind of reliable solution for interacting with web browsers and Windows???? From the forums it seems this isn't the case and that the question has been beaten to death, but I felt I needed to ask anyways. Zero Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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