Web Scraping with AutoHotkey & COM Tutorial- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

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wolf_II
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

28 Nov 2015, 13:03

@subodhjoshi: Thank you very much for the link. (iWB2Learner from sourceforge)
Much appreciated. :thumbup:
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

28 Nov 2015, 14:07

iWB2Learner <-- source code available here. (Note: there is a syntax error: an extra ) on line 547)
The " 32bit / 64bit" links are dead and the "Hosted on AHKSCRIPT.ORG" link is 404, but the other link to the source works.

Also required:
Acc Library
Anchor

It would be nice if this was all hosted on this site. There is already a page for it here [link], but it just links to other sources.
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

02 Jan 2016, 08:16

WOW!
This is really a good article. It is helping me a lot! Thanks Joe_Glines! :mrgreen:
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

02 Jan 2016, 10:56

wow Great job!!!!

this is very handy and i love your videos :D
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

04 Jan 2016, 10:54

Hello everyone, jethrow and Joe,
I have a question regarding to DOM modified by javascript.
If I need to access several inputs made by javascript code inside a HTML, can an AHK script recognize those dynamic changes? I am struggling to detect those fields in a webpage. :think:
Thanks!
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

08 Jan 2016, 06:19

We need a like button on here. Just played with the com writer you made and that is amazeballs!
Bruttosozialprodukt
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

08 Jan 2016, 08:53

Instead of iWB2Learner I would recommend to use the developer tools of your browser. I'd also bet that there are browser addons that do exactly what iWB2Learner does and more.
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

08 Jan 2016, 09:00

There are definitely a plethera of available tools. For simplicity sake, I like the iWB2Learner tool. Other tools have a ton more options /share a lot more values however, for noobs, it is quite overwhelming (and often un-needed)
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

08 Jan 2016, 11:42

I think it would be a good idea to rewrite the iWB2Learner. There are a lot of cool things it could do. I've seen way too many scripts relying on the index causing scripts to break way too easily.
If the url to the source code would work I would probably give it a try, but for some reason it just doesn't... at least for me.
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

08 Jan 2016, 12:11

Bruttosozialprodukt wrote:If the url to the source code would work I would probably give it a try, but for some reason it just doesn't... at least for me.
Try it without the https.
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

08 Jan 2016, 12:24

neat, totally did the job. thanks :)
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

14 Jan 2016, 17:18

Thanks Bruttosozialprodukt! I'm playing with it. I love that the zoom level doesn't affect the highlighted area! That was always annoying with the Learner tool. Personally I don't like the transparency but I'll let others talk to that side of things. Thanks for posting it here! I hope it helps some people (and me!)
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Re: WebScraping and COM- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

14 Jan 2016, 17:22

Thanks. :) Well, the transparency was just a random idea of mine, I'll probably just remove it with the next release.
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Re: Web Scraping with AutoHotkey & COM Tutorial- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

13 Nov 2016, 12:26

Joe - your tutorial videos are really great! I am having trouble launching your web-scraping script-writer. I launch it and nothing seems to happen, but my other scripts (including my scripts, and AHK Studio Developer) are running fine. I have tried two machines: Windows 10 Home with Autohotkey version 1.1.24.02 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Autohotkey version 1.1.22.09 . I read through all the posts in this thread, and when I encountered icons that wouldn't load in the script, I commented them out, as suggested for Win 10. What versions of Windows and Autohotkey are you using in your tutorial video? Any other help you can provide would be greatly appreciated !!
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Re: Web Scraping with AutoHotkey & COM Tutorial- GUI syntax writer and demo videos

13 Nov 2016, 13:09

D'oh ! Answered my own question. Of course it does "nothing". It is running in the background. Launch SciTE or other text editor, and then use the background script's shortcuts. Hopefully this will help someone else down the road.

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