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Old 10-26-2009, 05:44 PM
jasonpetras jasonpetras is offline
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HTML form linking into scripts

Hi all,

I am interested in taking the html form a bit further than done in the whitepaper. Unfortunately, I am running into some trouble linking the message handler from the html form to the script. I'm sure I'm missing something pretty dumb. I would appreciate any insight you could lend!

First, the form: I found a form builder at www.phpform.org. It makes a nice looking form and is quite user friendly.

Second: I can make the form open correctly from the script using the Scripting Essentials instructions. I only change the g_objIE.Navigate call to reference the local copy of form.html file that phpform.org spit out.

Third: This is the part I am having trouble with. I can't seem to get the "Run Test" button to link with the script. I have added the ButtonHandler variable to the form.html file and the onclick=Document.All("ButtonHandler").Value to the button. But the two do not seem to communicate. Below is a snippet of both the form.html file and my script.


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>8x1G PIM/NIM Bench Test</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="view.css" media="all">
<script type="text/javascript" src="view.js"></script>
<body id="main_body" >

<img id="top" src="top.png" alt="">
<div id="form_container">

<h1><a>8x1G PIM/NIM Bench Test</a></h1>
<form id="form_126128" class="appnitro" method="post" action="">
<div class="form_description">
<h2>8x1G PIM/NIM Bench Test</h2>
<p>This form will define how the 8x1G PIM/NIM will be bench-tested. </p>
<ul >

<li id="li_1" >
<label class="description" for="element_1">Tester Name </label>
<input id="element_1" name="element_1" class="element text medium" type="text" maxlength="255" value=""/>
</div><p class="guidelines" id="guide_1"><small>Please enter your name here</small></p>
</li> <li id="li_2" >
<label class="description" for="element_2">Board Serial Number </label>
<input id="element_2" name="element_2" class="element text medium" type="text" maxlength="255" value=""/>
</div><p class="guidelines" id="guide_2"><small>Please enter the board's serial number here. This value will be programmed into the board's eeprom</small></p>
</li> <li id="li_3" >
<label class="description" for="element_3">MAC Address </label>

<input id="element_4_1" name="element_4_1" class="element checkbox" type="checkbox" value="1" checked="checked"/>
<label class="choice" for="element_4_1">Auto Login</label>
<input id="element_4_2" name="element_4_2" class="element checkbox" type="checkbox" value="1" checked="checked"/>
<label class="choice" for="element_4_2">Program Board Parameters</label>
</span><p class="guidelines" id="guide_4"><small>Please select which tests you would like to perform. These tests are to be done when the board is sitting on a bench. </small></p>

<li class="buttons">
<input type="hidden" name="form_id" value="126128" />

<input id="saveForm" class="button_text" type="submit" name="submit" value="Run Selected Tests" Onclick=Document.All("ButtonHandler").Value="RunTest"/>
<input name=ButtonHandler value="Nothing Clicked Yet" type=hidden >

VB Script:

Sub Main
Set g_objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
g_objIE.Offline = True
g_objIE.Navigate "C:\Jason\Edge10_Testing_Script\form\form.html"

crt.Sleep 100
Loop While g_objIE.Busy

' Skipped some formatting for brevity

crt.Sleep 100
Loop While g_objIE.Busy

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.AppActivate g_objIE.document.Title


Select Case g_objIE.Document.All("ButtonHandler").Value
Case "RunTest"
' The user clicked Submit. Exit the loop
MsgBox "Run Test Button Clicked"
Exit Do
End Select
crt.Sleep 200
end Sub

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Old 10-26-2009, 06:06 PM
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Could it be that you're setting the value of your ButtonHandler to "RunTe st" instead of "RunTest"?
").Value="RunTe st"/>
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:51 PM
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Hi Jake, thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, that wasn't it. I went simple and just replaced the generated button with a standard <button name=RunTest...> and that worked. So I am off and running again. Thanks again for the help!
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