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Winsply++ for Windows 7 or some other tool like Winspy++

by Pooh (Initiate)
on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:54 UTC ( #1009544=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Pooh has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am trying to automate the testing of a web based GUI application with Perl.My first question: Where can I find Winspy++ that is compatible to windows 7? my second question : is there any other tool like Winspy++ that can be used for this purpose?

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Re: Winsply++ for Windows 7 or some other tool like Winspy++
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:00 UTC

    Don't know about WinSpy++ but I've found Win32-GuiTest pretty handy for automating Windows GUI apps.

Re: Winsply++ for Windows 7 or some other tool like Winspy++
by marto (Chancellor) on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:07 UTC

      I myself used the Window Spy tool that came with autohotkey to figure out what control names to give to my Win32::GuiTest scripts, just because that's what I'd gotten used to using.

      As you hinted at, using the GuiTest example spy script to get the info straight from the source makes a lot more sense.

Re: Winsply++ for Windows 7 or some other tool like Winspy++
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 19, 2012 at 23:20 UTC
Re: Winsply++ for Windows 7 or some other tool like Winspy++
by Pooh (Initiate) on Dec 20, 2012 at 19:22 UTC
    Thanks guys! I actually have downloaded the Winspy++ 1.7 but it does not seem to give me correct output on my Windows 7 OS.I checked the list of supported platforms and Windows 7 was not included in it. Can any of you tell me where I can get the right version of winspy++ for Windows 7 from.Or whether I can use any other software that is similar to winspy++ and is free?
      Thanks for ignoring the replies you already have which answer this question.
Re: Winsply++ for Windows 7 or some other tool like Winspy++
by dasgar (Deacon) on Jan 26, 2013 at 05:30 UTC

    Check out AutoIt Script. It's a freeware tool that can be used to automate GUI-based applications in Windows. One of the tools that comes with it is the AutoIt Window Info tool. Not sure how close this is to WinSpy, but it should help you find some useful information for the application that you want to automate. It works on my Windows 7 64-bit system.

    (NOTE: I'm not advocating that you use AutoIt instead of Win32::GuiTest. Just pointing out that it comes a tool that might be what you're looking for.)

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