Type domain\username - issue with slash


#1

Hi

I am having an issue trying to type a domain\username into a web page login, when the process runs its strips out the \ making the login invalid.

Does anyone know how to force the backslash.

Thanks


#2

It should work. Try in notepad type “user\domain”. Does that application accept typing “”?


#3

Hi Mihai

It does work in notepad and the application (which is a small web app) does accept it as you can/have to type it manually to access it, I can even paste the domain\username into the field, but getting the UIPath to type it in always strips out the \


#4

Sorted, used hardware events and a delay between keystrokes and everything works


#5

Hi Dave,

Would you mind sharing the misbehaving setup?

I’ve experienced similar issue with SendWindowMessages method that’s now waiting to be fixed (it gives result as if you’d type on a keyboard with broken shift and alt) and was wondering if it’s the same cause or I should worry about something else too.


#6

Ah, yes, the issue was Simulate Type.

There are 3 typing methods:

simulate type
window messages
hardware events
The simulate type can’t send special characters like [Enter], [Alt] or other hotkeys.

Regarding the Window Messages there is one thing you should be aware when working with Send Hotkey activity. I’ve noticed that sending “Alt+S” will be interpreted as “Alt+Shift+s”. Thus it needs to be configured as “Alt+s”.


#7

Hi Mihai,

No, it was a bug with SendWindowMessages - it doesn’t correctly send uppercase (or anything that you need to type with shift or alt). I’ts scheduled for a fix (still present in newest version), but I was wondering if Dave’s issue was the same or something else.

I’m (since 3 weeks) aware that simulateType does not send special keys, but that was not it. The SendHotkey thing was also known to our team and from our perspective that’s working as intended.


#8

I was told on the support page

“Please try to use hardware events instead of API (Simulate type) and also you can add a slight delay between keys to see how it behaves”

This I did and it worked.

Dave


#9

Hello!

I am trying to input some values in a web based system, and I am using SendWindowsMessages.
The problem is that the slash character “/” is being typed as “q”.
As I am trying to input a URL, the result is incorrect: http:qqwww.alfabetagama.comqproduct

I made a test xaml to input the same text into Notepad++ using SendWindowsMessages, and i get the same result.

Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?

(The SimulateType doesn’t work for unknown reason, so I need SendWindowsMessages to work in background).

Thanks for any help!


#10

Hello,
Is there a correction or a workaround to the problem?
Thank you in advance,


#11

SimulateType and Type : sDomain+“double”+sUsername