Using click, Type into and send hot key as a unattended robot

Hi Guys

I just wanted to check this with people but to use the click, Type into and send hot key activities as an unattended robot. Do you need to enable the simulate click, send windows messages options? Also not sure why these need to be enabled?

Yes buddy
We can use those activities and enable simulate click with click activity and simulate type in type into activity
Their purpose is to enable bot in finding the element even when the process is running in background or in an unattended way

Cheers @bobby

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what about the send windows messages? what is this for and do you need it?

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Usually with click activity SEND WINDOW MESSAGE is used when some of the application doesn’t take simulate click property
And it is slightly slower in clicking (not much) when compared to simulate click but faster than default method of clicking

And in type into activity send window message property is enabled when we have used hot keys along the input string like this
“Input string” + “[k(enter)]”
Where if simulate type is enabled it will enter the [k(enter)] as well as a string
But if send window message property is enabled it will take that as a hot key

And we can enable only one option
Either simulate or send window message property
In both click and type into activity
Hope this would help you
Cheers @bobby

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Sorry palaniyappan. So for example the click image does not include the simulate click option. So in this instance you would use the send windows messages? Does it effect the system in anyway if this is enabled but is not necessary used?

Exactly
@bobby

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Yes if that is not enabled while the bot runs in background it will fail to find the element in the screen

Cheers @bobby

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Last question. Enabling it with the simulate click and send windows messages together, does this effect the system in anyway? Or enabling it even though it is not necessary used

We won’t be able to enable them together
Either one of them only can be enabled
Cheers @bobby

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Brilliant, thanks for your help buddy. :slight_smile:

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