I am by no means an expert, I did get it working on a basic level. I document my experiences in the following blogs:
Automating Web Pages with AutoHotkey October 26, 2020
Although It Comes with a Bit of a Learning Curve, the Chrome.ahk AutoHotkey Library Offers More Precise Source-Level Web Page Automation
In this blog, I introduce source-level Web page automation running a short test script after installing a set of Google Chrome AutoHotkey source-level Web page automation tools—Geekdude’s Chrome.ahk Library. I’ve set up a test page called “Jack’s AutoHotkey Chrome Test Page” for a quick trial of the tools. (When initially viewing the test Web page, you should see a set of three empty input fields: First Name, Last Name, and Street Address.) In this blog, I discuss how to install and set up the Chrome.ahk tools—then access the setup by running a sample AutoHotkey script that automatically fills in the three input fields.
Using Chrome.ahk AutoHotkey Tools to Automatically Fill-in Web Forms (Part 1) November 9, 2020
Logging into online accounts ranks as one of the most common motivations for AutoHotkey users automating Web pages. Using screen-level AutoHotkey Web page automation can get cumbersome. For more reliable and accurate solutions consider source-level automation using the AutoHotkey Chrome.ahk Library of tools. However, before automating any Web forms with these functions, you need to accomplish two tasks:
Analyze the Web page to identify the target HTML controls’ name or id (e.g. text fields, buttons, etc).
Using Chrome.ahk AutoHotkey Tools to Automatically Fill-in Web Forms (Part 2) November 16, 2020
Moving Forward with AutoHotkey Chrome.ahk Tools November 23, 2020
My Last Three Blogs Offer a Basic Introduction to Installing and Running the Chrome.ahk Web Page Automation Tools—Find More Resources for these Useful Functions
In my earlier blogs, I posted a beginner’s introduction to GeekDude’s Chrome.ahk Web page automation tools.
1. Installing Chrome.ahk AutoHotkey Web Page Automation Tools
2. Using Chrome.ahk AutoHotkey Tools to Automatically Fill-in Web Forms (Part 1)
3. Using Chrome.ahk AutoHotkey Tools to Automatically Fill-in Web Forms (Part 2)
I wrote those columns to bridge the gap between the novice-level user and the videos produced by GeekDude and Joe Glines—allowing me to take time for the techniques to ferment in my brainpan. While the videos provide excellent information, they assume a certain level of user experience. Hopefully, my blogs provide enough insight to enable new users to:
- Make a decision about whether they will continue to pursue these Web automation techniques.
I've been getting quite a bit of interest on the Web so I thought that posting the tutorial links here might help those having trouble getting started.