- This big release introduces MS UI Automation (UIA) support (beta). Feedback is very welcome!
- Just start from
app = Application(backend='uia').start('your_app.exe').
- Default backend is still
'win32' if nothing is specified.
- Supported WPF controls: Menu, Button/CheckBox/RadioButton, ComboBox, Edit,
Tab control, List (ListView), DataGrid, Tree, Toolbar, Tooltip, Slider.
- It uses native
comtypes (like UiaComWrapper for .NET but in CPython).
- Despite code coverage is ~95% consider it as beta quality. Performance is slower than for "win32".
- Documentation is built continuously now on ReadTheDocs. See also improved
Getting Started Guide.
mouse can be used out of any window context now. And they work on Linux as well!
- New multi-backend architecture makes implementation of new platforms support
easier in the future. The minimal set for new backend includes its name and
two classes inherited from
ElementInfo and from
BaseWrapper. New backend
must be registered by function
backend.register(). Linux AT SPI and Apple Accessibility API are in the long term plans.
- Code style is much closer to PEP8: i.e.
click_input should be used
- Initial implementation of the
win32_hooks module. Keyboard and mouse event
handlers can be registered in the system. It was inspired by pyHook, pyhk,
pyhooked and similar modules, but re-written from scratch. Thanks for
Max Samokhvalov! The fork (at some moment) of the
win32_hooks module is
used in pyhooked 0.8 by Ethan Smith.
- A lot of small improvements are not counted here.