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0.01 Wed Aug 12 21:58:13 1998
- original version; created by h2xs 1.18
0.02 Sun Oct 25 20:18:17 1998
- Added several Win32 API functions (typemap courtesy
of Win32::APIRegistry):
- Ported FindWindowLike (MS-KB, Article ID: Q147659) from VB to
Perl. Instead of using VB's "like", I used Perl regexps.
0.03 Sun Oct 31 18:31:52 1999
- Perhaps first version released thru CPAN (user: erngui).
- Changed name from Win32::Test to Win32::GuiTest
- Fixed bug: using strdup resulted in using system malloc and
perl's free, resulting in a runtime error.
This way we always use perl's malloc. Got the idea from
0.04 Fri Jan 7 17:44:00 2000
- Fixed Compatibility with ActivePerl 522. Thanks to
Johannes Maehner <> for the initial patch.
There were two main issues:
/1/ ActivePerl (without CAPI=TRUE) compiles extensions in C++ mode
(some casts from void*, etc.. were needed).
/2/ The old typemap + buffers.h I was using had been rendered
incompatible by changes in ActivePerl. As the incompatible typemaps
were redundant, I deleted them.
Now it works on ActivePerl (both using 'perl'
and 'perl CAPI=TRUE') and on CPAN perl
- As requests for changes keep comming in, I've decided to put it all
under version control (cvs if you're curious about it).
0.05 Sat Mar 11 23:11:42 2000
- Added support for sending function keys (e.g. "%{F4}"). A new test
script is added to the distribution (eg\ to test
this functionality.
- Code cleanup to make adding new keywords easier.
0.06 Sun Mar 12 01:51:18 2000
- Added support for sending mouse events.
Thanks to Ben Shern <> for the idea
and original code. Also added 'eg\' to the distribution to
test this functionality.
- Code cleanup.
0.07 Sun Nov 19 13:02:00 2000
- Added MouseMoveAbsPix to allow moving the mouse to an absolute pixel
coordinate instead of using mouse_event's (0, 0) to (65535, 65535)
Thanks to Phill Wolf <> for the idea
and original code. Also added 'eg\' to the distribution
to test this functionality.
- Added binaries for the ActivePerl distribution.
0.08 Sun Dec 17 19:33:07 2000
- Added WMGetText to allow getting the content of an EDIT window. See
'eg\' for more details.
Thanks to Mauro <> from Italy for the idea.
0.09 Thu Jan 4 22:30:50 2001
- Added {SPC} action to sendkeys to simulate hitting the spacebar.
Thanks to Sohrab Niramwalla <> for the
1.00 Sun May 13 22:02:01 2001
- Fixed a bug in FindWindowLike that caused duplicated window handles to
be returned.
- Simplified the logic in FindWindowLike.
- Added IsChild and GetChildDepth functions. Exported GetChildWindows.
- Added more tests (tightening the net in XP-speak)
- Added 'eg\' to the distribution.
1.10 Sun Jun 17 19:54:27 2001
- Added GetWindowRect, GetScreenRes, ScreenToNorm and NormToScreen,
following suggestion and code from Frank van Dijk <>.
- Added SendMessage, PostMessage, GetCursorPos, AttachWin,
additional SendKeys flags (Windows keys and context menu),
WMSetText, GetCaretPos, GetFocus, GetActiveWindow, GetForegroundWindow,
SetActiveWindow, EnableWindow, IsWindowEnabled, IsWindowVisible and
ShowWindow (+ constants to use it).
Thanks to Jarek Jurasz <> for all of them.
Jarek also provided two scripts: 'eg\' and 'eg\'.
I found showwin very interesting (if somewhat dangerous!).
He also fixed an export list problem (WMGetKey was mentioned instead
of WMGetText) and added export tags :ALL and :SW, so that full module
functionality can be imported with
use Win32::GuiTest qw(:ALL :SW);
- Added IsWindow, ScreenToClient, ClientToScreen, IsCheckedButton and
- SendKeys now takes an optional parameter to change the default 50 ms
delay between keystrokes. Suggested by Wilson P. Snyder II
1.20 Wed Jul 18 20:44:11 2001
- Added GetComboText, GetComboContents, GetListText and GetListContents
to allow easy extraction of data from list and combo boxes.
- Added 'eg\' to show the new functionality. This script opens
the Notepad "Font" dialog and prints to stdout the contents of the Font
- Fixed bug in SendMessage (and others), where the return value was lost
Caused by a missing OUTPUT tag.
- Added IsKeyPressed function. Suggested by Rudi Farkas.
See 'eg\' for a demo. Works even if the script
is running in the background.
1.30 Sat Dec 1 20:50:02 2001
- Fixed bad POD formating. Added podchecker and html pod generation to makedist.bat.
- Added PushButton and PushChildButton. Based on code from an anonymous contributor. Thanks!
See 'eg\' for an example.
- Fixed a problem when building with Active State, build 526.
1.40 --- --- - --:--:-- ----
Big thanks to an anonymous contributor for the following pieces:
- Added WaitWindowLike and WaitWindow. See 'eg\' for an example.
The code changed as a consequence as I now use WaitWindowLike instead
of sleep+FindWindowLike.
- Added IsWindowStyle and IsWindowStyleEx and 'eg/'.
- Added SelectTabItem and 'eg/'.
- Added MenuSelect and 'eg/'.
- Refactored the test code.
- Fixed a couple of PPCODE bugs reported by a nice contributor.
- Added SetWindowPos (thanks to Paul Covington).
- Several TabCtrl functions (also courtesy of Paul Covington).
1.49 Wed May 08 23:08:09 2002
- Added Win32::GuiTest::Cmd module to simplify command-line type tasks.
- Added DibSect module (writen by Jarek Jurasz) that allows screen-shot
type functionality.
- Added some pod documentation submitted by Jarek Jurasz.
- Cleaned-up the pod docs.
- Moved all constants into Win32/GuiTest/GuiTest.pc to allow them
to be autogenerated in the future.
- Rationalized EXPORT_OK.
- Changed to include author info in the ppd file.
1.49.1 Wed May 22 00:00:00 2002
- Improved IsKeyPressed.
1.49.2 Tue Jun 04 15:39:23 2002
- Improved IsKeyPressed (again).
- Added VK_* constants and KEYEVENTF_* flags.
- Added SendRawKey function.
1.50 (Test Version) Sun Jun 22 ??:??:?? 2003
- Added use of AttachWin() for those functions that require the
window to be attached to the calling thread's message queue.
1.50.1-ad Thu Apr 08 20:45:00 2004
- Fixed crash with MenuSelect when used on MDI applications with documents
maximized. (CTRONDLP)
- Implemented pertinent parts of Jonathan A's patch for CygWin Perl. (CTRONDLP)
- Added WindowFromPoint function and example script. (CTRONDLP)
- Added the MouseClick function and documentation. (CTRONDLP)
1.50.2-ad Sun May 30 12:40:00 2004
- Push*Button() functions will now correctly not manipulate disabled
buttons. (CTRONDLP)
- Fixed various compiler warnings. (CTRONDLP)
- Minor updates to the documentation. (CTRONDLP)
- Included initial script recording application; which is still a
work-in-progress. (CTRONDLP)
1.50.3-ad Wed Feb 02 17:42:00 2005
- Add more examles in eg directory (SZABGAB)
- Tests using Test::More now (SZABGAB)
- Some more documentation (SZABGAB)
- Explanation how to setup development environment (SZABGAB)
- A number of new exported methods regarding Menu items
such as GetMenuItemInfo
- Added support for some 32bit controls: GetListViewContents,
SelListViewItem, SelListViewItemText, GetTabItems,
SelTabItem, SelTabItemText, SelTreeViewItemPath (CTRONDLP)
- Added basic mouse wheel support: MouseMoveWheel (CTRONDLP)
- Added IsListViewItemSel and IsTabItemSel (CTRONDLP)
- Updated SetFocus routine with AttachWin code (CTRONDLP)
1.50.4 Sun Oct 02 15:00:00 2005
- Added some code to Makefile.PL to help with environments
where file name case is of concern. (CTRONDLP)
- Fixed case of GetMenuItemID
- FindWindowLike will now handle control Ids = 0.
- Added following functions:
* AllocateVirtualBuffer
* FreeVirtualBuffer
* ReadFromVirtualBuffer
* WriteToVirtualBuffer
All those functions can be implementing marshaling when sending
messages to advanced controls
* WaitForReady
* SelComboString
* PushChildById
- Rewriten function SelTreeViewItemPath
- Modified POD in in INSTALLATION section. Added SEE ALSO
- Added Rafe Lafrance's GetPopupHandle
1.50.5 Tue Nov 29 15:00:00 2005
- Added multicolumn GetListViewContents, implemented by Denis Howe.
Thanks to Charles Kuo for testing this
1.51 Fri Sep 28 10:58:05 CEST 2007
- Compile and pass tests under cygwin; file cases and locations rearranged
- Calculator test fixed
- Add POD tests, remove explicit podchecker and pod2html calls
- Remove various obsolete targets (ppm,Build.PL,readme.html) and shape up Makefile.PL
for modern ExtUtils::MakeMaker
1.52 Fri Oct 5 16:00 CEST 2007
- IsKeyPressed and SendKeys recognize integers as VK codes
1.53 Sat Oct 6 14:00 CEST 2007
- Add UnicodeSemantics()
- GetWindowText and its called (FindWindowLike etc) can operate in Unicode now
1.54 Tue Oct 9 10:00 CEST 2007
- SendKeys rewritten in Perl to allow more powerful grouping and to understand
1.55 Tue Dec 15 22:00 CEST 2007
- First attempts to make Win32::GuiTest object oriented. FindWindowLike
modified (changes are backward compatible)
1.56 Wed Oct 1 13:28:34 CEST 2008
- Allow 'make dist' and limited 'make test' on non-Win32 platforms
- Screen to mickey conversion patch by Tony Skelding
1.57 Jun 13 2010
- Build on strawberry perl
1.58 Oct 31 2010
- Build on x64 systems
- Hooks fix by Oleg Prokhorov