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How can SilkTest get text from a DOS command window?

How can SilkTest get text from a DOS command window?

The testcase below uses SYS_Execute to execute a line of code in DOS and prints the outputted data. Simply run this below and it will return the data as a list of string.

[-] testcase one () appstate none
    [ ] list of string lsOutput, lsOutput2
    [ ] SYS_Execute ("ping localhost", lsOutput)
    [ ] SYS_Execute ("time", lsOutput2)
    [ ] listprint (lsOutput)
    [ ] listprint (lsOutput2)

However if you wish to return the full text of the command window, one approach would be to use the TypeKeys method to select, highlight and copy what you want to the clipboard.

Before doing so simulating a right click on the cmd window blue header, select edit - mark, would be required so the text you want can be highlighted / marked. Use the TypeKeys to highlight what you want, Ctrl-c to the clipboard and Clipboard.GetText to return a list of string.

window.PressKeys ("")
window.TypeKeys ("") // x denoes the number of Down arrow keystrokes
window.TypeKeys ("") // copy to clipboard
lsValue = Clipboard.GetText ()

Old KB# 22025


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