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How do I start a telnet session and enter the connection data via a SilkTest script?

How do I start a telnet session and enter the connection data via a SilkTest script?

You can use SilkTest"s in-built ability to directly call Windows dlls. You cannot use SYS_Execute ("start ") because it suspends SilkTest until the shelled app is closed and you cannot use SYS_Execute on its own because it opens an invisible instance of the telnet window and then ignores it.

Once the telnet window is open, you can enter commands using the TypeKeys() function. The example script below will launch a telnet session and enter the connection details;

[ ] 
[-] dll "shell32"
    [ ] 
    [ ] int ShellExecuteA (int hwnd, String lpOperation, String lpFile, string lpParameters,String lpDirectory, int nShowCmd)
[ ] 
[-] testcase Telnet () appstate none
    [ ] 
    [ ] // Sets iHandle = to the window handle for the desktop
    [ ] int iHandle = Desktop.GetHandle()
    [ ] 
    [ ] // The operation that is to be carried out
    [ ] string lpOperation = "open"
    [ ] 
    [ ] // The file on which this operation will be carried out
    [ ] string lpFile = "c:\windows\system32\telnet.exe"
    [ ] 
    [ ] // Any additional parameters to the commandline
    [ ] string lpParameters = " "
    [ ] 
    [ ] // The working directory in which this will be run
    [ ] string lpDirectory = "c:\program files\segue\silktest\project\telnet"
    [ ] 
    [ ] // a flag that determines how the command will be shown
    [ ] int iShowCmd = 5
    [ ] 
    [ ] //Start Telnet
    [ ] ShellExecuteA (iHandle,lpOperation,lpFile,lpParameters,lpDirectory,iShowCmd)
    [ ] 
    [ ] //Open the connection
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").SetActive ()
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("o")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("")
    [ ] 
    [ ] //Write the command and execute
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("1")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("7")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("2")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys(".")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("2")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("4")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("6")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys(".")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("7")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("9")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys(".")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("8")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("0")
    [ ] DialogBox("*telnet.exe").TypeKeys("")
    [ ] //etc. etc. etc.


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