Input values to textArea element RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a PowerShell script that open Internet Explorer browser at specific URL.

    I know how to refer to specific elements ant to Input them values (See at the code on the bottom).

    But when I used this code on textArea, the data I am enter isn't inserted to the textArea.

    PLS help me.

    thanks in advance

    $userNameID = "ctl00_MainContent_login_control_UserName"
    $passwordID = "ctl00_MainContent_login_control_Password"
    $loginButton = "ctl00_MainContent_login_control_LoginButton"
    $phonesID = "ctl00_MainContent_reciSel_TabsContacts_tabFromFile_txtFromFile"
    $sendSmsButton = "ctl00_MainContent_btn_SaveAndSave"
    $messageBoxID = "ctl00_MainContent_txt_ContentText"
    $confirmButton = "ctl00_MainContent_ButtonOk"
    $IE=new-object -com internetexplorer.application
    $IE.visible = $true
    while($IE.Busy) { Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 100 }
    #this works on this element:
    $IE.Document.getElementByID($userNameID).value = "user name" 
    #this works on this element:
    $IE.Document.getElementByID($passwordID).value= "password"
    while($IE.Busy) { Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 100 }
    #Does not work on this element:
    $IE.Document.getElementById($messageBoxID).value = $messageToSend

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 2:24 PM

All replies

  • Try:

    $IE.Document.getElementById($messageBoxID).innerText =$messageToSend


    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:19 PM
  • thanks, But this does not work either.

    when I use innerText or value, what is actually happen is that only the text older changes and not the data.

    Any idea?

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:18 AM
  • I found solution to the problem

    I need to use the focus() before I am changing the value tag...

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:38 AM
  • Hi,

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    Friday, December 2, 2016 3:14 AM
  • Hi,

    Could you please help me with this.

    Facing the same problem.

    I want to set value of the textaea, however in doing so I am getting error :-

    Error Details :- Exception setting "value": "The property 'value' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists and can be set.

    • Edited by DivyaMah Friday, July 10, 2020 3:13 PM
    Friday, July 10, 2020 12:15 PM