All entries for Sunday 08 March 2009

March 08, 2009

Bowerkop leopard

At Bowerkop water hole, Kruger Park, South Africa.

Leopard 1

Leopard 2

Leopard 3

Straw man

Straw man

More AIR web automation – styles and dispatching mouse events

Follow-up to Automating web workflow in Adobe AIR from Transversality - Robert O'Toole

More experiments with creating automated workflows using the AIR html component. The following code gets the dom document once the html has loaded. It then gets a reference to a span in the document called 'edittool'. Once an element is referenced as a Flex Object, we can call native javascript methods on it. In this case, I give it a yellow dashed border. I then get hold of the A element that is it's child, and dispatch a mouse over event to it, causing its mouseover handler to be called. The result is that the edit menu appears.

private function initDomWindow(event:Event):void {
this.domWindow = event.currentTarget.domWindow;
var edittool:Object = domWindow.document.getElementById("edittool"); = "yellow"; = "dashed";
var overevent:Object = domWindow.document.createEvent("MouseEvents")
overevent.initEvent("mouseover", true, true);
var a:Object = edittool.getElementsByTagName('A')[0];

The html mxml tag is configured as:

<mx:HTML id="htmlTranslate" width="800" height="800" location="{this.url}" complete="initDomWindow(event)"/>