Monday, January 29, 2007

Automated Web forms

The listed function will Auto Login into Gmail. You can include it in the your Profile for fast execution. BTW, setting the value of a text input in PowerShell doesn’t follow the VBScript syntax, and so :

$ie.document.FormName.InputName.value = "something" will raise an error: Property 'value' cannot be found on this object; make sure it exists and is settable. At line:1 char:18 + $ie.theForm.TheInputName.v <<<< alue="something"

The code also implements the Get-Credential cmdlet. You can prompt the user to enter his credentials in a relative "secure" way (10x to /\/\o\/\/ ThePowerShellGuy for his help).

function Login-GMail{

    $creds = get-credential $uname
    $pass = $creds.GetNetworkCredential().Password
    $ie=new-object -com internetexplorer.application
    $ie.visible=$true $ie.navigate($url)
    while($ie.ReadyState -ne 4) {start-sleep -m 100}     
    $ie.document.getElementById("Passwd").value = $pass     
    $ie.document.getElementsByName("PersistentCookie") | foreach {$_.checked=$cookie}     
Set-Alias gmail Login-Gmail

To activate it just type: gmail yourAccountName



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