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Clicking a button on a web page programmatically with QtWebkit

  • I have a page with this weird button: http://i49.fastpic.ru/big/2013/0730/18/e6fab472339b1d91801641f73a6af418.jpg

    (that's the whole button, I didn't cut anything out).

    I have managed to find it on the page (or so I believe) with this code:
    @QWebElementCollection buttons = _webView->page()->mainFrame()->findAllElements("button[onclick="send.comment(this);"]");
    QWebElement button = buttons.at(0);@

    There's only 1 element in buttons, so I assume this is it. What I previously did for clicking buttons is:


    And it worked on other pages with other buttons, but with this button it doesn't. I've also tried


    To no avail as well. How to do it?

  • Also tried sending artificial mouse clicks. Doesn't work either, but I wonder if I'm doing something wrong here:

    @QPoint globalPos = _webView->mapToGlobal(button.geometry().topLeft() + QPoint(5, 5));

    QApplication::postEvent(_webView, new QMouseEvent(QEvent::MouseButtonPress, globalPos, Qt::LeftButton, Qt::LeftButton, Qt::NoModifier));

    QApplication::postEvent(_webView, new QMouseEvent(QEvent::MouseButtonRelease, globalPos, Qt::LeftButton, Qt::LeftButton, Qt::NoModifier));@

    Interesting thing here is that QApplication::widgetAt(globalPos) returns null. Also, globalPos is outside of my screen (because the web page is pretty long).

  • Moderators

    if your that's really your button declaration and nothing else you've posted, how should button[onclick="send.comment(this);"]" work? It doesn't have a "onclick" attribute specified.
    Do you load an external site or html which is generated by you?

  • I think the forum engine has eaten some code. Fixed, thanks for pointing out.

  • Any ideas?

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