Wait for Pointer Action
<AMWAITFORPOINTER ACTION="options" POINTER="text (optional list)">
Causes task execution to pause at the current line until the mouse pointer matches or differs from the specified pointer (cursor) type.
Commonly used to wait for the mouse pointer to change from an hourglass (busy) back to an arrow (normal select) to indicate that processing has completed.
Specifies whether to wait for the pointer to match the specified pointer(s), differ from the specified pointer(s), or change to any other pointer.
The available options are:
match: Wait until the pointer matches at least one of the pointer(s) specified in the pointer [POINTER] parameter.
differ: Wait until the pointer does not match any of the pointer(s) specified in the pointer [POINTER] parameter.
any: Wait until the pointer changes to any pointer other than the current pointer at the time the step begins execution.
Specifies the pointer type(s) that AutoMate should wait for. Multiple type(s) may be specified separated with commas.
The available pointer types are:
This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
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This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
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All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.
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NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMWAITFORPOINTER ACTION="differ" POINTER="WorkingInBackground,Busy">