I'm trying to drive a GUI-based Windows application non-interactively for some product testing. The tool I'm currently using has lots of problems that make it very hard to use. It can send key-strokes, focus on windows, wait for popups, etc, but it can't respond intelligently to unexpected occurences -- like when a search pops up a "nothing found" window instead of a list of selected records.
I would love to do this in Perl, since Perl has lots of advantages over the rather clumsy language and programming interface I'm using now. But I can't seem to find any packages to do it.
CPAN seems to turn up a blank. Win32::OLE is the closest I could find, but a) I'm trying to test the GUI, and b) the program isn't designed for OLE automation.
So I'm turning to the Perlmonks for assistance. Does anyone know of anything that might help?