[vbox-dev] VirtualBox Python Automation Support

Nikolay Igotti Nikolay.Igotti at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 19 14:38:14 GMT 2010

    Hi Robert,

 Finally checked issue with takeScreenShotSlow() - indeed it was a bug 
in API implementation, which will be fixed in upcoming releases.

  Thanks for report!

Robert Ramsay wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm working on some VirtualBox automation with Python. The API is
> great but I'm having separate issues on two different host platforms.
> The guest OS is Windows XP.
> First issue is on a Windows 7 64bit host. I get an error trying to get
> a screenshot with takeScreenShotSlow:
> com_error: (-2147352567, 'Exception occurred.', (0, u'Display',
> u'Argument aScreenData is NULL', None, 0, -2147024809),None)
> Which before in the vbox-dev archives was established as a problem
> with the COM parameters. I didn't see how it was resolved, but I
> believe the suggestion was to recompile the IDL.
> Second issue is for the Ubuntu 9.10 64bit host. I can successfully get
> the screenshot. But I can't control the mouse or keyboard through the
> Python API: putMouseEventAbsolute and putScancode. There isn't any
> error, but the code that works on the Windows host fails to give any
> response on the Linux host.
> Any help with either issue would be greatly appreciated.
> Robert Ramsay
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