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AutoIt 3 - Windows Scripted Automation


AutoIt is a script lang for Windows description from the website follows:

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.  It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys).  AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 out of the box with no annoying "runtimes" required!  You can even make compiled executable scripts that can run without AutoIt being installed!

AutoIt was initially designed for PC "roll out" situations to reliably configure thousands of PCs, but with the arrival of v3 it has become a powerful language able to cope with most scripting needs.

AutoIt can:

* Provide a general-purpose scripting language for all Windows versions
* Simulate keystrokes (supports most keyboard layouts)
* Simulate mouse movements and clicks
* Move, resize and manipulate windows
* Interact directly with "controls" on a window (set/get text from edit controls, check boxes and radio buttons, select items in drop-down lists, etc.)
* Create complex user interfaces (GUIs)
* Work with the clipboard to cut/paste text items
* Provide a scriptable RunAs function for Windows 2000/XP/2003
As with previous versions, AutoIt has been designed to be as small as possible and stand-alone with no external .dll files or registry entries required.  Scripts can also be compiled into stand-alone executables with Aut2Exe.

There will also be updates to the ActiveX and DLL versions of AutoIt called AutoItX - unlike v2 this will be a combined control (COM and standard DLL functions in the same DLL).  AutoItX will allow you to add the unique features of AutoIt to your own favourite scripting or programming languages!

Best of all, AutoIt continues to be FREE - but if you want to support the time, money and effort spent on the project and web hosting then you may donate using the link to your left in the menu.

I think this would help scripters make GUIs for their scripts, and add more and more functionality to them,...
The only downside to this is that ppl are required to get the program on their pc,.. there is a zipped version also but I think that it has some licensing issues for bundling it with the scripts,...

Nice. Thanks for the info!

Here are some "nice" exampels about what you can do..



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