AutoIt is a simple tool that can simulate keystokes, mouse movements and window commands (maximize, minimize, wait for, etc.) in order to automate any windows based task (or even windowed DOS tasks). It was primarily designed to assist in automatically installing software that cannot be automatically installed by other means. This is most useful during a PC rollout where hundreds or thousands of client machines need to be automatically installed. However, it is not limited to software installation and can be used to automate most simple windows tasks.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Mar 5, 2008)
A feature rich Windows automation language.
The main competitor might be AutoHotKey. The reason I chose AutoIt is better syntax and COM automation.
Later on AutoIt can be embedded to other applications with a dll file.
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 Beta (Apr 27, 2007)
Kudos with this realease!!! It no longer wants to reinstall all the necessary third-party sdk's / runtimes!
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 Beta (Apr 26, 2007)
This download link is dead + version is actually higher, 220.127.116.11: http://www.autoitscript....v18.104.22.168-beta-setup.exe
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 Beta (Apr 25, 2007)
AWESOME APP, has really helped our production environment, now we have written out own :)
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 Beta (Apr 11, 2007)
I have used this app for well over a year now and I have to say it beats many other script languages hands-down.
I have written full-blown applications with it that migrate printers, run entire processes under another user context, full GUI based applications for loads of different tasks and a shed-load more besides.
Every time I see AutoIT mentioned somewhere it simply says that it is a keystroke macro app but essentially it is a full-blown script language as powerfull as vbs if not more so.
When coupled with the freeware SciTe editor for authoring purposes AutoIT3 is awesome.
Best of all your creations can be compiled into self-contained executables (try that one with a vbs file and no 3rd party apps!).
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