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[SOLVED] Tutorial on writing GUI apps in AutoIT?

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I barely know AutoIT, and need to display a simple dialog box with a list of items the user can choose, and then click on OK or Cancel.

Since it's the first link in this forum, I assume there's only one GUI designer for AutoIT, and it's Koda.

Problem is, the Tutorial section on its wiki is not a tutorial, but just a few Q&A's.

Is there a real tutorial somewhere, eg. "Hello, world!", so that I can have this dialog box up and running ASAP?

Thank you.

Edited by littlebigman

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You will find excellent tutorials here and here. Other, more advanced, tutorials are in the Wiki (the link is at the top of the page).

Good luck - it is not that difficult - honest! ;)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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You will find excellent tutorials here and here. Other, more advanced, tutorials are in the Wiki (the link is at the top of the page).

Thanks for the links.

Auto-1.2.3 appears not to be a tutorial, but a group of script files, and I guess it's up to the user to learn to use AutoIT by reading the source code.

"Learning to Script with AutoIt V3 (Last Updated 17 Feb 2010).pdf" contains a section on writing GUI's, with no reference to Koda: Does it mean that Koda is a totally independent way to code GUI in AutoIT? Should I use Koda or AutoIT directly?

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You can do it either way, Koda or directly, it's up to personal coding style and your experience level. I started out by using Koda to learn how to make GUIs and have moved on from it after learning what I could about the different parts you can add to a GUI. If you want to learn how to do it yourself, try using Koda for a while and then just study the code that it creates. You'll get much better at creating a GUI than Koda can do for you if you learn what each thing does and how to move it around the windows.

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