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I'm using Python to call AutoIt functions, but some functions don't work. Is there a reason for this? If so, can I fix it?

from win32com.client import Dispatch
Auto = Dispatch("AutoItX3.Control")
def autoTest():
    print Auto.MsgBox('')

When I run it I get this error:

line 516, in __getattr__
    raise AttributeError("%s.%s" % (self._username_, attr))
AttributeError: AutoItX3.Control.MsgBox

It seems like it's reading 'MsgBox' as an attribute and not a function. Any thoughts?

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Hello everyone, I'm new here and experiencing the same problem as Ryushi, using Python to call COM automating AutoIt

But even with these parameters,

from win32com.client import Dispatch
Auto = Dispatch("AutoItX3.Control")
def autoTest():
    print Auto.MsgBox( 0, "title", "text" )

I got that error

line 516, in __getattr__
    raise AttributeError("%s.%s" % (self._username_, attr))
AttributeError: AutoItX3.Control.MsgBox

Maybe i didn't understood something clearly,

Thank you for your help !

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Posted (edited)

Like your other post: What exactly do you want to ask? Be way more explicit than this and show the full source that demonstrates your issue.


PS: for clarity: Have a look at the appropriate helpfile (AutoItX.chm) for the available functions in AutoItX!

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I don't really know why you are using autoit at all. There are TONS of native python libraries you can use for automation.


I use this with Python when needed.



and for native Python UIAutomation I recommend 


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