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medusa193

Need to learn AutoIT, but also need to learn programming

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medusa193

My programming experience is limited to Pascal circa 1980. Do I understand correctly that AutoIT is based on C++?

If not, which language?

Regardless, can anyone suggest a very good primer (online material, book or ebook) with which I can teach myself the language used by AutoIT?

Thanks!

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mdwerne

Give this a look see:

-Mike

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Melba23

medusa193,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :graduated:

the language used by AutoIT

AutoIt is the language! The interpreter is written in C++, but that is transparent to the user. AutoIt is very much like BASIC - the syntax is not difficult. :)

I would suggest you start by reading the Help file (at least the first few sections - Using AutoIt, Tutorials and the first couple of References) - as this will help you enormously. You should also look at the excellent tutorials that you will find here and here - you will find other tutorials in the Wiki (the link is at the top of the page). There are even video tutorials on YouTube if you prefer watching to reading. ;)

And you also have this forum when you run into difficulties. However, when you post here it always helps if you have had a go at solving your problems beforehand. Having some code to work on is a great help - and no-one here is too keen to help the "code it for me" brigade. Think of the old saying: "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; give a man a net and you feed him forever". We try to be net makers and repairers, not fishmongers. ;)

Have fun - we all do! :D

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
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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medusa193

Thanks very much, Mike and M23!

I'm all about using the net. :graduated:

Scott

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