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How to get somereturn value from one application using AutoIT script into another?

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We have one desktop application, that is running under Windows 2000 Professional. We have not sources for this application, so we want to create some executables using AutoIT, which will click some buttons on the GUI of this application. I think this is possible with AutoIT script. We will run these exe-files from .NET application and everything will be ok.

But we got the next problem. We neet to get into our .NET application, that runs also on this Windows 2000 machine some return value from our first application. This feedback(return value) should be just numbers, which will inform us about colors of buttons on the GUI of the first application. So we need to read colors of buttons on the GUI of our application using AutoIT scripts and pass these numbers into another application on this machine. Is it possible using AutoIT? And if possible, what should I do to implement such AutoIT script?


Kind regards,

Alexey Kisliy

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Yes.  AutoIt can detect colors on the monitor.  If this application is not protected from functions which I don't suspect because you indicate that you can use AutoIt to click buttons on it.  PixelGetColor will get the color of an indicated set of coordinates.  You can use the window info tool to find the appropriate identification information for any buttons and other controls.  I don't personally deal with this very much so from what I can see I don't have enough information to provide further details.  Give it a try by researching the two things I mentioned.  Come back and ask questions in the General Help forum.  Best of luck!

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It is possible as Autoit scripts can detect the colors of your application if your application is not protected by some inbuilt functions.

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

What you ask should not be too difficult a task, although .NET apps are not that easy to automate. Some screenshots of the 2 apps might be helpful. ;)


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You can write the values of the colours to a file and your .Net application can read them from that.

If the Application only requites 1 number returned then your script can pass it back to your .Net via the exit code, provided the number is within the bounds of integer.

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