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AutoIT vs VB Net for complex IE automation

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unity06

Hello guys,

I am relatively new still to the programming scene.

I am intending to learn a lot in the coming times as I have really taken an interest in this direction.

I wish to create a few automation programs to be used for IE, but I do not want to automate the mouse clicks and coordinates.

I want to create scripts that can control IE through the "COM" (I think it is called)

So they can run in the background and do the following:

  • Navigate around various pages
  • Post text to various pages
  • Download images and upload images

I spoke to a few people and some say to use AutoIT, others say to use VB Net

Which is more powerful or more suitable for the task?

So in which direction should I put my learning to be more effective?

AutoIT or VB Net?

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water

AutoIt offers a UDF (User Defined Functions Library) to automate IE. Does VB Net offer a Library?


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-12-03 - Version 1.4.11.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-10-31 - Version 1.3.4.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
 
Tutorials:

ADO - Wiki

 

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unity06

AutoIt offers a UDF (User Defined Functions Library) to automate IE. Does VB Net offer a Library?

 

I dont know, but hoping someone can tell me, how where to best spend my time learning.

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unity06

Also can Autoit run/automate IE in the background with the user not seeing anything? (only the desired outputs)?

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water

With the IE UDF you can create an invisible IE object, do what you want to do and then set visibility to True.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2018-12-03 - Version 1.4.11.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-10-31 - Version 1.3.4.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
 
Tutorials:

ADO - Wiki

 

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