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I looked at ScriptControl.

  • I wonder if using this, can I do IPC solution in AutoIt.
  • I also wonder whether some extent, ScirptControl can be compared to the use of LUA.


Below is what I have read so far.





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Please, share with other interesting links that according to you is worth reading on the subject (links not directly related to the AutoIt).

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