Michiel

What are the limitations of AutoItX3 vs AutoIt?

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Hi. Just wondering: what are the limitations of AutoItX / using a different programming language and loading the AutoIt DLL versus programming in AutoIt itself?

For example, which functions aren't available?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

In the AutoItX directory you'll find a AutoItX.CHM file. The Method reference section will tell you what you want to know.

Edited by water

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Thanks, I didn't know where to look inside the docs for an answer to this question.

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Basically AutoItX only gives you option to the GUI automation/control capabilities of AutoIt. You don't get the GUI creation features nor the 3rd party libraries for the additional functional support (IE browser, file system, networking, etc.)

But then again if one was using AutoItX, you're likely to use the native capabilities of your programming platform for those missing features anyhow.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

You don't get the IE browser embed/automation? That sucks it's the one thing I would most want to add to an app in a different language.

Edited by drego

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You should look at the IE.au3 UDF and see how it's done in there, it's a lot of objects and methods and some error checking. It isn't hard to do it in other languages once you understand how AutoIt does it.


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Basically AutoItX only gives you option to the GUI automation/control capabilities of AutoIt. You don't get the GUI creation features nor the 3rd party libraries for the additional functional support (IE browser, file system, networking, etc.)

But then again if one was using AutoItX, you're likely to use the native capabilities of your programming platform for those missing features anyhow.

 

I kind of take back what I said, the stated limitation of AutoItX, could potentially be worked around or complemented by this solution to potentially expose the other AutoIt libraries/UDFs that are not exposed by AutoItX:

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http://sourceforge.net/projects/au3automation

Although it sure would be nice if those UDFs, the ones packaged with AutoIt at least, were exposed by AutoItX.

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