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How do you use AutoIT

Where do you go with AutoIT   33 members have voted

  1. 1. The majority of my AutoIT usage is to...

    • play with it for programming experience
      5
    • write quickie scripts for automation
      11
    • write command line utilities
      0
    • create small GUI-based programs (<400k)
      12
    • create full blown Windows apps (>400k+)
      5

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hopefully I'm not duplicating a poll but I didn't see one so I figured I post one as I was a bit curious about this. :">

I've used to to do all of the above but mostly I've been writing small Windows based apps in it.

Now that the beta supports OCXs, the majority of my past 2 weeks with it has been in relation to the Windows Media Player OCX.

What do you use it for? ;)

Edited by sshrum

Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

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Hopefully I'm not duplicating a poll but I didn't see one so I figured I post one as I was a bit curious about this. :">

I've used to to do all of the above but mostly I've been writing small Windows based apps in it.

Now that the beta supports OCXs, the majority of my past 2 weeks with it has been in relation to the Windows Media Player OCX.

What do you use it for? ;)

Numbers 1,2 and 4

But I'm not that good, only done fairly basic stuff

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well i use it for small things but right now its all just for practice ;) i'm trying to become better at it so i can write much much more usefull, and much better scripts and whatnot

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Hopefully I'm not duplicating a poll but I didn't see one so I figured I post one as I was a bit curious about this. :">

I've used to to do all of the above but mostly I've been writing small Windows based apps in it.

Now that the beta supports OCXs, the majority of my past 2 weeks with it has been in relation to the Windows Media Player OCX.

What do you use it for? ;)

yeah, 1-5.... mostly 2 and 4

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All of the above.


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1-4

Used it a few times to package some MS updates to push with SMS-->we needed one package to run a few updates but to check OS versions and delete some local files on workstations.

AutoIT saved the day.

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For me, au3 has become my rapid development language of choice - most of my clients are heavy

windows users, and w/ the addition of COM and DLL support, there's virtually nothing I can't prototype

and deliver on a tight deadline w/ a small executable size w/ no dependencies.

With native TCP and Binary file support, the world of virtually nothing will shrink to:

Can't write an externally callable DLL or true Windows Service

Can't write a true console application

I actually wrote a "console" application using Au3 to fill the dam w/ a legacy cobol

app, when I went back and compiled the utility i wrote in 30 sec in au3 in c++

(with no header modification), the au3 3.1.0 solution was only 8k larger than the VSC++ compiler.

I think that speaks volumes about the inefficency of MS and bloated header files, but also lots about the quality of the thought and effort that went into the design of autoit.

The only thing I don't care a whole lot about is that I think the native regex support was initially nonstandard and cryptic - though I haven't tried it in quite a while, maybe it has improved----regular expressions are a thing that I learned how to do in the unix manner, and don't want *ANY* inconsistencies in syntax creating mental chaos for me when programming in the *nix world.

What have I used au3 for recently:

* FTP Automatic Account Creator|Deletor / File Uploader / Content Notifier

* Interfaced a Credit Card processsing system w/ web server and legacy application

* Command Line utility, FileExists, which returns a dos errorlevel indicating the obvious

* GUI interface to multiple EDI transaction systems

* Server Status Monitoring

Ping Response

Various Test routines to ensure proper service operation (IIS , SMTP, etc.)

* Server Reboot Issue Monitoring (logs amount of time a "normal" reboot takes before various things occur:

num_secs to ping response

num_secs to SMB Server operational

num_secs to RDP server operational

etc.

* Web/Database app integration

* IE automation (thanks dalehohm and others)

* XL automation - easier to code and as portable as VBA

* XML parsing


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2, 4, and installation tasks.


Yes yes yes, there it was. Youth must go, ah yes. But youth is only being in a way like it might be an animal. No, it is not just being an animal so much as being like one of these malenky toys you viddy being sold in the streets, like little chellovecks made out of tin and with a spring inside and then a winding handle on the outside and you wind it up grrr grrr grrr and off it itties, like walking, O my brothers. But it itties in a straight line and bangs straight into things bang bang and it cannot help what it is doing. Being young is like being like one of these malenky machines.

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