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Using AutoItX from C# / .Net

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The following files are provided to allow .NET use:

  • AutoItX3.Assembly.dll - The .NET Assembly for using AutoItX.
  • AutoItX3.Assembly.xml - The Visual Studio Intellisense help file for the .NET Assembly.
  • AutoItX3.dll - The main AutoItX DLL (x86)
  • AutoItX3_x64.dll - The main AutoItX DLL (x64)

Using the Assembly from VB/C# within in Visual Studio is very easy:

  • Add a reference to AutoItX3.Assembly.dll to your project
  • Add a using AutoIt; statement in the files you want to use AutoIt functions
  • Write code like this C# example:
using AutoIt;

...

// Wow, this is C#!
AutoItX.Run("notepad.exe");
AutoItX.WinWaitActive("Untitled");
AutoItX.Send("I'm in notepad");
IntPtr winHandle = AutoItX.WinGetHandle("Untitled");
AutoItX.WinKill(winHandle);
  • Distribute your final executable with the files AutoItX3.Assembly.dll, AutoItX3.dll, AutoItX3_x64.dll.
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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

nice and easy but got error when run, Autoitx3.Dll can not access.

 reg dll like this "regsvr32 c:\AutoitX\AutoitX3.dll" for use, got an error 

what can i do now for using autoitx in C#

i'm using VS community 2015.

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Edited by xhuyvn

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nice and easy but got error when run, Autoitx3.Dll can not access.

 reg dll like this "regsvr32 c:\AutoitX\AutoitX3.dll" for use, got an error 

what can i do now for using autoitx in C#

i'm using VS community 2015.

autoit error run.jpg

autoit error reg.jpg

i was solved this problem. just copy AutoitX3.dll to bin directory and it work like a charm.

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can you please help me, i have the same trouble. added references to dll files, put using statement. but error comes up, it can't find autoit3x dll, whats going on?

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The DllNotFoundException is caused by screwed up assembly dependencies when the dll package was built.  Nuget installer for AutoitX is not working for the same reason (more details here).  Bottom line - Visual Studio doesn't know it needs to copy AutoItX3.dll to the output directory.  It only copies AutoItX3.Assembly.dll, and forgets about the other one.

The easiest solution is ensuring AutoItX3.dll is in your output bin/Debug or bin/Release directory, when you run your program (basically the same directory as your exe).  You can do that by simply placing AutoItX3.dll in the root of your project in visual studio, and then setting its properties to:

Copy to Output Directory: 'Copy if newer'

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi can someone enlighten me, I have a current application in autoit that calculate IP address. would I be able to port that to c# using autoitx3.dll then that application can be run off the browser. This is fascinating if true

thanks ahead for any answers

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I'm not sure what your post is getting at, with "run off the browser".

AutoIt3X allows you to reference the dll in C# and use its functions, which are a subset of AutoIt's native functions.

You wont find UDF functions such as _IE* etc...


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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi Johnone,

I understand that part, however I mean in that case can the application run from a IIS server, then user can access thru their browser. I want to be able to use the native udf that come with autoit.

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Thank you very much I was looking for this ^_^

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On 01/02/2016 at 4:18 AM, Eternal21 said:

The DllNotFoundException is caused by screwed up assembly dependencies when the dll package was built.  Nuget installer for AutoitX is not working for the same reason (more details here).  Bottom line - Visual Studio doesn't know it needs to copy AutoItX3.dll to the output directory.  It only copies AutoItX3.Assembly.dll, and forgets about the other one.

The easiest solution is ensuring AutoItX3.dll is in your output bin/Debug or bin/Release directory, when you run your program (basically the same directory as your exe).  You can do that by simply placing AutoItX3.dll in the root of your project in visual studio, and then setting its properties to:

Copy to Output Directory: 'Copy if newer'

This resolved the issue when executing from visual studio, however when the build is put into an MTM build directory the error returns. Have confirmed that the dll is in the build directory.

 

Any thoughts?

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