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Are there any disadvantages of using AutoItX instead of AutoIt script?


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I'm asking because of this remark in the AutoItX help:

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AutoItX is a DLL version of AutoIt v3 that provides a subset of the features of AutoIt via an ActiveX/COM and DLL interface.

What is this subset exactly - are there any AutoIt features that will not be available if I use C#+AutoItX instead of AutoIt scripting?

 

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11 minutes ago, jackhab said:

are there any AutoIt features that will not be available if I use C#+AutoItX instead of AutoIt scripting?

Yes...   Just check out the Helpfile AutoItX.chm for the available commands in the AutoItX version.

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41 minutes ago, Jos said:

Yes...   Just check out the Helpfile AutoItX.chm for the available commands in the AutoItX version.

So let's say I can build a GUI using VS C# tools and I don't need user functions like _ArrayReverse since, well C#... Are there any important AutoIt functionality that will be missing in AutoItX?

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1 minute ago, jackhab said:

_ArrayReverse

These aren't AutoIt3 Functions but rather UDF (User Defined Functions), which are simply scripts and obviously will never work in AutoItX.

You need to define Important for yourself, so as indicated, have a look at the Helpfile and see if that subset of functions is what you are looking for, but they are mainly the functions that are used to automate processes being:

  • Window handling
  • Control handling
  • Process handling
  • Sending keyboard keys

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2 hours ago, Jos said:

These aren't AutoIt3 Functions but rather UDF (User Defined Functions), which are simply scripts and obviously will never work in AutoItX.

You need to define Important for yourself, so as indicated, have a look at the Helpfile and see if that subset of functions is what you are looking for, but they are mainly the functions that are used to automate processes being:

  • Window handling
  • Control handling
  • Process handling
  • Sending keyboard keys

Thanks! I think having access to all automation functionality combined with C# and ability to use VS debugger will make the AU development much easier than writing AU scripts.

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