I've been meaning to post this guide for a while, but was busy and just got around to it. I thought I'd post this because I had trouble figure out how to do it when I first tried. Hope you find it useful =] Visual C++ 1. start a new project2. go to your Autoit directory (usually C:\Program Files\AutoIt\ ) 3. go to the AutoItX/StandardDLL/VC6/Example folder within your Autoit directory 4. copy the following files to your project directory: AutoIt3.h AutoItX3.lib AutoItX3.dll main.cpp