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Automating one window without affecting rest of system

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I'm using AutoIt, specifically the AutoItX3.dll, with my C# program, to automate a particular window. I'm interested in automating that window only and not affecting the rest of the system. E.g. when the target window gets a mouse click or mouse move through AutoIt, i can continue using the real mouse in another window as usual without interruption. Is this possible? If not, is there another tool that can let me do this?

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I'm using AutoIt, specifically the AutoItX3.dll, with my C# program, to automate a particular window. I'm interested in automating that window only and not affecting the rest of the system. E.g. when the target window gets a mouse click or mouse move through AutoIt, i can continue using the real mouse in another window as usual without interruption. Is this possible? If not, is there another tool that can let me do this?

Not too sure what you are asking here. You can't have two mouse actions at the same time. The window that has focus is the window that will recieve the mouse action. Are you possibly thinking of Control* functions?

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Not too sure what you are asking here. You can't have two mouse actions at the same time. The window that has focus is the window that will recieve the mouse action. Are you possibly thinking of Control* functions?

I'm asking for one particular window to observe the fake mouse and keyboard activities from AutoIt so that it behaves as if they really happened, while the rest of the system respond only to the real mouse and keyboard activities from the real mouse and keyboard. I guess you're saying that AutoIt can't do this, then. I know that such things can be done because I've seen seen them happen with certain programs. You may not see the mouse move around, but the program being automated is indeed observing the fake activity and responding accordingly. In fact, I've seen one tool apparently minimizing the target window and still having the automation going on.

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I'm asking for one particular window to observe the fake mouse and keyboard activities from AutoIt so that it behaves as if they really happened, while the rest of the system respond only to the real mouse and keyboard activities from the real mouse and keyboard. I guess you're saying that AutoIt can't do this, then. I know that such things can be done because I've seen seen them happen with certain programs. You may not see the mouse move around, but the program being automated is indeed observing the fake activity and responding accordingly. In fact, I've seen one tool apparently minimizing the target window and still having the automation going on.

Try looking at some of the Control* functions like ControlClick()

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You can but you need to create a virtual mouse. You don't need it to show a cursor but then you can have two or more at one time. Just you cannot have a minimized or you don't see that action. You can however place it outside the visual placement and have it still function with every situation.


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You can but you need to create a virtual mouse. You don't need it to show a cursor but then you can have two or more at one time. Just you cannot have a minimized or you don't see that action. You can however place it outside the visual placement and have it still function with every situation.

Do you have some details on how to do this?

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