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Old Jun 15, 2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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Something like Applescript for Windows?

Does anyone know of something to allow me to control apps via a script of some sort on Windows.

I really just need to launch an app and send it a few menu commands.

I could write a little program to do this, but I was hoping for something a little more maintainable. i.e., does not require a programmer (me) any time small adjustments need to be made.

Edit: ideally, I could set up a script that looks like this:
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run_app "blahblah.exe"
do_menu_command "some menu command"
do_menu_command "another menu command"
do_menu_command "File.Exit"
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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I found this: AutoIt which seems to be able to do exactly this. Also, it's freeware and is simple to deploy (i.e., Mac-style copy install is fine).

link: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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AutoMate 6 should do the trick. I've used it many times, and it works well. It's more action based than script based, but you CAN script within the actions to make it very customizable.

Caveat: Might be expensive depending on your license.
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Thanks, I'll look at that too...
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