Something like Applescript for Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by iSee, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    Oct 25, 2004
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    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:
    Code:
    run_app "blahblah.exe"
    do_menu_command "some menu command"
    do_menu_command "another menu command"
    do_menu_command "File.Exit"
    
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 68040

    iSee

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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/
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Chicago
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    http://www.networkautomation.com/

    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    Thanks, I'll look at that too...
     

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