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AutoIt Tutorial

This is a collection of hand-picked AutoIt tutorials, useful for both beginners wanting to get acquainted with the AutoIt scripting language.

Edited: 2015-04-01 11:54

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AutoIt is a freeware scripting language, used primarily to automate Windows, and programs in windows. The official site – autoitscript.com – hosts a forum where you can get further help.

System administrators can use AutoIt to easily and quickly automate installation processes, which would otherwise be tedious to go through manually – especially if they need to repeatedly run the install process on multiple computers.

AutoIt generally takes very little time to learn, and tools can be developed, requiring minimal knowledge of the language. Functions can quickly be looked up in the help file and online, and their use typically easy to understand.

Fundamentals

  1. AutoIt Variables
  2. If Then Else and ElseIf Statements
  3. Loops in AutoIt
  4. User made Functions
  5. Function Arguments

Keyboard and Mouse

  1. Automating the Keyboard
  2. Automating the Mouse
  3. Click Minimized Windows with ControlClick
  4. Performing Pixel Searches

GUI Creation

  1. Making GUIs
  2. Disable and Enable GUI Elements
  3. Creating a list with selectable items
  4. Message Boxes
  5. Adding images to a GUI
  6. Interrupt GUI Triggered Functions

File Handling

  1. Read a file with AutoIt
  2. Write Content to a File with AutoIt
  3. How to Delete and Recycle Files With AutoIt
  4. Handling Directories with AutoIt

HTTP Requests

  1. GET Requests
  2. POST Requests
  3. Request Headers
  4. Controlling HTTP Timeouts
  5. Using Proxies

Scripts

  1. Repeat mouse clicker Script
  2. Google Scraper Tool

External Links

  1. Online Documentation - autoitscript.com
  2. AutoIt Downloads - autoitscript.com

Syntax highlighting

Website owners may be interested in Syntax highlighting for their website, if they are publishing their scripts. This forum thread mentions a script that will output HTML to be pasted on your website: AutoIt Syntax Highlight

Another option is to use the SHJS JavaScript highlighter with Brugbarts definition file. The file still needs some work, but its a decent start. The file can be found here.