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Auto It Freeware

I do sign up on many Internet websites throughout the work week, for example on webmaster forums or sites that one needs to register on to view contents. Its a tedious task to enter the information that are required by hand. You often have to add more information than the username and password, name and location for instance.

Auto It is able to help you fill those fields automatically, but not only that. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks. AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.

The tool is free and small (only 115 KB), check the authors homepage at autoitscript.com to download the newest version.

AutoIt version 3: Create BASIC-Like Scripting to Automate the Windows GUI

The use of Visual Basic is familiar to programmers and various users who create applications. If you want to create a simple standalone application to simplify repetitive tasks, there is another way and many users are discovering this. For example, if you run an internet business that uses a website that has field entries for membership and saved shipping information, you would usually have to enter that information manually. You can create an application with Visual Basic that will do this for you, but it could be fairly complicated depending upon the situation.

Go to http://www.autoitscript.com and discover the latest version of AutoIt. This is freeware that uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/ control variables to automate tasks. This is not the same thing as creating hotkeys or shortcuts. This is a genuine and fairly small download that will give you the ability to automate tasks without runtime.

AutoIt is a powerful language supporting complex expressions, user functions, loops, and all other aspects of scripting for automation. The download site listed above will provide the following information to clarify the functions of this language:

Features:

  • Easy to learn BASIC-like syntax
  • Simulate keystrokes and mouse movements
  • Manipulate windows and processes
  • Interact with all standard windows controls
  • Scripts can be compiled into standalone executables
  • Create Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
  • COM support
  • Regular expressions
  • Directly call external DLL and Windows API functions
  • Scriptable RunAs functions
  • Detailed helpfile and large community-based support forums
  • Compatible with Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 /
  • Windows 7 / 2008 R2
  • Unicode and x64 support
  • Digitally signed for peace of mind
  • Works with Windows Vista’s User Account Control (UAC)

This is a standalone design that was designed to be compact and used without any external .dll files or Registry entries. Using Aut2Exe, scripts can be easily compiled into standalone .exe applications. This means that you can create an executable that will take the entry information from your website and automatically integrate it into your database. You will have to use the AutoIt syntax to do this, but it saves time and effort compared to Visual Basic.

There are many functions that this can serve besides taking fill-in field data and integrating it. This could be used to automate functions on the Windows operating system. If you are using one or more .NET or ASP servers, you can utilize the syntax to bridge repetitive tasks that would normally take up time and effort.

This was originally designed to configure large networks of thousands of PCs. This makes sense because you would want a simple syntax for such a situation. Many businesses that operate through the internet and many blogs as well as informational sites will benefit from this. This is free, simple, and will deliver results. Though it may sound like a sales pitch, it is more like an appeal to check this out. Give it a try and see what you can accomplish.

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Comments

  1. Faked Bond said on December 5, 2005 at 6:40 pm
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    Seriously who fills out these forms correctly? AND more than you have to. What would be useful is a random name/adress etc. generator. Then a one time e-mail adress and there you go. For official Forms there would also be the correct data.

  2. Administrator said on December 5, 2005 at 7:06 pm
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    The tool can automate almost everything. Windows setups for instance

  3. Brad Clarkston said on December 7, 2005 at 6:57 am
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    Another good autofiller is the BugMeNot Firefox extension
    at http://bugmenot.com.

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