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Instant Autolt Scripting by Emilio Aristides de Fez Laso

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Using controls of external apps (Simple)

You can control and force external Windows apps behavior, and also tweak, modify, and personalize other programs' user interface.

Getting ready

We will start off by installing any program whose user interface we want to control or modify, for example, Notepad. Open SciTE from the AutoIt Program Group, and select Tools | AU3Info (see the Getting information from Windows app's AU3Info (Simple) recipe for more information). Use Notepad to get familiar with the AU3Info tool. You can also read the ControlCommand syntax help page from the AutoIt website at http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/functions/ControlCommand.htm.

How to do it...

Copy and paste the sample code to SciTE Editor to manage Notepad controls. ...

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