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I am looking for software that will allow me to automate some GUI tasks, including clicking on buttons and sending keystrokes to a GUI application running in the foreground.

Are there any recommendations?


  • Scriptable - I need the ability to make decisions at runtime - ie branch if window title contains some specific text.


  • Robust button clicking - NOT "position the mouse relative to the window and send a click", but rather look for the button object by some internal id, then send a click event directly to the object internally or just position the mouse in the middle of the button by asking the button where it is on the screen.
  • Aware of GUI events - eg it will tell me in some way if a window pops up
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Hope to get some interesting info. Can't see the close vote .. this is clearly relevant to sysadmins. –  tomjedrz Jul 11 '10 at 6:09

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+1 for AutoIt alone. Compile to .exe is nice feature. –  jscott Jul 10 '10 at 12:17
Went with AutoIT library in C# –  Joel Jul 30 '10 at 8:49

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