Automate Windows Desktop Applications with AutoIt Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • Knowledge of programming or scripting concepts


  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Admins


AutoIt is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language for automating Windows desktop applications.

In this instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote), participants will learn how to use AutoIt to automate window applications as they step through a series of hands-on live-lab exercises.

Format of the Course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice


  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline

Introduction (Day 1)

  • AutoIt vs RPA

Installing AutoIt and the Script Editor

Overview of AutoIt Features

Recording and Playing Back with AutoIt

Writing a Simple AutoIt Script

GUI Functions and Controls

Extending the AutoIt Script

  • Data types, variables, constants, arrays

Controlling AutoIt Script Execution

  • Conditions, loops, etc.


Using Window Management Functions (Day 2)

Automating Common (Boring) Windows Tasks

Automating File Management with AutoIt

Automating MS Office with AutoIt

Automating the Browser with AutoIt

Using AutoIt for Test Automation

Compiling an AutoIt Script as a .exe

  • Deploying Robots

Advanced Automation with AutoIt

  • Accessing web services and databases

  • Working with XML

Integrating AutoIt with Other Automation Tools


Summary and Conclusion



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