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I need any tool to automate my daily work in windows with dialogs. I've google it and found few tools, but i don't know anything about they. Please advice me

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AutoIT is one of the best Windows automation language's out there

It can retrieve text from active dialogs

  WinGetText("[CLASS:Notepad]","") 

Perform controlled clicks on any button in a dialog

ControlClick($windowname, "", "[CLASS:Button; TEXT:Show Results; INSTANCE:1]")

The real plus about AutoIt is it's extensive documentation, (Use the F1 key ;)) and forum support

http://www.autoitscript.com/

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AutoHotKey is a really good tool for this, open source. http://www.autohotkey.com/

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I use AutoHotKey for KeyBoards Hotkeys, but i think it is not comfortable to use for automate big work on dialogs. Maybe I'm wrong? –  Choor Jun 5 '10 at 13:22
    
For "big work" something like automated UI testing I also use TestComplete - it handles custom controls and allows you to either record activities or write completely custom scripts but definitely is not free. –  jtreser Jun 6 '10 at 13:21
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