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While AutoIT works well for desktop applications, it doesn't seem to be able to automatic web browsing experiences, which is unfortunate. Instead, we can try Selenium or iMacros.

AutoIT Notes

  • AutoIT documentation. You will always want the Function Reference.
  • Working with AutoIT, one would be led to believe that no one in the history of using AutoIT has ever encountered a ListBox. With list boxes, GetCurrentSelection and SetCurrentSelection are the most useful options.
  • Use @CRLF for a new line, and ConsoleWrite to print to stdout.


In the long term, it's better to learn Selenium RC, which provides language hooks for .NET, Java, Python, and Ruby. That's a pretty impressive list. If you're unfortunate enough to have to use Moodle, you'll pretty much need Selenium to do any sort of batch processing.