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Author Topic: AutoHotkey- alternative?  (Read 11980 times)

mahesh2k

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AutoHotkey- alternative?
« on: May 30, 2007, 09:36:07 AM »
AHK can be only used on windows.Is there any alternative which is as easy as AHK and is cross platform?

I mean as ahk is so easy that any non coding person can start to code in few weeks.What u think?is there any chance that ahk becomes cross platform.


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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 12:49:59 PM »
Funny that you mention ahk as easy to learn, even for non coding persons. I am a coding person and it took me ages to write an ahk script. AFAIR it has a "new" and an "old" syntax, which was confusing, and it's parser was very sensible to whitespaces in the code. If you feel ahk easy to learn, you can definitely move without a problem to any other language.  You should take into account: java, python, perl, javascript, even c/c++, maybe c# (Mono) and a lot of others.

On the other hands side, the recording and replay stuff of ahk is suberb.

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 06:06:16 AM »
AHK is good do u know can we embed AHK with C++ builder or delphi?

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 12:12:36 PM »
AHK is good do u know can we embed AHK with C++ builder or delphi?
Unfortunatelly, i think not arunpawar :(
But autoit is pretty similar and from what i can understand, it can be used with other languages.

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 04:56:31 AM »
Is it possible to check the system time with ahk,then create a todo list to pop up everyday when we reboot out computer?

is there any function to check that new date for the system then popout the new todo task for that day? and open that task everyday as msg box when we reboot our system.

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 07:23:20 AM »
Should be not problem. Autohotkey has a builtin variable containing the current time, it can create popups, and you can start the autohotkey script from the startup folder. This means the popup is shown as soon as an user logs in. Where does the data (todo list) come from and how do you manage that data? Maybe an application like ToDoList does the job, too?

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 07:59:48 AM »
mahesh2k: wouldn't that be a bit of overkill?
I mean, there probably are tons of apps out there that already do that.

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 06:18:52 AM »
Thats not overkill as i'm using it for my personal purpose i'll add some more to it.

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 08:23:04 AM »
Right, then it makes sense :D

Here's and interesting thread about a todo list in ahk ;)

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 07:05:00 AM »
Thanks i was expecting to use XML or text file instead of using the UI interface.Is there any chane of loading the messages from the Text r XML,i'm stucj in the documentation of AHK  :mad:

Anyway thanks i'll try as per AHK todo list then will try to use XML.i dont know how balloon tip works etc.

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Re: AutoHotkey- alternative?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 07:10:44 AM »
Perhaps you all find AHK to be easy, but I didn't. For non-programming minds like mine, Macro Express is great.
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