February 19, 2014

What is Windows Automation?

Filed under: — Marcus Tettmar @ 9:02 pm

Windows Automation, or Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Windows, is the robotic control of software running on Windows.

The process usually involves simulating user input – keystrokes and mouse events – to control the user interface of other applications, but can sometimes make use of programming interfaces exposed by other applications.

Robotic Windows Automation software tools such as Macro Scheduler provide a specialized scripting language with functions that simplify activating windows and other UI elements and simulating mouse and keyboard events.

The software includes other features to make the creation of Windows Automation macros easier, such as the Macro Recorder, WebRecorder, Code Builders and Wizards.

Advanced features like image recognition make it possible to control anything that can be seen on the screen regardless of the technology used to create the applications to be automated.

To get started with building your first macro see: Windows Automation for Beginners

Find out more about our Windows Automation Software.