AutoIt can’t find controls on the PDFCreator dialog windows.
I need to automate setting up printers on user’s side. The main programing tool for me is AutoIt. It can simulate clicks on buttons, and a lot of other useful things. I use the ‘AutoIt Windows Info’ app to get the controls IDs. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for the PDFCreator dialog windows, i.e. Application Settings.
Is it possible to design the PDFCreator in the way to make controls accessible for the AutoIt?
which PDFCreator version are you using?
I am using the Version 2.3
Please watch the video for the problem: http://screencast.com/t/afEVVLVWV
I understand the problem. All versions of PDFCreator later than 1.9 are built in C# for .NET and use WPF for the GUI.
After doing a quick research it looks like AutoIt doesn’t support WPF at all, so there isn’t anything that can easily be done to make it work with the newer PDFCreator versions. However, it is possible to create additional printers programatically wiith the printerhelper.exe and all other settings can be applied to the registry directly.