How to do background operations

Background Operation Comments Off on How to do background operations
Mar 072019

To do background operations, please make sure you have updated Automatic Mouse and Keyboard to the latest version 6.0.5.8.

This article will show you how to do background operations with a sample step by step. To run the sample, you need to install RobotSoft Calculator, and you can download it from https://www.robot-soft.com/Calculator.exe.

Step 1
Launch RobotSoft Calculator.
Note: Do not minimize the window. Background operations support inactive windows, but do not support minimized windows.

Step 2
Launch Automatic Mouse and Keyboard, and use the “Find Window” command.
Find Window

Step 3
Click the function name FindWindowEx, and the click the popup menu “Pick Window“.
Pick Window

Find the window of RobotSoft Calculator, select it and then click “OK“.
Pick Window

FindowWindowEx

Step 4
Click the “ReturnValue“, then enter a variable name for the window handle. And then click “OK” to confirm the Call Function command.
Return Value

Step 5
Click the toolbox, then find “More Functions“, and then find “Background Operations“, and then click “Sub Window From Point“.
Sub Window From Point

Step 6
Click the function name SubWindowFromPoint, and then click the popup menu “Set Point“.
Set Point

Then move mouse on to the Edit control of RobotSoft Calculator, and then press Ctrl to set the point. And then click “OK“.
Set Point in Window

Set Point in Window

SubWindowFromPoint

Step 7
Set the Window parameter and ReturnValue of SubWindowFromPoint. And then click “OK” to confirm the Call Function command.
SubWindowFromPoint

Step 8
Find the “Background Operations” again, and then click “Send String“.
Send String

Set the parameters of SendString, and then click “OK” to confirm the Call Function command.
Send String

Step 9
Click the mouse button, and then click “Background Click“.
Background Click

Step 10
Click the function name Bkgnd_MouseClick, and then click the popup menu “Set Point“.
Set Point

Then move mouse on to the “Calculate” button of RobotSoft Calculator, and then press Ctrl.
Set Point

Then click “OK” to confirm.
Set Point

Bkgnd_MouseClick

Step 11
Set the rest arguments of Bkgnd_MouseClick. And then click “OK” to confirm the Call Function command.
Background Mouse Click

Now you can run the script.
Background Operations

And you will see the execution result:
Execution Result

While the script is running, you can still use your mouse and keyboard. Background operations are very useful features in Automatic Mouse and Keyboard. Automatic Mouse and Keyboard has the best tools to help you to build a script which can run in the background.

And you can download the sample from Background.amk.

Use SendString to type text

Background Operation Comments Off on Use SendString to type text
Sep 062018

The function SendString allows you to type text in a Edit without keyboard simulation.
SendString

And you can download the sample from SendString.amk

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