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Recording mode within any software or Web page is a unique feature of WinTask x64.

When you have started Recording mode, all of your actions (menu selections, keystrokes, Web navigations, etc.) are automatically recorded into a WinTask x64 script (a text file with the extension .SRC). Those actions are recorded in an object-oriented manner (the name of the menu option is recorded, not its absolute position), so whatever position/size of the application when you run the script, the actions are replayed properly.

Video: How to record actions in a Windows application using Editor
Video: How to record actions in a Web application using Editor

To record a script:

  1. Launch WinTask x64. If "Your First Script Wizard" screen comes up, click Cancel button.

  2. From the Start menu, select Recording after launching a program, or just click the  icon in the toolbar. A dialog box appears asking "What do you want to start before recording"; click either An application or Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and click OK button. In the next dialog box, specify the name of the application you want to launch or the Web page you want to display and click OK button. The WinTask x64 Edit module is minimized, the specified application is started (or Internet Explorer/Firefox/Chrome is started with the specified Web page loaded) and now all your actions are recorded to create the script. A small blinking icon appears in the System Tray (at the right or bottom end of your Windows taskbar) to remind you that all your actions are being recorded, and the WinTask x64 toolbar is displayed (see below each icon within WinTask x64 toolbar).

  3. Perform the actions you wish to record.

  4. Stop the recording by pressing the blinking WinTask x64 icon at the bottom right of the taskbar, or click the first icon  in the WinTask x64 toolbar.

  5. Review the script which has been automatically generated.

  6. Click  icon and see all your recorded actions replayed.


The WinTask x64 toolbar displayed during Recording

From the left to the right, it invokes:

   Stop Recording mode
   Start Spy
   Start Capture Wizard
   Synchronization on Text
   OCR Tools
   Synchronization on image
   Synchronization on window
   Synchronization on a period of time
   Synchronization on date/hour
   Wait for keyboard action
   Wait for menu action
   Wait for mouse action
   Insert lines into the script

See also

Using Script Wizard
Adding Functionality to Existing Scripts
More Recording Features