AHK Studio is an impressive IDE / editor for AutoHotkey

AHK Studio is an amazing and impressive IDE / Editor for AutoHotkey

AHK Studio editor for AutoHotkeyI had an in-depth Hangout with Chad Wilson (Maestrith on the forum), the Author and Designer of AHK Studio.

While I’ve been, and still am, a very satisfied SciTE4AHK user, I was very impressed with many aspects of the tool.  It is very intuitive to use and offers some great features that will simplify a coding.  Not surprisingly AHK Studio is loaded with HotKeys that, once you familiarize yourself with them, will be awesome!  While advanced programmers in AutoHotkey will love the advanced functionality, Noobs will enjoy it’s simplicity.

Here are links where you can you can download it from the AHK forum or from GitHub.  Please keep in mind it is still in development.  (This is both good and bad.  It is good because Chad is very active and open to tweaks/fixes/improvements, bad because “kinks” are never fun)

AHK Studio

Here are a few videos on AHK Studio  and below is the nearly 2-hour video demonstrating some of the configuration settings and functionality.

Setup & Review of AHK Studio- Great IDE & editor for AutoHotkey


Programmatically interact with the SciTE editor via COM objects

SciTE editor via COM objects

SciTE editor via COM objects

SciTE is a great IDE that I use with AutoHotKey, SPSS, SQL, Python, XML, HTML, etc.   I love being able to use regular expressions in it to manipulate text and it has some very cool capabilities.  This video is one of my favorite demonstrations how powerful SciTE can be at manipulating text.

Here is a short tutorial and demonstration on how to manipulate SciTE editor via COM objects and Windows commands with AutoHotKey.


SciTE editor via COM objects- Editor Windows Commands

A specific version of the SciTE editor for AutoHotKey can be downloaded here and more generic documentation can be found here.