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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Windows Automation API. This set of libraries is available as a stand-alone download for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003. The Windows Automation API is a component of the Platform Update for Windows Vista, and also a component of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.

Windows Automation API

The Windows Automation API library enables accessibility tools and test automations to access the Windows user interface in a consistent way across operating system versions.

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For more information about Windows Automation API, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971644 Description of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista
976779 Windows Automation API 3.0 release notes

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Article ID: 971513 - Last Review: October 2, 2012 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
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