SlyControl is the powerful Windows automation tool.
SlyControl lets you remotely control your computer using infrared
remote control console from a TV cards package, or through any other
devices, for example multimedia keyboard, joystick.
SlyControl allow to run and remotely control any Windows applications,
like a CDPlayer, WinAmp, TV, Radio & DVD players. You can also
remotely run screen saver, log off, reboot or shutdown system by the
timer or on other event.
SlyControl can simulate keys pressing, mouse movement and click control.
Among many useful functions are: messages sending, volume control,
windows monitoring and management, OSD, OnScreenMenu, TextToSpeech
and many other. As against the scheduler, SlyControl may not only
simple start the program on time but also execute with it any actions.
Usually remote control software are used for control Winamp or Media
Player. But their abilities are limited to it. SlyControl can much
more. SlyControl uses a events / actions / hardware
access plug-ins and built-in script language.
It allows to create very flexible configurations. It is possible to
use SlyControl for automation of any same actions, for example to
fill a database (using emulation of the keyboard) or to answer periodic
inquiries of other programs making a choice with the set algorithm.
A real situation - it was necessary to remove some thousand conflicts
in a database between SQL servers. SlyControl spent 0.7 seconds for
one choice. To make it manually some days would be required. Thus
the person on the same actions starts to be mistaken in 5 minutes.
SlyControl at correct configuration is not mistaken.
SlyControl supports many infra-red receivers, tuners and other devices
where IR remote control are used. Anybody precisely did not compare,
but so much devices are not supported with
any other software.
If you are familiar in programming, you may create your own plugin
for special hardware or your favorite application not included in
the package. See SDK for detailed development
version of SlyControl 2.7.12
13/04/2004 - Whats new:
Find and Replace in script editor
You can fix application path in configuration wizard
Plugin DCD is more stable now
Script for AverTV 5.x
Script for WinDVD 5
Plugin Keyboard supports scrolling on BTC keyboards
You can specify prevent keys in plugin Keyboard
Fixed mouse wheel emulation in plugin Mouse
Add / fixed config files for plugin btRemote
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How it works
Event > Hooks > Actions
Hooks are grouped. Groups and hooks may be enabled / disabled.
Actions may be absolute anyone: calculation of mathematical expressions,
managements of external applications and in general everything.
The configuration is set by special script
language in several text files. The script is possible for editing
manually or with the help of the Wizard.
For generation of events and start of actions are available plug-ins.
One plug-in may generate events and execute actions, there are functions
for a call of actions without preset (necessary parameters are set
Built-in Windows Monitor. Will allow to see structure of windows
/ controls in any program.
OS: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP.
Version 4.71 and later of Shlwapi.dll
It is optimized for Windows 2000 / XP.
Possible difficulties at use in Windows 98 / ME:
- Will not be determined EXE files of processes;
- Without a network card may not work WLircSrv / WinLIRC / uICE
plugins (error open socket).
- Log needs to be disabled (in Windows 9x a limit 64KB)