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Discover the unbeatable benefits of using xmlHTTPRequest vs WinHTTPRequest – Don’t miss out on these game-changing advantages!

xmlHTTPRequest vs. WinHTTPRequestIn this video I walk through both the xmlHTTPRequest and the WinHTTPRequest and I compare the xmlHTTPRequest vs. WinHTTPRequest.  As I mention in the video, Jackie Sztuk and I have a great  AutoHotkey webinar on Intro to API calls.  I also have several examples on my API page.

I also mention using Fiddler to monitor the browser traffic and grab your cookies / headers.

xmlHTTPRequest vs WinHTTPRequest tutorial

The MSXML2.XMLHTTP and WinHttpRequest COM objects are both used to send HTTP requests from an AutoHotkey script. However, there are some differences between the two:

  • Compatibility: The MSXML2.XMLHTTP object is available on all versions of Windows, while the WinHttpRequest object is only available on Windows XP and later.
  • Performance: In general, the WinHttpRequest object is faster and more efficient than the MSXML2.XMLHTTP object, because it uses the Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) library to send requests, which is optimized for HTTP communications.
  • Features: The WinHttpRequest object supports a wider range of features than the MSXML2.XMLHTTP object, including the ability to send HTTPS requests, specify proxy settings, and authenticate with a server using different authentication methods.

In general, if you are running AutoHotkey on a newer version of Windows and you need the additional features and performance of the WinHttpRequest object, you should use that object instead of the MSXML2.XMLHTTP object. However, if you need to support older versions of Windows or you do not need the advanced features of the WinHttpRequest object, you can use the MSXML2.XMLHTTP object instead.

Here’s the syntax I used for the WinHTTPRequest example

WinHTTPRequest syntax

And here’s the corresponding two XML API calls I demonstrated in the video

xmlHTTPRequest example using Msxml2.XMLHTTP COM object

Here’s the example connecting to the IE page and sending the API request with the xmlHTTPRequest()

API Call with AutoHotkey to pull WordPress Statistics

I stumbled upon something I had worked on years ago to pull stats from WordPress and decided to have a little fun. In this script I show how you can perform API calls with AutoHotkey to extract your stats from WordPress.
Make sure you get our API syntax writer to help you write your code!

API Call with AutoHotkey to pull WordPress Statistics

API Call with AutoHotkey to pull WordPress Statistics

Disabling Spelling and Grammar check in MS Word with AutoHotkey

Microsoft WordI’ve been shoving AutoHotkey code into MS Word a lot lately and got tired of going through all the steps to disable the spell check and grammar checker each time. I tried looking for a button inside MS Word to add to my toolbar but I couldn’t find a button to apply the settings (or to get me to the Proofing page) so I decided to write it in AutoHotkey. Here’s the video explaining how I got the code and the hiccups I had along the way.

Disabling Spelling and Grammar check in MS Word with AutoHotkey

Disabling Spelling and Grammar check in MS Word with AutoHotkey


#SingleInstance,Force
doc:=ComObjActive("Word.Application") ;this would activate an open one
doc.Application.ScreenUpdating := False
doc.Options.CheckSpellingAsYouType:=True
doc.Options.CheckGrammarAsYouType :=True
doc.ActiveDocument.ShowSpellingErrors := False
doc.ActiveDocument.ShowGrammaticalErrors := False
doc.Application.ScreenUpdating := True ;Update the screen