AML (Automation Markup Language) is the primary internal language used by AWE Tasks. It is a markup language similar to HTML or XML that it is designed to facilitate the building of automation solutions in Windows. Powerful, scalable, and easy to use, AML is comprised of over 230 actions and hundreds of functions and instructions with built-in support for variables, constants and expressions.
Actions (also known as steps or tags), are objects which encapsulate common things that a user may need to automate in Windows. These include running a program, opening a web page, sending keystrokes to an application, clicking a button, downloading a file, running a database query, and much more.
BASIC Scripting encompasses all available functions that can be used either as expressions inside any task step by surrounding the function in % signs, or inside a BASIC script by using the BASIC Script action. It is not necessary to use BASIC scripting to use AML. BASIC scripting is only available to extend the built-in capabilities of AML.