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Note: AutoHotkeyCE / PocketPC and these pages made by Micha - the original website is no longer available so this serves as an archive. (HTML converted to markdown, "original" html pages are stored here #1)

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Hi, here you can find a port of autohotkey for windows CE devices.

  • A lot of functions are working but there's a lot of work still undone.
  • Some things aren't working because wince does not support them (drive, recyclebin functions, environment...and others).
  • Some things must be rewritten because you need them on wince devices but they do not exist on win32 (tap and hold)

The main aim is to port most commands of ahk. New wince features are at the end of the todo list.

The source code is from Autohotkey but this does not mean that everything is working yet. 03-04-10 Used Autohotkey_L (unicode) as source.

How to start:

To make things easier for you there is a wince setup. The AutohotkeyCE.exe (shrinked with upx so the exe is just 312 KB on the file system) is wrapped with a cab file.

Just transfer the file to your CE device and run the cab file. AutohokeyCE.exe is installed in the program folder: "/program files/AutohotkeyCE/AutohotkeyCE.exe".

The installer automatically registers the ahk extension so you can start your script directly just like on win32 systems. To edit the script "pword" of the OS is used.

Please have a look at the Working commands (a pdf file)

A yet small list of "known" working devices



The following ahk commands are not supported by the OS.

  • Drive: There are no drives on ce devices. The root starts with / and every file system is mounted there
  • Winset (Transparent, Transcolor): The api for WINSET does not exist on ce devices. There is a chance to rewrite the code to achive the same. 
  • The following system folders do not exist on ce devices: A_appdata / A_AppDataCommon / A_AppData / A_AppDataCommon / A_DesktopCommon / A_StartMenuCommon / A_ProgramsCommon / A_StartupCommon
  • EnvSet: There are no environment variables on ce devices
  • FileRecycle FileRecycleEmpty: No recycle bin found :-)
  • A_TimeIdle/ A_TimeIdlePhysical
  • RunAs: Are there users / groups on ce devices? I haven't found them on my PNA.
  • Get / SetWorkingDir: The concept of the current folder does not exist

* a_iscompiled ComSpec A_Language  A_IPAddress1-4  DllCall RegisterCallback  FileInstall


Edit 09-06-09 Now the compiler is working. You can compile your script directly on your device.

Edit 23-05-09 fincs sent me source code  for the functions in the closed source dll. Now it's possible to compile a real ahk-compiler. In the download file is just a windows 32 exe. You can launch it, compile your script and transfer the resulting exe to the ce device. The compiled exe should run.

You can compile windows 32 (ahk) text files or multibyte / unicode files (0xfffe)

The compiler is included within the installer.\

The long version of the explaination.

...some short information for developers


Chris for Autohotkey. Titan for this webspace ( Fincs for the code needed to create a compiler. Barry for his help, bugfixes, funcions and infos Sergeich for his script to register the ahk extension and all others who helps on the forum to answer questions.

Last change: 15-02-11


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