The Automation API

TextConverter is a workflow automation component and a com server in windows.  We expose virtually all of the key objects for interaction with your software and offer a runtime version with the developer license so that you can run TextConverter on your windows servers without the authoring tool.

Automation is a programming technique, which makes it possible for one application to manipulate objects implemented in another application or to expose objects so they can be manipulated.

TextConverter is implemented as an automation server that exposes its functionality through interfaces to other applications. The exposure enables Automation clients to automate certain functions by directly accessing TextConverter's objects and using the services it provides. There are two widely accepted hosting environments for applications automation:

1) COM aware languages like VBSscript, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Java, C++ etc.

2) .NET framework with arbitrary .NET languages like VB.NET, JAVA.NET, C# etc.

TextConverter can be used as a COM object and as a .NET component, so it can be automated from both environments. TextConverter can be used from many different frameworks : ASP, ASP.NET, Web page, Windows Script Host, DTS, .NET application, etc.

TextConverter's methods and properties for automation

VB Script samples

Automation with Managed Code  ( additional C# samples)


If you run a 64 bit version of windows and use VBScript for automation, please use a batch (.bat) file that contains the following line...

"C:\windows\syswow64\cscript.exe" "C:\my_path\my_automation_script.vbs"

          (Where C:\windows\SysWOW64\cscript.exe – is the path to the 32 bit cscript.exe application.)

Calling a Project with AI

If you are using the run time component available with SiMX TextConverter Developer Edition and your project contains an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Template, be sure to turn "Learning" to "Off" in the options section before loading the project.

Related Sections 

Task Scheduler

Working with Templates

Parsing with Script