Text-based coding of workflows

Hi guys

I’m not a fan of visual programming, I don’t believe the ease of use is worth much when the conceptual structure remains the same. For some use cases it is fine, but I constantly hit my head on annoying interface issues or limiting functionality, and I would love to find another way.

Does anyone know of a way to use conventional code to generate/read the xaml files?

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Hi @kbak,
Our motto is to give a robot to everyone. So the base of it is a visual interface that allows users for smooth interaction and ease of use. There is no other way to work within the Studio however if you feel better at coding things you can also use an invoke code activity where you can code things inside the XAML.

I get that, and I think it’s a great approach - but as people gain proficiency with the visual coding, the limitations will become obstacles. Visual programming will never be as fast or flexible as text based.
It would be awesome to have a tool like the UIPath activities tie in to python scripting - selecting buttons to generate selectors for code based manipulation.

I hope my perspective makes sense, and that your tools could be expanded towards the more technical crowd as well.

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