Typically, after a Process has been compiled into an Executable, it is no more a part of WinAutomation. As a result, it does not inherit the "Trigger" capabilities.

However, it is still possible to make the Compiled Executable start by a Trigger, indirectly.

More specifically, please review the following information.

  • The approach needs two Processes.
    • The Process which is assigned to the Trigger. It utilizes the "Run DOS Command" Action, that will run the exe.
      Any needed "Trigger Variable" (Process Designer -> Tools -> Variables Manager" will be passed to the Compiled Executable as an "Argument".
    • The Compiled Process that performs the actual automation.
      This Process proceeds as necessary, but its very first Action is the "Get Command Line Arguments".

For further details, feel free to review the attached screenshots.