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How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

(OP)
Hi,

Can anyone help me with creating a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?
I'm no advanced VB user, so I couldn't find out on my own.

Henry906

RE: How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

You could use the Form_KeyPress event. You will need to set the Forms Keypreview property to True

Good Luck
johnwm
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RE: How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

Also search for 'SendKeys' in the help docs or on Google. I have not used it myself, but it sounds like what you are after.

Here is a snippet from the msdn library (VB6):

CODE

SendKeys Statement

Sends one or more keystrokes to the active window as if typed at the keyboard.

Syntax

SendKeys string[, wait]

RE: How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

cowski

SendKeys is usually used within your VB app to generate keypresses in an external app. Have a look at the instructive  SendKeys example in VBHelp which shows how to send simulated keypresses to Calc.exe

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RE: How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

It isn't immediately clear to me from the original post where Henry wants to send the output. Depending on the need 'keypress' or 'sendkeys' may be appropriate.

Henry, a little more information will help us help you. What is it you are trying to accomplish? Are you trying to catch keystrokes or send keystrokes to your own program or an external program?

Also, I should clarify a little; I have fiddled with sendkeys example code but I have not had a need for it in one of my own programs.

RE: How to create a output wich acts like typing on my keyboard?

(OP)
my idea was:
a user should type a text like "a sample text"
then press start and the program would send the text over and over , like ctrl + v, but for programs in which that is inpossible, so it would be for external programs, i think that SendKeys will help me a lot

Henry

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