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execute keyboard command from VB

execute keyboard command from VB

execute keyboard command from VB

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I would like to execute a keyboard command such as a 'tab' or a 'return' or be able to enter a character into a textbox on the screen. This would be for Windows XP or like OS.

Thanks
Jordan

RE: execute keyboard command from VB

This is done by the SendKeys method.

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Joerd

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RE: execute keyboard command from VB

To execute tab you write
Sendkeys ("{TAB}"),true

To execute return,
Sendkeys ("~"),true

RE: execute keyboard command from VB

Joerd,
In order to use SendKeys, do you not need a file called KEYPUSH.DLL?

Bradley

RE: execute keyboard command from VB

Dunno, but it's not on my system (W2k)

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Joerd

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RE: execute keyboard command from VB

I don't think you need that DLL.  SendKeys is an intrinsic command to VB.

In conjunction with the AppActivate command, you can also use SendKeys to send keystrokes to other applications as well.

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