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Can VB SendKeys to Keyboard

Can VB SendKeys to Keyboard

Can VB SendKeys to Keyboard

We use a black box to switch from one computer to another using the same monitor and keyboard. I am trying to write a VB 6 code to do this from an icon on the desktop. So far the program looks like the following:
Option Explicit
Private Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)
Private Declare Sub PushKeys Lib "KeyPush" (ByVal Keystrokes As String)

Private Sub cmdBlackBox_Click()

SendKeys "{SCROLLLOCK}", 1
SendKeys "{SCROLLLOCK}", 1
SendKeys "( )", 1
End Sub

It does not work. Does anyone have any ideas?


RE: Can VB SendKeys to Keyboard

I believe that parentheses must be sent to SendKeys within braces. Your third line should read:

SendKeys "{(}{ })", 1

If you're using SendKeys (native to VB) then you may not need the PushKeys declaration, which belongs to a non-VB (external) dll.

I'm sure that you are aware that SendKeys cannot send to a non-Windows app.

Good Luck
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