How to send <Enter> key to DOS windows?

Posted on 1998-11-17
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a dos program executed from VB (using Shell )and the DOS prog will ask for a key to be entered before continuing. How can I send <Enter> key to the DOS program from VB?
Something like:

Shell ("myprog "),..
-- send enter key to myprog window ---???

Sorry but I am out of points!! Thanks a million.
Question by:Haho2
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Try to put the program into a .BAT file, in a sentence like this:


The "ECHO." command (note the period stuck to letter "O") generates simply an ENTER, which is piped to "your-program". If "your-program" accepts redirected input, then it will work (of course, your VB program must SHELL to the .BAT file).

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ID: 1445344
PS: note that the vertical bar which appears as joining ECHO to your-program, is the vertical bar that often appears above "\"; you can see what exactly is just by typing (at DOS level) Alt-124


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