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Send keys Problem

I am trying to send commands to another program. When sending to a normal form, everything works fine..When sending to the mdi form everything works fine....But when sending to a child in a mdi form nothing happens. How can I send Key commands to a mdi child form.
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can9999Commented:
1. Use "FindWindowE" API
   -> You can find child window.
   -> If you succeed finding window, it return value not 0.


2. Use "SetWindowPos" API
   -> You can set child window topmost.

3. And then send keys to child window.

* Caution : API Text Viewer  ( in VB )
   -> Don't trust 100% !
   -> Some argument is wrong.
   -> ex) "Byval A as String" is wrong, "Byval A as Long" is right.
   -> If you can't get data though you followed right step,
       try changing declare like above.
 



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edmacAuthor Commented:
I don't understand the instructions given. Please be more explicit
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can9999Commented:
Where ?  




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edmacAuthor Commented:
where do I find the FindWindowsE  ?
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myqlGCommented:
You should NEVER use sendkeys.. it does bad things and is slow
I use keybd_event
its in the API viewer and some support info can be found at
http://techinfo.sybase.com/css/techinfo.nsf/DocId/ID=47760
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