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I need to control Hyperterminal (with sendkeys) and do certain commands based on what is printed to the screen. How can I capture this text for analyses?

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Use sendkeys to hold down shift and press page down, then press control + C to copy the text on screen.  Then use Clipboard.GetText in your application to import the data on your terminal screen as text.  Then make a module that parses your text to seperate the commands you want from the other junk.  To send commands back to it, you could use sendkey, but it would be easier yet to just use paste since anything you type in hyperterminal is treated like a command (Paste to Host).
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It works. Any idea how I can stop the screen from flashing during the capture?


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flashing?  I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean.
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The viewer sees the cursor go home and highlight everything to the end. He sees the screen "FLASH".

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That can't be prevented.  You HAVE to highlight the data to capture.
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The viewer sees the cursor go home and highlight everything to the end. He sees the screen "FLASH".

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