Solved

Simulating the ESC Key.

Posted on 1999-01-11
2
375 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi.  I'm using some Visual Basic code in Access, and I want to use code to simulate the same effect as the user pressing the Esc key.  Maybe I should post this in the access section, but as I say, it's VB code.

When I start to edit a record on a form, and then change my mind, I have to hit ESC to cancel the half entered record.  I simply want to be able to have the code execute this without the user pressing the key.  

I know the KeyAscii for ESC is 27.  Can I somehow use this to tell the computer to "Press Key 27?"

Thanks for any help.

TISS
0
Comment
Question by:TISS
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
waty earned 40 total points
ID: 1455342
use the sendkeys function :

sendkeys "{esc}"

0
 

Author Comment

by:TISS
ID: 1455343
Just what I'm looking for.  Thanks.

0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When trying to find the cause of a problem in VBA or VB6 it's often valuable to know what procedures were executed prior to the error. You can use the Call Stack for that but it is often inadequate because it may show procedures you aren't intereste…
Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now