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Simulating the ESC Key.

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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
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use the sendkeys function :

sendkeys "{esc}"

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Just what I'm looking for.  Thanks.

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