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sendkeys in java?

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I usually work with vb and occasionally use sendkeys even though I understand that its bad programming practice. Is there a way to sendkeys with java?
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by:diakov
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What is send keys? Post key events in the System queue? I can give you an example of that, if this is what you need.
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Sendkeys is a small method that is equivalent to pressing a key on the keyboard.
Ex.- In VB        
SendKeys "{Tab}"      - is equivalent to hitting the tab key on the keyboard
SendKeys "{Enter}"   - hits the enter key

Can any of this be done in java?
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Yes. You have to construct a KeyEvent and push it in the system queue. Here is the code fragment:

//get the system event queue
EventQueue q = this.getToolkit().getSystemEventQueue();

//play some events
long time =  System.currentTimeMillis();

//ttt is the text component to which you send the keystrokes.
//note, it must be visible.
KeyEvent E1 = new KeyEvent((Component)ttt, KeyEvent.KEY_PRESSED, time - 7 , 0, KeyEvent.VK_A, 'a');
KeyEvent E2 = new KeyEvent((Component)ttt, KeyEvent.KEY_RELEASED, time - 6, 0, KeyEvent.VK_A, 'a');
KeyEvent E3 = new KeyEvent((Component)ttt, KeyEvent.KEY_TYPED, time - 5, 0, KeyEvent.VK_UNDEFINED, 'a');

q.postEvent(E1);
q.postEvent(E2);
q.postEvent(E3);

//the key events go in triads. key pres, key released and then key typed. This will trigger the desired behaviour.

Cheer,
  Nik


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by:diakov
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Btw, this is not an 'easy' question :-)
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by:GoofyJoe99
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ha, your right diakov, this is not an easy question. The only reason I thought it was easy is because its so easy to do in VB. I realize that its a complicated process in Java and I better start diggin my brain.
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