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I have developed a VB application already that automatically selects another window and sends a key-stroke using the ShowWindow API function and the SendKeys function - this works fine.

However I now need to select the other application and then click on a specific button within this window - the other application will be Internet Explorer running a Java application - I would welcome any comments on how to best perform this with VB5.

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Try the mouse_event API, with the help of this API a mouse-click. Use it with the MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTDOWN message and then send a MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTUP message right after.

   Declare Sub mouse_event Lib "user32" Alias "mouse_event" (ByVal dwFlags As Long, ByVal dx As Long, ByVal dy As Long, ByVal cButtons As Long, ByVal dwExtraInfo As Long)

   Public Const MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTDOWN = &H2
   Public Const MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTUP = &H4


You can position the mouse with the help of the SetCursorPos API, but you can try the dx and dy parameters of the mouse_event API first.

   Declare Function SetCursorPos Lib "user32" Alias "SetCursorPos" (ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long) As Long
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