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poping strings without pressing keys from the keyboard

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how can i popup letters or like
pressing the enter key without pressing
keys in the keyboard.

example: If im in the notepad(active window)
         after a few seconds a word will
         be written on it,(like it pops right away
         there!)


What i mean i do not know the name of
the active window or application, and
i want to send some message on it
how can i do this? and is it possible
to display all application names found
who are running in my computer and specially
the active one.
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Question by:ryan_sabarre
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Seems like a double post question?

Anyway, here is my comment:

I would suggest using keybd_event. It just simulates key pressed and doesn't care which application is currently in the foreground.

E.g. this one simulates pressing and releasing the control key:

  keybd_event(VK_CONTROL, 0, 0,               0);
  keybd_event(VK_CONTROL, 0, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);

Regards, Madshi.
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by:rondi
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yeah keybd_event worked for me;
I used it to take screen snapshots but it'll do for anything
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