Space Bar

Posted on 2006-11-28
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Can someone tell me how to code a space bar press in C# please?
Question by:ilovespam12000
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Do you want to TRAP a space bar keypress or SEND a space bar keypress?

If the latter, use SendKeys.Send().

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string str = "ggggg" + (char)Keys.Space  + "rrrrr";
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Idle Mind - I need to send a space bar keypress

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Sams publishing assumes a key was pressed.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 125 total points
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Make sure the app has focus, then use SendKeys.Send():

Something like:

    SendKeys.Send(" ");

If that doesn't work then you may need to use Win APIs to simulate the keypress at the keyboard level.  You can use keybd_event() or SendInput() for that.

Below are some links that show them being used, though not for Space bar in particular.



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