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Can someone tell me how to code a space bar press in C# please?
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by:anarki_jimbel
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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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by:sabeesh
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string str = "ggggg" + (char)Keys.Space  + "rrrrr";
            MessageBox.Show(str);
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by:ilovespam12000
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Idle Mind - I need to send a space bar keypress
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by:ilovespam12000
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Sams publishing assumes a key was pressed.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 375 total points
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Make sure the app has focus, then use SendKeys.Send():
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.sendkeys.send.aspx

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.

keybd_event():
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/Q_20813844.html

SendInput():
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_21650933.html
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