troubleshooting Question

Send Key command in VBA

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Microsoft OfficeVisual Basic ClassicMicrosoft Excel
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I have a program which automates a webbrowser application within a userform. There were a couple of reasons why this was initialy done like that.

The problem is the program is running the user can not do anything else... For example if you click on something else the macro errors out as it can not function.

My question is: Is there a way to tell Excel to continue sending keys and working with that userform even if the user turns to something else?

Below is part of the code to give you an idea:

' Select the product number
    For j = 1 To 15
        SendKeys "{TAB}", True
    Next j
    SendKeys "{ENTER}", True
    ' wait until browser is free
        If Connecting_IB.WebBrowser1.Busy Then 'If Browser is busy waits an extra 1 second
            Application.Wait TimeValue(Now) + TimeValue("00:00:01")
            Exit Do
        End If
    ' Read External Reference
    externalref = Connecting_IB.WebBrowser1.Document.all("CsietInstance_TagNumber").Value
    Cells(i, 2) = externalref

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