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send KEYS with WIN API

Micki-Weaver
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can some one give a demo of

the API send keys

like send "A" & CAPSLOCK


note the windows sendkeys does not work for command keys like CAPSLOCK
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that is the windows.SendKeys
it will not work on this project, ??? well all but the NUMLOCK AND CAPLOCK... work

sorry, I need to do API
jkr
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No, that's not that one. It emulates the behaviour of 'SendKeys()' and provides a similar means.

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nice, sorry,
I'm in C# if you happen top have it
jkr
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See also http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/keystroke.asp ("CKeystrokeEngine")

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this does help thanks
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C#? Then see http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/SendKeys.asp ("Sending Keystrokes to other Application in C#")

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nope that one does not work for the CAPSLOCK AND NUMLOCK

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If I use Spy++ I see that CAPSLOCK and NUMLOCK generate WM_KEYDOWN and WM_KEYUP messages with VK_NUMLOCK and VK_CAPITAL as the keys.

Only edit boxes seem to receive the messages though.

Not sure if this helps since you are using C#. Perhaps you should get this question moved to the C# zone.

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