Automate Printing from a Bloomberg Terminal
Posted on 2008-10-31
on our Bloomberg terminal, we have a 'Customized Button' called AUTO PRINT.
I'm not sure if this is a standard Bloomberg feature, or something someone here defined in the past.
We press ALT+B to get to BLoomberg Customized Buttons, then edit the Bloomberg Keys section to set the print instructions which are multiples lines like this:
TICKER_AND_EXCH_CODE<EQUITY><GO> DVD <GO><TABR><TABR><TABR><TABR>N<GO> D <GO><PRINT> 1 <GO><PRINT>
the only variable being the TICKER_AND_EXCH_CODE
The user then closes the Customized Buttons windows and clicks the AUTO button on the toolbar to run the print job.
I am trying to automate this process from VB
I've had some limited sucess controlling the Bloomberg windows with AppActivate and SendKeys.
But I need help
Sending ALT+B to access the Customised Buttons windows
I've used SendKeys "%B" but with no effect.
SendKeys "B" types the letter into the screen, but the % Alt prefix does not appear to do anything
Even if I could access the customised button settings, with SendKeys, there does not seem to be anyway of remotely 'Clicking' a Bloomberg Toolbar object - no keyboard short cut
Is there another method of automating prints from Bloomberg screen that I could use?
Any help will be grateful appreciated