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SendKeys and dropdown list not working

Posted on 2009-06-30
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Hi everyone,
I'm trying to use SendKeys to choose an option off of a dropdown list, but it's ignoring the choice I'm trying to send it.  I've copied the code for you to review.  
Field 1274 is my dropdown list.
I have tried sending every choice on the list, but what happens is the dropdown list opens, chooses nothing, closes and then none of the SendKeys after that do anything.  The only way I was able to to get it to choose an option was to send a DOWN (currently commented out) to take the last choice off the list, but then as before, none of the keys after that do anything anyway.
If I manually press the keys on the keyboard, it works so I know I have the right keystrokes here.
Deanna.Screen.SetCursor 1274, frmMain
                    
                  ' SendKeys "{DOWN}", True        Only thing that chooses an option
                    SendKeys "B", True
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", True          
                    SendKeys "1", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False
                    SendKeys "{DOWN}", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False
                    SendKeys "{+}", False
                    SendKeys "{TAB}", False

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by:SRigney
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it may be that the wrong thing has focus.

It may be the version of the OS you are running on.  Vista does not properly support SendKeys.
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I gave up on this
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