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So I've been working on this for awhile, but what I need to happen is I have these applications open ( Internet Explorer, Outlook, VBA, VB, Calculator...) and I want my program to just tab through them all. So if I have 4 programs open, it should tab 3 times, and then tab 3 times repeatedly and it would go through each of the tabs and I was putting this in a loop that basically never ends because I want to do it until the user shuts it down.

I've tried so many pieces of code and none of them have worked, including mine which I think doesn't work because it only recognizes alt tabbing once.

Any help would be so appreciated. :(
Public Class Form1
 
    Private Sub Button4_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
 
    End Sub
    Sub Delay(ByVal dblSecs As Double)
        Const OneSec As Double = 1.0# / (1440.0# * 60.0#)
        Dim dblWaitTil As Date
 
        dblWaitTil = Now.AddSeconds(OneSec).AddSeconds(dblSecs)
        Do Until Now > dblWaitTil
            Application.DoEvents() ' Allow windows messages to be processed
        Loop
 
    End Sub
 
    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
 
 
        Dim i As Integer
        ' Dim j As Integer
        i = 0
 
        Dim windowszzz As Integer
        windowszzz = 1
 
        For i = 0 To windowszzz
            'Delay(5)
            ' For j = 0 To i
            SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}")
            Delay(5)
            SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}{TAB}")
            Delay(5)
            SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}")
            Delay(5)
            SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}")
            Delay(5)
            SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}")
            'Next
        Next
 
    End Sub
End Class

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"...it only recognizes alt tabbing once."

Try one of these:

(1) Put "@" in front of all of them:

    SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}@{TAB}@{TAB}")

(2) Group them together with parenthesis:

    SendKeys.Send("%({TAB}{TAB}{TAB})")

(3) Use the "repeat" syntax by specifying the number of times to repeat:

    SendKeys.Send("%{TAB 3}")
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I'm a little distressed that a number after the word solved my problem that I spent so long on, but so happy! Thank you so much for all your help :)!
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Glad that worked.

Looking back at my answer, though, #1 should have "%" instead of "@", and read:

    (1) Put "%" in front of all of them:

        SendKeys.Send("%{TAB}%{TAB}%{TAB}")

Guess I needed more coffee yesterday...   ;)
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