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vbscript unknown charactor in sendkey

Posted on 2009-07-16
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I have, objShell.SendKeys name
I am getting name from a client access screen from an i Series.  If the text is just text everthing is cool, if I have a strang charactor, ( or + it errors out.  can I enclose the name in quotes or something to prevent this?  so something like objShell.SendKeys ' & name & '?
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Where is sendkeys sending the information to a command line?
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You could filter out any undesired characters from the string using a function like the one below.


strSample = "This is **#$a p*er\fe+ctly ordinary s%enten~ce."
strAllowed = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ "
 
WScript.Echo FilterChars(strSample, strAllowed)
 
Function FilterChars(strText, strFilter)
    For i = 1 to Len(strText)
        strChar = Mid(strText, i, 1)
        
        If InStr(strAllowed, strChar) > 0 Then
            strNewText = strNewText & strChar
        End If    
    Next
    
    FilterChars = strNewText
End Function

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To a windows app.  The script starts a clickonce app, then scraps the text from an as400, then pastes the text in the windows app.
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Try using double quotes

objShell.SendKeys Chr(34) & name & Chr(34)
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