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how use send keys to enter text in notepad

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I have a vb.net form, and I would like to send keys to notepad.  I can make notepad the active window, but the send keys command does nothing.  Any help greatly appreciated.  Please see code below.

    Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
    Private Declare Function SetActiveWindow Lib "user32" Alias "SetActiveWindow" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
    Private Declare Function BringWindowToTop Lib "user32" Alias "BringWindowToTop" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long

    'Make notepad the active window
    Dim myTest As Long
    myTest = WindowHandle("Untitled - Notepad")
    SetActiveWindow(myTest)
    BringWindowToTop(myTest)

    SendKeys.Send("ABC")
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